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."