Oh, hell yes.
A man-mountain with an equally behemoth list of offers just pulled the trigger for the Scarlet Knights.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New NY-LI addition to the 2016 F.A.M.I.L.Y.!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RFootball?src=hash">#RFootball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RFamily?src=hash">#RFamily</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheBirthplace?src=hash">#TheBirthplace</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CHOPNation?src=hash">#CHOPNation</a> CHOP!</p>— Kyle Flood (@KyleFloodRU) <a href="https://twitter.com/KyleFloodRU/status/606908951465230338">June 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Scarlet Knights fans, meet Malcom Pridgeon, a 6'8" 300 lb offensive tackle from Nassau Community College on Long Island. Now, give him your lunch money. Just kidding.
Pridgeon received a Rutgers offer out of high school, but did not qualify. He will graduate from Nassau next spring, before joining the Scarlet Knights. He selected Rutgers over a number of national powers. 247 lists offers from, among others: Alabama, Arizona State, Baylor, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Syracuse (don't forget, they are New York's team LOLZ), Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Check out big #79 in the video below. The man finishes blocks with malicious intent, and his footwork is sound for a big guy. This is an exciting pick up - the star rankings don't necessarily apply the same way to JUCOs, but I won't argue if you want to count Mr. Pridgeon as a 4* talent. Enjoy Scarlet Knights fans - looks like we could be in for a fun weekend of raiding NYC for talent.
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