Behr Talks Official Visit

Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge tight end George Behr returned from his weekend official visit with a good feeling about his Rutgers commitment. Behr recapped his official visit, and discussed the use of the tight end in the Rutgers scheme.

Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge tight end George Behr did not have knowledge of the next offensive coordinator during his official visit. Sitting in the room with head coach Kyle Flood, however, he had no concerns about the search and what it means for tight ends.

Behr visited before the Rutgers closed in on hiring Ralph Friedgen, who coached tight ends like Vernon Davis at Maryland.

"When I was meeting with coach Flood, he told me I shouldn't worry," Behr said. "He said he's doing what's best for the program. He said (on Sunday) that they were really close. He said he's looking for the same style as [former offensive coordinator Ron Prince's] offense and that means tight ends."

The Rutgers system played perfectly into the hands of tight end Tyler Kroft this season. Kroft led Rutgers in receptions on his way to all-conference honors at the position.

One of the highlights of Behr's visit came at the RAC, where Kroft was honored in front of a sold-out crowd for his success.

"It was a great feeling watching that," Behr said. "Coach Prince recruited me along with the other coaches, but I know his plans aren't going to change much now that he's gone. They're legit when they say the tight end is a part of their offense. Being an All-American, I'm hoping I can be just as successful by the time I'm a sophomore."

Walk-on senior lineman Bryan Leoni hosted Behr on his official visit.

"He was great, just telling me about the kind of players we're expected to be off the field," Behr said. "Academically, they're all about that as a school. That come first and football comes second. Bryan is a good guy. He showed me around. He told me what it was like being a freshman and obviously he's a senior now. He just kind of told me what to expect, what not to expect and how to handle it."

Behr returned home Sunday afternoon, and said he now feels ready for Signing Day.


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