QB Wiegers Excited to Visit Rutgers

Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) three-star quarterback Tyler Wiegers has four scholarship offers and is ready to start visiting the schools involved in his recruitment. Rutgers was the first BCS school to offer Wiegers and is set to host him on his first major spring visit.

Detroit County Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) three-star quarterback Tyler Wiegers will visit Rutgers during the first week of April to see a spring practice. Wiegers received a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers this winter, but said he remains somewhat unfamiliar with the program and plans to change that with a visit.

Wiegers speaks regularly to quarterbacks coach Rob Spence, but does not want to judge the school either way before unofficially visiting campus.

"I'm open to a lot of things," Wiegers said. "I'm just trying to see how I fit and if I feel like I could go to that school and feel comfortable there. I want to make sure that they environment there with all the players I something that I feel like I would have a great time being a part of."

Rutgers is the lone BCS offer for Wiegers, who also holds Toledo, Western Michigan and Central Michigan. Living less than an hour from both Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich., Wiegers is in the heart of Big Ten country and is excited by the Rutgers move out of the Big East.

"That's definitely a big plus for them," Wiegers said. "I'm excited to go out and visit and check out the school. I know the quarterback coach, coach Spence, is a really good coach and their offensive coordinator (Ron Prince) has a bunch of NFL experience, so that's all pretty intriguing. I'm excited to check all that out and see how it works out."

Wiegers may also visit Ivy League schools while heading east and said he is receiving increased interest from Duke, Iowa and Wisconsin.

"I've just been talking to a bunch of schools and coaches to plan my visits," he said. "I'm feeling out all of the schools and offers so that I can make an informed decision or commitment closer to the start of my season next year. Iowa is one of the schools taking the hardest look at him, he said, and is in his visit plans this summer.

"They really like my film and they're really close [to offering]," Wiegers said. "They like me a lot they just haven't met me yet so they need me to come up to campus and are going to come to my school later in the spring."

Wiegers has already visited both Western Michigan and Central Michigan.

"I like the coaches there at both places," he said. "Western is kind of rebuilding right now with a new coach but they both have their upsides and downsides. I like the feel of both campuses and staying home would definitely be cool. I'm just feeling everyone out to see where I feel like I would be a good fit."

At Western Michigan, Wiegers said he has a good relationship with newly hired head coach P.J. Fleck, who is a former assistant at Rutgs and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Coach Fleck is a really cool guy," he said. "I've gotten a chance to speak with him and he's really energetic, really powerful. They're a program on the rise."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wiegers ranks in as the No. 48 quarterback in the 2014 class.

"I'm definitely best in a pro-style system," he said. "I'm comfortable as a pocket passer and running pro-style stuff in general. I do play from the gun a little bit and I can move but I don't really do too much of it in my offense. Pro-style is where I'd fit best."


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