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3-Star LB Brian Ugwu Commits To Rutgers Football

The talented athlete could end up being a steal for the Scarlet Knights down the road

NCAA Football: Indiana at Rutgers Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers football added its fourth commitment on national signing day with Hillside linebacker Brian Ugwu announcing his decision to join the program in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Here is his commitment video.

The 6’3”, 225 pound Ugwu has the size and athletic ability to develop into an impact player during his career at Rutgers. In 2018 playing for Hillside, Ugwu starred on the defensive end, producing 118 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 forced fumble. He also had success at running back for Hillside, but he is slated to stick with linebacker at Rutgers.

He visited Temple on January 25th per 247 Sports, but ultimately chose the Scarlet Knights. At one time Ugwu had over a dozen offers, including fellow Big Ten schools Minnesota, Nebraska, as well as Pitt, Syracuse, Boston College. After he chose to not make a decision during the early signing period, Ugwu ultimately chose Rutgers, who offered him back in January 2018.

Here is tape of Ugwu’s senior season on the defensive side of the ball.