"I am absolutely ecstatic because I really believe that this program is heading in the right direction and coach Ash is doing everything in his power to make sure that happens," Idrizi said. "Coach Ash came in and he’s already changed plenty of things. He does things with honesty and integrity. Everybody he brought in is the perfect fit for Rutgers. They’re going to help this program soar.”
Idrizi also saw opportunities within the power-spread offense of coordinator Drew Mehringer based on his versatility. Rutgers wants to build him into a 255-pound tight end that can play with his hand in the dirt, in a two-point stance or in the slot as a receiver.
Bergen Catholic head coach Nunzio Campanile compared Idrizi to Rutgers receiver John Tsimis and said his work ethic is off the charts.
"Nobody earned it more than he did,” said Campanile, who also coached Tsimis and Rutgers walk-on Talib Abdur-Ra'oof. “He didn’t start the season as a four-star anything. Nobody works harder. He’s an unbelievable competitor. He’s a great athlete. Everybody is really excited for him.”