Jeune Hearing From Three

St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) wide receiver Ricky Jeune was one of the top skill players on the Rutgers campus last week for passing camp. With the rest of his team, Jeune received instruction from the Rutgers staff and took place in competitive drills. The 6-foot-2 receiver is starting to think about a decision and has three schools in the heaviest contact.

Rutgers is one of three schools recruiting St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) wide receiver Ricky Jeune the hardest. So when Jeune had the opportunity to attend last week's passing camp with his team, he jumped on the opportunity for competition and instruction from the staff.

Jeune was one of the stars of the Rutgers 7-on-7 in 2011 and was happy to return to campus for the passing camp this summer.

"It was a good time last year, so I was excited to come back," Jeune said. "We made it to the finals then. It's good to come out and just play football and compete."

The two-star receiver has been to two Rutgers camps this month, including the Friday Night Lights skills camp, and said he feels comfortable around coach Kyle Flood and his staff.

"I like being around the coaching staff," Jeune said. "We have good chemistry, so it's always good to come up here and play."

Jeune had his first 1-on-1 meeting with Flood at the skills camp to start the month and said he is more comfortable with the Rutgers staff than any other at this point in his recruitment.

"I love them," he said. "I talk [the most] to [linebackers coach Dave Cohen]. He's a serious dude. He really likes me.

"I came up to Rutgers one day and we had a meeting with coach Flood. It was good. He's a good coach."

At Rutgers, Jeune said the program shows him more interest as a student than some other schools, which are just recruiting him for football ability alone.

"We don't really talk about football," he said. "We talk about how my life is and everything. It's good. I talk about football plenty."

Though Jeune is comfortable at Rutgers, he said the Scarlet Knights are not his leader. He has no leader and would have no problem playing college ball outside of New Jersey, he said.

"Right now, Purdue is recruiting me hard and Boston College," he said. "I like the coaches at both places. Purdue is a great program and B.C. is good too. I like them both."

Jeune hopes to make a summer commitment, he said. As a junior, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver helped lead St. Joe's to a title with 805 yards and 12 touchdowns.

"I'm a big play maker," Jeune said. "That's what I bring to the table. Wherever I go, I'm going to make plays."


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