Brodie Ready to Announce

Three-star Long Branch (N.J.) offensive tackle Ryan Brodie announces his college choice tomorrow at 2 p.m. Brodie will announce between his two finalists and discussed the merits of each before he names his choice with

Three-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie eliminated Miami after deciding to push his announcement up and skip an official visit to Coral Gables, Fla. Down to Rutgers and Connecticut, Brodie is set to make his announcement tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Long Branch (N.J.) High School.

"It's something I'm definitely excited about," Brodie said. "It's not that I want to get [recruiting] over with or anything, I just know where I want to go and am ready to make it public. I don't feel like I need any more visits.

Rutgers has been on Brodie's radar since he began thinking about colleges. The Scarlet Knights were the first to verbally offer the 6-foot-5 lineman and Brodie has a strong relationship with the coaching staff.

Brodie was one of the top performers at the Rutgers camp this summer and he has many friends at the school, including former teammate Miles Shuler.

"At Rutgers, I feel like I fit in so many different ways," Brodie said. "I Lots of the best players in New Jersey are staying home. I feel like there is going to be something special there."

Brodie officially visited Rutgers last week and was hosted by freshman lineman Kaleb Johnson.

"I have a great relationship with guys on the team and with [offensive line coach Kyle Flood]," Brodie said.

Connecticut has also been on Brodie since new coach Paul Pasqualoni took over at the end of last season. The Huskies hosted Brodie on an official visit last month and have been in Brodie's top schools since issuing a scholarship offer.

"Connecticut is a great school," Brodie said. "It's a school where I feel like I can go and make a big impact. I've always really liked them and would enjoy playing up there."

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