"I don't think [it was a coincidence]," Hamilton said. "I think they're great players and great players want to play with other great players. We're going to do something really special down in Piscataway."
Three hours later, Montclair (N.J.) defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick came to the same decision, according to head coach John Fiore. Wavering on his commitment and looking at Syracuse and Michigan State, Pinnix-Odrick decided tonight that he wanted to stick with the Scarlet Knights.
"Yes sir," said Fiore when asked if Pinnix-Odrick would sign with Rutgers tomorrow. "[It] will be a great day for Mountie football."
Hamilton, who said he has known for a long time where he wanted to go, said he is ecstatic to join Leonte Carroo and other close friends at Rutgers and that he can't wait to send Flood his lettter first thing tomorrow morning.
Lambert confirmed via text message that he will sign his National Letter of Intent tomorrow and have a 2:15 ceremony at his school. Longa, holding a ceremony at 1:15 p.m., will do the same after announcing his decision to MSG Varsity during Hamilton's broadcast.
After sleeping on it, Longa said he called Flood and informed him this morning.
"This is great," Longa said. "It shows that we are going to have a great class and we're almost where we want to be, but we still have a few guys we're working on now. We will see. Coach Schiano left but they still have my major, I am still going to take my classes and not miss practice, and it is a place I like."