Andrew Campolattano chooses wrestling


It was hard to get a grasp on Campo's full football potential with him having to keep his weight down for wrestling, but he showed solid production last fall, and the staff saw fit to give him one of the earliest offers in this year's class. On the other hand, he's undoubtedly an elite wrestling prospect, which raises the possibility of two Rutgers coaches in Greg Schiano and Scott Goodale both jockeying for the Bound Brook athlete (it would not be possible to play both sports due to weight restrictions). With Rutgers wrestling in the top ten now, the program could be a legit national championship contender were they to sign Campolattano and '13 prospect Anthony Ashnault out of South Plainfield. Is that worth football losing possibly the next Steve Beauharnais? Now the football staff could be left scrambling for a linebacker, which explains the Ashton Broyld and Ejuan Price offers. Quinton Alston probably isn't an option given his Iowa commitment, and not being a good fit in Schiano's defense. If the staff does go after another LB, my untargeted guess is that it'd be another speedy safety hybrid type out of Florida. Update: how does a program "turn out to be different"?