Irvington (N.J.) 2018 defensive end Lancine Turay was on the Rutgers campus Saturday for a simple basketball game with his older brother. Turay met up with his older brother, Rutgers defensive end Kemoko Turay, at the football facilities.
Turay is happy he stopped by after a conversation this morning with head coach Chris Ash.
“I was actually offered by coach Ash himself,” Turay said. “I went with Kemoko to the facility and went to the weight room. Other recruits were there as well, but coach Ash pulled me to the side and was like, 'you definitely have an offer here in case you didn't know.'”
Rutgers is more than just another offer said Turay, who moved back to New Jersey last year after time in Georgia.
“This means a lot,” he said. “Rutgers is the first four-year college I ever stepped foot on. I always admired it. Kemoko has spent a lot of time here. Whether it be with the old coaches or the new coaches, I always had a good time. The environment is great.”
Rutgers wants Turay as a defensive end, he said.
“They said they like me most at d-end right now,” he said.”I like that because it's what Kemoko has done. … Kemoko tells me that [defensive line coach Shane] Burnham is a good guy. Regardless of what he's told me, I know coach Burnham is a champion. That's what I see.”
Turay recently hauled in offers from Syracuse and Maryland. He will be back at Rutgers next weekend with Irvington teammates for junior day.