Stephenson Visits RU; Eyes Decision Date

Delon Stephenson

Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) athlete Delon Stephenson was at Rutgers on Saturday for an unofficial visit to watch practice. After returning home, he spoke to ScarletReport.com about his trip, and also revealed he is eyeing an announcement date. When is that time? And what else did Stephenson have to say? Come inside to find out.

Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J. ) athlete Delon Stephenson returned home from his trip to Rutgers Saturday and said he is thinking about an announcement date.

Stephenson, whose lone offer is from the Scarlet Knights, is thinking about celebrating his 18th birthday (June 27) with a commitment.

"I just started thinking about it," Stephenson said.

Stephenson's brother, Daryl, is a defensive tackle who signed with the Scarlet Knights in February, and former Bombers linebacker David Milewski was a member of Rutgers' 2010 recruiting class.

In watching practice inside Rutgers Stadium, Stephenson said the pace of practice stood out.

"I like how the practices are, and it's way different from high school," he said. "They move so much quicker."

The Scarlet Knights are recruiting Stephenson as an athlete, with the capability of playing him at receiver or defensive back.

One noticeable change in the 5-fot-10, 175-pound Stephenson is his size and thickness.

"I stopped play my winter and spring sports and starting lifting more," Stephenson said. "I used to play basketball and I used to run track. I gained 10 pounds."

Sayreville's players usually aren't heavily recruited because the focus is on improvement, and not necessarily on the recruiting aspect. That was evident with Milewski and Daryl Stephenson, both of whom held offers solely from Rutgers before committing.

However, Connecticut and Penn State are also looking at Delon Stephenson.

"I think Penn State (could offer)," Stephenson said. "I would mind going there (on a visit)."

Stephenson doesn't have camp plans for June, but will be at the Schiano Shootout.

"My team should be at the 7-on-7, so I will be there," he said.

Stephenson ran for more than 1,000 yards and had 400 receiving yards and a combined 23 touchdowns as a junior.

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