For new Rutgers commitment Antwone Woolfolk, it’s clear basketball drives the bus.
The 6’7” power forward dropped his commitment tonight after visiting Rutgers for the Delaware game. According to 247 and Matt Agnoli, Woolfolk visit was hosted by Jalen Miller. Head coach Steve Pikiell and lead recruiting assistant TJ Thompson then made their way out to Cleveland to see Woolfolk play.
T.J. Thompson served as lead recruiter for Antwone Woolfolk. It’s his first commit since becoming a full-time recruiting assistant at Rutgers. Many more to come. #GardenStatement— RHoops Recruiting (@RHoopsRecruits) October 5, 2021
The interesting thing about Woolfolk is he also plays tight end and was recruited to play football by Boston College and Cincinnati. However, the new Rutgers commit fell in love with basketball and decided he wanted to play in college. He held basketball offers from Cal State Bakersfield and Cleveland State. According to the linked article by Jerry Carino, he will only play basketball on the banks.
Woolfolk follows a tradition of under-the-radar recruits that Steve Pikiell and company have tracked down. Believing in he and his staff’s ability to develop talent, Pikiell must see that Woolfolk has his best basketball in front of him.
Woolfolk is the third commitment for the 2022 class, that has at least 3 open scholarships with the possibility of more opening up. With COVID, all players were granted an extra year of eligibility but it doesn’t mean they will all automatically utilize it.
Welcome to the banks, Antwone!