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LB Whitehurst Recaps Rutgers Trip
Gainesville (Fla.) High linebacker and Syracuse "soft" commit Tashon Whitehurst was a bit drained from an active official visit to Rutgers, but while sitting in the Charlotte airport awaiting his delayed flight Monday, he chimed in on his visit. He was hosted by Floridian Jawan Jamison, a red-shirt freshman running back, and enjoyed his time speaking with coach Greg Schiano. "It went great," Whitehurst said. "I enjoyed myself in New York City. I got to talk to caches and players. I enjoyed seeing everything up there and how they go about things at Rutgers University." The highlight for local players is usually the trip to Times Square, and the same held true for Whitehurst and the visit to Dave & Busters. "I thought that was great, seeing the city and being only 35 minutes away," he said. "It was a great experience." There was also the bonding with other players and recruits, as well as academic meetings, but New Brunswick did have a homey feel. "It's like Gainesville but a little bigger," Whitehurst said. It's a college town in Gaineesville, and Rutgers is the same. I already knew about the academics, but they explained it a little more about the APR (Academic Progress Rate) and how they do things. The facilities awesome, a lot of new, updated stuff. It's real nice." Whitehurst also had a very good 1-on-1 discussion with Schiano. "He was telling me it would be great to come there and the type of character I can bring to the team," Whitehurst said. "He likes me as a player and told me I was going to be a great player, and he doesn't see many like me. "I think I fit right into their scheme. We were watching film and we were watching where I would be at. and he was asking me questions about it and I picked it up pretty quickly." When Whitehurst arrives home, he plans to speak with his family about his options. He visited Syracuse, South Florida and Rutgers, and had in-home visits from each head coach. "I'm going to announce on signing day," Whitehurst said. "I'm going to go home and talk to people about visit and what is my next step. I don't really have a favorite."
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