One day after 2021 National Signing Day, Rutgers continued to add to its 2022 recruiting class. A second offensive lineman from New Jersey pledged in less than 24 hours. 3-star prospect Nelson Monegro from Union City verbally committed to the program on Thursday night.
After talking to my family and coaches I am truly blessed and extremely excited to announce my COMMITMENT to Rutgers University @RFootball #CHOP#FAMILY #TRUST @GregSchiano @CoachHoffmannRU @Coach_Aurich @UCFOOTBALLNJ @ChrisJohnsen77 @Coach_GetWright @LamarMcKnight_ @IsaacAFlores pic.twitter.com/S9u8MF7R87— Nelson Monegro (@NelsonMonegro77) February 5, 2021
The 6’7”, 260 pound offensive tackle is ranked the 27th best prospect in New Jersey and 71st best offensive tackle nationally in the 2022 class per 247 Sports. He has the frame to grow into a quality Big Ten lineman and gives offensive line coach Andrew Aurich an intriguing prospect to develop.
He holds notable offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, Kentucky, Arizona State and Buffalo.
Rutgers now has two of the top three highest rated offensive tackles in New Jersey in the recruiting cycle. 3-star Taj White committed on Wednesday night. This is welcomed news as the coaching staff is not only making the offensive line a priority, they are making progress in elevating the talent level for this all important position group.
To watch highlights of Monegro’s junior season, click here.
Rutgers now has five prospects verbally committed in the class of 2022. The other three aside from White and Monegro are 3-star wide receivers Rashad Rochelle from Springfield, Illinois, Addison Copeland from Buffalo, New York, and Jojo Bermudez from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. It’s early in the recruiting cycle, but the current group is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten and 13th nationally per 247 Sports early in class of 2022.