Eagan, RU's Newest Loyal Son

Letter of Intent Day came and went but one of Connecticut's best had yet to decide on his collegiate destination - until now. Kevin Eagan, by way of Northwest Catholic HS in West Hartford, CT., has decided on Rutgers.

Kevin Eagan, a First Team All-State honoree according to the Hartford Courant for the state of CT, has made the commitment to attend Rutgers University. He chose Rutgers over UConn, and it was a decision that was tough until the very end.

"Both are great schools. But the more I thought about it, the more Rutgers became a place I wanted to go. I had a good feel for the school and the coaches. I think it is a great fit for me," stated Eagan.

Earlier in the process, Eagan struggled with finalizing his decision between the Big East rivals. But late in the process he became sure. "I had two more days to make a decision or else I could not sign a letter of intent. I made my final decision two nights ago. Every one was at peace with it and excited. We cannot wait to get up there," said Eagan.

This spring Eagan will stay in shape by virtue of his participation in lacrosse. "Our lacrosse team is struggling a little bit, but we are working hard. We'll be ok this season. It is a great team sport. And it really helps keep you in shape." Eagan, currently weighing 230 pounds, attributes his leanness and overall impressive shape to the sport.

Now a member of the Scarlet Knights family after having signed his letter of intent, Eagan will try to get down to Rutgers. "I am hoping to go down for the spring game. It will all depend on how things evolve with the lacrosse season."

Eagan will most likely play on the DL at Rutgers, though a specific position is unknown and inconsequential to the Nutmeg State standout. "I'll do whatever is best for the team. But I have always been a defensive player."

Eagan, standing at 6-foot-4 and 230-pounds, becomes the 21st member of the 2008 football recruiting class for Rutgers.

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