Rutgers was one of the earliest offers for Miami (Fla.) Central defensive back Hunter Goetz. As a reward, Rutgers was his first stop on a June camp tour.
Goetz brought his South Florida competitiveness to the first Rutgers skills camp, where he built a closer bond with the coaching staff.
“I really liked coach (Henry) Baker when we met before and the fact that they offered me made me want to camp,” Goetz said. “I've been to Rutgers before, and I like the facility and the Big Ten.”
Goetz, who has family in New York, spent Saturday as one of the top defensive backs at Rutgers' camp.
“They offered me but wanted to see me at camp to see how I move,” Goetz said. “It's a Division I opportunity, and I like it a lot.”
Goetz spent the most time with Baker and co-defensive coordinator Bill Busch.
“I liked their energy,” Goetz said. “I liked coach Baker and how he talked to me. He wanted to make me better and teach me up. He's teaching me how to play at the line.”
Press coverage is essential within the Rutgers scheme, and something about which Goetz feels confident.
“I think that's what I do best down in South Florida,” he said.