Maryland S to visit RU?

One of the top safeties from Maryland said he will visit Michigan and Miami, and also talks about whether Rutgers will get a visit. He took an unofficial visit to Rutgers in the offseason, and he said that is impacting his official visit schedule. Find out what the player is saying about the Scarlet Knights, what he says about his own playing style and when he will take his official visits.

Lorenzo Waters of DeMatha Catholic (Wyattsville, Md.) said he will take official visits to Miami and Michigan after the season, but the hard-hitting three-star safety is uncertain which other schools he will visit.

Rutgers is in the mix, but with an unofficial trip to the New Jersey school already checked on his list, he isn't sure another visit is the most prudent thing to do.

"I've taken an unofficial to Rutgers so I know what they're about,'' the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Waters said. "I don't know if I would take an official after already going there.''

However, Waters emphasized it didn't mean he was listing the Scarlet Knights below the other schools he is considering.

"They're a player in this,'' Waters said. "I wouldn't have taken that long trip up there if I wasn't going to consider them. I like their weight room. It was the first thing I saw, and I liked them. I like the people there. I'm still considering them because they're close and my family can see me play.''

Water, who holds a Rutgers offer, is also hearing from Maryland and West Virginia lately, but said he has "no favorite.''

"Miami has been telling me I have an opportunity to play early, and I know their system a little bit,'' Waters said. "Michigan is pretty much telling me the same thing. They will use me at safety and they like my film. I like their history and tradition and what they can offer me on and off the field.''

Waters said proximity to his home is one of the reasons he is interested in Maryland, and West Virginia's involvement is in its infancy.

"I'm just starting to find out about them,'' Waters said. "I got a call from my old fullback, Ryan Clarke, and he said there's not much else to do there.''

Scarlet Knights assistant coach Gary Emanuel was at DeMatha's game against Gonzaga earlier this month, which also gave Emanuel a chance to check out Waters' teammate, offensive lineman and Rutgers target Shane Johnson.

This season DeMatha is 7-0. But more than making tackles or intercepting passes, Waters like to hit.

"The best of the best do it, and I always love the way it looked,'' Waters said. "I pattern my game after the best. I know Brian Dawkins (of the Denver Broncos) can bring can bring it. I like to bring the wood whenever I can. Interceptions are nice, but nothing gets the crowd going like a big hit.''

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