Rutgers basketball wants to keep the top New Jersey players home, and issued another offer Tuesday to a prospect from a premiere school. During an unofficial visit to campus, 2016 guard Jagan Mosely of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony’s added his first Big Ten offer.
“It’s a very humbling experience knowing that my hard work is paying off,” he said. “I was stunned [by the offer]. I didn’t know how to react at first.”
The 6-foot-1 Mosely spent the day on campus with his father, and received a tour of the school. He spent plenty of time with the coach staff.
“I loved them,” Mosely said. “I connected with them well. They were great to talk to. Coach Jordan knows what it takes to get [to the NBA], and he wants to help his players get to the same place he was.”
Rutgers is recruiting Mosely as a guard with the idea of playing him in multiple roles, he said. He also spent time with newly hired assistant Mike O’Koren, who impressed.
“He played at North Carolina, and he was telling me he has the same work ethic as coach Jordan on their coaching staff,” Mosely said.
A former football player, Mosely also enjoyed a visit to today’s Rutgers practice. He and his father met coach Kyle Flood during training camp practice No. 5.
“[My dad] is very familiar with them, living in New Jersey and all of that,” Mosely said. “He loved it like I did.”