Rowell Taking Visits

Beekmantown (N.Y.) offensive lineman Chris Rowell stopped at Rutgers Thursday for an unofficial visit and front-row spot for a spring practice. Rowell broke down his unofficial visit and plans for a return trip to Piscataway.

Beekmantown (N.Y.) offensive lineman Chris Rowell will be back at Rutgers soon with the hopes of earning an offer.

Rowell visited Thursday alongside his father to see a spring practice in person. The result was an invitation to return for camp this summer.

"I thought [the coaches] were great," Rowell said. "They were all good guys. They want me to work with them this summer at camp. … I got to finally meet the offensive line coach. He's a good guy."

Rowell plans to camp at Rutgers in June.

"I'm excited to go back," he said. "I've been to their summer camps before, but this is my first time going to the Big Man Academy, so I can't wait. I've heard good things."

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Rowell saw Rutgers before, but not a spring practice under the current staff. Rowell spent the three-hour session watching the offensive lineman and meeting people associated with the program.

"I had a lot of fun there," he said. "I had a really good day just meeting the people. I got to see a lot of work being done. I got to see the offense. I got to see the linemen and see the coaches.

"I'd say my favorite part was getting to be on the field for a practice. I met the other players and watched their practice. It was a really good experience."

Rowell's next stop is Cornell for junior day. He is also being recruited by New Hampshire, Old Dominion and Colgate with multiple camps planned for the summer.

"The academics and football are important," Rowell said on his college search. "That's pretty much it. I want to get into sports management, so business is important."

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