RU Lands First 2011 Commitment

Rutgers receiver Andrew Campolattano became the first member of the class oof 2011 when he gave a non-binding oral committment to coach Greg Schiano on Tuesday. Arguably the best wrestler in New Jersey history, the Bound Brook (N.J.) High linebacker has decided to go the football route and remain close to home.

Arguably the greatest wrestler in New Jersey history will continue his career at Rutgers …as a football player.

Bound Brook (N.J.) High linebacker Andrew Campolattano gave Rutgers coach Greg Schiano a non-binding oral commitment during a meeting at the Hale Center on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Campolattano, a three-time state wrestling champion with one career loss, was recruited to play middle linebacker for the Scarlet Knights. He is the first member of the class of 2011 to commit to Rutgers, but could open the way for others who are waiting.

Christopher Columbus (Bronx, N.Y.) defensive tackle Al Page and Sayreville (Parlin, N.J.) defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson each said publicly they were close to committing to Rutgers.

Campolattano already visited Rutgers unofficially for two of the six spring practices, and was again on campus Tuesday night. will have more shorlty.

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