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Rutgers Coach Chris Ash Traveled To Sweden For An In-Home Visit This Week

A closeup of Rutgers head coach Chris Ash.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Chris Ash of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

This is a good way to rack up the flyer miles.

We've heard of college coaches traveling great distances to see recruits, but Rutgers' Chris Ash took it to another level this week.

Ash and Rutgers director of recruiting communications Omar Hales flew to Sweden for an in-home visit with defensive end commit Robin Jutwreten. Jutwreten had previously traveled to Rutgers for an official visit in January, during which he solidified his commitment to the Scarlet Knights.

According to NJ.com, the journey was 3,942 miles and took 12 hours.

Jutwreten is actually the second Swede to commit to the Scarlet Knights in the last two years. His friend and current Rutgers offensive lineman Samuel Vretman signed with Ash last year and played in eight games as a true freshman.

Vretman, however, did play high school football in America at Cheshire Academy in Connecticut.

"So thankful for the home visit in Sweden by Head Coach Ash and Coach Hales! I had an amazing day and can’t wait to officially be a part of Rutgers football," Jutwreten tweeted following his in-home.

As you can see in the pictures below, Ash and Hales had an opportunity to try some Swedish cuisine.

Hales is excited about trying to start a recruiting pipeline in Sweden.

Jutwreten is a three-star defensive end who also held an offer from UCF and drew interest from Temple, UConn, UMass and others.

He'll officially sign with Rutgers next week on National Signing Day. It should be interesting to hear Ash recap the visit once he is officially allowed to comment on Jutwreten.