Jerome Messam has been widely considered as one of Canada's top recruiting prospects this year. At 6-foot-3 and 234 pounds the young man from Brampton, Ontario runs a freakish 4.36 forty yard dash. Messam was one of a number of recruits on hand this weekend for an official to Rutgers.At 6-foot-3 and 234 pounds, Messam sounds like he has the perfect build for a fullback at the next level. However, Rutgers was recruiting him as a tailback, alongside FB Brian Leonard. Messam was one of eight prospects on hand this past weekend taking an official visit to Rutgers.
During his junior season, Messam tallied a whopping 26 touchdowns and rushed for over 2,600 yards during only 9 games.
"Jason Nugent was my host. He showed me around. I knew him from before and he really likes it there."
Messam's official trip to Rutgers involved a pleasurable getaway to the Big Apple, a destination he had not been to before this weekend.
"I had a great time. I was loving it. The weight room is awesome, it's all state-of-the-art. The coaches are really down to earth and laid back. Coach Schiano, when we met, made me feel real comfortable."
[The trip to New York City] "was fun. I had a lot of fun. We went to New York on Friday night. We went to ESPN Zone. We played a lot of video games and they fed us really good. I was loving it."
Messam stated that he still plans on taking more visits in order that he be absolutely certain regarding a final destination. Included on his visit list will be the program that he favored from the very beginning of his recruitment process - the Spartans of Michigan State.
"I have Akron coming up on the 10th. And Michigan State, I will find out when I'll visit [them] this Tuesday."