On the road after a long day on the Piscataway campus, Dillon said he knows which Rutgers is the real one.
“I was really impressed,” Dillon said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, so being there today just showed me what Rutgers is about. I really felt like it was home.”
Associate head coach Norries Wilson, who works with running backs, went over everything from family to film during a meeting with Dillon.
“We had a good talk about what I was looking for in a school,” said the 6-foot, 225-pound tailback. “… I want a place that cares about their players, not just on the field but in the classroom and everywhere. Something that really stuck out to me was their motto for family. … That motto is engraved inside their jerseys. You see it everywhere in their facilities. That really hit me.”
Dillon also discussed how he fits what Rutgers does as a pro-style offense under new offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels.
“I love that pro style,” Dillon said. “When I was with the running backs coach, we watched film of the running backs going through drills and then on film in games. I really liked that.”
“I’m having lots of fun,” Dillon said. “It’s kind of surreal right now, but I’m glad that I’m doing it with Eddy. It’s great.”
“I’m looking for somewhere I’m going to play,” he said. “I don’t need to start right away, but I don’t want to go to a school where I won’t play until I’m a senior – like a factory sort of school. … I don’t want to just be a player. I want to be someone that the coaches genuinely want to be there.”