21 in 21: ATH Dre Boggs

The 21 in 21 series is designed to introduce fans to the newcomers arriving at Rutgers this summer. In a once a day format, ScarletReport.com presents profiles of the class of 2014. Today, we present Dre Boggs of Avon (Conn.) Old Farms. Could Rutgers have its next Ruhann Peele?

Rutgers recruited Dre Boggs as a cornerback, but that idea could change quickly as he begins summer workouts this week.

Losing multiple receivers late in the 2014 recruiting class, coach Kyle Flood said he might try Boggs on offense. Boggs expects to do both after a spring-game conversation with Flood.

"At the spring game, I had a meeting with coach Flood and he was talking to me about playing both ways," Boggs said. "That's the talk I had with coach Flood and [receivers coach Ben] McDaniels. They think I can be really good at the receiver spot."

Boggs watched the role red-shirt freshman Ruhann Peele played during the 2013 season, and hopes for a similar role as a true freshman. Peele played an impact role at receiver, but also started multiple games as a cornerback because of depth concerns.

The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete has expectations of early playing time, and wants the chance to play both ways.

"I have no problem with it," Boggs said. "I'm probably even more comfortable at receiver because I've played more on offense in my career so far. I'm working hard, and if I'm a receiver too, that means I can be on the field the whole game. I'm pretty confident both says."

Boggs wavered briefly on his commitment before signing. He took an official visit to Wisconsin in late January, but said it only solidified his pledge to the Scarlet Knights.

Finishing up at prep school in the spring semester, Boggs said he remains thrilled with his decision.

"It's obviously the right decision," Boggs said. "My Rutgers visit was better, and I'm kind of a Jersey guy now. I just can't wait to play for them."

Boggs told Scout.com he would enroll for classes this week, making him eligible for all three summer sessions and an extra month of workouts with the team.

"I'm really excited," he said. "I just can't wait to show the Big Ten what we've got."


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