Scarlet Knights keeping tabs on Pa. receiver

After transferring schools between his sophomore and junior season, this 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver from Pennsylvania began catching the eyes of numerous programs. He already holds an offer from North Carolina State, and he being recruited by the Scarlet Knights. He's made one trip to the New Jersey, and talks about whether he will be in Piscataway during the offseason.

A family situation resulted in receiver Dexter Bridge transferring from Upper Merion High (King of Prussia, Pa.) to Conestoga High (Berwyn, Pa.) for his junior season, and the move did nothing to hurt his recruitment.

After catching 42 passes for 692 yards and 12 touchdowns for Conestoga, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Bridge is starting to get serious attention from several BCS schools.

Bridge already holds an offer from North Carolina State, and he said he is getting plenty of attention from Rutgers. He is being recruited by Scarlet Knights assistant Kirk Ciarrocca.

"They talked to my coach, but they said they wanted to see me in person at their campus (before offering),'' said Bridge, who attended the game against Texas Southern last season. "I like the campus. It seems like a good fit, but I don't know yet.''

Bridge said he is getting plenty of letters from Michigan, Oregon, Syracuse and Boston College. He was recently contacted by Illinois as well.

"The top schools that I really like are Virginia, Michigan State, Rutgers, North Carolina State and Syracuse,'' Bridge said. "They've been showing a lot of interest, and (most) have a good background, and if they don't have a good background, they're showing some positive changes.

"Like UVa got a new coaching staff, Rutgers was in a bowl game this year.''

Bridge is just formulating his criteria for what he wants in a college.

"It's going to be where I like the program and fit there,'' he said. "Not something like an all passing offense, or an all running offense. I want a little bit of both.''

He added his summer camp schedule will likely include stops at Rutgers and Syracuse, as a well as participation in a combine.

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