Sleeper WR Hyman Updates Recruitment

St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) wide receiver Ishmael Hyman holds four verbal scholarship offers and is entertaining a multitude of visiting colleges during the spring evaluation period. After a slow start to the process, things are heating up for Hyman, who holds BCS offers from Rutgers and Boston College.

St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) wide receiver Ishmael Hyman can be added to the list of Rutgers recruiting targets with rave reviews of the newly unveiled Nike Pro Combat Uniforms.

Hyman, who received a sneak peak of the uniforms while on an unofficial visit to campus, said he loves the program's new look and the buzz around the uniforms.

"I think they're incredible," Hyman said. "I really like the white ones the best. Who wouldn't want to wear those?"

Rutgers verbally offered Hyman a scholarship during a visit for spring practice. The 6-foot, 170-pound athletic wideout is up to four verbal offers, after also adding Boston College.

Rutgers and Boston College, he said, will finish toward his top no matter how many schools get involved.

"I've been getting a lot of interest, not a lot of offers, but I'm hearing from schools all over the place," Hyman said. "I was worried for a while because I wasn't hearing a lot from schools, but it's picking up. Now I'm hearing from schools like Penn State and Oklahoma State. That's big." Penn State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Temple and Tulane are among the schools to visit or reach out to Hyman about increasing recruitment.

Hyman has no formal camp plans for the summer, but said he plans to take more trips to nearby Rutgers.

"I like a lot of stuff about Rutgers," he said. "I like their new uniforms. I like the coaches. I like their offense. They run a pro-style offense that fits me really well. I like that it's close to home."

Seeing Mohamed Sanu get drafted last week and other receivers like Kenny Britt and Tiquan Underwood find NFL success, Rutgers stands out to Hyman from that aspect.

"A lot of people get drafted out of Rutgers, especially the last few years," Hyman said. "Even if I don't make it to the NFL, a lot of their players get good jobs or are still doing something with the university."

Hyman lives just 30 minutes away from Rutgers, but said proximity to home is not a crucial part of his recruitment. Old Dominion and Bowling Green have also offered, but Hyman rates B.C. and Rutgers at the top for now. "They're both in my top 10 schools of everybody," Hyman said. "[At Boston College], I like their coaches. They're a good academic school. They're ranked in the top 10 for their business school and that's what I want to study. I like that it's near Boston and I like their campus a lot."

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