In fact, Rutgers could be around for a while in his recruitment.
"I'm probably going to be cutting it in a week or two weeks,'' Joe said. "That's when we're going to start narrowing it down, and Rutgers has a good chance of being on that list.''
Joe, who holds well more than a dozen offers, has a basic understanding what Rutgers offers, and has watched the Scarlet Knights on television.
"It's a great university academic-wise and athletic-wise,'' the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Joe said. "They're always a contender in the Big East. They're always on top, or right there, as one of the top-notch programs in the conference.''
Joe is being recruited by Scarlet Knights assistant coach Chris Hewitt, but there hasn't been much conversation about scheduling an unofficial visit this summer. Joe believes those conversation will come up now that he holds an offer.
While he plays tackle at Lake Gibson, most schools are looking to move Joe once he enrolls in college. Scout.com ranks him No. 22 in the nation as an offensive guard.
"Most programs are recruiting me as an interior lineman, either guard or center,'' he said. "I don't think it will be a problem. There's going to be some things that need to be changed, but I'll work and do whatever it takes and put the work in if they want to change me.''
Joe has a checklist of what he wants in a school.
"At the top probably is academics, a place where I can go ahead and have a degree that counts,'' he said. "Also, a relationship with your position coach, because that's who you're going to spend the most time under. I'm looking for a family to take care of you, and also a great head coach.''