TE Pickard Ready To Chose

Millburn (N.J.) High's Jake Pickard trimmed his offer list to six schools and he is closing in on a decision.

Fresh off a visit to Wisconsin, Millburn (N.J.) High tight end Jake Pickard is close to a decision.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Pickard is down to Oregon, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Virginia and Purdue, according to his father, Andy.

Pickard returned home late Tuesday night from a two-day visit to Wisconsin. He also made recent visits to Virginia and Syracuse.

He will meet with his coach Wednesday and a decision could come as early as Thursdays.

Pickard is an intriguing prospect because of his path to being a Division I recruit. He is rated the No. 46 tight end in the class despite spending his junior year playing offensive tackle out of necessity to help his team.

Moving toward his senior season, though, Pickard will move to tight end. He also plays defensive end, and made 70 tackles, including 2 1/2 sacks, in 2013.

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