Rutgers commit still taking visits

Shamar Graves is among the best WRs in the northeast. In December, he committed to Rutgers as a "soft" verbal while he continues to take visits. So what is his current status?

At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Shamar Graves, of Woodbridge, New Jersey is a two-way standout who led his team in sacks (8.5) and receiving yards (388). Graves gave a verbal commitment to Rutgers after a great official visit, but he has kept the door open for schools like Syracuse, Connecticut, and West Virginia.

“I have not closed anything off at this point,” Graves said. “I am still looking at all of my options. I am taking an official visit to UConn this weekend, and I am trying to set a visit up with West Virginia for the weekend before signing day. I have not been talking to West Virginia as much, but I am still very interested in taking a tour of their campus.”

The Scout.com three-star prospect has been very open about the status of his recruitment throughout the entire process, and he once again let us in on what he is thinking about the whole situation.

“I have committed to Rutgers, but I am really not looking at what a school can do to overtake them. When you are from New Jersey, Rutgers is perceived as basically an Ivy League school, so you know that you are going to get a top notch education if you go there.”

“It is basically about what I see in the program, and how I feel with a program. I am most interested in what a program has to offer me academically, and if they will provide me with the opportunity and the connections to help prepare me and get me on to the next level.”

“I am also interested in playing basketball wherever I go. UConn, Syracuse, and Rutgers have all said that if I take care of my responsibilities for the team and in the classroom, then they would not have a problem with me playing,” Graves reported.


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