Local Prospect Listing Rutgers

John Ferrara is a big defensive end/tight end from Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island (N.Y.). Ferrara took a Midwest tour three weeks ago visiting five schools. He has Rutgers in his game plan.

"It is tough to attend games in the fall, but I am planning to go to a few Rutgers games since it's close. We are also planning to go to a Boston College game," said John Ferrara.

Ferrara has taken unofficial visits to Michigan, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Northwestern. The three star prospect holds six offers--Duke, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers, and the newest offer from Northwestern.

"I am keeping everything open right now," Ferrara said about naming favorites. "I don't want to narrow down anything until later in the season. I have not scheduled any official visits. I don't know when I will."

Rutgers has caught his attention. The Scarlet Knights are working hard bringing in top prospects, and Ferrara is a top performer on both sides of the ball.

"Rutgers has come a long way," said Ferrara. "I have seen a tremendous turn around with Coach [Greg] Schiano. They are putting a lot of money into the program. I am being recruited as a tight end and a defensive lineman."

"I have been to Rutgers about three or four times. The campus is really nice. The football center is incredible. I think they put twenty million dollars into it. The weight room is unbelievable," Ferrara added.

The New York product has built a strong relationship with offensive line coach Kyle Flood.

"Coach Flood is my recruiting coach. He is a really good guy. I was being recruited by another coach from Rutgers, but Coach Flood took his place. He is extremely nice. He actually played high school football against one of my coaches," Ferrara said.

When choosing his college destination Ferarra will consider several aspects.

"The most important thing to me is academics," he said. "I will look at the team comradery and team morale. I want to see if the players are selfish or if they come together and play as a team."

When asked of his decision, "I don't know when I will make a decision," he said. "I have no specific time-frame."

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