"I gave a verbal commitment to Rutgers," Laryea said. "Coach Schiano and Kyle Flood are great coaches and just stuck by my side for the past 4 months. They show a lot of interest in me and that's what it came down to."
Logistics came into play for Laryea as well, it was important for him to stay close to home.
"It came down to staying close and my family having the opportunity to come and watch me play." Laryea said. "My coaching staff is very excited about my decision and I think it's a good fit for me."
Besides, the staff and staying close to home what ultimately sold Laryea on the Scarlet Knights?
"I've talked to the players and they seem to be very cool and down to earth." Laryea said. "When I got of the phone with the Coach Schiano it made me feel like I knew him for years he's a great guy."
As a junior, Laryea ran for 789 yards and 8 touchdowns. On defense he made 68 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 interception. He earned All-Borough, second team All-City honors, and was selected as an all-star by the Staten Island Advance.
Rutgers recruited Laryea as a fullback.