David Njoku of Cedar Grove, N.J. is able to visit Rutgers without any inconvenience and that is something he will probably do a lot of during the rest of the recruiting process.
This is a natural advantage for the Scarlet Knights and it's an advantage they enjoy with all of the prospects from the talent-rich state of New Jersey.
Njoku still does not have a favorite but the 6-foot-4, 207-pound receiver is likely to become very familiar with Rutgers if he continues taking the kind of trips to the school that he took his weekend. It was not an organized recruiting weekend or a junior day, but Njoku felt free to simply stop by the school and hang out with some of the people in the program.
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"I went to Rutgers this weekend and it was a really good time, just a fun time," Njoku said. "We actually just had a little fun. We watched T.V., watched the [Final Four] basketball games.
"I stayed with a player named Miles Shuler. I had a really good time just hanging out."
Njoku admits that he feels very comfortable at Rutgers but he does not want to give off the impression that the Knights are higher on his list than any of the other schools recruiting him.
"They're a really good school," he said. "But I'm not really thinking about anything now. I'm just looking at colleges."
The big receiver plans to visit Temple, Maryland, Boston College, UConn and possibly Ohio State in the weeks and months ahead. So far Rutgers and Boston College are the two schools that have offered.
Njoku was one of the top performers on Sunday at the NUC Five-Star Showcase in New Jersey.