Greg Schiano beat out some blueblood programs to land one of New Jersey’s top wide receivers in the 2021 recruiting class.
On Tuesday, three-star wide receiver Carnell Davis gave his verbal pledge to Rutgers, becoming the second player of the cycle to commit to the Scarlet Knights. The Richland, N.J. native had nearly two dozen offers from FBS programs.
“It’s been a long last few years, but I’m blessed to announce that I am staying home and I’m committed to Rutgers University,” Davis wrote on Twitter. “I’d also like to thank Coach Schiano, Coach Fran and Coach Underwood for believing in me. I am staying home because I am ALL IN and ready to #CHOP.”
— Nell®2️⃣1️⃣ (@carnell_davis1) February 18, 2020
According to 247Sports, Davis ranks as the No. 12 player out of New Jersey and is ranked as the No. 92 wide receiver in the 2021 class. Overall, Davis is listed as No. 523 for his cycle.
Davis becomes the second player to give a verbal pledge to Rutgers, joining fellow New Jersey native Alijah Clark, a three-star cornerback.
In addition to Rutgers, Davis received interest from 21 other programs across the country. Some of the most notable offers came from Auburn, Baylor, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, UCF and Virginia, among others.