4-star New Jersey product Leonte Carroo has committed to play for the Scarlet Knights.
The 6'11" 205 pound speedy Don Bosco prospect wanted to see his family more often, so he elected to stay in his hometown in New Jersey.
"In my situation at Bosco I don't always get to go home everyday," Carroo told the Star Ledger. "Now I'll be able to spend my college career right by my home. A couple good friends, Ruhann Peele and Carlton Agudosi, have committed to Rutgers. They said, why go out of state when you can stay in your backyard, represent New Jersey and have fun at the same time?"
Carroo was named the 7th best New Jersey recruit, but was ranked the 1st best wide receiver in the state. He got offers from top schools like Wisconsin and Penn State, but he wanted to represent his state.
Leonte will have the quarter back he spent his years in Don Bosco with him as Gary Nova also elected to go to Rutgers. Although Nova won't start this season, there is great chance Nova will be next season.
The Rutgers wide receiving core is the best in the Big East, but it got even bigger with this recruit.
Carroo averaged more than 20 yards per catch in 2010, catching the throws from no other then Gary Nova. His scouting report, thanks to Tom Lemming from Maxpreps.com, is that he is a go-to receiver with good speed, he runs great routes, shows good leaping ability and catches everything within his frame.
My guess is that he will be more like Tim Brown, just more explosive and will be able to make plays happen. Also, chemistry doesn't hurt.
Congratulations to Carroo, and us Rutgers football fans hope for the best!