Buie: "Don't Be Surprised" About Choice

Among outstanding talent at Rutgers camp is Chevelle Buie, a dynamic 5-foot-9, 170-pounder from Cocoa (Fla.) High being recruited to play slot receiver. Buie took time to speak with ScarletReport.com about his recruitment, and what he has experienced at Rutgers so far. His words are very interesting, and could shape the way his recruitment goes for the next six or seven months. What did he say?

Cocoa (Fla.) High's Chevelle Buie was being honest when he said he never thought he would end up at Rutgers, even though former high school teammate David Rowe is a starting cornerback and the two stay in close contact.

Well, Buie never thought he would wind up as a Scarlet Knight until Monday, when he really got a feel for the school, the campus and the people associated with the program during his time camping at Rutgers.

Buie, the nation's 30th-ranked cornerback by Scout.com, is being recruited by most schools, including Rutgers, to play slot receiver. But he is yet to experience what he has on this trip.

"I love it. Love it," Buie said. "The coaches, they are talking to me a lot, and I could see myself playing here. I could see myself with the coaches making me a better person in life."

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Buie holds double digit offers, and although he doesn't have a leader, he clearly is feeling a connection with Rutgers.

"Don't be surprised where I wind up in February," Buie said. "Don't be surprised. I'm going to leave it like that, but don't be surprised."

Buie competed in one-on-one drills in the morning, but saw his day and camp end quickly when he pulled his left hamstring. But even that didn't dampen his mood, or his feelings about the Scarlet Knights.

"This morning I was doing one-on-ones, and it popped," Buie said. "It's probably two weeks. Something like that. Thank goodness it's not long term. … I had a strong feeling that I could probably be here one day, so I finally came and I'm glad I came, even though I got hurt.''

After suffering the injury, Buie spent the rest of the day talking with receivers coach P.J. Fleck, and watching the rest of the campers.

Now that he is injured and can no longer participate in camp, it may provide Rutgers the opportunity to show him more of the campus, and the facilities.

"I was walking about with the receivers coach, and I think they're going to take me to the film room and watch film with him (Tuesday), and I'll probably go to (New York City) at night."

Buie said he doens't plan on picking a school until January or even signing day.

"I'm going to do the hat thing," he said. "I think it will be on t.v."

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