Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb defensive end Christian Albright worked hard as an under-the-radar prospect all senior season, and Rutgers is the latest school to take notice.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound lineman received a visit Wednesday from Rutgers assistant Jafar Williams that ended in a scholarship offer. Albright is committed to UNC Charlotte but his other offers include Rutgers, Ball State and Samford.
“It was great for me knowing my first power five offer I had,” Albright said. “Coach Williams was there, met him and he liked my film and they needed more guys like myself in their current recruiting class to change things around.”
Alrbight enjoyed a brief conversation with Williams. His next step is a research process on Rutgers and the Big Ten.
“Coach Williams seemed like a good guy,” Albright said. “He was filling me in on Rutgers and where they came from and about the program and about where they envision it to be. … You don't hear about [Rutgers] much down here. I watched them play in their bowl game two years ago against North Carolina”
Albright is a January candidate for an official visit. He wants to speak with family, however, before he sets any trips.
“We haven't set any visits yet but we have some dates in mind,” Albright said. “[I am looking for] a good education because football won't last me forever. I'd also like to play for a competitor that can compete and hopefully win a few conference championships.”
Alrbight was a dynamic lineman as a senior with 77 tackles, 12 sacks and a pick six.
“I've shown that I can play hard and that I'm a play-maker at defensive end,” Albright said. “I know how to get to the quarterback, and that speaks volumes.”