After a dry spell in recruiting receivers, Rutgers added its second at the position in a span of five days. Jacksonville (Fla.) Creekside wide receiver Rashad Blunt committed during an official visit where he "absolutely fell in love."
"I loved the campus and the facilities," Blunt told Scout.com. "I absolutely fell in love. … I studied a lot on Rutgers, and it is a good academic school which is big for me. It is thriving in political science, which is what I want to major in, and it has outstanding facilities that blew me away."
Blunt is a 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver. He received an in-depth breakdown of his role in the offense during conversations with receivers coach Ben McDaniels and head coach Kyle Flood.
"I talked to coach McDaniels, and I talked to a couple of recruiting coordinators and the head coach Flood," Blunt said. "They said they are really eager to coach me and think I could be a great player at Rutgers. As people, they are great people and I know from doing homework that they are great coaches. They are really personable and I can tell they want the best out of me as bad as I want the best out of me."
Blunt spent the morning on a tour of everything Rutgers football had to offer, which sold him on the school. He ate lunch after his tour, and quickly headed to Flood's office to commit.
"I toured the football facility – the Hale Center, and then I looked at the dorms, and the campus in Piscataway and New Brunswick," he said. "I thought it was great. The football facility was great, and the dorms were nice. I like how the campus is split up, and I like the city feel in New Brunswick."
The Rutgers roster spent time with Blunt on the visit, including fellow Jacksonville native Kam Lott.
"It's really close-knit," Blunt said. "Everyone lives as a family within the team. I met a couple guys, and I already knew Kam Lott from First Coast that goes here, so it is good to see him."
Rutgers experienced success with its last receiver out of Florida in Janarion Grant, and Blunt aims to be next.
"I am going to give my best every single day on and off the field, and I will become the most hardworking player there," he said. "I see myself as a great fit with coach McDaniels coaching me. Great things can be accomplished."