Class of 2016 OL Krimin Gets Rutgers Offer

Known for major basketball talent, Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph High School has its first offered football prospect in 2016 offensive lineman Nick Krimin. Krimin visited Rutgers Saturday and left with a verbal scholarship offer from head coach Kyle Flood.

Nick Krimin is the first Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph High School football player to receive a scholarship offer, so I was not sure how to react Saturday when Rutgers extended it.

Krimin is a class of 2016 offensive lineman at St. Joseph, and he received a verbal offer from the Scarlet Knights in a meeting with head coach Kyle Flood after visiting for Saturday's victory over Temple.

"When he told me that, my heart stopped," Krimin said. "I was just speechless at the time. It was actually crazy experience. I never thought that this would be happening to me. It's my first year ever playing football and stuff."

St. Joseph Metuchen is in its third year as a football program and has an 8-0 record. At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Krimin decided to play football and it paid off with an early offer.

"Everybody is congratulating me, and that feels great," Krimin said. "It's weird, but at the same time it's really something special. We're only three years into varsity football. Who would have thought that someone would be getting an offer from Rutgers?"

Krimin had a front-row seat Saturday for the Rutgers 23-20 victory over Temple, where the Scarlet Knights won on a last-minute fourth-down touchdown pass.

"It was a great experience," Krimin said. "Never being to a college or professional football game, it was big for me. Just meeting [Flood] in general was cool. He's a very nice guy and outgoing and stuff. He understood what I had to do to get to the next level."

Meeting the coaches, and taking in the game atmosphere, was Krimin's favorite part of the visit. He enjoyed sitting down with Flood to talk about football.

"He said that I run well and, being my size, that's always a plus," he said. "A bunch of the other coaches at Rutgers said that I already have a Big Ten body. That's what [special teams coordinator Joe] Rossi said."

Northwestern and Penn State are also showing interest, Krimin said.

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