Rutgers and coach Chris Ash set a high standard when it comes to the recruiting game for Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Coughlin offensive lineman Ryan Solt.
Rutgers was the first school in recruiting for Solt, who received interest from offensive line coach AJ Blazek in the offseason.
The third visit to campus, this Saturday for a scrimmage, was “100 percent class.”
“It’s 100 percent class [at Rutgers],” Solt said. “From the coaches to everything about it. I love the weight program and what coach [Kenny] Parker is doing. I love my position coaches and I love the way coach Ash is running everything.”
Solt, who plans to make a commitment in the next four to six weeks, claims no leaders but said the Rutgers presentation is impressive. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman’s offer list includes Maryland, Syracuse and Army with more visits coming in April. He plans to enroll early for college.
“Rutgers made it hard for other colleges because I went from such an amazing program on my first visit,” Solt said. “Now every college I got to is going to compare to it.”
Blazek spent time with Solt during a Saturday visit but did not push for a commitment.
“We talked about what he expects of the players and the way he coaches, his style,” Solt said. “He was asking where I stand with them and I told him the truth. Rutgers is definitely up there. I’m going back for the spring game.”
The Scarlet Knights ran through their first scrimmage of the spring Saturday, and enjoyed lunch with prospects during the afternoon.
“It’s going to be pretty scary for their first game,“ Solt said on watching practice. “When the offense is fully running, it’s going to be really good.”