Scarff Recaps Rutgers

Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic tight end Charles Scarff visited Rutgers on Friday, and he let know what transpired on the trip.

Rutgers is looking at add quality depth at tight end, and Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic's Charles Scarff spent a few hours on campus Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Scarff is mulling a few Division II scholarship options, but he is leaning toward walking on at Rutgers.

"The visit went really well," he said. "I absolutely loved everything about it. I could see a lot of resemblance from high school while watching film. The Hale Center is out of this world. Also loved touring the campus. I can picture myself playing there and I believe Rutgers will give me the tools I need to be successful.

"But I was just in love with what I saw today."

However, Scarff said he will take some time to decide whether to walk-on at Rutgers, or play at a lower level, where he would receive financial assistance.

"I'm still deciding," he said. "I will know sometime next week. I loved it so much that it would be hard for me to go somewhere else. But I will know for sure next week."

As a senior, he made 53 catches for 599 yards and six touchdowns.

He toured the Hale Center and met with the coaching staff, including coach Kyle Flood, and was impressed by all of it.

"I would say the way the coaches see their recruits and players," he said of the most impressive part. "The way they take care of them and see them eye to eye. I liked sitting down with (tight ends) coach (Anthony) Campanile and watching film. The coaches really know their players and know where their strengths and weaknesses are.

"Also, the team and coaches wear a bracelet that says family on it. I remember going into my junior year in high school and (assistant) coach Todd Grenedir giving the whole team that bracelet and saying it stood for "forget about me I love you." But love meant the love we have for our teammates and the love we have to our parents for giving us the opportunity to play football and be apart of such a great group.

"So I'd say that I'm most impressed by the coaches and the legacy in which Rutgers holds."

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