A goal for Chris Ash is to keep Michigan from landing New Jersey’s top talent.

Ash has a long way to go to truly accomplish that, but he took his first step on Tuesday.

Four-star offensive tackle Micah Clark announced his commitment to Rutgers over the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and UNC:

Even better, Rutgers got a commitment from his brother, offensive guard Jamaal Beaty, in the same video:

Clark is the No. 1-rated player in New Jersey and is rated No. 70 overall in the 2017 class, according to the 247sports composite.

The Holmdel, NJ native named Rutgers his favorite after taking an unofficial visit to Piscataway last week, and listed Michigan at No. 2. Clark had offers from seemingly everywhere. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Penn State were just a few of the schools that offered the 6-5, 283-pound offensive tackle.

The commitment is the first Ash got from a four-star recruit since he took over in December. It’s a major boost for a Rutgers class that only had three 2017 commitments, none of whom are offensive linemen.

It’s early, but Ash might be changing the narrative slowly with a commitment from a recruit as highly touted as Clark.