Andre Civil commits to the Scarlet Knights.

Brooklyn has turned into a fertile recruiting ground for the Scarlet Knights as they add their second prospect and lineman from the New York City borough. This commitment comes from 6'3"-240lbs DE Andre Civil who selected Rutgers over offers from Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Clemson, Maryland and Pittsburgh.

Civil received his official offer on Saturday, May 17th and wasted no time making it known that Rutgers will be his college destination. As he stated "they officially offered on Saturday. They have been in my heart a long time so when they offered I quickly decided to end the process…It was great when they finally offered. I felt it was an open door to end the recruiting process." He went on to say "it is a big load off of my chest. There was a lot of schools calling and visiting me. It was an unnecessary load. I am just looking forward to graduation and being a teenager".

For Civil, he developed a love for the program after a few unofficial visits to the Rutgers campus where he observed the family atmosphere first hand and with the high goal of winning the national championship. All of these qualities along with the proximity to his house really endeared themself to him. Another big factor was his parents who wanted "him not too close and not too far". His father also liked the Rutgers DL coach, who he developed a good relationship.

As a junior, Civil recorded 51 tackles, 7 sacks and a blocked punt en route to be named All-Brooklyn. He has a goal of becoming even more of a terror to quarterbacks as a senior as he plans on hitting double digits in sacks. In an effort to attain this goal, he plans on working on his ability to get off blocks faster while further improve his ability to locate the ball.

Civil will not be away for the Rutgers campus long. On June 14th, he will be attending the Rutgers Big Man camp. Like many of the Rutgers recruits, he will attempt to recruit other players. Two of the players he has already been talking to are his teammate Ayo Isijola (CB/RB) and Oday Aboushi (OL/DL).

Note: Civil reports a 4.85 forty, 335lbs bench press and 465lbs squat. He reports a 2.5GPA and is currently taking ACT preparation courses.

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