Rutgers has landed itself a playmaker,
Saturday, former Wisconsin wide receiver and kick returner Aron Cruickshank announced via Twitter that he would be transferring to Rutgers. The announcement comes after a visit to Piscataway. He decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal at the end of the 2019 season.
Cruickshank was a three-star member of Wisconsin’s 2018 recruiting class and appeared to be working his way into a more prominent role with the Badgers.
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In Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl loss to Oregon, Cruickshank fielded four kickoffs for 194 yards and a touchdown. He returned two kickoffs for scores in the 2019 season. For the year, Cruickshank finished with 674 return yards, 138 rushing yards and 29 receiving yards. He accounted for three total touchdowns.
Cruickshank is a native of Brooklyn, New York, so a return to the East Coast will be somewhat of a homecoming.
Cruickshank will have two years of eligibility remaining, as well as one year as a redshirt available. If he was forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, he would retain those two seasons of eligibility.
Rutgers finished the 2019 season with a 2-10 record.