It’s been a good day Rutgers football. Hours after adding grad transfer quarterback Noah Vedra from Nebraska, they also secured its 13th verbal commit to its 2021 class on Wednesday, as 3-star offensive lineman Kevin Toth Jr. from Hudson, Ohio announced his pledge to the program.
The 6’6”, 270 pound offensive tackle held a dozen scholarship offers including Army and MAC schools Eastern Michigan, Buffalo, Toledo, Kent State and Akron. Toth Jr. is rated the 118th best offensive tackle in the nation and 54th best prospect in Ohio, per 247 Sports composite rankings.
Per Todderick Hunt of NJ Advance Media, Toth Jr. committed on Wednesday during his third virtual visit with the coaching staff without ever visiting campus, which has not been possible since Rutgers began recruiting him due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19.
Toth Jr. has the size and frame to develop into a solid Big Ten offensive lineman and has plenty of potential after only playing with that position group for two years. He was previously a quarterback, making his versatility another positive. His length and athleticism give him an opportunity to develop into a reliable tackle under assistant coach Andrew Aurich.
Rutgers now has 13 commits in its 2021 recruiting class and Toth Jr. is the second from Ohio, joining 3-star receiver Brayden Fox. He is the first offensive lineman in the class. The class is currently ranked 19th nationally and 8th in the Big Ten, per 247 Sports composite rankings.