Malleck Set For RU Camp; Offer to Come?

Pt. Pleasant Boro (N.J.) High tight end Ryan Malleck is another Jersey Shore product whose recruitment has exploded in the last few months as he pickeed up six. Will Rutgers be next on the list? Malleck talked to about his recruitment, his plans for camping, when he will make a decision and what factors will go into it. Find out inside what the 6-foot-5, 235-pouder had to say.

After not signing a tight end in the 2010 class, Rutgers knows it is a position of need in the upcoming class.

One possibility is rising Pt. Pleasant Boro (N.J.) High's Ryan Malleck, who has picked up six offers in the spring and will attend a Rutgers one-day camp later this month.

"I think I'm doing the one-day camp," Malleck said. "(Rutgers assistant) Coach (Robb) Smith called by coach, and he said he wanted to get me down there and see what I do from there."

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Malleck is athletic and can stretch the field. He plans on showcasing that ability to the coaching staff.

Does he think an offer is inevitable after the camp?

"I do, yeah," he said. "The guy said he really liked my film, and he felt like if I did well in the camp, they were going to offer me."

When Malleck visited Rutgers to watch a spring practice in mid-April, he didn't hold any offers. However, he now has offers from Navy, Army, Central Florida, Maryland, North Carolina State and Virginia.

"I sent a highlight tape out, and the next week I just started getting offers," he said. "I've been trying to get more film out the last couple of weeks, and that's been delaying some of the offers I should be getting."

What programs see on tape is Malleck's ability to get down field with his speed, and mismatches he creates with his ever-increasing size.

"I added 20 pounds and I'm still gaining weight," Malleck said. "I'm lifting hard now, more than I ever have been. I used to play three sports, including baseball, but I gave it up. Now, I'm doing it full tilt."

Malleck will be on Rutgers' campus later this month, and he plans on going to Notre Dame June 28-30.

He recently took trips to a quartet of ACC schools -- Maryland, Virginia, N.C. State and North Carolina.

"I went to N.C. State and UNC last, and I was really shocked about it," Malleck said." N.C. State was beautiful. Their stadium, I was really shocked how nice it was. The facilities are really nice. "No leaders yet, but all the schools I visited were beautiful, so it's going to be tough."

Malleck plans on making a decision in the next few months.

"I'm definitely going to make it before my senior year," said Malleck, who defined what he is looking for in a school. "Definitely academics. I always look at academics. Then, coaching staff, I would say second, if I feel comfortable around the coaching staff and the players, too. But definitely academics first."

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