Rush end Jonathan Freeny loved his visit

Coconut Creek star (Broward County, Florida) and Rutgers verbal commitment Jonathan Freeny took his official visit to Piscataway this weekend. had an opportunity to get to speak to Jonathan who emphatically stated "I loved my visit up there".

Jonathan Freeny (6'3" 220-pounds) got to see the bright lights and big city for the first time in his life and enjoyed what his future university has to offer.

"It was my only visit, but getting to know the coaches was what made me want to play for Rutgers. I had trips planned to UCF, Indiana, but I knew I wanted to be at Rutgers and when I committed, I cancelled those trips," stated Freeny.

"It was my first time up there. The school and New Jersey were real nice. I liked New York City a lot. The players were also very cool. I was hosted by Eric Foster and he was great."

Freeny played DE as a junior and tallied 12 sacks, but during his senior year he made the transition to OLB. For his performance this past fall, he was rewarded with 1st team All-County honors.

At Rutgers, he will specifically be brought in as a rush end.

"They like my athleticism. They told me that a senior was graduating and that if I worked real hard and developed, that I could crack the two deep. They rotate 7-8 guys, so I hope to be one of those players. They said I could also play some special teams."

Freeny will finish up his wrestling season and focus on weight training during the spring.

"It was through wrestling actually that I met Coach Rizzi. He came by my school and watched me in wrestling practice and we hit it off. But after this wrestling season ends, I want to work out hard this spring and just prepare for my freshman year at Rutgers."

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