Four-star CB Vincent Jr. Recaps Rutgers Visit

Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) four-star cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. was one of the top prospects on campus for yesterday's underclassman visitor day at Rutgers. Vincent has ties to the area and discussed his interest level in the program after returning home from his first offseason visit.

Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) four-star cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. decided to make Rutgers his first stop during offseason visits and left with a positive impression of the program. Vincent saw the program as a sophomore while competing at a 7-on-7 on campus, but said the in-depth view provided at junior day made Rutgers stand out.

"I was honestly surprised with everything I saw up there because the one time I had been to Rutgers before, … I just saw that indoor area and not the campus.," Vincent said. "I saw the two main campuses, Busch and Livingston campus and the College Avenue, I was really impressed. It was really nice."

Vincent said he has approximately 20 verbal offers and has not taken visits because of his busy football season and basketball in the winter. With a free Saturday on his schedule, visiting Rutgers for its junior day made the most sense to him.

"Rutgers has been in constant contact with me and they've been showing so much interest in me and I wanted to show them that I do appreciate their interest and that I also have that same interest in them," Vincent said. "It was just one of those things where I wanted to see what Rutgers had to offer."

No other visits are set for Vincent, but he said he will take many before considering a verbal commitment. He has no leaders, but his offer sheet spans every major conference and includes Michigan, West Virginia, Arkansas and local schools Maryland and Virginia.

Rutgers is in no way ahead of the other schools, he said, but the visit to campus makes the program stand out, Vincent said.

"I'm serious about Rutgers," Vincent said. "Everyone right now is still on an equal playing field, but now I have something to compare those other places to. When I visit other schools, see what everybody has to offer, now I can compare people to Rutgers."

Time spent with Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood stood out as a highlight of the trip, he said.

"He's a great guy," he said. "Even away from the football part of it, I just think he's a really great guy. He truly cares. They say he's a player's coach, but just being around him and talking to some of the other players, he truly is a player's coach and I love that."

Vincent is the son of former Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Troy Vincent. The elder Vincent, born in Trenton, N.J., played for 15 years after becoming a first-round draft pick out of Wisconsin.

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