Scarlet Knights Offer Rising Maryland Star

One of the rising players in Maryland is Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney) defensive lineman Roderick Chungong, and Thursday Rutgers became a player in his recruitment when he received a verbal offer. Chungong spoke to about his latest offer, where the Scarlet Knights measure up and what position he wants to play in college.

One of the players making a big move on the recruiting scene is Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) defensive lineman Roderick Chungong, and Rutgers was the latest school to extend an offer.

The 6-foot-3, 250 Chungong told 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."

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