Signees Helping Rutgers Recruit this Weekend

Brandon Coleman

Four-star receiver Brandon Coleman and three-star safety Lorenzo Waters, both of whom signed with Rutgers, will be on campus Saturday for the Scarlet Knights' scrimmage. The players are from Maryland, and will be joined by two Maryland prep stars in the 2011 class, including one of Coleman's teammates. Find out the plans for the weekend, and Coleman's attitude as he readies for his Rutgers career.

Two of the high-profile incoming Rutgers freshman from the state of Maryland, safety Lorenzo Waters and four-star receiver Brandon Coleman, will be at the Scarlet Knights' scrimmage Saturday, and they will not be alone.

A pair of class of 2011 players from Maryland, both of whom hold Rutgers offers, will be on unofficial visits to take in the scrimmage.

Coleman, who is from Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.), will be coming with Waters DeMatha Catholic) and Bishop McNamara safety Nicholas Law. Donovan Smith, a four-star offensive lineman from Owings Mills (Md.) High, will also be on campus.

"I'm coming up to see Rutgers because they are one of the schools who offered me,'' said Smith, who holds double digit offers. "I want to see the school and get a closer look. I'm trying to see all the schools that offered me.''

Law already knows plenty about the Scarlet Knights because of his close relationship with Coleman. Not only are they teammates, but also close friends, and Coleman has been telling Law about Rutgers for a long time.

"I want to see what it's all about,'' Law said. "I'm looking forward to seeing the facilities.'' Coleman is using the visit to multi-task.

He will get a look at the Scarlet Knights in close to game-action mode, check out the campus, and work on a few high-profile recruits who will be in attendance. Not only will Smith and Law be there, but Bronxville (N.Y.) High defensive lineman Kieran Borcich is also scheduled to be on campus.

"I'm looking forward to it, seeing them run around and see my new teammates,'' Coleman said. "There's an orientation, too, on campus, so I'm going to try and do both things on Saturday. It'll let me get a different look at the school.''

Perhaps the biggest overblown part of Coleman's recruitment was the Scarlet Knights' change in receivers coaches. He continually said it was not an issue, and it proved not to be.

Now, he is getting to know new receivers coach P.J. Fleck, who has built a reputation as being a highly energetic individual.

"Lately I've been trying to build a relationship with coach Fleck,'' Coleman said. "He and I talk once every week. We talk about football, and we talk about everything else, too.''

Coleman, who is 6-foot-6, 205 pounds, dropped weight during basketball season, but he will soon be back in full football workout mode.

"Right now I'm practicing and getting ready for a (basketball) all-star game next week,'' Coleman said. "I'm going to get back on that workout plan so I can go in to Rutgers and hit the field running and try to win a starting job.''

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