After Offer, Rutgers Sits No. 1 For Briscoe

How well did Rutgers do with new offer Juwuan Briscoe during his Saturday visit? The 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback target out of Waldorf (Md.) Thomas Stone detailed his big day with

Rutgers dropped hints all day to Waldorf (Md.) Thomas Stone athlete Juwuan Briscoe about an offer, but the moment still led to a an overwhelming feeling when speaking with coach Kyle Flood.

Briscoe left Rutgers with his first BCS offer, and a new leader.

" They're number one right now – number one on my list ," Briscoe said. "It was very exciting. I was talking with the recruiters and they were saying it was going to be a good day for me. And it definitely was. … It felt great. I loved the atmosphere. I could get used to being up there."

Briscoe received a tour of the football facilities and met many faces of the program while watching the second spring scrimmage from the field.

"The coaches were cool, chill," Briscoe said. "They were joking around, but when it came to business they got serious. I liked that."

Briscoe kept a close eye on the scrimmage and how players interacted with the coaching staff.

"It was very intense, but they had fun on top of that," Briscoe said. "When they messed up, the coaches would get on them. Then again, the players would correct it after that and have fun with it too."

The Scarlet Knights are recruiting Briscoe to play cornerback, with the idea of moving him to safety if it does not work out.

"They've seen my tape at running back and they liked my athleticism," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder. "[Flood] said he was judging my skills at running back and projecting them toward cornerback because I want to play corner in college. We were just going back and forth with that, and he said he was very excited with my speed."

Learning about Flood's success with NFL cornerbacks attracted Briscoe.

"They were telling me all about it," Briscoe said. "I know they had a lot of their corners the last two years go in the draft."

Briscoe plans to visit N.C. State and Toledo this summer and named Old Dominion as another school aggressively recruiting him. If nothing changes, Briscoe aims for a late-season decision.

"It's important to take all of my visits so I can get a feel for every school and his coaches," he said.

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