IT HAS HAPPENED.
RUTGERS HAS LANDED A TOP NEW JERSEY PLAYER.
Cedar Creek (NJ) WR/HB Bo Melton has committed to Rutgers!
Commitiment ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/1qH3Wjyfd5— Bo Melton (@getbusy__bo) April 16, 2016
He is a 3-star composite recruit but 247's individual rankings have Melton as a 4-star recruit and the third ranked player in New Jersey and 124th in the nation.
Melton's commitment came out of the blue, which makes it even better. What a great thing to see pop up on Twitter on a random Friday night.
Melton is a Rutgers legacy, as his dad played football and his mom played basketball. He is without a doubt one of the top players in the state of New Jersey but is also top-ranked skill player in the state.
In the past, Rutgers has had big issues recruiting South Jersey and they have not had great relationships down there. Melton hails from Cedar Creek, which is all the way down near Atlantic City. This is huge considering the rise in talent coming from the southern part of the Garden State.
This should help Chris Ash open the floodgates for New Jersey recruits and this commitment comes at a huge time, given Rutgers was just named the leader for NJ's top player, Micah Clark. In 5-6 years of following Rutgers recruiting, this is the most excited I've been since Savon Huggins committed all the way back in 2011.
This is truly a new day in Rutgers Football.
Bo Melton (@getbusy__bo) told me:— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) April 16, 2016
"Rutgers has really shown, not just to me but to New Jersey athletes, how we can make a big impact."
Bo Melton (@getbusy__bo) on new #RU Ash regime: "Vibes are amazing... It's very competitive now at Rutgers, and that's something to enjoy."— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) April 16, 2016
#EntireRUstaff and #RutgersNation #BeLookinLike pic.twitter.com/DOtfSuDyVe— Zak Kuhr (@RUcoachK) April 16, 2016
#letsgo!! #jersey #GameChanger #ReppingJerseyInNJ— Jafar Williams (@Jafar_Williams) April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016
Tonight is definitely a Scarlet Knight!!— AJ Blazek (@CoachBlaz) April 16, 2016
⚔ ⚔ ⚔#RUnext#10Strong#CultureWins
Leeettttssss goooooo!!!!! We just got a lot faster. 0 to real quick!#GameChanger #ProgramSetter #RUready Very proud of this young man! ⚔— Zak Kuhr (@RUcoachK) April 16, 2016
#Mood pic.twitter.com/8JdrH7IoyZ— Drew Mehringer (@DrewMehringer) April 16, 2016
Today was a Great Day!!! ⚔ ⚔ ⚔— Aaron Henry (@AaronHenry7) April 16, 2016
Boooommmm!!!!— Drew Mehringer (@DrewMehringer) April 16, 2016
Changing the game forever! Get your mind right! #KnightUp
April 16, 2016
I literally almost just cried, that's how excited I am!!!!!! #BeyondExcited #ProgramChanger #NewestKnightLifeMember #AshEra ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ ⚔ ⚔— Aaron Henry (@AaronHenry7) April 16, 2016
Watch Bo Melton's Highlights