Rutgers football hosts a pair of local tight ends
A pair of the top tight ends from the region visited Rutgers football on Thursday. Aiden Black and Ryan Ward checked in with the Scarlet Knights for an unofficial visit.
Black is a 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end prospect who is ranked as a three-star by 247Sports. He plays for Delaware Valley (Milford, PA). Last season, Black had 28 catches for 409 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games played.
He is ranked the No. 35 tight end in the nation and the No. 20 prospect in Pennsylvania. Black holds offers from Duke, Maryland, Stanford, Temple and West Virginia among others.
He tweeted about the visit on Thursday, tagging tight ends coach Andrew Aurich as well as Matt Walp, the director of player engagement.
Had a great time @RFootball today. Thank you for the hospitality @Coach_Aurich and Coach Walp as well as the rest of the staff! #chop pic.twitter.com/wxz4ZMVYAM
— Aiden Black (@ablack1809) March 2, 2023
As for Ward, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end from Rutherford High School. He is a big red zone target as well as a strong blocker.
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Ward holds offers that include Boston College, Duke, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, Tulane, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others.
Thank you Rutgers for having me @RamonS_RU @Coach_Aurich pic.twitter.com/HxHmV7J8E1
— Ryan Ward 6’4 240 ‘24⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ryanward__1) March 2, 2023
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