Giubilato Talks Walk-On Commitment to Rutgers

Rutgers received a preferred walk-on commitment from Haverford (Pa.) athlete Christian Giubilato over the weekend to pad its 2014 recruiting class. Giubilato visited Rutgers in December, and broke down his choice to walk on at the Big Ten level.

Haverford (Pa.) School athlete Christian Giubilato will continue his football career as a preferred walk-on at Rutgers in 2014. Giubilato picked the Scarlet Knights as his college destination over the weekend, and expects to play safety in the Big Ten.

"I immediately fell in love with the facilities, and the coaches are unlike any school I've visited," Giubilato said. "They love hard work, and giving it everything you have. Yet, they still manage to be extremely good guys that want the team to enjoy themselves on the field."

Giubilato is a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder that played receiver, cornerback and special teams as a senior. He picked Rutgers as much for the school as he did for the football program.

"When I began my college search I looked at a variety of different college environments," he said. "But as I continued on, I began to prefer the larger schools. Being that Rutgers has somewhere in the range of 40,000 undergrads, it didn't take long for me to realize that its college environment suits me well.

"Overall, Rutgers is a highly respected academic school, and has a prestigious football program."

Giubilato sees his commitment to Rutgers as fulfilling part of a dream, he said.

"I've dreamed of playing in the Big Ten for my entire life as a football player," he said. "The intensity of the games and high caliber teams that make up the Big Ten are truly a prestigious group. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to show the world what I can do in a Rutgers uniform."

Giubilato projects best as a safety, but is open to playing any position.

"I've always been viewed as a utility player on both sides of the ball, so I'm not sure where I'll end up," he said.

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