The Rutgers coaching staff is working hard on the recruiting trail while spring football has been canceled. Over the last two weeks, the Scarlet Knights have been able to really bolster their 2021 class.
Rutgers received another commitment on Friday, and it was another in-state product. Three-star weak-side defensive end Keshon Griffin gave his verbal pledge to Greg Schiano and company, making his announcement via Twitter. He’s one of the top 10 players from the state of New Jersey.
“I would like to thank my mom, dad, siblings, St. [Joseph’s High School] coaches, teachers and the rest of my family and friends who pushed me to be the best version of myself on and off the field,” Griffin wrote. “I would not be in this position that I am in right now if it was not for them. With that being said I am verbally committing to Rutgers University.”
— Keshon Griffin (@yeakeyyy) March 27, 2020
Griffin received offers from several programs, including Nebraska, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, but decided to stay home and play at Rutgers. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end from Hammonton is the seventh in-state product to commit to playing for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers has nine pledges in the 2021 class.
Per 247Sports, Griffin ranks as one of the top 500 players in the 2021 cycle, listed at No. 443 overall. He’s the eighth-best player from New Jersey and is ranked as the No. 26 weak-side defensive end in the class.