Borgersen Eager to Meet New Rutgers Staff

Westwood (N.J.) receiver Nolan Borgersen has strong ties to Rutgers, and hopes to return to campus by the end of March in search of his first offer. Borgersen spoke with about his upcoming visit and other schools involved in his recruitment.

With Vito Campanile as his head coach at Westwood (N.J.), 2015 receiver Nolan Borgersen got to know Rutgers early in his recruitment.

Rutgers tight ends coach Anthony Campanile has been in touch with Borgersen since joining the Rutgers staff as a graduate assistant. Now in his third year under head coach Kyle Flood, Campanile helped Borgersen set up an upcoming visit to meet the new staff members.

"It's really picking up with Rutgers, I would say," Borgersen said. "The whole new staff thing really stopped the process with me a bit. Now that the new staff is there and working, I've been in contact with a bunch of them. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone."

Borgersen had visit plans for a prior underclassman day at Rutgers, but rescheduled because of basketball and school commitments. Borgersen hopes to attend the March 29 visit day on campus, or take a visit later in spring practice to meet the staff individually.

"I haven't been there since the staff changes, but I've been there for games and camps and stuff," Borgersen said. "I'm excited to go there and meet the new coaches soon. I've talked with them on Facebook or whatever, but that's it. I'm really looking forward to getting there."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Borgersen cited his relationship with the Campanile family as immediate cause for interest in Rutgers. He visited Rutgers four times since Flood took over for coach Greg Schiano, he said.

"It's awesome," Borgersen said on his relationship with Anthony Campanile. "Since my freshman year, I've been at their camp and I've been in contact with [Campanile] since he got there. It's really because of him that they're the first D-1 school that I was interested in."

Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland and Penn State showed Borgersen the most interest in the offseason, he said.

"Everyone is telling me to just stay patient," he said. "Most of the schools want me to come down to their camps so they can get a real [40] time and measurements and stuff. Other than that, I just talk to coaches about camps and games. I'm really focused on basketball right now. After that, I'll be setting up my future visits."

Borgersen caught 85 passes for a stellar 1,894 yards and 18 touchdowns on the way to an 11-1 junior season.

"I would say I understand the game," he said. "I've had some awesome coaches throughout my life. I think I have a great football IQ because of that. They're going to see that I'm a good route runner, and that I understand coverages."

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