Don Bosco Prep RB Jalen Berger Stays Humble with Big Potential in 2020

How does 2020 running back Jalen Berger feel about Rutgers as another high-profile athlete out of Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep?

Sophomore Jalen Berger calls teammates like Tyler Friday and Kevin Brennan his “role models” at Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep.

Berger should pick up as much recruiting advice as possible along the way because the 2020 running back is already a hot commodity.

“I've learned so much from guys like Tyler Friday and Kevin Brennan,” Berger said. “I'm making sure I stay close to them so I can learn more and more about how to do it the right way.”

Berger holds six verbal scholarship offers, including one from hometown Rutgers.

“It means everything to me that my parents don't have to pay for college,” Berger said. “The exposure has been great.”

While contact is limited as an underclassman, Berger said he speaks with the staff as much as possible.

“They're all great coaches,” Berger said. “I see them every time I go there, and I like to call them a lot. Chris Ash is a very good guy. He talks to me every time I go there, and he makes me feel at home.”

While Berger goes to school in Ramsey, he lives 30 miles from Rutgers in Newark.

“Rutgers is a perfect school because I have that choice to stay at home and play in front of my friends and family,” Berger said. “It's closer to home. That's definitely a top college. It's a great school, and definitely a school I should be trying to go to. I try to visit there as much as I can just to get to know more about the school and the coaches.”

Penn State, Maryland and Michigan hosted Berger on other offseason visits. He plans to see more schools, and return to Rutgers, during the summer camp circuit.

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