"I was kind of surprised," Nash said. "Quanzell had so many options and different places that he could have went. But him choosing Rutgers, I was very excited about it. It's a good spot for him. They're my favorite school right now and I'll have a teammate there now. It's exciting."
Nash, who currently projects as a defensive end, is one of four players on the Rutgers radar from Timber Creek. Along with Lambert and Nash, 2013 defensive linemen Dajaun Drennon and Greg Webb have offers from Rutgers to go along with a combined 23 other offers.
"It sends a message," Nash said on Lambert. "He's staying home, but it's an hour-and-a-half away. You're home, but you're not home. He still gets to get away and have fun in college and he gets to play great football. At Rutgers, they have unlimited resources and you can study anything you want up there."
Nash, who is out of state at an underclassman combine this week, said he is already excited to take more visits to Rutgers to see his teammate's future home and continue building his relationship with recruiting coach Phil Galiano.
"It will make my future visits there even more worthwhile," Nash said. "I'm already anxious to watch him play there. It definitely will be exciting."
Lambert said he hopes his decision helps bring in more recruits from South Jersey. According to Nash, the buzz about Lambert and Rutgers does not stop at Timber Creek.
"The first things I did when I found out, after congratulating Quanzell, was call Buddy Brown from Williamstown," Nash said. "He likes Rutgers a lot too, so I know he was excited to hear about that."
"I talk with Buddy plenty of times and he's mentioned to me about how he likes Rutgers and what he sees in Rutgers. We kind of all have the same interests in Rutgers. We like them a lot. Buddy and I talked about it and we were pretty excited for Quanzell and for ourselves. There's a lot of buzz."