Emerging LB/TE plans unofficial visit to RU

Rutgers is trying to add a tight end to its recruiting class, and recently began recruiting a player who could be a diamond in the rough. The player spent his first two seasons playing offensive line and was injured for a portion of the 2008 season. However, he has emerged in 2009, and is hopeful of taking an unofficial visit to Rutgers for the Nov. 12 game against South Florida.

Two years ago David Milewski was playing on the offensive line. A year ago he missed a third of Sayreville (Parlin, N.J.) High's season with a pinched nerve, and he only attended one camp over the summer.

So, it is no wonder it took time for Milewski's ability to play tight end to get out, but slowly it happened. Now, he is hearing from Rutgers and Connecticut, as well as several Football Championship Subdivision schools.

In fact, Milewski said he spoke with Rutgers tight ends coach Joe Susan this week, and is planning on attending the Scarlet Knights' next home game, which is against South Florida on Nov. 12.

"My best years are ahead of me because I haven't grown into my body,'' said the nearly 6-foot-4, 215-pound Milewski, who does not have any offers. "I have good hands and run good routes. My blocking is better because the first few years I was playing offensive line.''

In fact, Milewski nearly moved from guard to center as a junior, but because of the emergence of another player, he was shifted to tight end to take advantage of his athleticism.

Milewski said he is open to playing linebacker or defensive end as well, but believes the colleges want him as a tight end.

In eight games last season, Milewski made 12 catches for 97 yards.

This season, Milewski had 20 catches, including five touchdowns, for 206 yards and has a team-leading 61 tackles. Sayreville is 7-0.

"I love playing tight end,'' said Milewski, who camped at Temple in the summer. "You still get to catch the ball, but you get to block. I think (Rutgers has) been gaining interest. (Susan) was talking to me and said he likes my film, and he said he brought up my name in a recruiting meeting.

"He told me after coach Schiano watches the video they would make a decision.''

Milewski said he was taking an unofficial visit to Monmouth this weekend. He added the Connecticut coaching staff is also asking him to attend a game, which Milewski hopes to do in November. He has also been to see Wagner play.

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