If Rutgers offensive line coach AJ Blazek wants to truly reload and build depth in the trenches, Thursday represents progress.
Rutgers hosted three top New Jersey offensive linemen and Passaic Tech four-star Carter Warren is pumped up about the program’s new direction.
The offense that they’re running now, it fits what I do perfectly,” said Warren, who returned to campus for the first time since junior day. “I sat in on film with Blazek and he compared what I do with their film. It’s a good tempo. I loved [the offense].”
Perhaps the most significant step for Warren this spring takes place soon when he introduces his mother to head coach Chris Ash.
“They’ve only talked to my dad, so I’m going to get her on the phone with coach Ash this week,” Warren said. “It’s important.”
Warren watched practice with Passaic Tech teammates, and keyed in on the offensive line.
“It was a great visit today,” he said. “I went out there to see my boys do what they had to do today, and I loved the intensity. … Everybody was going after it, we’re looking fast. I got to see how Blazek really is on the field and I love him. He’s always amped.”
Warren said he felt no pressure about a decision from the coaching staff. He visits Maryland this weekend and Virginia Tech next week with “no leaders” on the list. Warren’s ideal decision date is Jan. 19, 2017 – his 18th birthday.
“[Rutgers] is letting me take my time, relax, I’m not trying to force anything,” Warren said. “They want me to take my visits.”