Pinnix-Odrick Enjoys Rutgers Official Visit

Rutgers verbal commit Julian Pinnix-Odrick enjoyed himself this weekend on his official visit. The Montclair (N.J.) three-star defensive lineman spoke with about his visit and excitement to sign with Rutgers next week.

Montclair (N.J.) three-star defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick has never had second thoughts about his verbal commitment to Rutgers, he said, but the weekend trip for his official visit made him even more excited to get there.

Set to sign Feb. 1 on National Signing Day, Pinnix-Odrick wants to make it official because of the perks it provides.

"Once I sign, I'm going to be down there all the time just working out," he said. "I'm going to spend a ton of time down there with everybody. I can't wait to get my playbook and start learning it."

Playing most of his games on Saturdays, Pinnix-Odrick did not take many trips to Rutgers during the season. Getting on campus for a full weekend, he said, was something he needed.

"It was a chance to really learn a lot about Rutgers," Pinnix-Odrick said. "I got to see a lot of the campus. There is a ton going on in New Brunswick and that was great to do with everybody."

Pinnix-Odrick said bonding with other recruits and commits was the best part of his time on the visit.

"It was great getting to know some of these guys a little more," he said. "I knew who a lot of them were or kind of talked with them, but it was great to just spent a weekend with them. They're my future teammates.

"I'm excited to be a part of this class. It's going to be something special. I just can't wait to get to Rutgers and put in the work."

Freshman defensive tackle Marquise Wright hosted Pinnix-Odrick on his visit.

"Marquise was great," he said. "Any question I had, he could answer. He told me a lot about what to expect when I get there and what kinds of things I'm going to have to do."

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