Rutgers took the lead for Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo tight end Travis Vokolek Sunday at the end of an official visit. As of an in-home visit with head coach Chris Ash and tight ends coach Vince Okruch the next night, Rutgers remains ahead.
The pair visited Vokolek at the end of a busy day on the recruiting trail. The visit went well, as he expected.
“They just kind of reaffirmed everything they've been saying,” Vokolek said. “We talked about where my recruitment stands and I told them. We made sure that all of my questions were answered. It was a lot of reassuring and also explaining my role I'd play if I came to Rutgers.”
Vokolek did not verbally commit during the in-home visit, but may no longer visit Wyoming the final weekend before National Signing Day. The son of a long-time college football coach, ending his recruitment with respect is important.
“I'm going to use these next couple of days to go ahead and think about some things,” Vokolek said. “I'm going to find the place that's best for me, but I'm going to keep telling you that Rutgers is at the top right now. I think that everything I want is at Rutgers and a decision will be pretty soon.”
Wyoming recruited Vokolek before Jerry Kill took the Rutgers job and brought his name to the top of the recruiting board.
“[Wyoming] has been recruiting me for a while,” he said. “With my dad being a coach, he's explained to me that these coaches put in a lot of time, a lot of money into recruiting. If something comes where you were to decide you're not interest anymore, you need to tell them right away and not waste their time. I feel like it's definitely the right thing to do to have them as a consideration as well as the consideration of Rutgers.”