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Rutgers lands commitment from transfer WR Brandon Sanders

The Scarlet Knights added another weapon to their offense in the All-Patriot League talent

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Rutgers just added another weapon to the offense.

The Scarlet Knights landed one of the top receivers in the Patriot League on Sunday. Brandon Sanders took to Twitter to announce that he will be transferring to Rutgers as a preferred walk-on.

Sanders entered the transfer portal back in April after some impressive years at Bucknell. The 6-foot receiver was named First-Team All-Patriot League twice in three years. As a freshman, Sanders totaled 44 catches for 516 yards. These numbers improved in 2019 where Sanders finished with 58 catches for 530 yards and three touchdowns. This spring, Sanders logged 23 catches for 264 yards and two scores.

Sanders has two years of eligibility left with the NCAA allowing an extra year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means the Scarlet Knights can take full advantage of another weapon.

“I felt like I fit really well in the offense,” Sanders said in an interview with 247 Sports. “Being around guys that have similar goals and aspirations as me, and just speaking with the coaches and finding out where my potential role might be on offense excited me. I am ready to get to work and I relish the opportunity. I am excited to see how I fit and I am ready to do anything possible to help the team win.”

Greg Schiano has been successful in recruiting both incoming freshman and in the transfer portal. Now, he has landed one from his alma mater. Schiano played linebacker during his time at Bucknell and his son, Joe, followed in his footsteps. This played a part in Sanders making his decision.

“(Joe Schiano) was my teammate for a year here, and we stayed in touch ever since.” Sanders said. “They have a beach house pretty close to our house and we are definitely good family friends.”

Sanders will attend the spring game on May 20 and officially enroll in school on June 1.

Sanders is now the sixth transfer to join the Scarlet Knights. David Nwaogwugwu, Ifeanyi Maijeh, and Christian Braswell all came over from Temple while Patrice Rene and Joshua Youngblood are expected to make immediate impacts.