Freehold (N.J.) Freehold Borough junior linebacker Jazzmar Clax has received a verbal offer from Rutgers and it's a safe bet that he will be ranked among the top prospects at his position in New Jersey's Class of 2012.
The 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker is already starting to put together an early list of favorites.
"My favorites are Rutgers, Miami, Georgia, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Boston College, and last but not least, Stanford," Clax said.
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Rutgers has already offered, as mentioned earlier, and Clax recently visited the school.
"Rutgers was a positive trip," he said. "I know a lot about Rutgers because of my background. I have several friends that committed there from the Class of 2011. I get a feel from them about what it's like (at Rutgers). I've talked to coach (Greg) Schiano and the linebackers coach. I'm in tune with the system and what they run. It seems like a great fit."
Clax said he, his coach and his parents will soon decide which other schools they would like to visit.
Miami, Georgia and UConn have invited Clax to their junior days but he isn't sure he will be able to get out to all of those places.