Tsimis Talks Rutgers Visit, New BCS Offer

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver John Tsimis returned to Rutgers last week for the spring game. Picking up a new BCS offer and getting heavy interest from multiple programs in the area Tsimis spoke with ScarletReport.com to update his recruitment.

Bergen Catholic (Oradall, N.J.) wide receiver John Tsimis continues to receive heavy interest from Rutgers and Boston College, but the latest news came out of Temple when he received a verbal scholarship offer during the spring evaluation period.

The offer came as a surprise to Tsimis, but the 6-foot wideout said he was happy to receive it.

"Temple is a great school," Tsimis said. "I'm excited to get the offer and I'll have to go visit."

Tsimis visited Rutgers before adding his Temple offer and is happy with his standing with the Scarlet Knights.

"[My visit] was really good," Tsimis said. "I got there early to get a tour of the campus and have an academic meeting. After that I went to the game and I enjoyed that. The game was good. They had all of the starters on one team, so they looked really good out there."

Offensive coordinator Dave Brock and Tsimis met after the game and had a long discussion about what his role in the scheme could be and how he fits the team dynamic.

"He said they like me mostly as a slot, but that they thought I could also play on the outside," Tsimis said. "They run a pro-style offense, so they use the slot a lot. They want to find a way to get the ball in the playmakers hands."

Tsimis had another 1-on-1 meeting with head coach Kyle Flood, but said his time with the players stood out.

"It's cool to see the guys I've played against [in high school] at college," Tsimis said. "Seeing big bombs for touchdowns and stuff. It would be pretty cool to see things from the other side and be on the same team as a Bosco guy like [Gary Nova]. He's a great player. It would be cool."

Boston College is set to visit Bergen Catholic during the spring evaluation period and Tsimis said he would not be surprised to receive a verbal offer.

"They're showing a lot of interest," he said. "I'm excited to hear more from them. I think they're pretty close [to offering]."

A commitment is not in Tsimis' immediate plans. The receiver plans to hit multiple camps and combines to increase his exposure.

"I'm going to another combine or two and go to some college camps," he said. "I don't plan on committing any time soon."

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