Hendren Recaps "Incredible" Visit

Dexter (Brookline, Mass.) offensive lineman James Hendren spent the day at Rutgers on an unofficial visit to campus. Hendren picked up an offer from Rutgers last month and discussed his first visit to campus with ScarletReport.com.

Dexter (Brookline, Mass.) offensive lineman James Hendren was excited to see the Rutgers campus after receiving a verbal scholarship offer from the program last month. The offensive tackle prospect unofficially visited Piscataway, N.J., today and left with a positive impression of the soon-to-be Big Ten program.

"It was very impressive," Hendren said. "Everyone seemed genuine and straight-forward and I got the whole treatment."

Hendren spent time with the entire coaching staff, including his recruiter Damian Wroblewski. The draw to the Big Ten and relationships were big in getting the three-star tackle on campus.

"I spent a lot of time with Wrobo, coach [Kyle] Flood, [offensive coordinator Ron] Prince and [recruiting coordinator Tariq] Ahmad," Hendren said. "I loved everything. No joke, incredible visit."

Hendren sat down 1-on-1 with Flood on his visit. It was his first time meeting the second-year head coach at Rutgers and he left Flood's office impressed.

"He is the man," Hendren said. "He just told me he's excited about me. We met at two different times and I like him a lot. He seems legit. He's intense about Rutgers, and I love that enthusiasm."

Academics are high on Hendren's college wishlist and Rutgers did not disappoint, he said. With the academic reputation of Rutgers unknown to him, he said the visit clarified his image of the school.

"[Academics] are the most important and that was my only concern going into the visit today and it was cleared up for me," Hendren said.

Hendren plans to take more visits and continue the recruiting process before making a decision. He also holds FBS offers from Ohio, Massachusetts and Old Dominion to go along with multiple Ivy League Opportunities.

The 6-foot-7, 300-pound prospect ranks in as the No. 50 tackle in the class of 2014.

He has visits set to Wake Forest and Duke on March 19 and 20 respectively.

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