"What happened though was that the Rutgers staff payed him a visit on Friday. They sat down with him and discussed some things and at that point Kenny and his father became a bit more undecided. Later that afternoon, they [Britt and his father] decided that it was going to be Rutgers instead," continued Coach Blunda.
Kenny Britt, all of 6-foot-3 and 190-pounds, had previously taken official visits to Virginia, Illinois, and Rutgers. His comfort level with the Rutgers staff was a deciding factor for him.
"He [Kenny] had positive things to say about all his visits. But, he had, for some time, let it be known that he did not want to go anywhere else but to Rutgers. This may have come as a surprise or come off suddenly to some, but anybody that has been around Kenny knew that he liked Rutgers," continued Coach Blunda.
There has been much speculation regarding Britt's academic status and ensuing collegiate qualification. Coach Blunda addressed the issue head-on.
"Academically, right now Kenny is finishing everything up in his core classes. We just finished up the marking period a few days ago and he did very well. We anticipate him finishing up the last marking period successfully. Right now every indication points to him qualifying," said Coach Blunda.
What does Coach Blunda see out of his pupil during the next four or five years at Rutgers?
"I expect him to excite the folks at Rutgers. I see him making an impact right away at Rutgers. He's a kid that will certainly help from day one."
Britt will officially end his recruitment at a ceremony at Bayonne HS tomorrow morning at 10:30 AM at which time he and several of his teammates will sign Letters of Intent to attend the university of their choice.
Kenny Britt at the Greg Schiano 7-on7 Shootout earlier this past summer