Tight End Behr Impresses at Rutgers Camp

East Ridge (Woodbury, Minn.) tight end George Behr camped Friday night at Rutgers after earning an offer during the spring evaluation period. Behr returned home after competing in the night skills camp and discussed his experience with ScarletReport.com.

East Ridge (Woodbury, Minn.) tight end George Behr enjoyed his Rutgers camp experience but weather complications kept him from getting the full campus experience.

Behr got in-depth information from a football aspect but did not see much of the campus because of rain and wants to return in August for a second visit.

"It's not a for sure thing yet, but hopefully I will be going back out there later in the summer," Behr said. "I didn't get a chance to tour the campus and stuff like that. Obviously I would have loved to be in their stadium [Friday night], but the rain was really bad. I want to see the stadium with the lights on and stuff like that."

Behr spent six hours before camp meeting with key people in the program and touring the football facilities.

"I thought the football facility was great," Behr said. "It was simple. It was basic. It had a comfortable feel to it. The coaches were all nice and they're just great guys."

The 6-foot-5 Behr was one of a handful of tight ends at the Friday night skills camp for Rutgers. With a focus on skill drills and not blocking technique, Behr displayed what he brings to the table as a receiving threat.

"The camp experience was positive," he said. "I got to spend a lot of time with the tight end coach and coach Flood. I liked how they had a lot of 1-on-1s. There was a lot of skill work."

Behr spent most of his time with associate head coach Norries Wilson and tight ends coach Anthony Campanile, but also enjoyed a sit-down with head coach Kyle Flood and offensive coordinator Ron Prince.

Sending tight end D.C. Jefferson to the NFL this season and a chance to play games close to home as a Big Ten member in 2014 were both significant selling points to Behr.

"We talked about the opportunity I would have to play there and the chance I have to make it at the next level and stuff like that," Behr said. "They're very focused on their athletes, their players. Their coaching staff, they're just good at what they do and want to make the best out of their players. They want the best for their team to win."

Behr has camps at Minnesota, North Dakota State and Iowa State scheduled in June before his expected return trip to Rutgers.

"I'd just like to have some great options for when I make a decision," Behr said. "It's important to see some of the schools recruiting me before I do anything else."


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