RB Witter Focused on Two Schools

Alonso High (Tampa, Fla.) running back Ish Witter has a tentative top two with visits coming this summer. At the end of the spring evaluation period, Witter discussed the two schools that stand out and his visit plans with both.

Rutgers and Missouri emerged as the top options for Alonso High (Tampa, Fla.) running back Ish Witter after both came to see him during the spring evaluation period.

In frequent contact with both programs, Witter plans to visit both this summer before considering a decision.

"I'm going to visit Missouri after I visit Rutgers this summer," he said. "Mostly Rutgers and Missouri are standing out."

Witter is in contact with multiple Rutgers coaches and recently worked out in front of offensive coordinator Ron Prince.

"He's a really good guy," he said. "He's pretty funny. He came down to see me last week. He tried to convince me to commit and I told him I would come up there soon to see the place."

Witter speaks often with defensive line coach Jim Panagos and running backs coach Norries Wilson. The staff is recruiting him as a running back, he said.

"It's just running back," he said. "A lot of schools say they like my change of direction. I definitely make plays first. Put the ball in my hands and I'm going to make plays. That's the main thing. I make people miss."

Looking to learn more about the program this summer during an unofficial visit, Witter's knowledge of Rutgers is similar to many prospects not from the area – strong academics and Ray Rice.

"I know they have a good academic program," he said. "They just got into the Big Ten. They've put a couple of players into the NFL, a lot of running backs. Of course, I know Ray Rice is one of the best and he played in New Jersey. I can't wait to get up there."

With Missouri also standing out, the program is in his summer visit plans.

"They're in the SEC," Witter said. "They're a building program. They run the ball well."

Cincinnati, Memphis, Louisville, Indiana, Iowa State and Alabama were all in Alonso to scout Witter, who is approaching double-digit offers as a running back. He checks in at 5-foot-9, 190 pounds.

"It's been going very good," Witter said. "Last week, a bunch came to see me and talk to me and stuff. A ton of schools were there and I got some new offers. It's been really exciting for me overall just over the last few weeks of spring."

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