Rutgers "Impressive" to DE Ogundeji

Growing up in the heart of Big Ten country, three-star defensive end Adetokunbo Ogundeji has a scholarship opportunity in the conference from Rutgers. Ogundeji unofficially visited campus Monday, and went in detail about his experience -- and where Rutgers stands -- during a conversation with Scout.

Rutgers hosted a key defensive line target Monday in three-star Adetokunbo Ogundeji of Walled Lake (Mich.). Ogundeji, a former Western Michigan commitment, scheduled the visit shortly after he earned a Rutgers offer at a satellite camp.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood offered Ogundeji, and hosted him Monday on an unofficial visit.

“A lot of schools are recruiting me but I would say Rutgers is up there,” he said. “They really impressed me today. I have to talk it over with my parents because I just got finished with this visit. I liked every single part of the campus. It was what I want. I saw some things that I really enjoyed, and the coaching staff caught my attention.”

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect had a busy day in Piscataway. His trip included information on academic opportunities, a tour of the school and time with the coaching staff.

“I’ve never been to Rutgers ever before, so it was nice when I went there,” he said. I enjoyed every part of the visit. … I liked their facilities, and then I went out on their field and was like ‘oh my God.’ The atmosphere was great. The academics were really good. It was a nice place with all of their different campuses.”

Defensive line coach Jim Panagos left a strong impression on Ogundeji.

“Coach Panagos was probably my favorite guy there,” Ogundeji said. “He was a great part of my visit. He was a person that sparked me a little bit. He was a cool guy. At the d-line position, you want someone that will be there for four years. Playing football, you’re going to be with him. You want a guy that you can appreciate. He’ll push me, and he’s exciting.”

Rutgers was just the first step in what will be a series of summer visits for Ogundeji since he reopened his recruitment.

“I have no idea when I’m going to make my decision,” he said. “I just started my visits today. I don’t know when I’m going to go, but I will tell you that it will be either before or after my season. I don’t want recruiting to get in the way during my decision. I won’t make a decision until I’m 100 percent with it.”

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