DePaul Cathoic's Justin Nelson becomes Rutgers' first in-state recruit for the 2014. It's been a while since Florida's Josh Hicks came on board - RU's first commits have tended to be good ones including Mo Sanu, Betim Bujari, Ruhan Peele and Anthony Cioffi.
Nelson is well respected in the Northern NJ circles and is close with a few big names that Flood will need to keep in state. Word is that, similar to 2013, many top NJ recruits are looking out of state. However, some of those dynamics could change pending a combination of 1) Campanile's hopeful growth into an ace recruiter; and 2) the right recruit can take a big leadership role in attracting other 2014 classmates (and of course, winning). Nelson seems to be all in on Rutgers, and he's here early enough to get in a lot of ears.
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