Krimin Joins the Rutgers 2016 Class

Rutgers added its fourth member tot he 2016 recruiting class with a Thursday evening commitment from Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph's three-star lineman Nick Krimin. Krimin committed during a visit to campus, and spoke first with Scout about his decision.

Rutgers calls itself a family, and the 2016 recruiting class just added another sibling in the worlds of Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph’s offensive lineman Nick Krimin.

The three-star standout offensive lineman verbally committed to coach Kyle Flood during a Thursday on campus visit in Piscataway.

“I feel great,” Krimin said after his commitment. “I’m kind of speechless.”

Krimin said the timing of the decision was significant because it allows him to focus elsewhere during his final 18 months of high school.

“It relieves a lot of stress since I don’t have to go on a lot of visits,” Krimin said. “I have my family in New Jersey. It’s my home state, so I’m very happy with this.”

Krimin approached double-digit offers before his decision, but said the chance to play in New Jersey was too much to pass up.

“They have everything I’m looking for,” Krimin said. “It’s great academics, a great football team and close to home. Everyone there treats you how want to be treated.”

Krimin plays in nearby Metuchen and lives in South Amboy, N.J.

“It’s awesome,” he said. “I can go home and see my family and friend whenever I want.”

Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and the staff served as the final selling point before a decision.

“They welcome you in open arms they just want the best for you they can only make you better,” Krimin said. “Coach Flood’s a great guy. He originally was a line coach so he gives me great tips and stuff. Other than that, he’s like a father fiture, not just a head coach of the team. I told him jokingly that you got a new son today – great guy – great coach. He knows.”

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