Florida Duo Planning Rutgers Official Visit

The University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) defensive duo of Nick Internicola and Skai Moore are planning a Rutgers official visit. When is the tentative date and how did Internicola's recent visit to campus go? ScarletReport.com has the answer.

University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore is one of the top uncommitted prospects being recruited by Rutgers and the Scarlet Knights will get another chance to impress the three-star prospect on an official visit.

Moore and teammate Nick Internicola are planning a co-official visit for the weekend of Dec. 8.

"We're going to do it together in early December," said Internicola, who recently returned home from his first visit since committing to Rutgers. "I'm excited because it's supposed to be really good."

University school head coach Roger Hariot said there are no confirmed official visits, but that Rutgers is expected to receive one and they are in the process of setting things up.

Moore visited Rutgers with Internicola during the summer recruiting camp and has since had the Scarlet Knights, Vanderbilt, UCF and Wake Forest emerge as finalists.

Moore is expected to take three or four official visits before a final decision. Moore aimed to unofficially visit Rutgers this weekend, but had travel plans fall through.

"He knows everything about it already, but I was just telling him how good it felt to be back and how nice the coaches were and everything," Internicola said. "He was watching the game and stuff. He wanted to come up with me, but he couldn't get a plane ticket or something like that. He'll be back there in December with me."

Internicola made a weekend trip to campus with his parents, who saw Rutgers for the first time.

"I've been there before, so this was mainly for my parents to get a feel of what I'm going to go through for the next for years," Internicola said. "I wanted them to fall in love with the place like I did. They really love it up there as well, so I got everything I expected. I still loved going up there. It was a really good visit."

Internicola said his family left with a positive impression of Rutgers.

"They liked the facilities and especially the academic support part of the program," he said. "They loved how the assistant coaches treated them and stuff like that.

"It felt really good to be back. I felt like the freshman class, especially, welcomed me. They really bonded with me and talked with me and stuff like that. I'm going to be playing with them for the next four or three years. It was really good to talk to them and be a part of this team."

Bonding with coaches and players alike, Internicola spent the most time with defensive line coach Jim Panagos and freshman defensive tackle Darius Hamilton.

"I talked with Darius a lot and stuff like that," he said. "He was actually someone I hung out with a lot before I committed when I was camping [at Rutgers]. I spent a lot of time with him and also coach Panagos. The coaches really welcomed me while they were busy getting ready for a game. I really appreciated that. They took time out of their schedule to welcome me and make me part of the family. I really appreciate them."

Internicola will be back at Rutgers with Moore, he expects, but said he will not push his friend to make a decision that does not feel right.

"I have a good feeling, but I'm not going to speak for him or anything like that," he said. "He knows how much I want him and how much Rutgers wants him. He likes Rutgers, but that's going to be up to him."


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