Post-grad TE Fuchs Talks Rutgers Offer

New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy tight end Jordan Fuchs picked up a Rutgers offer shortly after the decision to decommit from Connecticut. Fuchs signed with the Huskies out of high school, but received a waiver to talk to other schools during his post-grad semester after the firing of Paul Pasqualoni.

Rutgers has had eyes on New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy throughout the semester because of committed defensive end Eric Wiafe, but recently added another name to its offer list in Jordan Fuchs.

A 2014 tight end originally from Middle Village (N.Y.) Christ the King, Fuchs received a Rutgers offer this week from head coach Kyle Flood and plans to officially visit Dec. 7.

"It feels good to get an offer from Rutgers," Fuchs said. "I really liked them, but things were shaky [in high school] because they were switching offensive coordinators. I like Rutgers a lot. I think I would fit well in their program."

Fuchs said Rutgers has been the most aggressive recruiter since he received his release from Connecticut in the aftermath of Paul Pasqualoni's departure. He is friends with Wiafe, who will enroll at Rutgers next semester, and expects to enroll for the spring semester.

"I'm very serious about them," Fuchs said. "I've been talking to coach Flood, and I had a few conversations with [quarterbacks] coach [Rob] Spence. I like the Rutgers coaches. They're cool guys, easy to talk to."

Fuchs has an unofficial visit to Syracuse Saturday. It will be his first trip to the Carrier Dome, and is from the same high school as sophomore quarterback Terrel Hunt.

"I've never been up there, so I'm excited," Fuchs said. "I know they have a big dome, so I want to check it out. [Hunt] says it's good."

Miami and USC were in to see Fuchs earlier this season, but the Trojans have not been in touch since their midseason coaching change.

"Right now, I don't know when I want to decide, but I'm going to enroll in the spring," Fuchs said. "Rutgers and Syracuse are my only visits I'm taking right now, but we'll see how it goes."

Fuchs signed with Connecticut out of high school, but went to prep school in the fall. After decommitting and receiving his release from the program, Fuchs expects to play his college football elsewhere. He is also exploring the option of walking on to the Connecticut basketball team.

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