Ways Calls Rutgers "Intriguing Offer"

Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) wide receiver Maurice Ways received a verbal offer today from Rutgers, where his starting quarterback committed last week. Ways is a three-star receiver with major Big Ten interest and discussed his latest offer Monday night.

Rutgers recently found success in reeling in the quarterback-receiver combo of Gary Nova and Leonte Carroo and may do so again in the class of 2014. Detroit Country Day (Beverley Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers committed last week and his top target earned a verbal scholarship offer today on the first day of the spring evaluation period.

Maurice Ways caught the eye of multiple schools this spring and Rutgers became the latest to offer after he popped out during the evaluation of Wiegers.

"After Tyler committed, their coaches told me to give them a call and said they really liked me when they were watching Tyler's film as a staff," Ways said. "He said he saw I made plays and that they wanted me to do it at Rutgers. The quarterbacks coach [Rob Spence] offered me and said he thinks that me and Tyler can help lead them into the Big Ten."

Ways has offers from Iowa and Kansas, but said the chance to play with Wiegers at the next level piqued his interest.

"It's a very intriguing offer," Ways said. "You don't see too many wide receiver-quarterback combos playing college football together. I feel like me and Tyler have a connection that's already built on the field playing high school football together. I think we could be good playing college football together."

Ways is relatively unfamiliar with the Rutgers program but said he heard nothing but good things from Wiegers since his visit at the start of spring practice.

"I know they run a pro-style offense and they use a lot of big, physical receivers," he said. "I would have a chance to start by the time I'm a sophomore. Tyler said he loved the campus. It's an hour outside of Manhattan. I've just heard little bits but I'm very excited about it."

Ways and Wiegers are talking about a visit to Rutgers in June for camp. Taking things more slowly than his quarterback, Ways said he would like to visit Rutgers before the start of his season.

"We're talking about being down there together for camp," Ways said. "They want us to spend a couple of days kicking with the coaches. That's a possibility but if not June, I know I want to get there for a visit."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect checks in as a three-star recruit and No. 50 overall at his position in the class of 2014. Ways has a visit planned to Michigan State for the spring game but nothing else set in stone.

As a junior, Ways recorded 51 receptions for 957 yards.

"I look at myself as a big-play receiver," Ways said. "I make catches that not everyone will make. I'm quick off the line and good with my hands. When I make a play, I'm the kind of guy that tries to get my teammates fired up to spark something. I try to be a leader on the field."

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