Rutgers Leads for QB Wiegers

Detroit County Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers has Rutgers as his leader after an unofficial visit to campus Tuesday for a spring practice. Wiegers went in-depth on his first impressions of Rutgers and decision time-frame.

Detroit County Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers saw enough at Rutgers Tuesday to name a leader in his recruitment. Looking to make a decision by early summer, a full-day visit to Rutgers during his spring break was a key moment in his recruitment.

"Out of the offers that I have, Rutgers is my leader right now," Wiegers said. "Iowa is close. If they offer me they can be up there in the lead too. I definitely have a huge decision to make but they're both definitely up there."

Wiegers received a personal junior day experience at Rutgers and did everything from meet with coaches to tour the academic facilities. The day began with an up-close view of a Rutgers spring practice and continued with meetings of many key figureheads in the program.

"It was awesome," Wiegers said. "I had a great experience. I liked the offense and all of the coaches. I could really see myself fitting in there and playing well in that offense. It was an up-tempo practice. They do a lot of good things. I could see myself playing there. I really liked the style of play and makeup of their offense."

Coming from outside of the traditional Rutgers recruiting area, Wiegers was unfamiliar with the program going into Tuesday's visit and left feeling well informed.

"I definitely got what I needed," he said. "I learned everything that I need to know on the trip and I definitely had a good time."

Wiegers sat down with offensive coordinator Ron Prince, quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and head coach Kyle Flood in meetings and left impressed with their message.

"I learned a lot about their NFL connections and experience with all of the coaches," Wiegers said. "They can really get you to where you want to go if your dream is to play in the NFL, which it is for me."

Wiegers visited Penn and Princeton Monday and will stop at Harvard before returning home. He hopes to make an early decision.

"Definitely at the beginning of the summer just because of the way recruiting goes for the quarterback position," Wiegers said.

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