Rutgers Offers One of Jersey's Top 2012 WRs

Leonte Carroo lives closer to Rutgers Stadium than the nearest grocery store, or maybe any store, so it is a program he knows an a lot about. It is also a program from which the class of 2012 receiver from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) now holds an offer. Go inside to find out what Carroo thinks about his latest offer.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) receiver Leonte Carroo lives, literally, within cheering distance of Rutgers Stadium.

He says when the Scarlet Knights play, he can hear the fans from inside of his house.

Now, if the 6-foot-2, 200-pound class of 2012 receiver wants to be the subject of those cheers,the option exists.

"Yes, I picked up an offer from Rutgers," Carroo texted

All offers for the 2012 class are verbal, and official written offers cannot go out until Aug. 1, 2011.

In addition to the offer from Rutgers, Carroo holds a verbal offer from Boston College. But with Rutgers down the street from his home, it certainly holds special meaning.

"The offer is exciting being that I live very close to Rutgers," Carroo wrote. "I was excited."

Carroo added he hopes to attend a Rutgers practice in the near future to learn more about the program, but his schedule can be daunting.

Although Carroo lives in Piscataway, he decided to prep at Don Bosco Prep. It came about after a meeting with Ironmen coach Greg Toal.

"He told me, ‘If you're really serious about it, then make the commitment,' " Carroo said during a telephone interview recently. "If you're serious about it, you have to make the commitment and do it. Coach Toal told me it prepares you for college."

The commute would be very difficult if Carroo had to travel home every day, so during the week he lives with the family of backup quarterback Mike Yankovich.

"When I went to see (Don Bosco Prep), they have a saying, "Preparing young men for life,' " Carroo said. "I wanted to try and new school and I felt like I fit there."

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