Wiegers Set for Rutgers Camp Experience

Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers has been active on the camp circuit but gets his most significant experience next week at Rutgers. Committed to the class of 2014, Wiegers will spend a full camp at Rutgers to work in-depth with the coaches and recruit other prospects to join him in the Big Ten.

Quarterbacks are often looked to as ambassadors in the recruiting process. For Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers, he welcomed the role as a recruiter for the Rutgers class of 2014.

Wiegers committed to Rutgers in April after a visit during spring break and wants to make the class as strong as possible.

"I've talked to most of the commits and I've been talking to some of the other guys who we're still trying to get," Wiegers said. "We're still trying to build a great class. I'm just explaining how big of an opportunity it is at Rutgers right now, especially going into the Big Ten. It's a big stage. There's a lot of opportunity to show everybody what you've got. I think we're going to have a great class. We already do, really. There's a lot of talent to feed off of and I'm excited about it."

Wiegers plans to do plenty of in-person recruiting next week as a full camper at Rutgers. Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) receiver Adonis Jennings will be on campus for the full camp, as will other Rutgers targets.

Wiegers is impressed with the 17-person class so far but wants it to look even better by the end of the summer.

"It's been really great," he said. "It's definitely exciting times right now. It's been great welcoming those guys into the family and building the class of the future. I'm really excited for what's in store once we get there."

Rutgers used its high school camp to develop current quarterbacks Mike Bimonte, Chris Laviano and Blake Rankin during recruiting and now has three days to work closely with Wiegers.

"It's going to be especially awesome working with coach [Rob] Spence and coach [Ron] Prince for the camp," he said. "I'm really looking forward to that. I'm excited getting out there and just throwing to other recruits. It's going to be a really good thing for trying to get guys to come to the school. I'm really excited about that."

Wiegers gained national attention during strong camp showings this spring. He received an offer from Iowa after committing to Rutgers, but said he is solid to the Scarlet Knights and not looking at other options.

"As soon as the Iowa thing went, I told them I appreciated them recruiting me, I appreciated the offer," Wiegers said. "But I'm sticking with Rutgers. I had a relationship with [Iowa] before I committed to Rutgers, and I guess now after they saw some other quarterbacks they offered me. It was very generous, but I told them thank you for recruiting me and they understood it."


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