Faith Baptist (Brandon, Fla.) guard Deshaun Morman is closer to a decision than teammate Demetrius Henry, but nether officially visited Rutgers with plans of a commitment this weekend.
The visit, however, exceeded expectations for both prospects and made Morman eager to complete his final visit and look at deciding. Down to Cincinnati and Rutgers, Morman wants to visit the Bearcats as soon as possible to objectively compare the program to the Scarlet Knights.
“Right now I feel like I need to get my visit to Cincinnati as soon as possible, and I’ll probably decide after I make that visit,” Morman said. “The Rutgers visit was something I really liked a lot. I just had a lot of fun. The relationships that are there are really good. I just had a good time. I could see myself there.”
Morman, a 6-foot-3 combo guard, narrowed down to Cincinnati and Rutgers based on relationships with the schools. He has an unofficial visit to Cincinnati already under his belt, but this weekend marked his first to Rutgers.
“It was really good, especially hanging out with like [guards Myles Mack and Elijah Carter] and everyone,” Morman said. “If I go there, I have to put in a lot of work to get that playing time.”
Morman visited with Henry, who checks in as a 6-foot-10 forward. Henry also holds a Rutgers offer, but is a long way from a decision.
“It was actually a great visit,” Henry said. “It was better than I expected. … I could see myself there and I liked the players. They players seemed like really good guys. I was comfortable around them. I bonded with them while I was there.”
Henry particularly enjoyed meeting the team and eating dinner at head coach Mike Rice’s home.
“I like coach Rice’s intensity,” he said. “He’s going to get the best out of you every day. He’s very demanding, so I definitely liked that.”
Henry has been to Rutgers and Clemson and expects to take “a bunch” of visits at the end of his season.
“Clemson was good,” he said. “They made me feel like they really wanted me. I liked the players there too. … I’m not going to make a decision until the spring. Rutgers was fun, but I wasn’t planning on committing.”