Four-Star Owens Discusses New Offers

West Deptford (N.J.) four-star running back Gerald Owens has seen his recruitment take the next step during the spring evaluation period. Picking up offers left and right, Owens looks to set up visits and trim his list.

Dozens of schools have already been by West Deptford (N.J.) during the spring evaluation period to size up four-star running back Gerald Owens and most visits resulted in verbal scholarship offers.

Owens said he is now well over double digits in scholarship offers and preparing to set up visits.

"It's honestly more schools than I can even remember," Owens said. "Most of the schools that have come to see me offered. Actually, I think all of them except Texas."

The bruising 240-pound tailback has been a Division I recruit since Rutgers offered more than a year ago, but new offers have him looking to sort out the top schools on his list.

"As soon as I'm able to take some farther away visits, I'm going to cut down," Owens said. "I don't have a top five yet."

There are no formal leaders in the process, but Owens named Michigan State, Rutgers and Florida State as offers that stand out.

"Michigan State and Rutgers aren't new offers like Florida State, but they're on me more," Owens said. "… I don't have a top five yet so I can't put them in the top five, but I feel like Michigan State is a great school, great football."

An unofficial visitor to Rutgers in March, Owens remains interested in his home-state school.

Owens has an older sister enrolled at Rutgers and has strong relationships with the staff. Former teammate Jamil Pollard is a redshirt freshman on the roster.

"I still feel the same about them," Owens said. "Rutgers is a great school, a good football program and great tradition. The coaching staff is great."

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound tailback ranks in at No. 27 nationally at the position and is the No. 7 overall prospect out of New Jersey.

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