Originally committed to Central Connecticut State after a prep semester at New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy, Gause flipped to Rutgers where he joins the wide receiver group for training camp.
“The decision part was a little hard, because I was being recruited on scholarship at Central Connecticut,” Gause said. “[Linebackers coach Bob Fraser] kept telling me patience, be patient. So I kept being patient. I thought about the chance to play with my brother so I de-committed and took the opportunity at Rutgers.”
The younger Gause plans to enroll at Rutgers with a chip on his shoulder and a workmanlike attitude.
“The whole process from high school to Milford just built me up to want to prove people wrong,” Gause said. “I want to prove the schools wrong that didn’t recruit me, and even prove Rutgers wrong by earning a scholarship.”
Big Ten football and a year in college with Quentin Gause both drew JoJo Gause to Rutgers.
“Playing with Quentin will be special, and I want to play in the Big Ten,” Gause said. “At first, I was being recruited by Penn State last year. I had always wanted to play against my brother, but I loved that I could also possibly be on the same team as him. Now we’re on the same team, and that’s good. Playing against all of these Big Ten schools I watch on ESPN like Wisconsin and Nebraska, it’s cool.”
“In high school I was the man and everything, but then going to Milford, everybody is good,” Gause said. “It’s just like college. I worked hard. I was third- or fourth-string at Milford, and I worked my way up to starting with Zeccheus Roberson. It was a different experience, but I learned a lot from it. It taught me to become more physical and better at my routes.”