Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic tight end Korab Idrizi became a visit priority for the new Rutgers staff in January but the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior does not yet have a scholarship offer.
Idrizi hopes that changes this weekend when he officially visits campus.
Idrizi hosted multiple Rutgers coaches since the end of the dead period, and he is high on head coach Chris Ash’s changes to the program.
“I think coach Ash is doing a great job turning the program around already and that he does everything the best interest of the team at heart,” Irdrizi said. “He will definitely be good for Rutgers football.”
Idrizi enjoyed January meetings with Rutgers offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer and Ash to discuss details on the offense.
“They like what I can do within their system,” Idrizi said. “Not only am I a guy that can put his hand in the dirt, but they can split me out or put me in a two-point stance. They said they like what I can do from that aspect.
“I’m really excited about the change in culture because I think coach Ash is going to turn it around. I didn’t have as good of a relationship with the old coaches, so I want to see the changes for myself.”
Idrizi sees said changes starting Friday when he arrives for an official visit.
“I’ve been there on visits before but mostly just around the football stadium,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing more of the whole campus and all of the changes that are coming with the coaches. They seem like good people. They have a lot of energy and they’re talking about changing the culture down there. I’m excited about that.”
Idrizi officially visited James Madison last week and has no visits set for the final weekend before National Signing Day.
“JMU was a beautiful campus where you can have a view of the mountains and everything,” he said. “It was a really nice visit. I liked getting to see more of the campus. I had been there before on an unofficial visit but this one was better. I got to spend a lot of time with the players and really got a good feel.”