football

Rutgers an intriguing offer for Ways

Maurice ways 11 7 20
Last week Rutgers landed the commitment of Detroit Country Day quarterback Tyler Wiegers. This week they are looking to double up at the southeast Michigan school, offering Wiegers' teammate, three-star wide receiver Maurice Ways.
"It is a very intriguing offer," Ways said. "Not too many quarterback-wide receiver duos end up going to the same college.
"Tyler committed last week, and after he committed the staff watched his tape again. That's when the wide receivers coach was told to give me a call. He told me he saw me on Tyler's tape, I stood out making plays and I was a guy he was very interested in."
Rutgers quarterback coach Rob Spence was at Detroit Country Day on Monday to see his quarterback of the future, and had some words for both prospects.
"He jokingly said that Tyler is my new recruiting coordinator," Ways said. "[Wiegers] told me he knew this was going to happen on Friday, but he purposely didn't tell me so I wouldn't expect it.
"Today when he knew I was officially offered, he was excited for me. He said it is a great place and that's the reason he committed. He feels me and him can do big things there like we're doing on the high school level right now."
The offer from Rutgers joins previous offers from Iowa, Kansas, Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan. Although his teammate has already made his commitment, Ways is not expecting his college selection to come down soon.
"It's quite a ways off," Ways said. "I look at it as still being early. I still have my whole spring and whole summer to go through. I am not in any rush to commit right now, and I still have a lot to prove to everyone."
Ways has not yet been able to visit Rutgers, but is talking about making a visit with Wiegers in June. He has been able to get out to a few Midwest schools this spring, most recently attending Michigan's spring game on Saturday.
"I actually have been to Michigan the past three weekends," Ways said. "It was a good vibe. I have interest in them, as they have in me. Being an in-state guy and them being an in-state powerhouse, I have a lot of interest in them. We'll see what happens."
Next up for Ways is a planned visit to Michigan State this Saturday to take in the Spartan's spring game.
"I just want to see how the team is going to look, especially on the offensive side of the ball," Ways said. "I want to see how they are going to compete this year in the Big Ten, and then also the atmosphere - see how excited the fans are for the season."
Ways is ranked as the nation's No. 54 wide receiver prospect. He caught 51 passes for 952 yards and nine touchdowns for a Country Day team that was state runners-up in 2012.
Edit