Fla. RB eyes RU offer, visit

A three-star running back from Florida said he is on the verge of getting an offer from Rutgers, and he is also lining up an official visit to Piscataway after his senior season is complete. The player talks about his recruitment, his involvement with Rutgers and what he likes about the program. He also talks about his running style, and how he compares to former Scarlet Knights standout Ray Rice.

Rutgers' recruitment of three-star Florida running back Jawan Jamison is increasing, and The Bolles School (Jacksonville) standout said a scholarship offer is coming.

And he added he will reciprocate the interest by giving the Scarlet Knights an official visit.

"(Rutgers) really likes me, and after I pass the ACT, which I'm taking in Dec, they will offer me,'' Jamison said. "They have good academics, a good atmosphere and a good coaching staff.

''Jamison already holds offers com Clemson, Wake Forest and Northern Illinois. He is also getting interested from Memphis and South Carolina.

And he already knows four of the schools that will get an official visit from him, but the trips will have to wait.

"I am going to take one to Clemson, Rutgers, Wake Forest and South Carolina,'' Jamison said. "Our coach doesn't like us going on official visits during the season because he thinks it will distract us, so I will wait until after.''

Jamison is eyeing a Dec. 5 visit to Rutgers, which is when the Scarlet Knights host West Virginia in the regular season finale.

He will also use that time to learn much more about Rutgers, as a school and a football program.

"I know that Ray Rice went there and he was pretty good,'' Jamison said. "I see him play for (the) Baltimore (Ravens). From what the coach said, they like to give the ball to the running backs 30 to 40 times a game. I like that.''

The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Jamison has a Rice-type physique, albeit he is a bit taller. Although he can get to the corner, Jamison said he enjoys running between the tackles more.

"If you go the outside, you get mostly everybody diving at you and trying to hit you low,'' Jamison said. "If the offensive line is blocking the way it's supposed to, you are one-on-one with a linebacker.''

Jamison also said he has "very good hands.''

He has seven catches for more than 100 yards, and has 31 carries for 420 yards and nine touchdowns for The Bolles School, which is 5-0.

"Mostly I play the first quarter and then get taken out halfway through the second quarter,'' Jamison said. "The next few games should be tougher, so I should play longer.''


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