Keihn Recaps Rutgers Visit with Family

Gilman School (Baltimore, Md.) linebacker Melvin Keihn visited Rutgers for Monday's training camp session and brought family for the trip. Keihn continues to take things slow in his recruitment, but spoke about his experience on campus and relationship with the staff.

Rutgers has sent four players from the "R" position to the NFL in the last five years and is recruiting Gilman School's (Baltimore, Md.) Melvin Keihn to fill the role in its 2014 class.

Hosting Keihn Monday afternoon on an unofficial visit, the Scarlet Knights and coach Kyle Flood impressed him.

"It wasn't my first time there, but it was for my family," Keihn said. "It went really well for me and they liked it a lot. They learned a lot about the school and the academics and it was great."

Keihn is being recruited to play the hybrid defensive end position in the Rutgers scheme. Also a linebacker, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Keihn is enthusiastic about playing the "R" position.

"It's actually exactly what I do with my high school team," Keihn said. "It's a really good fit for me and they said that if I were to commit to Rutgers, I could be a really good play-maker for them."

Both "R" specialists from the 2012 Rutgers roster inked NFL deals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason. Jamaal Westerman and George Johnson worked at the R at Rutgers before finding NFL careers as well.

Keihn spent most of his time inside the Hale Center football facilities meeting with coaches and other faces of the program. He watched about an hour of training camp practice before heading home to Baltimore.

"The practice was good," Keihn said. "I spent plenty of time with the coaches. They really showed me a lot of love and made it clear that they want me at Rutgers."

Keihn begins training camp Tuesday with Gilman and does not have any more visits planned until the season. He expects to take things slowly in his recruitment, but could cut his list and start setting visits soon, he said.

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