George Visits Rutgers, Gets Expected Offer

After scheduling and transportation issues kept Willingboro (N.J.) High's Kyle George from making a trip to Rutgers, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder was on an unofficial visit Friday. As expected, George picked up an offer from the Scarlet Knights, and afterward discussed his visit. George talked about what he did, what he learned, and whether or not he came close to committing.

Willingboro (N.J.) High's Kyle George, who plays defensive end and tight end, made his awaited unofficial visit to Rutgers on Friday, and left with the expected scholarship offer from the Scarlet Knights.

"It was a really good day,'' George said. "I was there for about seven hours. We went up early in the morning, and I got home about 5 (p.m.)."

George, a newbie to the recruiting scene after not playing as a sophomore and his tape not making the rounds until the spring, said he didn't think of committing to Rutgers, and wasn't asked to.

What he did get was the full-fledged tour of the football facilities, the campus and the academic profile of the school, which was important for the 6-foot-3, 220-pound George, who is contemplating a career in television.

"They told me about the academics, and that they have one of the best journalism and communications schools in the nation,'' George said. "We met with the academic people and they told me about the programs and what you can do from there.''

George also had the opportunity to speak with Rutgers coach Greg Schiano.

"He seems like a very nice person and we got a chance to talk for a while,'' George said. "He was telling me about the program, and how he runs it, and what he expects out of players there. It was good to talk to him.''

Despite being a newcomer to the recruiting landscape, George isn't exactly comfortable with the attention.

He also holds offers from West Virginia, Louisville, North Carolina State and Pittsburgh. But does George have any other visits scheduled?

"No, not right now,'' he said. "I'm not sure about going anywhere else. I haven't set anything up."


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