Muller Seeking More Linemen After Commitment

Offensive linemen Chris Muller made coach Greg Schiano's summer with his verbal commitment and brought joy to many others in the Rutgers family. The 6-foot-6 offensive linemen went in-depth with on his commitment and plans to bring in more top offensive linemen.

In classic Carlton Agudosi fashion, offensive lineman Chris Muller made a statement to other recruits in the Class of 2012 when he verbally comitted to Rutgers.

Agudosi, who held a public ceremony in May, proclaimed that he was "coming for" the Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) recruits.

Muller had a similar message the day after he committed to Rutgers.

"My goal is to help the coaching staff get some more linemen in this class," he said. "We need a strong recruiting class and I want to bring in the best linemen to play with me."

Rutgers is in good standing with multiple uncommitted offensive line recruits. Long Branch's (Long Branch, N.J.) Ryan Brodie spent multiple long days on-campus this month. Archbishop Carroll's (Washington, D.C.) Derrick Nelson picked up an offer at the Big Man Academy and Duaron Williams from Orlando will be at camp this week.

Muller already has his message prepared.

"I'm going to be honest," Muller said. "I'll tell them exactly why I committed. I saw something in this program that I didn't see anywhere else. It's a great academic and family-oriented school. They have a great offensive line coach (Kyle Flood) and there are plenty of opportunities for offensive linemen. ... I want some talent in this class to push me to do my best."

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle from Boyertown, Pa., brought joy to a lot of people with his Thursday commitment.

Head coach Greg Schiano told Muller he made his summer. He received a round of applause when he informed the coaching staff on speakerphone.

Fifth-year senior offensive linemen Desmond Wynn played a key role in making Muller's mid-week visit memorable. Muller said Wynn reached out to show his excitement quickly afterwards.

Then there is the ecstatic fan reaction, which Muller said made him happy to know about.

Muller's parents were happy he chose Rutgers because "they really like it. They love the atmosphere there and the focus on academics. They're very proud."

Bloomsburg Area and Rutgers verbal commit Blake Rankin and Muller have already decided to room together next year.

"Me and Blake are really good friends and our families are friends," Muller said. "He was really happy for me and the two of us are ready to keep recruiting.

Muller decided to commit to Rutgers Wednesday while on his unofficial visit, he said. He waited until Thursday to announce because he wanted to sleep on it and speak with his parents to make sure it was the right decision.

Penn State led for Muller prior to his unofficial visit to Rutgers. A combination of a tremendous visit to Piscataway, N.J., and unwanted pressure from Penn State pushed Rutgers ahead after the visit.

After that, Muller was quick to pull the trigger.

"It's a big weight off my shoulders," Muller said. "I love Rutgers and I didn't want to wait any longer. ... I was getting a little tired of it all. I'm ready to move forward and focus on my senior year.

"I'll be at Rutgers plenty this summer I think. I want to come hang out and get to know the guys and the coaches better. ... I'll help recruit when I'm there."

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