Turay Planning Rutgers Commitment?

Barringer High defensive end Kemoko Turay is visiting Rutgers on Thursday afternoon, and he talked about what he will be doing before he leaves campus.

Barringer High (Newark, N.J.) defensive end Kemoko Turay was heading to the Rutgers campus for a Thursday visit.

By the time he leaves, the 6-foot-5, 208-pound Turay plans on being a Scarlet Knight.

"I feel really comfortable there," Turay said. "I like to school and I'm looking forward to going."

Asked if he planned to commit, Turay answered, "Yes, sir."

Turay, who also holds offers from Temple and James Madison, is an under-the-radar prospect. He didn't play as a sophomore or junior, but will return to the field this fall.

The last few seasons he played basketball and was a jumper for the track team.

"I played football my freshman year," said Turay, who attends Newark Tech, which doesn't have a football team. "I loved football but I was playing basketball since I was young, and I had a passion for basketball. My mother didn't want me to play football.

"I wanted to play again. I talked to my father. I love football, so I was like, ‘Let me try it again.' She was ok with it."

Turay was offered by the Scarlet Knights after a strong showing at camp last week. He said broad-jumped more than 10 feet, and was also very good in 1-on-1 drills.

The plan for today is to meet with coach Kyle Flood and other members of the staff, to tour campus and then officially make his decision known.

"I like the facilities when I went there and the coaches and everything," he said. "I like the family atmosphere, and that's what I am all about, and working hard."

As for no having a lot of football in his background, Turay wasn't concerned.

"When I play basketball, I'm aggressive," he said. "My coaches wanted me to play football."

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