Willingboro's Kyle George Makes It Eight

Rutgers current string of commitments continued Monday when Willingboro (N.J.) High defensive end Kyle George pledged to become the eighth member of the 2011 class. The 6-foot-3 230-pound George was a quick riser on the recruiting scene. He didn't get his first offer until this spring, when his video began making the rounds.

Willingboro (N.J.) High defensive end Kyle George enjoyed the Big Man Academy at Rutgers this weekend, apparently enough to give the Scarlet Knights a non-binding oral commitment.

George, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder hybrid who can also drop into coverage from his linebacker spot, made the call Monday morning.

"Yeah, I did, but I can't talk right now," George said of committing. "I'm in school."

The commitment comes after George visited Rutgers a few weeks ago, and got a better understanding of what the program offers.

"He spent one day with Schiano last week, and after spending one day at the lineman camp on Saturday, he felt it was the right place to go," said Willingboro coach Reggie Lawrence, who called ScarletReport.com this morning to say the commitment took place. "He's real comfortable there. He likes the direction they're going. He likes (defensive line) coach (Randy) Melvin and the energy coach Melvin brings. And he likes (tight ends) coach (Phil) Galiano, who is recruiting him.

"So, between coach Melvin and coach Phil, he really thinks he can be comfortable there, and can learn a lot about football."

George is the third player to commit in the last four days, joining Downingtown East (Exton, Pa.) tight end Tyler Kroft and Sayreville High (Parlin, N.J.) defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson.

According to Lawrence, the key point was how George felt at the Big Man Academy.

"He learned a lot," Lawrence said. "They made is so comfortable. They made him feel like this is somewhere I can go and be successful. They made him feel comfortable in the system, and with what they were asking him to do, he felt like he could be successful there."

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