Rutgers football received another commitment this morning, this time from 3-star offensive lineman Samuel Vretman.
Vretman's commitment comes less than two weeks after he visited the banks on May 3. NJ.com's Todderick Hunt provided details of the lineman's visit, where he met with Chris Ash, offensive line coach A.J. Blazek, special teams coach Vince Okruch, and strength and conditioning coach Kenny Parker. After the visit, Vretman would tell Todderick that Rutgers was the favorite at that time.
Now, he is committed to be a Scarlet Knight.
According to 247Sports, Vretman also holds offers from Temple, UConn, and Colorado State, among others. They also indicate he is receiving interest from Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College, and Maryland.
Vretman is entering his senior year at Cheshire Academy, the premiere high school football program in the state of Connecticut. He is the third-ranked recruit in the state for the 2017 class, just behind his teammates and fellow Rutgers targets wide receiver Tarik Black and athlete CJ Holmes.
Earlier this month, the 6-6, 295-pounder had a great showing at Nike's Opening New Jersey regional. Vretman was awarded offensive line MVP honors, beating out standout talents like Paterson's Carter Warren, Boston College commit Ben Petrula, and five-star New York recruit Isaiah Wilson.
Vretman wins one-on-one battles with opposing defensive linemen thanks to great feet, pure power, and a tenacious attitude. He has the size, strength, and ferocity that should make him a very valuable asset on the Rutgers offensive line in coming years.
Rutgers is doing particularly well with offensive linemen in the 2017 class, as Vretman joins St. John Vianney teammates Micah Clark and Jamaal Beaty.
Vretman is the second out-of-state commit to join this recruiting class, as he joins New York wide receiver Tim Barrow, who committed earlier this month.
Welcome to the banks, Samuel!