The latest commitment was also the longest expected, but it shouldn't be any less sweet to Rutgers fans as Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) four-star receiver Brandon Coleman ended an elongated recruitment by announcing he chose Rutgers over home state school Maryland, accordingg to his coach Bryce Bevill.
"He chose Rutgers,'' Bevill said. "It just happened."
He made his decision public during a press conference today at the school, and is the sixth player to verbal to Rutgers in the last three days.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Coleman has long favored Rutgers, and never wavered in having the Scarlet Knights atop his list.
During the recruiting process, Coleman developed a strong relationship with current Rutgers quarterback Tom Savage. The two met last spring when both were visiting Piscataway to watch the Scarlet Knights practice.
Coleman is also good friends with fellow Rutgers commit Lorenzo Waters, a safety from DeMatha Catholic of Hyattsville, Md.
As a senior, Coleman had 40 receptions for 336 yards and 10 touchdowns. That followed a junior season in which he caught 35 passes for 555 yards and eight touchdowns.
Also committing since Sunday are South Broward High (Hollywood, Fla.) defensive lineman Djwany Mera, Miami Carol City cornerback Gareef Glashen, Manasquan (N.J.) offensive lineman Rob Forst and Jefferson High of Tampa linebacker Fred Overstreet.
That comes on the heels of running back Jawan Jamison of The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) committing to Rutgers next week.
ScarletReport.com is scheduled to talk to Coleman shortly, and will update everyone as soon as that happens.