Coaching Staff Impresses Davis on Visit

Bellemore (N.Y.) Mepham quarterback Tyler Davis went in-depth with on his unofficial visit to Rutgers where he met with many key faces on the coaching staff. Davis broke down where he stands with the Scarlet Knights and when he plans to return.

Bellemore (N.Y.) Mepham quarterback Tyler Davis was told during an unofficial visit to Rutgers that patience could be the key to a scholarship offer.

Rutgers already has a commitment from top in-state talent Michael Dare, but will likely take a second quarterback in the 2015 class. Davis, and a handful of others, remain in the mix, he was told.

"The visit went really well," Davis said. "I loved every second of it, and I felt that family feeling that I love Rutgers has. A few coaches told me that the entire staff loves my film and loves me as a person. They do have Michael Dare, and expect to take one more quarterback in my class, which is between me and two or three others.

"So we're going to take it day-by-day. I was told just be patient because they know I love Rutgers and everything else will fall into place."

The 6-foot-4 rising senior passer got a full behind-the-scenes look at the Rutgers program, including a meeting with newly hired offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen.

"To start, he's a very genuine person," Davis said. "He just has such a great track record with players and developing them and giving them guidance. We talked about his offensive philosophy. He wants to run a real pro-style offense, and it's going to be exciting."

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood impressed Davis during their conversation.

"I really liked my talk with coach Flood," Davis said. "He made me understand that they care about you. Family is really important at Rutgers. … What stood out was the people – the coaches, the players, the students. There's that feel, that sense of camaraderie."

Prospects attended the Rutgers basketball, 74-73, comeback victory Saturday afternoon, where Davis sat with newly hired graduate assistant Mike Teel for portions of the game.

"It was awesome talking to him," he said. "I brought up that game in '06 against Louisville and I was asking him all about that. This is one of the best Rutgers quarterbacks of all time. He's very knowledgeable. He knows the position."

Davis already has a Temple visit under his belt, and recently received his first verbal scholarship offer from ODU.

"Temple was really nice," he said. "They had great coaches and I liked their business school and academics. I've also been to Old Dominion and liked the coaches there a lot. I'll be back at Rutgers soon to see the academic part of the university and to see a spring practice."

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