Cager Earns Rutgers Offer

Baltimore Calvert Hall three-star receiver Lawrence Cager rushed up from the Penn Relays to see Rutgers in person, and left with a verbal scholarship offer. Cager broke down his day at Rutgers and how high the Scarlet Knights climbed on his growing list of offers.

Baltimore Calvert Hall three-star receiver Lawrence Cager does not see himself deciding any time soon, but Rutgers showed him enough Saturday to climb high on his leaderboard.

Cager said after leaving campus Saturday that he could see himself committing to Rutgers, and following in the line of big-time receivers.

"They're definitely one of the top schools for me," Cager said. "I'm not going to make my decision yet, but they're a top school for me and I could see myself committing there on Signing Day or earlier than that.

"… I'm not considering an early decision, but I'd say I'm comfortable with Rutgers – really comfortable."

The 6-foot-5 receiver out of Baltimore is already receiving comparisons to another 6-foot-5 receiver out of Maryland.

Former Scarlet Knight Brandon Coleman was on campus Saturday as he prepares for the NFL draft, and had his name come up often when it came to Cager and the coaching staff.<[> "It was great hospitality," Cager said. "They showed that they really cared about me. They're willing to put time into me. They think that I can make an impact and be the next big receiver to follow Brandon Coleman."

Cager had to rush up from the Penn Relays to make it to Rutgers on time, and got a lot done during his four hours on campus.

"I had to come straight from the Penn Relays, so I didn't get there in time to see Brandon," Cager said. "All of the coaches compared him to me. … I spent a lot of time with coach [Kyle Flood] and [receivers coach Ben] McDaniels.

"Coach Flood is great. I got a tour of the whole school and watched the game. I did a lot. The only thing I really didn't get to do was meet Brandon Coleman and the McCourtys and stuff."

Cager's offer came from Flood and caught him by surprise.

"Coach McDaniels told me he loved my film, and they wanted me to get down there," Cager said. "I've been to their camp, but it was still a surprise. I didn't think I was getting an offer today, so it was a good surprise."

Rutgers offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen was not at the spring game because of a kidney stone. Cager is aware of Friedgen's history at Maryland and eager to meet him on his next visit to campus.

"I talked to him before, but not really in-depth," Cager said. "He wants to talk to me, but I understand that he was sick and couldn't today. When I come back, I'm sure we'll meet up. … I knew that he used to coach at Maryland, but I didn't know until later that he went up to Rutgers. I know he's a good coach."

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