Royster has interest in Rutgers and is expected to look seriously at landing with the Scarlet Knights, sources said.
Before Royster is granted his release, however, he will be unable to have contact with other schools and recruits will be able to express interest in him. With the Fall semester starting soon at most schools, Royster is expected to strive for a quick decision.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Royster will have to sit out the 2012 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
The No. 7 safety in the nation and a four-star recruit in 2011, Royster came close to committing to Rutgers out of St. Peter's prep (Jersey City, N.J.) before deciding to leave home to play in the SEC.