Rutgers on verge of 11th commitment

As Rutgers prepared Sunday to face South Florida on Thursday, a recruit watched practice as he capped an unofficial visit. After returning home from the visit, the recruit talked to about it. He also said he expected to commit, but find out when.

Rutgers' quick recruitment of Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) linebacker David Milewski appears to be heading for a pleasing end.

After spending Sunday at Rutgers on an unofficial visit, Milewski gave the indication he is ready to commit to the Scarlet Knights.

"Very close,'' Milewski said when asked if he was going to commit. "I think I'm going talk it over with family. I'll probably give them a buzz after practice tomorrow (Monday).''

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Milewski is being recruited as a middle linebacker. He also plays tight end for Sayreville, but the Scarlet Knights apparently like his skills in the middle of the defense.

And, if he outgrows the position, he said he had no problem shifting to defensive end, if that is what the coaching staff wants.

During his visit, Milewski said Rutgers' director of player development Tariq Ahmad gave him a tour.

"He took me around, showed me the campus on Bush and also College Ave., and gave me a quick tour where the players stay, and where they go to classes,'' said Milewski, who also has an offer from Monmout and is being recruited by Connecticut. "He gave me a tour of the entire weight room. We talked to the strength and conditioning coach (Jay Butler) and saw the team room and the locker room. The facilities are really nice. It was state-of-the-art.''

From there it was off to the practice field to watch a rare Sunday night practice as the Scarlet Knights ready for Thursday's game against South Florida.

"I've been around sports nearly my whole life and that was one the most intense practices I've seen,'' Milewski said. "Just the way coach (Schiano) runs it. There are no breaks, and guys are moving all over the place.''

After the whirlwind day, Milewski headed to the football offices, where he met with linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Bob Fraser. He then spoke with head coach Greg Schiano.

"I spoke to coach Frazer and I got to pick his brain a little bit about defense,'' said Milewski, who then met with Schiano. "We spoke about 15, 20 minutes, about the program and what the aims are and what he expects from people in the program. He said he likes my ability and hopefully I can help them win a championship.''

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