Anthony Commits to Rutgers

Andover (Mass.) Phillips Academy FB/LB Max Anthony left Rutgers committed on Sunday morning where he will walk on over similar offers from Syracuse and UCF. Born in Morristown (N.J.), Anthony returns to his home state this summer for training camp. he broke down his decision with Scarlet Report before his flight back to school.

In the locker room, everyone at Rutgers is equal. That is the message Andover (Mass.) Phillips Academy prospect Max Anthony received shortly before he committed as a preferred walk-on.

Anthony plays both fullback and linebacker, and could play either for the Scarlet Knights when he enrolls for training camp.

“I’m definitely going to Rutgers,” Anthony said. “… I can’t even explain my excitement. The players and coaches there are doing something really special. I fit in well with all of the guys on the team. The coaches were guys I want to play for.”

Walk-on tight end Charles Scarff hosted Anthony on his official visit.

“They gave me countless examples of players who walked on and went on to special things,” Anthony said. “[Scarff] loves his experience there. Coach [Kyle] Flood said that when you’re in the locker room, no one is going to know who is on scholarship and who is a walk-on. Everyone is treated with the same respect and gets the same opportunities.

Anthony’s visit ended with a 1-on-1 meeting in Flood’s office and a commitment.

“He seems like a great guy,” Flood said. “He’s down to earth, and just so nice. I can’t wait to play for him.”

Born in Morristown, N.J., Anthony moved to New York at five years old. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder played for former Rutgers running back Joe Burke in high school before he moved on to a semester at Phillips Academy.

“I can’t wait to tell him,” Anthony said. “His name is up in the Hale Center where they have all of the NFL players. I saw his name under the Jets, which was a cool thing. I took a picture with it.”


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