Canevari Goes In-depth On Commitment

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) running back Paul Canevari's commitment to Rutgers didn't come as a surprise since he told on a pair of occasions he would commit, but it came at a late hour so it wasn't until this afternoon he caught up with us. Canevari talked about his decision, and more importantly, whether the plan is still to enroll in school in January 2012.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) running back Paul Canevari is used to lining up opposite of St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) running back Savon Huggins, but now he is looking forward to spending time with him in the same backfield.

Canevari committed to Rutgers in the closing minutes of Sunday night, and spoke about it after his school day finished Monday.

"I was going to wait until signing day, but I already had my mind made up on Rutgers," he said. "I'm going to come in the summer and on a full scholarship."

The original plan had Canevari getting a greyshirt offer, but with news of the commitment also came word he will be enrolling in the summer, and on scholarship.

"It feels a lot better to get the decision made," Canevari said. "I've got a home now. I did know (a commitment was coming) already but I wanted to see the campus during my visit. I loved the place."

Canevari measured at 5-foot-10, 212 pounds during his official visit to Rutgers over the weekend.

Heading into the visit and also on his way back from the trip, he told he planned to commit, so the news he was Rutgers-bound didn't come as a surprise.

Despite coming into a class with Huggins, a five-star running back, Canevari isn't fazed by the need to compete. He rushed for 1,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior.

"I'm going to try and get on the field and do my best," Canevari said. "It's going to be nice to be able to play with (Huggins). We've played against each other, but now we'll be on the same team."

Canevari, who benches 375 pounds, is already working out to get ready for the summer, and when he arrives at Rutgers will have a good friend joining him in Don Bosco quarterback and Rutgers commit Gary Nova.

"I talked to him in class today and he's pumped and we're probably going to be roommates," Canevari said. "I'm not sure when we're going to sign (on Wednesday), but we'll probably have a little party at school for it."

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