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BO MELTON COMMITS TO RUTGERS

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Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

IT HAS HAPPENED.

RUTGERS HAS LANDED A TOP NEW JERSEY PLAYER.

Cedar Creek (NJ) WR/HB Bo Melton has committed to Rutgers!

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.

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