Visit Passes the Test for Bedell

Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven defensive end Donald Bedell recapped his Rutgers official visit with, which included key time with other defensive linemen and more information about his future scheme.

Official visits do not usually include a testing period, but the pop quiz received by Rumson (N.J.) Fair Haven defensive end commit Donald Bedell was one of his favorite parts of the Rutgers weekend.

Bedell spent 48 hours on campus to build strong bonds with his future teammates, and pointed to a pop quiz from defensive line coach Jim Panagos as a memorable moment.

"We went in during breakfast and I went into a defensive line meeting," Bedell said. "Me and coach Panagos went in there and talked about the scheme. He actually made me stand up and test the whole thing. It was kind of funny. … I did pretty well actually."

Talking X's and O's was a key part of the weekend for Bedell, who spent time with coaches, players and fellow defensive end commit Jimmy Hogan.

"I hung out a lot with Jimmy Hogan," Bedell said. "He's a good guy. We're good. We spent a lot of time hanging outside during the tours and everything. George Behr too, he's a good kid.

"The players that were there really stood out to me. They're all really good guys, and I can see myself fitting there perfectly."

Bedell enjoyed an in-home visit with coach Kyle Flood and Panagos earlier this week, which assuaged his concerns about the lack of a defensive coordinator.

Flood told Bedell that a defensive coordinator would be in place by Signing Day. For Bedell, the weekend was centered around making friends, and not adding new information.

"I've been up there a lot of times already, so I already knew a whole lot about what's going on," Bedell said. "I've been in the academic presentations and stuff like that. It was still nice to get there and meet up with other commits and get to know the class going in."

Like the rest of the visitors, Bedell made sure to spend time with fellow Shore prospect Saeed Blacknall, who visited Penn State last week.

"Obviously it's nice for him to be there and be committed," Bedell said. "He's a really talented player, and I know we can use him."

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