2012 N.Y. Running Back Talking With Rutgers

William Floyd High (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) class of 2012 running Stacey Bedell visited Rutgers in the spring and camped there last month. The speedy back is consistently clocked in the 4.4s in the 40-yard dash, and is being looked at by the Scarlet Knights. Bedell took time to speak with ScarletReport.com about his recruitment, and where Rutgers stands in it.

The stopwatch at Pittsburgh's camp stopped at 4.42 seconds for Stacey Bedell this summer, which isn't out of the norm since he normally clocks in the 4.4s in the 40-yard dash.

Bedell's summer camp circuit, which also included stops at Rutgers, Temple, Syracuse and Penn State, is complete. Now, the class of 2012 burgeoning star at William Floyd High (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) is readying to take his learning experiences into his junior season.

And he will do so with a bunch of schools watching his development before deciding whether to verbally offer the 5-foot-9, 155-pounder, who is yet to score one.

"I get to learn the experience of going to colleges and meet lots of other players and coaches," Bedell said. "They tell me I have good moves. I hope to show schools that I'm a good running back and that I have great talent. I have great vision, I can cutback, find the holes."

Rutgers is recruiting the speedster, who made his mark as a sophomore when he averaged 8.2 yards per carry for a Colonials team that finished 10-2. Bedell ran for 869 yards on 106 carries. He also scored 10 touchdowns, and caught the eye of Rutgers early on.

Bedell frequently talks with Rutgers assistants Kyle Flood and Chris Hewitt.

"They tell me they have great academics and the team is like a big family," Bedell said. I went down there for a visit (April 3) and then I went to the camp. It's nice there."

In fact, among the campuses Bedell visited in the summer, two stood out.

"Penn State and Rutgers," he said. "Penn State, I like the whole football facility. They have an indoor field, spa baths in there. They have a lot of nice stuff.

"Rutgers has mostly the same stuff. The turf field in the weight room, cameras for when people work out stood out."


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