Wujciak Talks About Rutgers Visit, Timetable

Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) defensive end Connor Wujciak made an unofficial visit to Rutgers on Monday, where he got to check out practice and speak to the coaching staff. It came after he visited Boston College earlier in the spring. Upon returning home from Rutgers, Wujciak discussed what he looks for during visits, and what his timetable is for making a decision.

With a brother playing at Maryland and a dad who played at Notre Dame, Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, N.J.) defensive end Connor Wujciak is well versed in the recruiting process.

So when he traveled to Boston College earlier this spring, and attended Rutgers' practice during an unofficial visit Monday, he went with a clear fact-finding checklist.

"At (Boston College), I learned a little bit about what they're all about, what the tempo is like, what the players are like,'' the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Wujciak said. "You get a very good feel (for the coaching staff). It's different to see a guy who is nice to you when he's recruiting you, but I like to see what he's like when he's actually coaching.

"It's very different. That's why I'm not a really big fan of the recruiting process because these coaches that are so nice to you flip on you right away.''

Rutgers is the school he knows the best because the proximity allows him to be a semi-regular visitor.

Wujciak went to spring practice last year, attended a game during the 2009 season and was at junior day in January.

"I've met pretty much every coach and seen a bunch of practices,'' Wujciak said. "I have a pretty good feel for them. I have a general feeling of what they're about.''

So given Wujciak's lack of excitement regarding the recruiting process, and his decision to attend Monday's spring practice, it shows his sincere interest in the Scarlet Knights.

He also has built a positive relationship with Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano.

"Coach Schiano is a great guy,'' Wujciak said. "He has a great idea for the program. The kids there are definitely tough kids, and they definitely all love football.''

Wujciak holds offers from Rutgers, Maryland, Minnesota, Boston College and Pittsburgh, where he will visit this weekend.

But Wujciak hasn't begun to publicly shape his list.

"No favorites right now,'' Wujciak said. "Timetable? Hopefully, before I'm in pads. I can't guarantee it, but hopefully, that's where it ends up.''


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