Milewski gets RU offer, visiting Sunday

Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) senior David Milewski has offers from Monmouth and Rutgers. He is taking an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Sunday to meet with members of the coaching stafff and academic staff. He talks about whether he could commit to the Scarlet Knights during the visit.

The whirlwind Sayreville High's (Parlin, N.J.) David Milewski is caught up in is fast-paced and could be dizzying.

Within the last few days he received an offer from Monmouth, got a call from Rutgers coach Greg Schiano and a scholarship offer from the Scarlet Knights, and also scheduled an unofficial visit to Rutgers.

Milewski, who is being recruited as a linebacker, said he will be on campus Sunday to meet with members of Rutgers' coaching staff, some of the school's academic folks and perhaps chat with a few of the players.

"I'm going (Sunday) to talk to some of the coaches,'' Milewski said. "I'm supposed to be going in the afternoon. (Schiano) was the one that told me personally on the phone they were going to offer me. It's coming by so fast.''

Could Milewski cap his Rutgers visit by committing?

"Maybe,'' he said. "I kind of know where I want to go, but when I visit I can actually compare where I'm at. Hopefully, within a week or two weeks I will know for sure.''

Connecticut is also recruiting Milewski, but has yet to offer. He said he will send more film out shortly.

So for now, he is considering Rutgers and Monmouth, a school he visited unofficially twice last week.

He attended the Hawks' game against Bryant on Oct. 31, and returned to the campus a few days later to meet with the coaching staff.

"I went to a game but didn't get a chance to talk to the coaches,'' he said. "I got there late because I didn't have a ride. I didn't talk to the coach or go to any of recruiting things. I went back and was able to talk to them.''

Milewski may be new to the recruiting game, but he has a player at each school to lean on for assistance.

Rutgers freshman receiver Mohamed Sanu, who attended South Brunswick High, used to live in Sayreville. His brother, Samir, coached Milewski in basketball. Milewski added Sayreville defensive coordinator Shawn Currie speaks regularly with Mohamed Sanu, and gives updates on the Scarlet Knights.

"I'm just excited,'' Milewski said. "The whole recruiting process is new to me, and I'm excited and privileged to be in the situation I'm in.''

Meanwhile, Milewski's familiarity with Monmouth comes in the form of former Sayreville quarterback Mike McLafferty.

"Monmouth is different because it's a smaller school,'' Milewski said. "One of my old teammates, Mike McLafferty, is red-shirting as a tight end there. He's told me only good things about Monmouth. He said the coaching staff is good, and the facilities are nice.''


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