RU watches 2011 Seton Hall Prep player

The Rutgers coaching staff was out in force during the weekend, recruiting up and down the Atlantic coast. The Scarlet Knights also checked out some local talent, including a class of 2011 player from Seton Hall Prep in West Orange. spoke to the player to learn which schools are showing the most interest, how he is approaching recruiting and what he is looking for in a school.

Having a father and brother who went through the recruiting process is helping Seton Hall Prep of West Orange defensive end Connor Wujciak, whose recruitment is starting to intensify.

Rutgers thinks enough of the class of 2011 Wujciak that tight ends coach Joe Susan made the trip to see him play Saturday against Bloomfield. Wujciak already holds offers from the Scarlet Knights, Boston College and Maryland.

"The letters have really picked up. I'm starting to get a lot of those,'' the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Wujciak said. "I'm attacking it with an open mind. No favorites, nobody getting ruled out.''

Wujciak said he also is receiving interest from Wisconsin, Connecticut, Syracuse, Penn State and Notre Dame, where his dad (Alan) played.

Wujciak's brother, Alex, plays at Maryland, and he already gleaned a lot of information from both family members about how to approach the recruiting process.

"Keep all the options open,'' Wujciak said. "You have to look for the right things. You can't just look at the football. It's how I like the coaches, the academics, the school.''

Wujciak admitted he "was always a big Notre Dame fan because my dad played there,'' but that feeling has subsided a bit and he will make a decision based on his own investigation.

However, Wujciak has plenty of things to do before he whittles things down.

"I honestly I have no idea what I want to major in,'' Wujciak said. "In a school, I'm definitely looking at a place I can enjoy for four or five years. Not just football, but where I can fit in socially and academically.''

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