Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver Kyle Queiro
has gone from under-the-radar to perhaps the most coveted player in the state at his position.
Queiro is up to double digits in scholarship offers, including recent additions from Duke, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.
"Recruiting started slow for me, but then it really started picking up," Queiro said. "It was nothing and then I got four or five offers within a week. It's slowing down again now, but I would say it's going very well. It's kind of a rollercoaster."
Academics are the top interest for Queiro, he said, so offers like Duke, Vanderbilt and Rutgers feel special in his eyes.
"All of the work I've put in, in school I mean, is turning into something I can use 50 years down the line," he said. "Some of the best academic schools out there are taking notice.
"I wouldn't totally eliminate a school because of academics, but it's definitely a crucial factor [for me]."
Queiro has been relatively reserved when it comes to spring visits, but said he will take them when time permits.
"I'm going to try to get to as many schools as possible, but I'm doing track and football workouts almost every day," he said. "It's going to be tough before the summer."
Rutgers, where his father graduated, is on the list of visits he wants to take when possible, but others may come first.
"I've already seen Rutgers and not a lot of the other schools," he said. "I've been there several times and liked it. I'm not sure if I will visit this spring, but I'll look into it most likely. I'll be back at some point."
Queiro visited and received a verbal scholarship offer from coach Kyle Flood two months ago and was on-hand for a practice last season.
"I have been to a practice before, but it was last year," he said. "They get after it. I would like to see how the practices are now, but I'm guessing they're still just as fired up. They're working for a championship and not just a Big East Championship."
Queiro said he is very close with Rutgers linebackers coach Dave Cohen, who recruits his area and is the former Hofstra head coach.
"I talk to them very regularly, probably once a week," he said. "Coach Cohen, my recruiter, says he's got all the time in the world for me because he is only recruiting a few other people. … I wish I could show you some of the things he sends me. He's a great recruiter, one of the most creative people I know."
Queiro said no school stands out of his 10 offers at this time and has no timetable for a decision, hoping to pick up more offers.
"I think it's all even," he said. "I still have so much time to select a school I want to go to, so I'm just keeping an open mind."
"Sometimes I think I'll decide after the season," he said. "Sometimes I think before the season, so I have an easy senior year where I know where I'm going."
Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver Kyle Queiro has seen his recruitment spike upwards since receiving a verbal offer from Rutgers two months ago. Approaching the spring evaluation period, Queiro updated his recruitment and thoughts on his 10 verbal scholarship offers.