Four-star McEvoy Talks Latest Rutgers Visit

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) four-star recruit Tanner McEvoy has been to Rutgers plenty of times. Heck, his brother, Colin, is a senior walk-on cornerback for the Scarlet Knights. So, why was Sunday's unofficial visit to Rutgers so important? McEvoy explains what he got out of the trip, and gives a time line for trimming his list and also making a college decision.

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) four-star receiver Tanner McEvoy didn't see anything new during his trip to Rutgers on Sunday, and that is fine by him since he already knows plenty about the program.

Instead, the 6-foot-6,210-pound McEvoy used Sunday's recruiting event to further build his relationship with the Rutgers coaching staff, current members of the team and other recruits from the class of 2011 with high interest in the Scarlet Knights.

"It was a good event,'' McEvoy said. "I talked to a few of the St. Peter's (Prep) kids. I talked to the coaches, check in and see how it is, saw the new facility they built, but I've seen that a couple of times.''

Two of the biggest things for McEvoy was getting a chance to hang out with his brother, Rutgers walk-on linebacker Colin and some his friends, and to speak with the coaching staff in a low-impact way.

McEvoy appreciated the fact Rutgers didn't use the event as a hard sell to squeeze recruits to commit. Instead, he said the atmosphere was friendly, low-key, casual and relaxing.

"There wasn't any pressure with it,'' McEvoy said. "It's more like hanging out with family and friends. There really wasn't any pressure with it.''

McEvoy, who is rated the 31st best receiver in the nation by, holds more than a dozen offers from school's along the eastern seaboard. From Miami to Boston College, McEvoy holds offers.

However, it is going to be a while before he decides where to go. In fact, it could be a few more months before he cuts his list.

"I'm thinking of doing it before the season, so probably after the summer,'' McEvoy said. "I'm thinking after the season is when I will probably make a decision.''

McEvoy is taking a methodical approach to recruiting, but Sunday's event at Rutgers was an important step as he builds relationships with potential future coaches and teammates.

"That's really a big part of my decision,'' he said, "knowing the coaches and the people.''

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