Hart Recaps Rutgers Visit

Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood and his staff hosted a small group of prospects last night at the final home basketball game of the season. Germantown (Philadelphia) wide receiver Delane Hart was one of the visitors to spend quality time with the staff and he discussed his thoughts on a second visit to Piscataway, N.J.

Germantown (Philadelphia) wide receiver Delane Hart had been to Rutgers before, but visiting last night as a rising senior prospect was a different experience. Hart was one of a handful of local prospects to visit the football facilities and watch the Rutgers basketball game against Marquette with the coaching staff.

"It was good. I liked it," Hart said. "The coaches were nice, cool. They were honest with me and everything."

Hart saw Rutgers up close during the season when he unofficially visited for a game, but said he preferred a more intimate setting with the staff.

Visiting with his coach, Hart got to spend 1-on-1 time with newly hired wide receivers coach Anthony Campanile and offensive graduate assistant Darnell Stapleton, who has a Super Bowl ring during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"It was good overall because they coaches were showing me a lot of love and talking about my game and everything," Hart said. "Coach Stapleton was showing me great love. He's a great guy."

The 6-foot-3 wide receiver said he will return to Rutgers this summer and compete for an offer at camp.

"They told me that they wanted to see more of me at camp and work hard to earn an offer there," Hart said. "They said to keep working on my speed and acceleration."

West Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Old Dominion, Miami and UCF are the most involved in his recruitment, Hart said, but he is still working to get his first scholarship offer.

"I'm very motivated," Hart said. "I can't wait to get into some camps and show out."

Hart visited Massachusetts and Connecticut for junior days earlier in the winter and said he will have a busy summer of camps and combines.

"Both of them went very well," Hart said. "They told me they liked what I could do and that they wanted to just keep see me working and show them I deserve an offer."

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