Rutgers made Reedley (Calif.) cornerback Kobe Marfo feel at home Monday on an official visit, and if everything goes well this week, it could become his permanent one.
Marfo received an offer from Rutgers two weeks ago, and expects to decide this week.
“I’m at home right now to talk it over with my family, my mom and my dad and fill them in,” Marfo said. “Pretty soon I should be making my decision.”
Marfo visited Rutgers with his brother and a cousin, so a discussion with parents could be the final step before a decision. The family members that saw Rutgers alongside him also left impressed.
“They loved it,” Marfo said. “They just kept looking at me the whole time, giving me the look that this is the place for you. This is the place you’ve been dreaming about since you’ve been coming up. They loved it as much I do.”
Speaking of family, there are plenty of connections for Marfo, whose cousin Larry Asante played for Bill Busch before his time in the NFL.
“It was call that they talked with me about my cousin, and coach [Chris] Ash remembers coaching against Larry too,” Marfo said. “They were both very cool guys.”
Cornerbacks coach Aaron Henry connected strong with Marfo, who would welcome the former All-Big Ten defensive back as a mentor.
“Coach Henry, I can’t wait to speak to him again,” Marfo said. “He’s a very smart guy, a lot of wisdom to pass down to me that I’m looking forward to receiving. The stuff that he’s teaching is legit. I’m glad that the stuff he teaches, I’m very familiar with it. It’s going to be nice to come in and compete right away, plug me in and have me develop my skills around the clock with my teammates.”