What is the Story with Ja'Juan and Rutgers?

Nature Coast (Brooksville, Fla.) receiver Ja'Juan Story told ScarletReport.com last month he would visit Rutgers in the summer, but that was before his recruitment blew up and offers from Ohio State, Florida and Miami came his way. So, with some of the biggest names in college football now involved, is Story still going to visit Rutgers is the offseason? He provides the answer, and adds why.

When Rutgers offered Nature Coast (Brooksville, Fla.) receiver Ja'Juan Story last month, a connection to Scarlet Knights receivers coach P.J. Fleck had the 6-foot-4, 192-pounder telling ScarletReport.com he wanted to visit the campus.

That was before Ohio State, Florida, Miami, Clemson and a bunch of other schools chimed in with offers. Currently, Story holds two dozen offers, and his 4.37-second (in the 40-yard dash) speed has brought a few of the traditional powers into the recruiting process

. So, with the drastic shift in his recruitment, has Story's feelings changed on the Scarlet Knights?

"I plan on visiting them, actually,'' Story said. "I think they can help me get to where I want to be; NFL, graduating college. I think they can help me with that a lot. Some of the schools I talk to, they're just saying, ‘Oh, you can come here, play three years, and play good your junior year and go to the NFL.'

"I really didn't like the thought of that. I want to hear about graduating. I know (at Rutgers) I can graduate.''

Story, who had 13 catches for 425 yards as a junior, said he remains open to all schools. He also doesn't have a list of schools he sets out to talk to on a daily or weekly basis.

"Coaches Facebook me and ask me to call them,'' he said. "But there aren't any set schools that I just talk to.''

One of the coaches Story looks forward to communicating with regularly is Fleck, who sends him inspirational and educational sayings on a daily basis.

"He sends me quotes every day and tells me about the coaching staff,'' Story said. "We still communicate a lot.''

Story has picked up double-digit offers since Rutgers offered in early March, and a few of them caught him by surprise. He said he was not expecting to get offered from Miami, Clemson and Florida.

"Miami was just like, I came to school one day and the offer was just there,'' Story said. "I haven't spoken to anybody from there. Clemson, I was …just told to call them, and I did and they offered. Florida, they're like one of the best teams in the nation. I was like, ‘Wow.' ‘'

However, although Story said he was honored to get offers from his home-state schools, he said the stature of the programs would not have any bearing on his college choice.

In fact, in a previous interview with Scout.com, Story said his preference is to go out of state to play.

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