Brooklyn WR talks about Rutgers offer

One of the top juniors in the five boroughs was at Rutgers' junior day last month, and upon returning to Brooklyn he received an offer from the Scarlet Knights. He is 6-foot-3 and being recruited by LSU, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and a host of others. Find out what he had to say about his recruitment, and where the Scarlet Knights stand in the process.

After having an enjoyable time at Rutgers' Junior Day last month, Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn, N.Y.) receiver Brandon Reddish was content to sit and wait for an offer.

Not only from the Scarlet Knights, but from any of the schools recruiting him.

Instead, it was Rutgers who was the first – and only – school to offer the 6-foot-3 Reddish a scholarship. He recently received the written offer.

"I was surprised by the offer,'' Reddish said. "I didn't know I would get one as a junior.''

Reddish is also jazzed by it.

"I think it is good,'' Reddish said. "Their school is (well-known), and the academics are really good. I'm pretty excited. I didn't know I would get an offer so soon.''

Reddish,w ho also plays safety, broke onto the scene with a strong junior season.

He made 30 catches for 763 yards, and added 11 touchdowns in proving to be one of the best players in Brooklyn. Defensively, he had 45 tackles, and intercepted two passes.

It not only caught the attention of the Scarlet Knights, but plenty of other programs.

Reddish said Syracuse, Penn State, LSU, Maryland, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Miami are also recruiting him, and his stock could increase during the summer camp circuit.

"I'm going to the NIKE combine camp at Pittsburgh,'' Reddish said. "I'm going to the Rutgers camp in June, and also the Pittsburgh one, too. I wouldn't mind seeing Maryland.''

Reddish acknowledged the recruiting process is getting complex, and he is leaning on Fort Hamilton coach Vincent Laino for advice.

"He's telling me to wait and see who is sending me stuff, and then wait and make my choice,'' Reddish said. "I think I'm going to wait until after my senior season. I'll wait and see what other schools are going to come.''


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