Rutgers in on one of nation's top juniors

One of the top juniors in the nation holds nearly three dozen offers, including one from Rutgers. With such an array of schools to chose from, is it realistic to think the Scarlet Knights are a player in his recruitment? The player talks about what he wants in an offense, and what he plans on majoring in. Also, he talks about Rutgers, and whether he is giving the Scarlet Knights a serious look.

When Wade Hampton High (Greenville, S.C.) receiver Hakeem Flowers is asked to rattle off his list of offers, he is hesitant because he doesn't want to offend any of the schools by unintentionally leaving them out.

Tough to blame him since listing his offers may require some serious study time.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound class of 2011 standout has 31 offers, including one from Rutgers.

"My parents and I are going to sit down in about a month and see what schools we're going to go to in the spring,'' Flowers said.

He gave his thoughts on the Scarlet Knights.

"I know they have a really good program and I like the offense that they run,'' Flowers said. "From what I've seen, they have good coaches, also. They're a program I would consider.''

The litany of schools recruiting Flowers include LSU, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Auburn, Notre Dame and Florida State, all of whom offered.

But the process is just beginning for Flowers.

"Right now there aren't any (schools) that stand out,'' he said. "First off, I'm looking for academics. Then, I'll be looking for a good coaching staff, somewhere I will fit in real good.''

On the field, Flowers knows what he wants in a college offense, and is unconcerned whether it means setting up in the slot or being split wide.

"I'm comfortable with both. As long as I'm on the field playing, I'm fine,'' he said. "I like the offense to be spread out, one that throws the ball a lot and gets the ball to the receivers. I'm pretty much a go-getter. They throw the ball up and I go and get.''

Flowers also has an early feel for what he wants on the academic side.

"I would like to major in business management,'' he said. "I would like to own my own business. I want to own my own franchise, like McDonald's or a Chik-fil-A, something like that.''


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