Quarterback Brett Brackett out of Lawrence, N.J. kicked off the recruiting season by taking in two junior days at Rutgers and Virginia. What did the quarterback think about the Cavaliers and Scarlet Knights?
"Virginia was awesome, I liked it a lot," he said. "Everything about it was nice, the coaches and school. I couldn't find anything wrong with it. What stuck out most was that the team had good camaraderie and it's something to be a part of. The coaches were nice and I had a great time."
How did the trip to Rutgers figure in?
"It was a lot of the same stuff," he said. "A lot of their stuff impressed me like the facilities, but what really stuck out was the excitement around the program. What's to come next and how optimistic and ready they are to work hard."
Brackett still holds a lone offer from Rutgers in the early going of recruiting. He is considered by most to be the top quarterback prospect in the Garden State.
Brackett has been hearing from some major schools including Michigan State, Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke, Penn State, Boston College, North Carolina State, Maryland and Miami.
"It's cool to see that the big schools are interested."
This season Brackett recorded 856 yards passing and threw eight touchdowns and posted 250 yards rushing and another eight touchdowns.
Despite being an elite quarterback, Brackett is also receiving interest for his basketball skills.
"I haven't gotten a lot of interest, but Villanova, Florida State and Penn State have shown interest in basketball."
As for the season, Lawrence just finished their season as they reached the semifinals.
"It was a tough game that we blew in the first quarter," he said. "But I hit a three and that was sweet."
This spring Brackett is attending the Blue Chip Combine at Rutgers on May 2.
As for this summer he's planning on attending camps at Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Boston College, Virginia and Connecticut.
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