In the first of the day's three commitments as recruiting camp winds down, Rutgers received a verbal from Florida tight end Taylor Marini.
Tight end was a big need for this class with Rutgers losing a player at the last minute last year. They needed two, and now they have them in Nick Arch and Marini. Marini has a solid offer list, and is exactly the kind of heralded mid-level recruit that Rutgers has made their name with as of late. You can be a little disappointed in some of the sleepers in this class, but not with Marini (or Myles Nash for that matter.) The problem is more that they should be the rule this year, not the exception.
Congrats to Jim Panagos for his recruiting prowess today. Rutgers will probably need to land a few prospects out of Florida this year like Marini and LB Skai Moore to make up for missing out on a few local prospects. That's how Greg Schiano did it at the start of his tenure too.