Minemyer chooses the Scarlet Knights

After a long and rigorous recruiting process Pennsylvania tight end Jeff Minemyer has seen enough and has committed to Rutgers. The process has even worn out his No. 1 fan and father Barry Minemyer.

"We've been planning it for a while and we decided to get it over with today," Barry Minemyer said. "This whole thing has just become too much to take, its fun but all these schools calling and wanting to set-up visits or wanting to come to the house to see him. Rich Rodriguez told us when the process starts to not be so fun anymore; it's probably time to make a decision.

There should be some semblance of calm in the Minemyer household after today as Jeff Minemyer the 6-foot-7, 235 pound, tight end from Bishop Carroll High in Ebensburg, Pa, committed to Rutgers. Minemyer is ranked No. 71 at his position according to Scout.com

"It was a great experience talking to and meeting these coaches, but after a while we decided on Rutgers it became too much. Louisville and NC State wanted to come to the house. Illinois coach Ron Zook called last night and Jeff just told him he had to be honest with him and he was committing to Rutgers."

It was expected by most that Minemyer would be headed for Morgantown to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers, but a few recent developments changed that thought.

"Jeff was very high on West Virginia, but we spoke with Rich Rodriguez and he said they only had nine scholarships and they were in a bind with offensive lineman. They would have to bring in Jeff as an offensive lineman and he wants to play tight end. Rutgers allows him that opportunity."

Rutgers will return one of the top tight ends in the nation in Clark Harris, but that's a good thing according to the elder Minemyer.

"We were told he is not leaving early that he will stay in school. When we went up there for an unofficial we got to spend part of the day with Clark Harris, Sam Johnson and the offensive coordinator we got the opportunity to learn a lot about the offense and how they use the tight end. Rutgers is a great school and their going to a bowl game. They are putting a lot of money into their facilities and we think Coach Schiano is building something special there."


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