Rutgers DE Commit Internicola Talks Visit

Rutgers hosted multiple University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) prospects this weekend. With defensive end Nick Internicola verbally committed since the summer, he spoke with regarding his first trip to New York City and the re-recruitment of high school teammate Skai Moore.

Like teammate Skai Moore, Nick Internicola has had multiple colleges drop by University School (Fla.) to gauge the level of his commitment. But heading into his official visit to Rutgers this weekend, Internicola did not have doubts about where he planned to sign come February.

"I've been there twice, so this was more of the same," he said. "It was a reassurance and it was good to just get close with all of the football players."

Internicola said has always been solid to Rutgers and his official visit reinforced that belief.

"It was messing with my head for a little bit, but I figured things out and told all of the coaches that Rutgers was where I wanted to be, so it's over now," Internicola said. "Visiting Rutgers again, I know I want to be there and [I am] ready to sign."

Internicola visited with Moore, who was decommitted from Rutgers earlier this month and said the pair enjoyed their time with hosts Darius Hamilton and Leonte Carroo. Though he hopes to continue his football career with Moore, Internicola said he will not push his teammate to Rutgers.

"I'm not convincing him to do one thing or another," Internicola said. "It's going to be his decision for the next four years of his life, he's going to have to live with it. It would be great to play with him because we've been with each other forever, but this is his decision, not mine.

"It was cool to do everything with him on the visit, but it really was just like any other weekend hanging out, except it was snowing."

Attending high school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., snow and New York are both new experiences for Internicola. Seeing both in a 48-hour span is something he will not forget.

"Going into New York City [was my favorite part]," Internicola said. "I've never been to New York City, so that was a good experience. Going into Times Square and everything with the snow is was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I loved it."

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