21 in 21: TE George Behr

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 look at the only Minnesota addition to the 2014 class – tight end George Behr.

Tight end George Behr cannot wait to get to his room in the Rutgers dormitories. A 2013 summer commitment out of Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge High, the 6-foot-5 tight end prospect brings depth to a position of need.

Rutgers saw Taylor Marini leave the position in the spring, and had multiple players battle injuries heading into summer workouts.

"I leave Minnesota June 18, and I start classes on the 22nd, so it's basically just counting down the days," Behr said. "It's pretty big. I'm going to college, and I'm very fortunate to be in the position I'm in. I'm following the footsteps of my dad."

Behr's father played college baseball at the University of Minnesota, but his room will be decked out with Rutgers gear when his son faces the Gophers in 2016.

"Don't worry, he's all on board with Rutgers," Behr said. "We all love the culture and love the school. … He'll be cheering for Rutgers against [Minnesota]."

Rutgers saw Tyler Kroft earn All-American status at tight end last season, but has room behind him on the depth chart after losing Marini and Paul Carrezola in the offseason.

"I'm going to be playing behind an All-American, and he came in there needing to improve a lot," Kroft said. "I know I do too, and I can't wait to get the same opportunity to learn from these coaches and learn from Kroft."

Behr is in the weight room multiple times a day as he follows the workout plan sent to him by Rutgers strength coach Jeremy Cole.

"They're going well," Behr said. "I'm getting up every day of the week, six in the morning and right after school at 3:30. ... It will be a whole new experience for myself, but I'm doing everything I can. I know I'll have to put on weight just to get as big as some of the other tight ends we have on the roster. We'll see where it goes in summer camp and heading into the fall."

Behr wants to bulk up, and spend time in meeting rooms with tight ends coach Anthony Campanile and associate head coach Norries Wilson.

"Coach Campanile is a great guy, and he's always fired up when we talk," Behr said. "Once every couple of weeks, coach Wilson checks in on me. He was the one that convinced me to come up for the camp last summer and meet coach Flood and see everything."

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