Kancey, who is teamed up with Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, was certainly taken aback when learning of the life-changing news, but is also itching for more with still two years of high school left on his plate.
"Getting my first offer is kind of a relief, but it makes me grind and work harder," Kancey said. "To know I have a university that is putting the money and time into me makes me very thankful and blessed.
"Also, I'd love to thank Rutgers for noticing my talent."
Kancey admits he needs to familiarize himself with Rutgers as a whole, but expects everything to take off once colleges get the green light to personally reach out to 2019 prospects.
"The Rutgers program has a nice graduation rate and nice coaching staff," Kancey said. "I didn't get a chance to get in touch with the staff, but I'd love to talk to them.
"At one point I was calling (cornerbacks) coach Henry Baker."
"I believe from my perspective, schools like my quickness, technique, and that I'm a coachable kid," Kancey said.