The Valdosta (Ga.) Valwood senior returned to Rutgers for the first time since a summer skills camp. He flew home feeling ready for National Signing Day.
“Signing Day is next for me, then I’ll be back in June for summer classes, so I’m definitely ready,” Folkerts said. “No other visits for me.”
“I loved getting to know all of the guys in this class,” Folkerts said. “They’re wonderful people. I loved seeing them and hanging out with them. It was also good to spend so much time with the coaches and the program. It made me feel sure of my decision.”
Folkerts enjoyed everything from a steak and lobster dinner to academic tours to New York City in the snow.
“I’m going to remember all of the good times I had with people on my visit,” Folkerts said. “I can’t wait until I move up there. Everyone was so polite and inviting.”
Folkerts met fellow tight end commit Nakia Griffin, also on his official visit, for the first time.
“He’s a great guy,” Folkerts said. “I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Folkerts spent time with many different members of the program, including position coach Anthony Campanile. He cited time with his host as enjoyable.
“I had Logan Lister,” Folkerts said. “He’s another tight end, so we got along. He’s a wonderful guy. He talked to me about what red-shirting was like and gave me advice on what to expect when I get to Rutgers.”