Although Opoku does not hold a Rutgers offer, the Scarlet Knights have been scouting him the last few months. The Scarlet Knights nearly offered him a scholarship last year, when he was at North Brunswick (N.J.) Township High.
"I'm just happy to be in this situation,'' Opoku said. "I'm looking forward to visiting with coach Schiano.''
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Opoku said he has a number of offers, including one from Connecticut and another from Temple, where he committed out of high school but was a late academic qualifier. Once he was cleared, Opoku was told by Temple it didn't have any scholarships available.
But growing up 15 minutes from Rutgers Stadium, and being familiar with the Scarlet Knights program, has Rutgers high on his list. His strong relationship with tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Joe Susan is another bonus, he said.
"Truthfully, I am a Rutgers fan,'' Opoku said. "I grew up around Rutgers. Rutgers is in my backyard. Maybe if it wasn't supposed to be, then the opportunity wouldn't be there (to visit). I have a lot of respect for coach (Joe) Susan and the Rutgers family.''
"I first started watching Rutgers when L.J. Smith was going there,'' Opoku said. "He used baby sit me. I know Kenny Britt. Tiquan (Underwood) is originally from North Brunswick, and then he moved.
"I know everything about Rutgers. If it was last year, I would know everyone on the team. (Junior defensive end) Sorie Bayoh is my cousin. (Freshman cornerback) Abdul Smith is my best friend. I've known him since we both started going to combines.''
Opoku plans to make a college decision soon since he plans to enroll in January.