Rutgers is putting together its recruiting class for 2023, and another in-state prospect out of New Jersey has committed to the Scarlet Knights.

The player is Dante Barone, a 3-star defensive lineman out of Princeton, New Jersey. He committed to Rutgers over offers from Illinois, Boston College, Syracuse and others.

“I’d like to thank both the Hun School and Manalapan High School for giving me the opportunity to play this sport,” Barone wrote via Twitter. “An extra special thank you to Coach Smith for changing my life at Hun. Finally, thank you to all coaches who made my recruitment a very special process.


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“With that being said, I’d like to announce that I will be committing to play at Rutgers University!”

According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Barone is a 3-star prospect and the No. 19 player out of New Jersey for the class of 2023. He becomes Rutgers’ 4th in-state commitment so far for the cycle.