Rutgers Offers a Third from Dwyer High

Rutgers already offered Dwyer High (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) quarterback Jacoby Brissett and tight end Nick O'Leary, and this week one of Panthers' stars on the defensive line received an offer from the Scarlet Knights. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound player spoke about his position of choice in college, what he knows about Rutgers, and what will be the factors going into his decision.

Dwyer High of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) defensive end Curt Maggitt won't be on the camp or combine circuit this spring because he is rehabbing after shoulder surgery, but it hasn't stopped schools from offering him.

The latest scholarship offer came from Rutgers, making the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Maggitt the third play from Dwyer to receive an offer from the Scarlet Knights. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett and tight end Nick O'Leary were offered by Rutgers last month.

"It was kind of a surprise, but Jacoby and Nick got one (from Rutgers), and we have a lot of similar offers,'' said Maggitt, who added he emails with Rutgers. "I don't really know too much about them.''

Still, Maggitt will give the Scarlet Knights a look because he has heard them mentioned repeatedly since they are recruiting his school so hard.

"Any offer I get is awesome,'' Maggitt said. "Any school that gives me a scholarship definitely has a chance. I'm wide open on this thing. I haven't really visited any places yet.''

Maggitt's star-studded offer list includes Miami, Florida, Florida State, Florida International, South Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and West Virginia. And despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum, the interest continues to pile up.

However, he said the national recognition of the school will not be a deciding factor when he makes a commitment.

"I'm looking at academics, the way the program runs, the defense they run, the environment and the coaching staff,'' Maggitt said. "Those are the things I'm looking at.''

As a junior, Maggitt recorded 11 sacks, but his position in college continues to be debated because of his size and athleticism.

"A few of the schools want me to play outside linebacker, some say inside linebacker, and others say defensive end,'' he said. "I don't really have a preference. I just want to come off the edge.''

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