Belton Visits Rutgers; Plans to Return?

Winslow Township High (Atco, N.J.) athlete Bill Belton is begining his spring tour, and it kicked off with a visit to Rutgers on Friday. Belton was able to see a number of things on his visit, including a pressing issue he wanted to get answered. Belton also discloses if he has a leader, the schools he will visit this spring and whether he will make another trip to his home state school.

Before Bill Belton hits the road for a Big East-dominated spring tour, he opened up in his home state with an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Friday.

There is also a good chance the talented quarterback from Winslow Township High (Atco, N.J.), who is being recruited as an athlete, will have a second engagement at Rutgers as he checks out the home school.

"We got there kind of late so we saw half of practice,'' Belton said. "We stayed there afterward and had pizza, and my family got a chance to meet the staff and meet with coach (Greg) Schiano. We had a great time.''

Not only did the day consist of watching spring practice, but there was also a meeting with Dean Carl Kirschner. "We were talking about the APR, and stuff like that,'' Belton said. "He mostly got to talk to my mom, and was saying Rutgers is a great school.''

Belton also met with receivers coach P.J. Fleck, which shows the Scarlet Knights view the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Belton as a receiver.

But the overriding reason Belton wanted to visit Rutgers was to see how the coaches interacted with the players, and how they coached on the field.

"That's what I really wanted to see,'' Belton said. "I think the coaches did a great job coaching their players, very hands on. Coach Fleck is very energetic and coaches very well.''

Belton will visit Cincinnati next weekend, and also plans on going to Louisville, Pittsburgh, Maryland and West Virginia. But a decision is not in Belton's near future.

"I'm definitely going to wait it out and weigh my options and make a decision,'' said Belton, who does not have a leader. "I really don't know where I'm going to go. It really doesn't matter to me. I can stay in state. I can go out of state. Wherever I feel the most comfortable, that's where I'm going to go.''

But before Belton decides, or cuts his list from the double digit offers he possesses, there will be another visit to Piscataway.

"I plan to come up again,'' he said. "I probably won't be able to make it up for the spring game because of a visit I have on that date.''

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