DT Visits Rutgers, Looks to Visit Again

Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson attended Rutgers' practice Thurday, and he plans on making another visit shortly to watch the Scarlet Knights. His lone offer is from Rutgers, but he divulges which schools could be close to offering him. Stephenson also talks about a time frame for his decision.

Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson was going to attend Rutgers' first spring practice, but a scheduling snafu kept him from going.

He made it Thursday, and said he may go again shortly to see more of how the Scarlet Knights practice, and learn more about the program from which he holds his lone offer.

"I saw that they work really hard,'' Stephenson said. "I might go to Saturday's because they'll be in full pads. I talked to (assistant coach) Robb Smith. I like them a lot.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Stephenson is reserved off the field, but on it he is a constant worker who took pleasure clogging up running lanes so teammate and Rutgers signee David Milewski could make tackles from his linebacker position.

He bench presses 305 pounds and squats 405 pounds.

Stephenson is also being recruited by Boston College, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Cincinnati and West Virginia.

"Cincinnati, West Virginia and Boston College may offer,'' he said. "I might make a decision before my senior season, before my first game because of all the stress and stuff.''

Stephenson said he doesn't not have a leader, and his offseason schedule figures to be low-key. He may go to a combine or two, but does not plan on going to any camps.

"I can play both positions inside,'' said Stephenson, who listed a few of his strengths. "I like to pass rush. I'm real (into) the weight room.''

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