As the camp season proceeded, Alvarez attended the Rutgers camp in Florida where SOR.com had the opportunity to again observe him. Like many prospects at the camp, Alvarez was looking for a chance to impress the Rutgers staff. He attempted to display his athletic abilities from the TE position, but he was told to move to the OL drills. He displayed his great wing span, quick feet, and a good bend in the hips along with impressive explosion out of his stance. The Rutgers staff was impressed enough to tender a scholarship offer.
Alvarez was so impressed by the Rutgers staff and what he knew about the football program that he made the 20 plus hour drive to New Jersey to attend the Rutgers football camp in New Jersey by himself. Obviously, Rutgers was a place that he wanted to find out more about and as soon as possible. By the end of the Rutgers camp, Alvarez felt comfortable enough with the Rutgers campus and the environment to commit to the Big East school.
Below is a video interview that SOR along with Larry Blustein conducted in June of 2006.
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