Anthony Russo wanted some private time with the Rutgers coaching staff, and he got it. The Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood quarterback met with offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels for nearly an hour.
He left the meeting, after a conversation with coach Kyle Flood, with a verbal scholarship offer.
“I’m glad that it’s from a place like Rutgers,” Russo said. “It’s a family-oriented place that I could see myself playing at my entire career. I’m very excited for this to happen.”
Russo also holds an offer from Bucknell, and will be back in Piscataway for a spring practice.
“I’m very impressed,” Russo said. “I have a great relationship with coach Flood. I’m still waiting for this to settle in because I’m really excited right now.”
Russo is not ready to rush a decision, he said, but likes the opportunities Rutgers presented.
“I definitely don’t plan on making my decision soon,” he said. “There are a couple more schools I have to see, but I’m definitely glad that I had my family with me to enjoy the moment.”
McDaniels, who replaced Ralph Friedgen as offensive coordinator, impressed Russo on the visit.
“We spent a lot of time talking X’s and O’s, and I definitely feel like I fit his system,” Russo said. “Me and him had a good relationship prior to this. Our relationship is strong, and I could see myself working hard and playing for a guy like him.”