Rutgers' decision to move quickly on a head coach has paid off in a big way.
The school got a commitment from highly-regarded defensive end Darius Hamilton Tuesday night. Hamilton announced he had chosen Rutgers over Florida and Miami. He is the best commitment yet in a star-studded class for the Scarlet Knights.
Hamilton, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 69 on the ESPNU150 and is the third-best player in New Jersey. Though some doomsday scenarios were painted when Greg Schiano left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, it appears Rutgers will be able to hold onto the best class in school history. That might be due in part to the promotion of assistant Kyle Flood to head coach.
National signing day is Wednesday.