Saeed Blacknall is quite possibly the best wide receiver in New Jersey's 2014 class. A member of the 2014 Rivals250, Blacknall has four offers and is gaining interest from a few BCS-level schools.
"I have offers from Boston College, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh and Rutgers," said the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Blacknall. "An offer from Connecticut is supposed to be coming in soon but I don't know when they are going to offer. My coach received a call from Ohio State but that's the only other school I know about right now."
What would it mean to Blacknall if the Buckeyes were to extend an offer?
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"I think it's a really good school," he said. "It's in the Big Ten and it would be great to have an offer from them. I'll definitely watch the Ohio State game against Michigan.
What does Blacknall, a product of Manalapan (N.J.), think of Rutgers' move to the Big Ten?
"It's going to be a good look for them since they've been doing so well," Blacknall explained. "It's going to make them bigger and better.
"Rutgers is nice. I like them a lot but I cant rank any schools yet because Rutgers is the only school I've seen so far," he said. "I'm going to try to watch the Rutgers game against Pitt this weekend."
Blacknall is still a long way from deciding which school he wants to go to. What will he base his decision off of?
"The offense at some of these schools sticks out to me," Blacknall said. "Rutgers throws the ball a good amount. I saw the Pitt game against Notre Dame and they threw the ball a good amount of times. I look at that, the receiver's coaches, how the receivers play and how are they going to help me make my game better."
Has Blacknall taken any visits yet?
"My only visit has been to Rutgers because that's the only local college, it's only 30 minutes away from me," he said. "Everything else is a little too far away right now. I'm planning on going to the other schools during the offseason."
Which school does Blacknall think will offer him next?
"UConn, then after that I really don't know."