The Scarlet Knights picked up a non-binding oral commitment from Marauders offensive tackle Keith Lumpkin, a 6-foot-8, 275-pounder, tonight during a visit to campus, according to St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen.
Lumpkin confirmed the commitment via a text message.
"He was going down there to meet with coach (Greg) Schiano, (offensive line) coach (Kyle) Flood and do it," Hansen said. "He told me he was going to do it, I set up the meeting, so I'm confident that's what he's going to do."
Lumpkin could be the first of a triumvirate of players from the school to select Rutgers.
Lumpkin's decision to commit comes a week after he and teammate Savon Huggins, a five-star running back, attended Rutgers' season opener against Norfolk State.
Both players made the trip to Rutgers after scrimmaging in the late afternoon at Camden (N.J.) Catholic. After the Scarlet Knights' 31-0 win, Lumpkin and Huggins spent a few hours speaking with Schiano about the school, and how each would be used in Rutgers' offense.
Lumpkin's next task is to continue selling Rutgers to a pair of highly recruited teammates in Huggins and safety Sheldon Royster.