November 22, 2010

Gause continues to look

At the end of May Quentin Gause decided to give a verbal commitment to Rutgers. Now with just over two months in the recruiting process Gause is taking a look around to make sure he made the right choice.

"Right now I am still verbally committed to Rutgers, but I am keeping my options open," The Empire State product stated.

Gause, 6-foot-0, 205 pounds started looking at his options this past weekend when he took a visit to Syracuse.

"The Syracuse visit was fun, I went up with a couple section five guys. I introduced a couple players named Rod Stevens and Tyshon Davis. We just went up to check everything out."

This was not the first visit to Syracuse for Gause, but it was his first visit when the Orange had a game. With the new situation he came away pleased with what he saw.

"This was the first time I went to a game at Syracuse. I finally got a chance to see everything in action. It was real good. I liked the atmosphere of the fans, the players, and I liked how the players came out got on one knee and prayed. I think that showed their fellowship and how they are on the field. Everything was just great we had a great time."

On the trip he had a chance to see the work Doug Marrone has put in and he feels that the second year coach is doing a great job.

"They are having a great season. Doug Marrone continues to make the right changes and a lot of changes had to be made from last year and it is showing this year," Gause said. "I could tell right off the bat that he was going to change things around."

With the process nearing a close does Gause have a plan of attack for how he will end the recruiting season?

"My plan right now is basically to take my officials to keep my eyes open and just go and take my final look at things. Right now the schools I am looking at are basically the offers that I have. Those schools have been keeping in touch with me and that was a big thing."

Since he has his list narrowed a bit he talked a little about each of the programs he is looking at.

Rutgers : When I go there it is where my heart just feels comfortable and that is a big thing. When I go to Syracuse I love it there and everything is great. It is just one of those things, I pray about things and I talk with my family about it and my heart was just set on there."

Syracuse : "What I like about the football program there is the coaches. The coaches at Syracuse are great and I love the coaches. Coach Wheatley is great and I met him during the spring, Coach Marrone is a great guy, and the players are really focused. They are on track and ready for new things. I like everybody being focused."

Duke : "My best friend who I played football with my freshman year, Preston Scott goes there. I like them academically and football wise they are good. I have not had a chance to take a deep look and that's why official visits are important."

Louisville : "Coach Hurtt is from Rochester and he has told me about everything down there and I just want to check them out and see how it is."

Buffalo : "My brother is in Buffalo and he tells me a lot about the Buffalo campus, but I have not taken a visit there yet. They are close to home like Syracuse. I have to check them out more."

Akron : "A lot of coaches came from Notre Dame when they hired the new coach. They have a focused program and they are working hard to get on the rise."

This football season Gause did not enjoy a winning season with his team, but he did have a great individual season. On offense he totaled 1,611 yards rushing and 220 yards receiving. Defensively he recorded 124 tackles, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

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