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Commit Alert! Jarrod Hewitt

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Rutgers picked up its second commit in as many days as Venice, FL DT Jarrod Hewitt joined the Knights.

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Rutgers and Coach Flood have been on a recruiting hot streak in June, and that continued today as the Knights landed 6'2" 290 pound defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, from Venice, Florida.  Hewitt committed while on a multi-day unofficial visit to Rutgers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New FL addition to the 2016 F.A.M.I.L.Y.!!&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RFootball?src=hash">#RFootball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RFamily?src=hash">#RFamily</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBirthplace?src=hash">#TheBirthplace</a> &#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CHOPNation?src=hash">#CHOPNation</a> &#10;CHOP!</p>&mdash; Kyle Flood (@KyleFloodRU) <a href="https://twitter.com/KyleFloodRU/status/610886984941350912">June 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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From Hewitt's Twitter yesterday:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great first day at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RU?src=hash">#RU</a> ❤️ </p>&mdash; Jarrod Hewitt 5⃣5⃣ (@HewittJarrod) <a href="https://twitter.com/HewittJarrod/status/610641827688017921">June 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="http://t.co/mG2OkaMbhj">pic.twitter.com/mG2OkaMbhj</a></p>&mdash; Jarrod Hewitt 5⃣5⃣ (@HewittJarrod) <a href="https://twitter.com/HewittJarrod/status/610642522910650368">June 16, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Hewitt is a consensus three-star prospect offers from Pitt, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Temple and South Florida, and he was beginning to draw interest from Florida's big three, as well as programs like Clemson.

His highlights are impressive, and in his junior season, he claimed 14 sacks and 112 tackles (74 solo).  He also benches 415 pounds, and squats 510.

He is explosive through the gaps to get at the QB, and strong against the run, regularly fighting through double teams. Most notably, he has a non-stop motor and is a violent hitter if given even a small running start.

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Welcome to the Banks Jarrod, and enjoy the rest of your trip!