Kenny Britt believes that Rutgers football can take the next step this season

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Kenny Britt knows first-hand the importance of vision when it comes to Greg Schiano rebuilding a program. Britt committed to Rutgers at a point in the program’s development where the direction of Schiano’s team was no sure thing.

A member of the 2006 recruiting class, Britt was a four-star who was heavily recruited by some of the top programs in the country. But Britt bought into Schiano’s vision for the direction of the program.

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And it turned out to be a good decision from Britt. Rutgers went 11-2 and finished his freshman season ranked. They won all three bowl appearances that Britt played in, helping to propel the wide receiver into becoming a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2009 NFL draft.

“Do I think that? I know that coach Schiano has this team ready to take the next step. I mean, All the guys got to do is believe,” Britt told Rutgers Wire on Saturday.

“Once they start believing, becoming family and trusting coaches – that’s what made us great. We all trusted each other and trusted the coaches.”

At Rutgers, Britt was twice an All-Big East selection and he was a third-team All-American in 2008, his final season with the program.


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Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire