Haskins Talks Rutgers Offer

Bergenfield (N.J.) 2016 tight end Jovani Haskins left the Rutgers skills academy Saturday with his first verbal scholarship offer. Haskins discussed the offer after the conclusion of camp.

Bergenfield (N.J.) 2016 tight end Jovani Haskins was called into Rutgers coach Kyle Flood's office for a 1-on-1 meeting after Saturday's skills camp.

Haskins left the meeting with a Rutgers offer.

"I didn't know what to expect when I was meeting with coach Flood, but it was amazing," Haskins said. "He told me that all of the coaches liked the way I played and he likes my film from when he watched it, and then he offered me."

Haskins is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound tight end and defensive end. Rutgers worked him out as a tight end at its skills camp Saturday, and is recruiting him on the offensive side of the ball.

"It's my first offer, and I feel like I've worked hard for it," he said. "I talked with coach Campanile earlier in the year when he invited me to their camp, and I thought I could get an offer. He said they were really interested in me."

Haskins toured the facilities during his visit, and said Rutgers impressed him.

"I love the facility, and I like that the players were actually helping out at the camp," Haskins said. "A lot of schools just have other coaches. Having the players there was great too."

Haskins is friends with 2015 Tenafly (N.J.) tight end commit Nakia Griffin, who also attended Saturday's camp.

"I grew up with Nakia, and he's the main guy I know at Rutgers football wise," he said. "He's committed there now, and he's excited that I got an offer."

Haskins camped with his brother, D.J. Haskins, who is a wide receiver. D.J. Haskins did not receive an offer, but was told to stay in touch with the staff.

"We didn't meet with [Flood] at the same time, but it's great that Rutgers is recruiting both of us," Jovani Haskins said. "It's good to be doing recruiting with him, because we help each other out."

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