Rutgers is in the competition for Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall safety Jahsen Wint after a scholarship offer came Wednesday for the Temple commit.
Wint is a long-time commit to Temple and coach Matt Rhule but he recently completed an official visit to Ohio State after a Buckeye offer.
“My [final] decision might be sooner because there’s two schools I’m looking at the hardest – Temple and Ohio State,” Wint said. “I’m just going to ask God and ask my parents and make a decision. I like Rutgers too but I’ve been there a couple of times. I know what they have to offer.”
Rutgers may get another visit if the recruitment continues into January. He learned about both Rutgers and Penn State offers today in a conversation with his head coach.
“I was pretty excited because Rutgers was a school that I wanted to go to when I was younger,” Wint said. “It was exciting to know that I actually have an offer now two years later.”
Wint has a solid relationship with new Rutgers coach Chris Ash from his time at Ohio State.
“Coach Ash is a very good football coach,” Wint said. “He’s a high-intensity guy and he knows what he’s doing.”
Erasmus Hall has players at both Rutgers (Deonte Roberts) and Ohio State (Curtis Samuel). Samuel hosted Wint on an official visit and Roberts spoke with the 2016 prospect shortly after the offer.
“I know him (Roberts) well because we started together playing middle linebacker at my school,” Wint said. “I’ve got a great connection with him. He told me that Rutgers is a good place and it can be like old times.”
Wint’s rise kickstarted Friday when he began an official visit weekend at Ohio State.
“It’s been an awesome week,” he said. “It’s good to finally get recognized – better late than never. I’m glad that I’m getting exposure now. It shows that I worked hard for this blessing. … I want to show that you shouldn’t ever underestimate someone. It’s good to prove people wrong. I’m going to continue to show people throughout my career.”