Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata defensive end Jordan Agudosi has more ties to Rutgers than his last name, and excitement is high after a recent visit to campus for junior day.
Agudosi, whose cousin Carlton Agudosi enters a red-shirt senior season with the Scarlet Knights, is close with incoming offensive lineman Mike Lonsdorf as well.
Lonsdorf flipped from Connecticut to Rutgers during the final week before National Signing Day 2016.
“I’m so happy for Mike Lonsdorf because he’s such a great player,” Agudosi said. “We’d be working together every day, and he’d always be there to make me better. He was a leader of all of the linemen. We all looked up to him.”
Agudosi measured in at 6-foot-5, 209 pounds during his Rutgers visit. He plans to camp with the Scarlet Knights.
“What stood out about the visit, after going there, I really felt like Rutgers was on the rise. Their new coaching staff and all of the new things they’re doing, even the little things with their food and workouts, they’re going to be good.
Agudosi attends Immaculatta and lives in North Brunswick, where he focused on Rutgers after his cousin joined the program.
“I really started watching them a lot more this year,” Agudosi said. “I watched most of their games and I’ve been to about four games in total. My cousin invited me to one, but I’ve also worked at their concession stands and watched some of the games from there. That was cool.”
Similarly to his cousin, Agudosi’s focus as a senior comes in the weight room.
“I talk to Carlton a lot,” Agudosi said. “He told me that they’re going to be a lot better this year because of coach Ash. He’s taught me about getting ready for college. I have to be in the weight room every day. If I want to play Division I, which I do, then it’s time to be a monster. I’m going at it every day.”
Fordham is also involved with the future business major.
“A good business program is big for me,” Agudosi said. “I want to major in marketing. I want to work in sports marketing because I love sports and the competition.”