Did Wiafe Earn an Offer at Rutgers BMA?

Defensive end Eric Wiafe of Egg Harbor Township (N.J.) High went to the Rutgers Big Man Academy to earn a scholarship. He spoke to Scout.com about the camp, and what the staff told him about the status of an offer.

Egg Harbor Township (N.J.) High defensive end Eric Wiafe had a strong performance at Rutgers' Big Man Academy on Saturday, and he should find out shortly just how good it turned out being.

Wiafe said he spoke with Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos on Sunday night, and it was full of positives.

"It went well," said Wiafe, who is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. "I should be getting an offer. I just talked to coach Panagos. He said he like a lot of (the performance) and is still evaluating tape, but most likely he said I'm going to get an offer."

Wiafe holds an offer from Massachusetts and is planning on camping at Iowa on June 18.

He is also hopeful of camping at Temple, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Syracuse, with the plan being to showcase his skills to schools which didn't have a chance t o see him play during an abbreviated junior season. Wiafe was limited to a handful of games, and much of his film is on offense

However, at the Rutgers camp, Wiafe was impressive.

"It was a blast," he said. "The tempo (was fast), it's a great coaching staff and it is an awesome field. It's really impressive."

He also hit it off with Panagos, who actually recruited South Jersey when he was an assistant coach at Central Florida and got to know Wiafe. But camping with the Scarlet Knights gave Wiafe the opportunity to be coached by Panagos.

"He preached violent hands," Wiafe said. "He is everything you look for in a coach. He's a high-tempo guys and he really makes you get a lot of solid reps."


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