Boggs Felt at Home During Rutgers Visit

Avon (Conn.) Old Farms defensive back Dre Boggs spent his weekend at Rutgers for an official visit, and left with plenty of memories in Piscataway. The mid-season Rutgers commit spoke with about his trip, and shared the highlights after returning home.

Rutgers cornerback commit Dre Boggs enjoyed plenty of moments during his official visit to Rutgers, but his 1-on-1 sit-down with coach Kyle Flood stole the show.

Boggs hoped for a Rutgers offer for more than a year after camping there as a senior out of Coatesville (Pa.), and quickly committed after Flood issued one earlier this season. After finishing his work in post-graduate school, Boggs visited Rutgers this weekend and was happy to talk about his future with Flood.

"Meeting with coach Flood was probably the best part," Boggs said. "We talked about everything. Talking with him like that was a dream come true just knowing that one day I will get to play for him as a member of the Big Ten. He's a great guy. One day I'll be playing for him and we'll be doing big things."

Boggs began his visit Saturday, and had a front-row seat to the 31-6 victory over South Florida to become bowl eligible. He was in the locker room afterwards when Flood announced to the team that the Scarlet Knights would face Notre Dame in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

"It was insane," Boggs said. "Everyone was dancing, even some of the coaches. People were getting knocked over. Everyone went crazy."

Boggs was more of an offensive skill player in high school, but is committed to Rutgers with the idea of playing cornerback. He kept a close eye on the position Saturday, when the Rutgers defensive backs held USF without a touchdown.

"The defense did good," Boggs said. "They were awesome this weekend. They wrapped up and played very well against USF. I'm looking forward to coming there and being a part of it. I think I could help pretty early."

Boggs finished his post-grad work at Old Farms at the start of December, but is unsure of his enrollment schedule at Rutgers. He hopes to join the program next semester, but said he spoke with assistant academic support director Jenna Beverly for more information.

"I'm not sure yet," said Boggs, who will have five years to play four. "She said she was going to look at it all this week and email me when they knew for sure. Hopefully I'll be there soon."

True freshman safety T.J. Taylor hosted Boggs on his official visit, but he also spent time with senior receiver Quron Pratt and red-shirt freshman receiver Carlton Agudosi.

Boggs enjoyed the trip to New York in the snow, and said he set a basketball shooting record while playing games at Dave & Busters.

"It was awesome really," Boggs said. "It was an amazing time just with the coaches and getting to know the players. I definitely feel like I belong at Rutgers. It's definitely the right place for me."

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