February 16, 2011

Napoleon planning to take visits

Rutgers recently became the second school to verbally offer in-state prospect Brandon Napoleon.

Napoleon, a 6-foot, 175-pound athlete from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep, had already received a verbal offer from North Carolina and he had been sitting on that one for a while.

The Rutgers offer just gives him another option and is probably a sign that more offers are going to be coming soon.

"Coach (Greg) Schiano talked to my dad and my dad texted me over his number," Napoleon said. "I called him and that's when he told me (about the offer). I was expecting it but I expected it later in the recruiting process. I didn't think it would come so early."

Napoleon said Virginia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, UConn and Michigan are some of the other schools that are showing serious interest and could offer down the road.

What does the future hold in store for the talented junior athlete?

"March 5-7 I'm going to Miami," Napoleon said. "I'm supposed to be going to spring practices at UConn and Rutgers. I'll go to the spring game at North Carolina. I'll probably go to Michigan's junior day but I don't know about that one yet."

Napoleon said he does not have any favorite schools at this point.

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