Jeff Minemyer chooses Rutgers

One of the best TEs in the Northeast, Jeff Minemyer, decides to end his recruitment with a commitment to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

One of the top TE prospects in the Northeast region ended his recruitment when Jeff Minemyer broke the news to Rutgers assistant Joe Susan today during an in-hone visit that he was committing to the Scarlet Knights. The Rutgers tight end coach and recruiting coordinator visited Bishop Carroll H.S and then came to the Minemyer's for dinner and Jeff decided to give him the news.

Minemyer stated that "I have so much respect for him (Coach Susan) so I had to wait to do it in person, but I really decided about a week ago," After delivering the news to Coach Susan, Minemyer called Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, who was very excited to hear the news.

Minemyer fielded offers from Michigan State, Louisville, NC State, and Illnois, but his decision came down to Rutgers and West Virginia. The decision was made easier after talking to West Virginia. They told him he was a tight end and they needed offensive lineman, which was not something he was waiting to hear.

Although Minemyer prefers to play tight end, he is not ruling out another position. He stated that "I realize with my body I could grow into an offensive tackle, right now I'm a tight end and that's what I want to play. I like the coaches at Rutgers and I think they'll be there for a while and I want to be a part of what their building. It's only five hours from home so my parents can make most of the games and being in the Big East the travel won't be so bad for them to go to my away games."

Now that Minemyer has made his intentions known to the college football world, he will become a recruiter next weekend when he takes his official visit to Rutgers. He stated that "I plan on working on all the uncommitted kid who will be there, I'm going to start calling them and getting all the best players I can, you need the best players if you want to be one of the best teams."

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