Elijah Rehm is well aware of the challenges of small-school football when it comes to college exposure. The Clayton (N.J.) star knows just as well that 5-foot-9, 160 pounds is a challenge in itself at the wide receiver position.
“They want to see me in person at a camp to see what I can do,” Rehm said. “Right now I have a few things going against me with my size and being at a smaller school. I’m going to show them that I can compete with the best. Put anyone in front of me, and they can’t stop me. That’s the mentality I have in my head.”
Rehm is a playmaker on the 7-on-7 circuit with his team – the Next Level Greats – and he wants to take that skillset to college camps during the summer.
His most recent visit was at Rutgers for a spring practice, and he will be back next month for the Friday night skills camp.
“I enjoyed my last visit a lot,” he said. “I like the way the coaches interacted with the players. The coaches were always talking, keeping everyone engaged in the practice. Everyone was so focused.”
“I work out with Ronnie all the time,” he said. “The mindset that he has pushes me and works me to be my best. We push each other. …
“I definitely want to play with them. I’m going to do whatever is best for me, but that would be a great opportunity.”
Rehm has a Boston College camp planned two days after he works out at Rutgers.
“I know a lot because I know some people going there for different sports,” he said. “I know that it has a nice campus, but I just want to see it all for myself and go to a camp.”