Fairless Hills (Pa.) Pennsbury 2018 Matt Rosso switched to offense based on college feedback this offseason. The move continues to pay off with Rutgers as his newest offer.
Ross worked out as an offensive lineman in front of Rutgers coaches Chris Ash and AJ Blazek. He left campus with a Big Ten scholarship offer.
“It was good working with the coaches, and it felt good leaving with an offer after you work that hard for that long.” he said. “After the camp, they showed us the facilities and I met with both of them. They like how much room I have to grow and all the potential I have. They offered me as an offensive tackle.”
Rosso moved from defensive tackle to the offensive line in the offseason. He credits Pro Edge – run by former Rutgers players J'Vonne Parker and Sameeh McDonald – with progress.
“It was hard in the beginning but it's a lot better since I started training with Pro Edge,” he said. “I switched because all of the schools that were looking at me saw me as an offensive lineman.”
Rosso comes from the same school as former Rutgers lineman JJ Denman and running back Charles Snorweah.
Sunday was Rosso's first visit to campus. He camps at Duke and Maryland the next two weekends and will be back for a full Rutgers visit in July.
“I really liked working with coach Blazek,” he said. “I liked how he coaches. He talks to you and he really shows you what he wants.”
Rosso plans to visit his top schools in July and August before a decision.
“Education has to be strong, and I want to know the coaches at any school,” he said. “I want to be comfortable at a school even if football wasn't involved.”