Rutgers has reached 20 verbal commitments with its 2021 recruiting class.
The Scarlet Knights added another pledge on Monday, as in-state defensive tackle Zaire Angoy committed to the program. The three-star defensive lineman announced his commitment with a post on Twitter.
“Big thanks to all my friends and family for the support and love,” Angoy wrote in his post on Twitter. “With all that being said I will continue being a Knight and will be attending…RUTGERS UNIVERSITY.”
— Zaire Angoy (@ZaireAngoy) June 2, 2020
Angoy is a 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive tackle out of Newark, New Jersey. He’s ranked as the No. 26 prospect out of the state and is the No. 66 defensive tackle in the 2021 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports.
Six other programs offered Angoy during the recruiting cycle. He picked Rutgers over offers from Indiana, Maryland, Syracuse, Pitt, Kent State, and UMass.
At Irvington High School, Angoy was a two-way player during his junior season. Along with playing the defensive tackle position, he was also an offensive guard, giving him some flexibility to play on either side of the football. That will be a huge advantage for Rutgers as it continues to add depth along both lines in the future.
Rutgers is now up to 20 verbal commitments during this cycle, ranking 19th nationally and eighth in the B1G.