Proving just how unpredictable college football recruiting can be at times, former Rutgers commit, tight end Korab Idrizi announced this morning that he has committed to Boston College after taking an official visit with them this weekend.
Always been an dream of mine to play football at Boston College. This is where I belong! pic.twitter.com/f5lGEufkGt— Korab Idrizi (@Kidrizii) January 30, 2016
Idrizi had just committed to the Scarlet Knights last Sunday, and it's rare to see a commit change his mind after deciding so close to National Signing Day. But Boston College brought Idrizi in for an OV this weekend, and clearly the three-star tight end was impressed with the Eagles, and announced his decision to flip to BC on the spot.
While Rutgers has had success on the recruiting trail this week, bringing in St. Peter's Prep ATH K.J. Gray, Tennesse QB Tylin Oden, and Timber Creek OLB Tyreek Williams, they have also taken a few blows. In addition to losing Idrizi to Boston College, three-star kicker Alex Barbir flipped to Penn State earlier this week.
Idrizi's decommitment leaves Rutgers without a tight end in its 2016 recruiting class, although tight end isn't exactly a position of need with Nick Arcidiacono, Matt Flanagan, Charles Scarff and Nakia Griffin-Stewart still on the roster.
Idrizi is the whopping ninth decommitment Rutgers has dealt with since late November, although most before him can largely be attributed to the dismissal of Kyle Flood, who recruited those players. Idrizi is the first commit brought in by Chris Ash to flip from the program.
Rutgers is now left with 14 commits in the incoming recruiting class. According to 247Sports, Rutgers ranks 13th in the Big Ten and 67th nationally. With several uncommitted players on campus this weekend for official visits, hopefully Ash can right the ship and improve this recruiting class ahead of Wednesday's National Signing Day.