This time, Hill went big once more. Austin Johnson, a 6-foot-7 power forward by way of Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., committed to the program.
A strong compliment to Echenique, he's a worker in the post with good feet and adept hands. A native of Philadelphia, Johnson has been a fixture with Jim Salmon's Playaz Basketball Club.
"It's a good fit for the kid," Salmon said. "He'll never have to play center."
Rutgers recent emphasis has been on reconstructing its frontcourt. With the additions of Echenique and now Johnson in a complimentary role, Fred Hill more options in the post.