Drennon Reacts to Lambert Rutgers Commitment

Before middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert even made his decision to commit to Rutgers public, he was already recruiting his younger teammates to join him. Class of 2013 defensive end Dajaun Drennon, who holds 11 verbal scholarship offers, is one of Lambert's targets and he spoke with ScarletReport.com about his thoughts on his teammates college choice.

Class of 2013 defensive end Dajaun Drennon was halfway across the country when teammate Quanzell Lambert announce his verbal commitment to Rutgers at Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.).

Participating in the Army All-America underclassman combine, Drennon found out about Lambert's choice before he left and said he was excited by the news.

"I had already known he committed there, but I wasn't saying anything obviously," Drennon said. "They have the opportunities that he wants and the classes that he can take along with football, so I thought he made a pretty good decision."

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end and tight end said Rutgers has been a favorite throughout the recruiting process, but adding Lambert to the program makes it even more appealing.

"Before he committed to Rutgers, I already liked Rutgers a lot, so now that he's there, it makes me even more comfortable to go there because I have one of my teammates," Drennon said. "I know he probably wants us all to go there now. It would feel more like home with a former teammate on the team. You could say that [he's recruiting me]."

For Drennon, "us" includes himself, and fellow junior defensive linemen Greg Webb and Myles Nash. All three hold verbal scholarship offers from Rutgers and hold the school in high regard.

Nash named Rutgers as his favorite school earlier in the week and Webb lists Rutgers as one of his favorites among 15 offers.

"Rutgers has always been recruiting South Jersey and been trying hard to keep things in-state," Drennon said. "I think this is going to affect it a lot."

Part of the South Jersey buzz, Drennon said, is because of Rutgers defensive line coach Phil Galiano, who recruits the area.

"Me and Coach Galiano talk every week," he said. "He's always got something good to say. He and I have a really close relationship."

Drennon learned of a verbal offer from Rutgers more than six months ago. Rutgers was his first offer, but he has added 10 more through his junior season, including a Washington offer last week.

"Recruiting is going great now," Drennon said. "I'm an early offer guy, which is great. Talking to a lot of other people here at the combine, talking about how they don't have that many offers. I just feel grateful that I actually have offers."

Drennon said he has not though much about making a verbal commitment and that his decision will come sometime in the next year.

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