Rutgers lands top wide receiver from Florida

Every year there are always a few surprises that come from the State of Florida in football recruiting. This year is no different as Dillard High School has one of the best kept secrets in wide receiver Chris McClover. He is a 6-foot-4, 190 pound receiver that has all the skills to become a very special player at Rutgers.

Chris McClover has become the third recruit to pledge to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this weekend, joining Davon Smart and Jabulani Lovelace, who both pledged earlier today.

The last time a receiver this good went unnoticed coming out of South Florida, the Pitt Panthers landed Antonio Bryant. Like Bryant, McClover has as much upside and could make an instant impact at Rutgers.

So what was the main reason McClover chose Rutgers?

"I like coach Rizzi, that's the man right there, he is one cool guy. Coach Rizzi felt like family to me. He was always straight forward and honest with me. Never did he make me feel pressured either in making a commitment to Rutgers. It just felt right."

Another reason McClover likes Rutgers is their situation at the receiver position.

"I feel I can go up there and make an impact right away. They have some real good receivers up there but I will put my talents up with the best of them," he said.

When spoke with McClover he mentioned other things that stood out as well.

"What was really impressive about Rutgers were their facilities, the track inside the weight room was real cool.  I was ready to get on there and start practicing.  I also like how beautiful the campus is. The entire visit was great and I felt it was just the place to be.  It felt like home."

Now that he has decided on where to spend the next four years McClover will not take anymore trips. He is done with the process and will sign with Rutgers on National Signing Day. thanks Charles Fishbein for contributing to this story.

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