Behr Commits to Rutgers

East Ridge (Woodbury, Minn.) tight end George Behr verbally committed to Rutgers Friday afternoon following a positive camp experience last week. Behr went in-depth on his decision with FOXSportsNEXT.com.

East Ridge (Woodbury, Minn.) tight end George Behr did not need long to decide after a stellar visit to Piscataway, N.J., last week for camp. One of the stars of a Friday night skills camp at Rutgers, Behr took a week to think things over before making his verbal commitment.

Behr knew it was the right decision but needed time to think before calling his recruiter, associate head coach Norries Wilson, and making it official.

"They were proud," Behr said on the staff. "They weren't too surprised, actually. They knew I was going to commit sooner or later. It was just the time."

From Minnesota, Behr was excited by the Big Ten opportunities at Rutgers and gave the staff rave reviews after camp.

"That had something to do with it, but that wasn't one of the big concerns," Behr said on the Big Ten. "I like how they use their tight ends a whole bunch and they way they run their pass game. With my offense here in Minnesota, that is kind of what we run."

Behr worked closely with offensive coordinator Ron Prince and tight ends coach Anthony Campanile during his visit and enjoyed a sit-down with head coach Kyle Flood at the end of camp.

"I really liked their coaching staff," Behr said. "When I visited a couple Fridays ago they were very supportive of me and they showed a lot of interest in me. What they do with their offense and how they use their tight ends totally caught my eye. I'm a fan of that and I thought it was the right fit for me."

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end had multiple camps scheduled before making his decision but will now look ahead to an expected August visit to Rutgers to see more of the academic side of the school. Behr is the 13th commit in the Rutgers 2014.

"I really didn't get to tour the campus a whole lot," he said. "It was raining when I toured last Friday, but I like the football facility a lot."


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