Florida Four-star Will Visit Rutgers

Rutgers is luring a bundle of four-star recruits to campus for camps and events, and one of the top targets in Florida will be one of the players to make visit this month. Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High's Giorgio Newberry, a top offensive tackle and defensive lineman, talks about why he is making the visit, and what he knows about the Scarlet Knights coaching staff.

Four-star Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central two-way lineman Giorgio Newberry holds more than two dozen offers, but the only definitive out-of-state trip he will make is to Rutgers.

The visit, Newberry said, underscores his interest in the Scarlet Knights.

"I want to go up and meet the coaches and see what they have to offer, check out the facilities and the academic program they have,'' Newberry said. "I'm really going up for a visit to meet the coaches and the staff."

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newberry was on the Rutgers campus in February for a camp, but didn't get the opportunity to tour the facilities, learn about the Scarlet Knights' No. 1 ranking in the APR, or meet with the coaches.

However, he has been in constant contact with his recruiter, Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck, and believes since they built a strong relationship, he needs to visit the campus. He will be there the last week of June so he can participate in one of Rutgers' campus.

"Coach Fleck, he's shown a lot of interest in me, so I'm going up to see the coaches,'' Newberry said. "He said I could make a really big difference if I went to Rutgers, so I'm going to see that when I meet the staff.''

The only other out-of-state trip Newberry is talking about is to Tennessee, where he is tentatively set to visit next week.

"That's not for sure, though, because I have a team camp also,'' Newberry said. "If the team camp is going on, I'll be going to the UCF team camp. If not, I'll be flying up to Tennessee.''

The issue, though, is where Newberry will play in college.

He is being recruiting as an offensive tackle, defensive end and defensive tackle. He also can play guard. Newberry is rated as the 19th-best defensive end in the class by Scout.com.

"People say I could be a really good left tackle, but I really want to play defense in the end,'' Newberry said. "I think I can do it on both sides. A lot of people ask me because they say I play the game real good on both sides of the ball.''

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