Cajuste Summer Visit Plans Includes Rutgers

Holy Cross High of Flushing, N.Y., receiver Devon Cajuste is setting up his summer visits, and so far he knows of six schools he will be visiting. One of them on the list is Rutgers, which remains a player for his services. Cajuste talks about what he likes about the Scarlet Knights, and what he still wants to see. He also talks about the other five schools he plans on visiting in the summer.

Holy Cross High (Flushing, N.Y.) receiver Devon Cajuste tried several times to visit Rutgers in the spring, but each time a scheduling conflict derailed the trip.

But with the cancellations, Cajuste said there is no reason to think the Scarlet Knights aren't heavily involved in his recruitment. He plans on visiting six schools in the summer, and Rutgers is one of them.

"I actually like the whole tradition, and the feel I got from them, so I'd like to get a feel for the living environment,'' the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Cajuste said. "I got a feel for the whole football thing. I watched one of their games, toured the football field and things like that.

"The whole football thing, I totally feel that. I want to get a feel for what it's like when football is not on the stage.''

Members of the Rutgers coaching staff visited Holy Cross last week, and Cajuste said he steadily talks to receivers coach P.J. Fleck.

"They visited last week and they saw me work out, and they send me letters all the time,'' said Cajuste, who holds a Rutgers offer. "And I talk to coach P.J. Fleck all the time.''

In addition to Rutgers, Cajuste plans to visit Stanford (June 21-23), Harvard, Penn State, West Virginia and Maryland.

"Everything is still open. I haven't chosen one over the other,'' Cajuste said. "I'll be going for most of my visits over the summer, so we'll see what happens.''

Cajuste said he wants to visit Syracuse because of the things he hears from people involved in the process.

"I just hear a lot about them,'' he said. "I hear the campus is very big, welcoming, accepting, so I want to get to a feel for myself.''

Since Cajuste will be participating in a football tournament near the Maryland campus, he wants to check out the program.

"I don't know much about Maryland,'' he said. "I want to see what their whole deal is, actually.''

On West Virginia, Cajuste said, "I know they had a great coach there before, and they won the Big East last year. I saw them play last year against Rutgers, and I know they're a big name as well.''

The trip to Penn State has family significance to Cajuste, who does not hold an offer from the Nittany Lions.

"They've been my interest since my freshman year,'' he said. "My dad is a huge Penn State fan. They have (talked about an offer), but they only have one spot, so they need to see where I'm going to be. I don't know how that stands.''

Cajuste already visited Harvard, but it was abbreviated.

"I want to see the whole academic standpoint, and the campus itself,'' he said. "I only got a chance to see the stadium, the tennis courts and the weight room. I got to see that, and I got to see the football department, but not much else.''


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