Orange DE Previlon Picks Rutgers

Orange (N.J.) defensive end Willington Previlon committed to Rutgers Saturday during an unofficial visit with his mother and head coach. Previlon earned an offer after an impressive showing at the Big Man Academy last week.

The best part of committing for Orange (N.J.) defensive end Willington Previlon is knowing that the recruiting process has come to an end. Previlon pledged to Rutgers and head coach Kyle Flood Saturday, shortly after receiving an offer.

"It feels good," Previlon said on making a decision. "They have an education and it's a family there. That and the football is the priority."

Previlon committed to Flood, who offered him after seeing him up close at last week's Big Man Academy. Previlon added that he is eager to work with defensive line coach Jim Panagos.

"I'm very excited about him," Previlon said. "Coach Flood has great enthusiasm. Coach Panagos has great energy. I like it a lot, and he knows football. He's already taught me a lot."

Previlon received a tour of the campus with his mother Saturday, which played a strong role in his commitment.

"I just wanted to get it over with," he said. "We're so happy. It's a weight off my shoulders. I prayed for this."

Previlon will come in as a defensive end, and is eager to join the Big Ten.

"I'm a hard-working player and student," he said. "I'm just going to play with a lot of energy. … I can't wait to represent [Orange]. I'm trying to bring them a lot of attention."

Previlon is the second defensive line commit of the day, following Jon Bateky and third commit of the weekend after linebacker Deonte Roberts' Friday decision.

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