Administrative details need to be worked out, but Larose is on track to graduate at the end of the year and enroll at Rutgers for the spring alongside Maryland native Dontea Ayres.
"At first, I wasn't ready for it to end," Larose said. "I wanted to explore other options and today felt like the right time. I finally got back to talking to some coaches. I went MIA for a little bit, but now I got back and I wanted to tell my coaches that I was solid to Rutgers."
Larose withheld his solid commitment for a variety of reasons, including naievity to the recruiting process and family issues behind the scenes.
With time to clear his head and build a stronger understanding of recruit and of Rutgers, the decision worked itself out quickly.
"[Offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski] said he wanted to talk to me and I felt that now was the right time," Larose said. "I wanted to tell him that I was on board and it was a good experience to go that way."
Larose said his relationships with Wroblewski and head coach Kyle Flood put him over the top.
"I'm familiar with coach Flood before he was the head coach and I'm familiar with coach Wrobo before he was at Rutgers," he said. "They are great men. They're going to help me grow as a football player. Having a relationship with those coaches and being welcomed into their community is what I want."
Like most recruits, Larose said he believes in the Rutgers message of family and its goal of a national title.
"It's special to me because of what's in store for Rutgers football," Larose said. "We're trying to win national championships. We're trying to get to the NFL. Those are the ultimate goals. What's special about Rutgers is the way we've been treated there. Other colleges have been good, but Rutgers is what stands out the most because of the coaching staff."
"I'm going to come in the spring ready to work," Larose said. "I'm coming to do my job to the best of my abilities. I can bring a lot to the table with what I have.
"I thought it was what I needed to see when I visited. Every time I've been up there, it's been more satisfying. I've been around the campus just a little bit and from what I've seen, it's where I need to be, where I want to be."