Kaj Sanders is staying home. The blue-chip defensive back out of New Jersey has pledged to play for Rutgers.

Sanders picked up more than 20 scholarship offers during his recruitment. For Saturday’s commitment ceremony, livestreamed by Rivals on YouTube, Sanders narrowed his options down to Rutgers, Wisconsin, North Carolina and South Carolina.

He discussed why he chose Greg Schiano’s squad over the other Power 5 programs.

A standout of Bergen Catholic, Sanders’ listed measurements are 6-1, 185 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, Sanders is rated 4-stars, the No. 6 player in New Jersey, No. 35 safety and No. 388 prospect overall nationally in the Class of 2024.

The Scarlet Knights now have 21 commitments for 2024, with Sanders being the highest-rated defensive pledge in their recruiting class. Highlights from Sanders’ junior season can be viewed below, via Hudl: