Sam Hellman / Scarlet Report

Top NY RB Stevie Scott Reviews Rutgers Visit

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- At 240 pounds, New York's top running back is an ideal fit for the future of the Rutgers offense. Does Syracuse (N.Y.) Christian Brothers Academy tailback Steve Scott feel the same way?

Rutgers leads for New York's top running back after Stevie Scott departed from a full day on campus. The Scarlet Knights hosted Scott during a camp day, but found plenty of time for him despite a packed field of more than 700 prospects.

Scott, at 240 pounds, calls himself a "big back out of the backfield,." Rutgers expressed its need for one, including an introduction to 230-pound potential starter Gus Edwards.

"The visit was amazing," he said. "It's a great campus, great coaching staff and I enjoyed everything. The coaching staff is what stood out to me most. They kept it real and showed their love for me."

On campus with his father -- Stevie Scott Jr. -- and uncle, the family walked away impressed after a day's worth of attention from the Rutgers staff.

"(My dad) felt that he could trust the program," Scott said. "I could fit in well, and maybe even change it around a little."

Could Scott commit to a school soon? 

"I don't know yet, I still have to think," said Scott, who wants to discuss recruiting with family and coaches after he returns home.

With interest in both finance and engineering, education was the first part of Scott's Rutgers visit.

"The (business school) building was huge," he said.  "I like how it had numerous flags of other cultures representing the different races at Rutgers."

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