New Rutgers Offense Impresses WR Blacknall

Manalapan (N.J.) four-star receiver Saeed Blacknall was one of the top prospects on campus for the Rutgers spring game Saturday and discussed the visit with ScarletReport.com

A Rutgers visit is not anything new to Manalapan (N.J.) four-star receiver Saeed Blacknall, but the aerial assault he saw at the Saturday spring game stood out.

Used to seeing a run-heavy offense, the six touchdown passes thrown under offensive coordinator Ron Prince caught Blacknall's eye in a big way.

"The day was good," Blacknall said. "What I really loved about today was how much they threw the ball. The couple visits and at the games last year, the coaching system was a run-based team. Today it looked like they were throwing down the field a lot."

Blacknall met with Prince, the former head coach at Kansas State, on his visit and said he likes what he sees from the new scheme.

"I really liked what I saw," he said. "I got to see three of the touchdowns today. It was good how much they were throwing it to the open guy."

The heavy presence of NFL players on campus for the spring game also impress Blacknall.

"It was special just to see all the NFL guys that were there," he said. "I saw the McCourty's and [Mohamed] Sanu and Ray Rice. It was cool to see them all. I didn't talk to them because of the recruiting rules, but I watched all of those guys play."

Blacknall has no leaders in his recruitment but said Rutgers remains in good position. Rutgers was one of the first to offer the Manalapan receiver after he was one of the top performers at its summer camp last year.

"I still really like them because Rutgers is home," Blacknall said. "I just have images of, if I went there, I could see everyone in my family and they'll see me. They're still in the mix, heavily."

Blacknall has no more visits planned, but said he will take some over the summer and trim to a handful of schools before his senior season.


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