Fuchs Recaps Official Visit

New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy tight end Jordan Fuchs took his official visit to Rutgers over the weekend. The Rutgers commit is on track to enroll next semester as a post-grad prospect. He spoke with ScarletReport.com about his latest trip to campus.

Tight end Jordan Fuchs did not need to be sold on Rutgers, because that took place more than a year ago when he hoped for an offer out of New York Christ the King Regional High School.

Fuchs, instead, took his official visit to make sure he was ready to go for January – he is – and have a good tine.

"It was great overall, but honestly I think all of the food was my favorite part," Fuchs said. "They were feeding us all the time, so I love that definitely."

Fuchs was at Rutgers for Saturday's victory over South Florida and a Sunday trip to New York City in the snow. He was in the locker room when coach Kyle Flood announced a bid to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame.

"I loved the game," Fuchs said. "I spent most of it watching [starting tight end] Tyler Kroft. They used him a lot of different ways. I can be similar to him."

Fuchs spent time with offensive coordinator Ron Prince and tight ends coach Anthony Campanile to discuss his role in the program.

"Coach Prince was telling me that they had plans for me in two-tight [end] sets that they can't do right now with their tight ends," Fuchs said. "He wants me to work hard to be ready to go for spring practice."

The 6-foot-6 two-way star picked Rutgers with thoughts of playing on the basketball team. Fuchs had preferred walk-on offers from Rutgers and Connecticut basketball, and a scholarship offer from Temple.

Flood and Fuchs discussed it Monday, and playing both ways will not happen.

"He sat me down to talk about it, and he was telling me about how I was going to be in the Big Ten next year," Fuchs said. "He said to me, ‘Jordan we're going to need you, so I want to have all of you. I don't want to only have you for eight months of the year.'

"It's OK because I'm coming to Rutgers to be a football player, so it doesn't bother me."

Fuchs is one of three tight ends committed to the Scarlet Knights alongside Katy (Texas) Logan Lister and East Ridge (Minn.) Woodbury's George Behr. He will enroll early alongside Lister at least three others.

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