Zeff Takes Part in Big Man Academy

Montclair (N.J.) offensive lineman Sam Zeff was one of the top 2013 prospects at the Rutgers Big Man Academy Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. Zeff spoke with ScarletReport.com after his camp to discuss the latest in his recruitment and thoughts on the Scarlet Knights.

Montclair (N.J.) offensive lineman Sam Zeff liked Rutgers before attending Saturday's camp and left feeling just as good about the program. One of the top prospects at the Big Man Academy, Zeff received plenty of instruction from offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski and the rest of the coaching staff.

"That was great. It was great watching film with him (Wrobewlski) and him being able to critique me," Zeff said. "He pointed a lot out just like a college coach. It was a really unique experience."

Zeff was familiar with the staff before his visit but said the hands-on instruction with Wroblewski and head coach Kyle Flood was a different experience.

"I got positive feedback," Wroblewski said. "I feel like I did better during the second session after watching film with Coach Wrobo. Seeing how I did and what I did wrong really helped me get better. I felt very good. I loved it. There were a lot of great guys, talented, fast strong guys, Division I guy."

Zeff has two teammates, Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Aubrey Lewis, headed to Rutgers next week to begin their freshman year. Zeff received his Rutgers offer in April and has been hearing from both about the program since then.

"They're really excited to get out there, but they still want me to make my own decision," Zeff said. "If it's Rutgers, I know they're going to be really happy. They tell me stuff about Rutgers all the time and they feel at home there. But they're not going to pressure me with it or anything.

"Rutgers is great. They're close and they're a really, really great program and near home and everything. It's a great place."

Zeff holds seven verbal offers and said he is receiving the heaviest interest from Rutgers, Temple, Yale, Duke, Old Dominion, Connecticut and Syracuse.

He will visit Duke this weekend and is considering summer visits to Maryland, Wisconsin and Michigan State.

"I haven't been down there yet, but I'm excited to see Duke," Zeff said. "I've heard so many great things about it. It should be fun."

Zeff has no date in mind for a decision, but expects to have his mind made up before Montclair kicks off in September.

"I'd like to make a decision sometime soon, before the season starts," Zeff said. "I don't want to rush it, but I don't want it to affect our season."

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