The 6-foot-3, 250 Chungong told ScarletReport.com he was offered Thursday night after a conversation with Rutgers coach Greg Schiano.
"I've seen a couple games of Rutgers (on television), but I don't know much about them," Chungong said. "The coach wanted me to call him. He said he had some good news for me …and I got an offer from Rutgers."
It is quickly becoming an impressive list of suitors for Chungong, who already held offers from Michigan State, Illinois, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Louisville, Duke and Central Florida.
"It was weird because coming from my sophomore year, I didn't get any attention," Chungong said. "Coming after my junior season now, it's coming as quite a shock."
Chungong missed part of his sophomore season due to injury, and played mostly defensive tackle as a junior. He made 32 tackles and 2 ½ sacks, and knows why the interest level has increased lately.
"I think playing solid football, technique, and reading screens, and my grades, too," he said. "I would like to play defensive end, but I played defensive tackle this year also. I prefer defensive end, though. I feel like I have more space to work in. To me, and all my coaches say it, I can contain good, and I'm comfortable doing it."
Chungong already attended Duke's junior, and he is planning to attend junior days at Georgia Tech, Louisville and Virginia. He also said he plans on making visits in the spring, including one to Rutgers, but he does not have a leader.
"It's a little too early," he said. "I need to take in some junior days and some unofficial visits."