With his cousin’s career as a barometer, Elizabeth (N.J.) 2017 athlete Jahmin Muse has plenty of cause for excitement after a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers.
Muse picked up his offer during an unofficial visit to Rutgers, where cousin Khaseem Greene starred as one of the defensive greats in modern school history.
“Knowing that Khaseem Greene went there, to get an offer from Rutgers is unbelievable,” said Muse, who checks in at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds. “… We know each other now. As a matter of fact I just saw him. We had a conversation just now. He’s working out still, and whenever I need something, he’s there to get it for me. We’re really close.”
Muse visited for consecutive home games at Rutgers. He picked up an offer after the Nebraska game in a brief conversation with coach Kyle Flood.
“We went to go talk to coach Flood but we didn’t have much time because one of their players got injured,” Muse said. “He said ‘I won’t be able to talk to you that long but I just want you to know that I’m offering you a scholarship.’ That was that.”
Muse lives in Elizabeth, N.J. – a short drive away from Rutgers.
“It would mean a lot to play in New Jersey because my friends are close and my family is close,” he said. “Elizabeth is not far from Rutgers. I’d be able to play just like high school at Rutgers. The same amount of fans could come to my games and everything.”
Rutgers lost 31-14 to Nebraska during Muse’s visit.
“It was a tough loss but the fans are very loyal,” he said. “They were very loyal fans.”
Boston College also offered Muse with Temple, Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech interested.
“Boston College is a really good school,” he said. “We have a good relationship also. They send me a lot of mail just like Rutgers does.”
Muse plays multiple roles for Elizabeth and does not have a set position in the eyes of college recruiters, he said.
“I’m very athletic and versatile,” Muse said. “I’m able to do whatever you need me to do. I’m a very fast kid, but I’m a humble kid – about the team. I adapt quickly.”