Change was the theme of a Friday visit to Rutgers for an impressive crop at Hightstown (N.J.) Peddie Schoo, including quarterback Allan Walters, wide receiver Jahan Dotson and linebacker Javar Garrett for a full look at the school.
The group spent five hours on campus including workouts and a meeting with coach Chris Ash.
"[The visit] went great," Walters said. "I love the new coaches. They are making so many great changes, and there is a lot of positive vibes going around in that program right now. I'm looking forward to getting back later this month."
Walters expects to be back on campus before the end of the June camp circuit. Initially offered by the previous Rutgers staff during time at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, Walters is open to the massive offseason changes underway.
"The coaches have a real positive vibe around them," he said. "They live to have fun, but also get to work at the same time. The program is definitely going in the right direction and I'm excited."
Ash and offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer both met with Walters during the visit. He "absolutely" sees a fit in the new power spread attack.
"Coach Mehringer loved my athleticism," Walters said. "I worked out for them. I got much faster. He said I'm the perfect fit for what they want to do."
Formerly of Nazareth (Pa.) Dotson returned to his home state of New Jersey at the Peddie School with Rutgers being one of the first schools to offer.
"My visit today was amazing," Dotson said. "I thought the staff was great when I went there for the junior day but today I got the full experience of what it's like to be a Scarlet Knight and really got to know the coaches, and it was unbelievable. I'm really amazed and excited to see what this program is going to do in the future."
Garrett picked up his Rutgers offer in April after transferring to the Peddie School.
"It was good, just a visit for me today," said Garrett, who will be back to camp for Rutgers and defensive coordinator Jay Niemann tomorrow. "I got to bond with the Rutgers staff more as well as Allan and Jahan."