Fuchs Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Commitment

New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy tight end Jordan Fuchs became the latest to commit to Rutgers and head coach Kyle Flood. Fuchs has one game left at Milford, and went in-depth about his decision to join the Scarlet Knights.

If things played out differently in high school, Jordan Fuchs would have committed to Rutgers a long time ago. But Fuchs did not earn an offer out of Christ the King (New York) and went to prep school after signing with Connecticut.

Fuchs used his semester at New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy well and earned a Rutgers offer in October. Fuchs decided to end his recruitment Thursday by committing to Rutgers.

"It feels very good just because I didn't know what was going to happen after I de-committed from UConn." Fuchs said. "I'm just excited to have a home, and be going to play big-time football up at Rutgers."

Fuchs will be at Rutgers Saturday for the Cincinnati game, and plans to officially visit Dec. 7.

"They [the coaches] were excited when I told them," Fuchs said. "They said they needed a guy like me at tight end, so they were excited. They all welcomed me in."

Fuchs is friendly with Rutgers commit Eric Wiafe, who will also be in attendance for the Rutgers game against Cincinnati.

"We had been talking about Rutgers a lot," Fuchs said. "It's good to already know somebody there."

The 6-foot-6 Fuchs plans to enroll in January if he can finish his academic requirements this semester. Fuchs is the third tight end in the class, and second to enroll early alongside Katy (Texas) Logan Lister.

Fuchs said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood would allow him to play basketball as a walk-on. Rutgers assistant Van Macon recruited him out of high school, where he had a Temple basketball offer.

"I haven't talk to the basketball coaches about it yet, but the football guys were saying I could do it," Fuchs said.

Fuchs is the 24th member in the Rutgers recruiting class and third tight end. He was a former Connecticut commit, that received a release from the program after a mid-season coaching change.

"It feels good to be committed again," Fuchs said. "I like Rutgers a lot. I liked them a lot in high school, but it didn't work out that time. I can't wait."

Quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive coordinator Ron Prince were both involved in his recruitment, but Wiafe also played a role, Fuchs said.

"I've been talking to him about Rutgers all year," said Wiafe, who will come in during January as a defensive tackle. "It's good that I already have someone from Milford there with me. I was saying to him today – national champions in 2016."

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