QB Duncan Breaks Down Rutgers Visit

Rutgers hosted another quarterback for spring practice Saturday when South Carolina's Steven Duncan made the trip to Piscataway. Duncan spoke with Scout about his New Jersey visit and expectations for the spring evaluation period when it comes to the Scarlet Knights.

As the spring evaluation period gets underway, quarterbacks across the country receive huge opportunities in front of college coaches.

For Summerville (S.C.) Ashley Ridge 2016 quarterback Steve Duncan, he hopes that leads to a Rutgers offer after a recent visit to campus impressed him.

Duncan expects to throw in front of Rutgers offensive coordinator Ben McDaniels, who also impressed during a weekend practice.

“Rutgers was, by far, one of the great visits I’ve head,” Duncan said. “It’s up toward the top for me along with Western Kentucky and Duke. It was really a family atmosphere at Rutgers. I liked that. I feel like, based on the offense and the way that coach McDaniels runs practice, that it could fit me.”

Duncan met with McDaniels as one of three quarterbacks on the Rutgers campus alongside New Jersey’s Jarrett Guarantano and Maryland’s Dwayne Haskins.

“Coach McDaniels is up and coming,” Duncan said. “He’s really hungry just like the athletes are at Rutgers. He made the point that Rutgers is up there and they can compete with anybody. They want to be one of the best programs in the nation. They’re up and coming, and they run an offense that fits me.”

Rutgers has history in South Carolina when it comes to quarterbacks after former coach Greg Schiano found success behind the under-recruited Chas Dodd.

“I grew up watching Chas at Byrnes,” Duncan said. “I’ve met him a few times, and I know he had a good career at Rutgers. That was before I started high school, but I watched him and saw him play.”

Western Kentucky, Old Dominion, Furman, Western Carolina and UNC Charlotte are among the other schools involved in Duncan’s recruitment.

In an ideal world, Duncan wants to be committed by the start of his senior season with a focus on education.

“Football is always going to stop one day,” Duncan said. “Whether it’s a blessing or not to make it to college football or the National Football League, that’s going to end. Education is what gets you going, gives you a family and helps you survive in this world.”


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