Four-Star Linebacker Talks Rutgers Visit

Baltimore Calvert Hall 2017 four-star linebacker Tyshon Fogg returned to his home state Wednesday for an unofficial visit to Rutgers. Fogg, who holds a Rutgers offer and comes from nearby Asbury Park, N.J., spoke with Scout about his experience.

New Jersey is nothing new to Baltimore Calvert Hall four-star linebacker Tyshon Fogg, but a behind the scenes look at Rutgers Wednesday was a first for the 2017 star.

Fogg returned to Rutgers for the first time since his team performed well at a June 7-on-7 camp. This time, Fogg went for an unofficial visit in Piscataway.

“I really liked the campus and all of that,” Fogg said. “I liked the coaches and the people that I met. It was actually pretty cool. I liked the facilities at Rutgers.”

Fogg did not meet with Kyle Flood, who flew to Chicago today for Big Ten media festivities, but enjoyed time with defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson and others.

Now, for my first time taking a real visit, it was cool to see everything,” Fogg said. “[The coaches] said they want me because I can play in space. I mostly play outside linebacker and a strong safety position. I’m kind of a hybrid, and they like that I play well and in control in space. That’s what they’re looking for, and actually they’re even more looking at the character of their players. I like that about them.”

Fogg lived in Asbury Park, N.J., until sixth grade, and returns to the Garden State come often.

“They’re not too far from my hometown, so it’s exciting that they’re pretty close for me,” Fogg said. “… It’s cool. I come [to New Jersey] like every other week, so it’s pretty fun every time I get to see my friends and family there.”

The Big Ten is another draw for Fogg, with multiple options within the conference.

“They’re new to the Big Ten and so is Maryland, so they’re just getting into it,” Fogg said. “It’s a really good conference with a lot of good competition like Michigan State and the champions Ohio State that just won another national championship. They have good competition and good teams. They have a lot of talent, and they put a lot of money into their football programs.”

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