Peele Talks About Latest Rutgers Trip

Linden (N.J.) High class of 2012 receiver Ruhann Peele long ago picked up a verbal offer from Rutgers, and he continues to build a relationship with the staff. Peele, who is one of the state's top receivers, made an unofficial visit to Rutgers last week, and he discussed it with Peele talked why he called and asked to visit, what coach Greg Schiano told him and much more.

Linden (N.J.) High receiver Ruhann Peele received a few tips from Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck during last month's camp, and Peele felt so good about how thinks clicked he called for a return visit.

So, Peele and Linden coach Deon Candia got in touch with the Scarlet Knights coaching staff recently to schedule an unofficial visit, and that took place Thursday.

Peele, arguably the top receiver in New Jersey's 2012 class, met with Fleck, several other assistant coaches and head coach Greg Schiano.

"It is early but I do think of Rutgers as a definite possibility," said Peele, who was asked what other schools he felt that way about. "I've been thinking about it, but it's really not coming to me right now. I've been thinking about what kind of schools I would like to go to, and why I would like to go there. I'm going to continue to thinking about it more."

Peele, who also visited Rutgers unofficially last month, gave a reason for the return trip.

"I wanted to get to know the staff better, the coaches," Peele said, "and I wanted to get more comfortable up there and see if I like it or not."

The 6-foot-1, 173-pound Peele caught 23 passes for 300 yards as a sophomore, and was the top receiver at Rutgers' camp, and picked up a few tips from Fleck.

"Coach Fleck told me a couple of releases that I could use to get off the jam when I'm getting pressed," Peele said. "He showed me some things with one step, one-and-a-half steps, two steps, and it was all to get off the line."

And when Peele implemented those ideas into practice, results followed.

"It makes me feel like I can be better than I am," he said. "I can be more dominant if I can put that into my game."

During the latest visit Peele picked up a few tidbits as to what Rutgers is like away from the field.

"I learned a couple of things," he said. "If I want to go to school there, the coaches actually like me and actually care, and that I should go somewhere that's not fit for football, but fit me to make me a better person in the long run."

Among the highlights was the opportunity to meet with Schiano.

"He told me to stay humble and keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully I'll come there to Rutgers," Peele said. "I'm getting to know him more and more by going down there."

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