January 16, 2011

Junior ATH reflects on trip to Rutgers

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep athlete Brandon Napoleon made the short trip to Rutgers on Saturday for the Scarlet Knight's junior day.

It was a productive trip as Napoleon learned a lot and came away with an even deeper appreciation for Greg Schiano's program.

"Everything went great," Napoleon said. "It was great to experience everything, to see everything for yourself instead of hearing it from other people.

"Academics were before everything else so we learned about their APR and how they're number one right now in that. We learned about their graduation rate and all of their alumni.

"We got to see the campus in groups and then we had question and answer time with guys like Mohamed Sanu. Then we watched some highlight tape and that was it."

It won't be the last such trip for Napoleon. On January 29 he will be at North Carolina for a junior day that could prove important. The Tar Heels have verbally offered the junior prospect.

"North Carolina is giving me the opportunity to go in as a quarterback," he said. "If I don't pan out to be what they want me to be there then I can be moved to corner. West Virginia is saying the same thing The other schools are recruiting me as an athlete."

Napoleon was planning on going to a junior day at UConn on January 28 but because of the coaching change he thinks he will opt out of those plans.

He doesn't know the dates of junior days at West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia Tech but wants to attend those as well.

This year for St. Peter's, Napoleon completed 51 of 100 passes for 955 yards and six touchdowns. He carried the ball 30 times for 300 yards and four touchdowns.

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