Onterio McCalebb was a relative unknown before the spring of '07. But as recruiting evaluators headed down to Florida, the sunshine state native began putting on shows for the flurry of visitors. And the offers quckly followed, including 'ships from his top 4 schools: West Virginia, Rutgers, Clemson and Auburn. McCalebb, however, decided to put an end to his recruitment after watching the Mountaineers defeat East Carolina 48-7 earlier this season.
Now with Rich Rodriguez choosing to head to Michigan, things just did not seem right for McCalebb. And the Scarlet Knights who were always actively recruiting the prodigy 'back were able to seize the opportunity.
With concerns of Ray Rice's possible departure for the NFL, McCalebb becomes a major recruiting coup for RU. He is an elite talent with the opportunity to make an impact early in his Rutgers career.
"He's not a very talkative guy. He's the type of kid that does his job. But he supports his teammates," stated Fort Meade High School head coach Mike Hayde in an earlier interview with Bluegoldnews.com's Kevin Kinder.
"I would call him a hybrid back," said Hayde. "He has a lot of skills. He's very fast and elusive. He runs the ball on either the inside and outside zone. He's also an excellent receiver out of the backfield, and he can catch passes at receiver. And on kick returns he is very explosive."
Stay tuned for more coverage on McCalebb's pledge to Rutgers.