Brooklyn WR talks Rutgers visit

LSU, Penn State and Rutgers are among the schools showing this 6-foot-3 junior receiver interest, and he talked about his familiarity of Rutgers. The player reports a 4.49 time in the 40, and following his trip to Piscataway (N.J.) for Junior Day, he talked about what he liked, and his view of the Scarlet Knights. He already has a close tie to the program.

Rutgers' Junior Day was able to pull players from a bunch of locations. Kids from Upstate New York and Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and all parts of New Jersey came by the campus.

And New York City was also represented as Fort Hamilton High (Brooklyn) receiver Brandon Reddish was on campus.

He already knew about some things about Rutgers because he attended the season opener against Cincinnati and the regular season finale against West Virginia, but Saturday's event taught him plenty more about the program.

"I learned about the academics, and how they are No. 3 (in APR) last year, and they should be No. 1 this year,'' Reddish said. "The football team really seemed together.''

The 6-foot-3 Reddish, who said he was recently timed at 4.49 in the 40-yard dash, also has a quick way to get the inside scoop on the program, and the school. Scarlet Knights receiver Keith Stroud played at Fort Hamilton, and the two have been friends since their days playing on the same Little League team.

"He tells me about what is going on,'' Reddish said. "He is always telling me to come to the school.''

And after the visit to Rutgers, Reddish understands why.

"I'm liking Rutgers,'' said Reddish, who added he had an 85 of 100 average in school. "I like the academics.''

Reddish doesn't have any offers, but said he is getting interest from Penn State, LSU, Syracuse and Maryland.

One of the top players in Brooklyn, Reddish had 30 catches for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns as Fort Hamilton advanced to the PSAL semifinals. He also added two interceptions and 45 tackles as a safety, but doesn't care which side of the ball he lines up on.

"I'll play anything,'' he said. "I first started to play receiver, but then they put me on the other side of the ball.''

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