Recruiting began slow for 2017 receiver Everett Wormley from Burlington (N.J.) Township High School in South Jersey.
After Wormley hit the camp circuit hard, however, business picked up.
“It’s really special,” Wormley said on his Rutgers offer. “When you’re in state, you have to earn that Rutgers offer. They’re not going to just give out scholarships to everyone. The fact that I earned that as a sophomore is really special to me. That Rutgers offer is big.”
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver impressed at the Rutgers camp with his competitiveness – and showed off a 4.51 laser-timed 40-yard dash.
“They liked how I just ran my routes and attacked the ball and competed,” Wormley said. “
“I’ve learned a lot about recruiting,” he said. “It’s a process with which you have to be patient. As you go on, you see who is interested and who is so-so interested. I’m taking that in and learning from every experience.”
Wormley comes from an under-recruited area in New Jersey, and said he wants to help put Burlington on the map for college coaches.
“It’s exciting for the school that I come from,” he said. “The town that I’m in, we have a lot of talent but a lot of that talent leaves to go to other schools. No one always comes down to our school, so the fact that I stayed there and can help bring them attention, it’s exciting that I can help out the players that are coming up next. …South Jersey is extremely underrated.”