RB Tre Mason Likes Rutgers; who else?

Park Vista High (Lake Worth, Fla.) running back Tre Mason has long liked Rutgers, and through the two dozen offers he received something about the Scarlet Knights is standing out to him. Mason spoke to ScarletReport.com about an offer coming his way, which school is recruiting him the best and he divulges the "schools that I can say I really like schools."

Park Vista High (Lake Worth, Fla.) running back Tre Mason isn't ready to name a top five and his list of suitors is fluid and changing.

However, there are constants in the recruitment of the super-speedy 5-foot-9, 185-pound Mason, and one of them is Rutgers.

"Schools that I can say I really like are West Virginia, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers …I really like Georgia," Mason said. "Georgia has been getting in contact with me a lot, and hopefully an offer follows. It seems like it will."

Penn State is his latest suitor, with assistant coach Mike McQueary telling Mason an offer was heading his way.

"Actually, I'm about to receive an offer from Penn State," Mason said. "I'm really excited about it because coach McQueary told me they don't really recruit in south Florida. He said that's how you know that they are interested in me.

"I'm definitely interested in Penn State. It's probably one of the biggest programs I have an offer from. If I had a top five, they would definitely be in it."

Mason holds more than 20 offers and his stock is rising after he ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash in the spring. He rushed for 3,000 yards and 44 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior.

But his exuberance and excitement in getting a Penn State offer doesn't mean he likes the Scarlet Knights less these days.

In fact, it is quite the opposite since Rutgers continues to be the measuring stick in how Mason's recruitment has gone to date.

"I'm really interested in Rutgers and they've been recruiting me the best so far," Fleck said. "I haven't been in touch with (receivers) coach (P.J.) Fleck recently, but I'm definitely going to give him a call today and see how things are going."

Mason is one of Rutgers' top remaining targets, and that is not lost on him.

"Coach Fleck has expressed that to me," Mason said. "He's told me that he would definitely love me as a running back, and he said they're running the Wildcat offense, and I could run that.

"He said I could come to Rutgers and play running back, wide receiver, slot receiver, ‘Wildcat.' He said it's really whatever you want to play if you come to Rutgers."

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