Hilliman Planning Visits

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) three-star running back Jonathan Hilliman is one visit down with six to go this summer. Hilliman, whose high school team finished second in the 7-on-7 portion of the Rutgers passing camp, discussed his next scheduled visit.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Recently returned from Ohio State, the next stop for three-star running back Jonathan Hilliman will be Rutgers. The St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) star is down to six schools and plans to hit them all before the start of his senior season.

At Rutgers Saturday for its annual passing camp, Hilliman plans to return to campus this week for a behind-the-scenes look at the program.

"I'm going to take a visit to Rutgers soon, probably this week," Hilliman said. "I want to get a feel for how much they're looking at me and how interested I am in them too. It should be really good."

Rutgers was one of the first schools to offer Hilliman, who is cut at top six. He hears frequently from coach Kyle Flood and his staff and also has three former teammates enrolled in the program.

Hilliman has a good relationship with Rutgers starting tailback Savon Huggins, he said.

"They've been recruiting me pretty hard," Hilliman said. "They've consistently shown how interested they are in my as a running back and I'm really looking to see more. … Savon is talking to me a lot. He's saying it's going to be great, that this season is going to be a big one for Rutgers."

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer greatly impressed Hilliman during his recent visit. The Buckeyes as a program, Hilliman said, showed him what he needed during an unofficial visit.

"It was really insightful," he said. "I got to see everything. It was productive. I met the coaches and talked about their philosophies and it was just a good experience. They're recruiting a great offense."

Hilliman has remaining visits scheduled to Miami, Michigan, Vanderbilt and Alabama coming this summer.

"I'm going to these schools to talk to the coaches and get to know my options," he said. "I'm pretty much trying to narrow it down before the start of the season and just give myself an opportunity to look at everything and understand my choices.


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