The weekend for Newark (N.J.) Weequahic three-star safety Alkadair Ports was time for a bonding experience.
Ports was an early verbal commitment to Rutgers and frequent visitor for games. He used his official visit weekend for more fun and education behind the scenes.
“I had a lot of fun,” Ports said. “It was mostly people that were committed already and some guys that might [commit], so I was just bonding with them for next year and talking about all of the stuff that we’re going to accomplish.”
Ports spent most of his time with other commits, and host Davon Jacobs – another North Jersey safety.
“We’re going to come in and make a big impact,” Ports said. “We’re going to help the team where they need help, and build this.”
Jacobs played at nearby Wayne (N.J.) DePaul, and offered words of wisdom from one safety to another.
“We talked a lot about my game,” Ports said. “We talked about what I need to work on as a player before I go up there. I liked him.”
The Rutgers staff fed Ports well, and for that the 6-foot, 190-pound safety is thankful.
“I had a lot of fun with coach [Kyle] Flood and them,” Ports said. “We went out to eat. We had a bunch of conversations, and it wasn’t about football. It was like talking with your family and your friends the whole time. It was a great time.”
Ports has no other visits planned between now and when he signs his National Letter of Intent at Weequahic High.
“I’m ready for Signing Day,” Ports said. “I can’t wait.”