Commits Chris Muller and Brandon Arcidiacono stated publicly they will remain committed to Rutgers…
Arcidiacono Recaps Rutgers Visit
Things went so well for Rutgers commit Brandon Arcidiacono on his official visit, he got off to a fantastic start in adding weight. It wasn't long after he got to the hotel Friday that the feasting began. "They had the best food I've ever had," the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder from Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) said. "I think gained 15 pounds from this weekend. "I was always with our incoming class and got to bond with J.J. Denman, Desmon (Peoples), Mike (Giacone) and all of them. "They packed a lot of things in. It was really fun." Two things usually stand out to the recruits during their visits: First, the amount and quality of food. Second, the trip to New York. With Arcidiacono, the food was a big thing, and the amount of lobster and steak available at Friday's dinner invariably overwhelms everyone involved. "We got dinner at the Hale Center," Arcidiacono said. "The lobster… great. I had like nine of them." After dinner, the parents went to coach Greg Schiano's house while the players go out with their hosts. Saturday began with academic presentations and tours, many of which are similar to what recruits experience on junior days. "We talked with (academic advisor) Scott Walker about classes we're interested in," Arcidiacono said. "There was a power point (presentation) and we talked with professors and got to ask them questions. I got a phone number and email so we could ask more questions." Usually, the recruits head to an upscale bowling establishment in Times Square, but Rutgers changed things up this time and took the recruits to Dave & Busters in New York. "Dave and Busters was fun," Arcidiacono said. "We toured New York. That was so cool. I've been there for games but never got a tour of it. Just like I've never gotten a tour of Philadelphia and I live there. It was perfect." There was also plenty of recruiting going on, especially with Wisconsin commit J.J. Denman of Pennsbury High (Fairless Hills, Pa.) making a visit. "I've been trying to get J.J. Denman to come, me and Chris Muller, for a while," Arcidiacono said. "Everything went well. He had a good time Friday and Saturday night. He said he loved it. Now, we sit and wait and hope." Arcidiacono also had a 1-on-1 meeting with Schiano, and he sat in on offensive meetings and spoke with offensive line coach Kyle Flood. "I learned a lot in there about our offense and our team," Arcidiacono said. "I can't wait. I can't wait for the summer." Finally, Arcidiacono planned in his mind how the visit should turn out. "It was 10 times better," he said.
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