A few more dominoes fell into place yesterday in the recruiting landscape, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights were able to land a four-star prospect of their own yesterday in Adonis Jennings. The 6’3″, 185 pound wide receiver prospect from Timber Creek High represents a huge in-state catch for Rutgers, and the Scarlet Knights now hold 18 commitments in the 2014 class. Rutgers’s class is really starting to take shape, and they now have a top 25 class (that will drop, though, as other teams land commits) with Jennings now being the headliner as the lone four-star recruit. Jennings is one of the top 300 recruits in the country, and Rutgers was expected to lock up a commitment from him with all six 247Sports experts tabbing Rutgers as the program to land Jennings.
He chose Rutgers over offers from the Boston College Eagles, Arizona Wildcats, Clemson Tigers, Pittsburgh Panthers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Connecticut Huskies, Kansas Jayhawks, and Indiana Hoosiers.
Jennings is easily one of the top ten recruits in the state of New Jersey, and he also checks in as the 38th-best wide receiver nationally in the 247Composite. The Next Level Nation Five-Star Showcase MVP is also a track star at Timber Creek, and Rutgers did well to land the big wideout. It would have been a surprise to see a school other than Rutgers locking up a commitment from Jennings, and they now have a headlining in-state piece to add to their 2014 class. Jennings is a receiver who has solid hands and route-running, and he also has the ability to get a few yards after the catch. Overall, he is a solid WR commit for Rutgers and a guy who should be a steady contributor for the Scarlet Knights as a sophomore.