Hyman Talks Recent Rutgers Visits

St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) wide receiver Ishmael Hyman was back on the Rutgers campus today for an unofficial visit after participating in Saturday's passing camp. The New Jersey speedster is beginning to hone in on schools for official visits and updated his recruitment after leaving campus.

Visiting Rutgers is nothing new for wide receiver target Ishmael Hyman. In Piscataway for the second time in a week, the St. John Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.) star receiver's comfort level at Rutgers is something that will be tough for other colleges to replicate.

Hyman took an unofficial visit today during the first full camp day, where he spent time with coaches and friends on campus. The visit came three days after his appearance in the Saturday passing camp.

"I have a great time being there," Hyman said. "I'm so comfortable with the coaches. I know when I go there, I don't get lost, I'm not bored. I never want to leave sometimes."

Hyman, who could see himself deciding before the season, said he considered a commitment after his meeting with head coach Kyle Flood.

"I thought about it today," Hyman said. "I kind of wanted to the last two times I was there. Every time I go to Rutgers, I feel good about myself. I've been there probably 10 times and it's a great environment. If I had to commit somewhere today, it would probably be there."

Hyman is beginning to zone in on the end of his recruitment. He has not cut down his list, but said he is beginning to look at possible official visits and decision dates.

"I've been starting to think about where I can actually see myself going," Hyman said. "If I don't commit before the season, I'm definitely going to take a few official visits to some of the schools recruiting me. It's important to see teams in a game situation and see how the fans are and the environment of the team. I definitely want to go to a Rutgers game."

The 2013 receiver has interest in officially visiting Purdue, Georgia, Kansas and Old Dominion.

The most exciting part of his Rutgers visit, Hyman said, was learning that friend Saeed Blacknall of Manalapan earned an offer after leaving camp.

"He's one of the hardest workers I know," Hyman said. "He's what? 6-foot-3, 190 and really fast. He's only going to get faster training with me and getting older. I think he's going to be the best receiver in the state next year, or [Timber Creek receiver Adonis Jennings]. ... I'd love to be on his team in college."

Hyman met with Flood and spent time with assistants Robb Smith, Darnell Dinkins and Dave Brock on his visit. In his meeting with Flood, Hyman discussed his training with Blacknall.

"I told him I was training with Saeed and we were talking about how many pounds Rutgers could put on me," Hyman said. "I'm 170 right now, and he said he could probably get me up to 185. When he said that, my dad was happy. He said I would be in a whole different regiment when I'm in college. I'll be eating five times a day, and I'll be lifting."


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