Wiegers Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Commitment

Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers locked up a spot in the Rutgers class of 2014 by verbally committing this morning before school. Wiegers went in-depth with ScarletReport.com on his reasons for picking Rutgers and a chance to play in the Big Ten.

Rutgers emerged as a leader for quarterback Tyler Wiegers after hosting him last week and received a verbal commitment from the Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) product this morning.

Visiting with siblings and his mother, Wiegers said he saw what he needed to see and felt ready to commit to head coach Kyle Flood.

"I feel like Rutgers can be a great spot for me," Wiegers said. "They're one of the best in the Big East, going into the Big Ten. I'm really familiar with the Big Ten growing up in Big Ten country. I just feel like it's going to be a great spot for me joining a program on the rise."

Wiegers will be far from home at Rutgers but will have games within driving distance once the Big Ten schedule begins.

"It's a feeling of relief in some ways to have it over, but mostly I feel excitement," he said. "There are great coaches with experience and great resumes. They really focus on academics and that was a big part of my visit. I really appreciated that and feel I can fit well in their offense."

Wiegers grew two inches and is no 6-foot-4 heading into the spring evaluation period.

Making his commitment early this morning, Wiegers said he spoke with Flood and the staff before starting school.

"They were really excited to hear from me," Wiegers said. "I was excited. We were all happy. They're ready for the future and me to get there. They think it's a great fit and obviously so do I. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Wiegers is the second Michigan player in as many years to commit to Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights added Lester Liston this spring and he has already been in touch with Wiegers about adjusting to Rutgers football.

"I met him on my visit and then I've been talking to him on the phone and on Facebook," Wiegers said. "He's been helpful in helping me get to know Rutgers. He's telling me about the atmosphere and what the football program is about."

The seventh commitment of the class of 2014, Wiegers was joined later in the day by three-star Cedar Grove (N.J.) receiver David Njoku.

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