In 10 days, Scout.com's No. 4 ranked cornerback will make the drive again, this time for an unofficial visit to Rutgers to get a tour of the facilities, learn more about the academics, meet with members of the coaching staff and show off the school to his family.
"I'm actually going to Rutgers on March 10,'' Chestnut said. "I like the school a lot, and I want to show my grandma the facilities and the school, and show her where I may be for the next four years after high school. I just want to give her a feel for it.''
Although he is going to take his time and may not decide until after his senior season, Chestnut holds Rutgers in a special place. He used to live in Willingboro and feels an allegiance to his former home state's school.
"Rutgers, I like it a lot, but I'm keeping everything open,'' Chestnut said. "I used to live in Jersey for five years. It's definitely a home away from home, but I do like the way the coaches (interact) with the student athletes, how they give them everything. They have a lot of opportunities to grow.''
Chestnut, who doubles as a quarterback, completed 43 of 60 passes for 503 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 995 yards and 18 scores on 174 attempts.
But schools are recruiting the physical Chestnut to play cornerback, and he had a strong junior season at Pottsgrove. He finished with 91 tackles, four interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries.
He is trying to organize an itinerary of schools to visit in the late spring and summer, but nothing is set.
"I don't know if I can get anywhere in the spring. It's going to be hard because of my track schedule,'' Chestnut said. "In the summer, I'll probably get out to places like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State. Places like that. I've been out to Penn State, but I want to see it again. I haven't been there since my freshman year.''