Rutgers picked up its biggest commitment on Mother's Day in both size and ranking. Three-star, 6-foot-10 center Myles Johnson said he will sign with Rutgers today and take his talents from Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic to the Big Ten hardcourt.
Rutgers found its most success late in last year's recruiting cycle. In Steve Pikiell's 2017 class, his highest-rated commitment came as a late Mother's Day addition.
Pikiell and Rutgers basketball accepted the commitment of 6-foot-10 center Myles Johnson, who publicized his decision during a Mother's Day meal with family. Johnson chose Rutgers over Hawaii after official visits to both.
Education was a harbinger for Johnson, who plans to continue studies in engineering.
Johnson received an on-court sales pitch from assistant coach Jay Young, who works with the big men. He spent the most time with forwards Shaquille Doorson and Candido Sa, his host.
The three-star center from Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic joins a trio of guards in the 2017 class – freshman Geo Baker, junior college transfer Souf Mensah and Quinnipiac transfer Peter Kiss.
Rutgers has one more roster spot available for the 2017-18 season but went through last year with one vacancy.