After relenting and finally taking the trip, Waters was thrilled he did it.
"I didn't know how much other stuff was there,'' Water said. "I got to see a lot more, and I liked it. I think it changed a lot. Definitely, I consider them a big player.''
The Scarlet Knights are in need of safeties in this recruiting class, and the 6-foot, 190-pound Waters, who is the No. 41 ranked safety by Scout.com, is one of their top targets.
And it appears to be a three program race for his services.
Waters said he will begin an official visit to Wake Forest on Tuesday, then travel with DeMatha Catholic teammate Shane Johnson (he also visited Rutgers this weekend) to California for a weekend official visit.
"I'll possibly make a decision after that,'' Waters said. "I'm stilling trying to set up a visit with Iowa, but I'm not sure how that is going to work.''
At one point Waters said he was favoring Miami, but he does not have an offer from the Hurricanes.
During his trip to Rutgers, Waters was hosted by fellow junior strong safety and Maryland native Joe Lefeged.
He said his trip included a tour of the campus, meetings with athletic director Tim Pernetti and academic advisors, as well as seats behind the Rutgers bench for the Scarlet Knights' game against West Virginia.
"They gave us a little feeling of the history of the school,'' Waters said. "Then we went to the ESPN Zone in New York.''
Oh, and there was also the pre-game meal in the just-opened $5 million recruiting lounge at Rutgers Stadium.
"It was great,'' he said. "There were televisions everywhere. I didn't think it was all necessary, but you've got to see it. It's crazy.''