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St. Benedict's defender picks Rutgers

Spencer Hambleton, a standout defender for POWERADE FAB 50 Fall No. 1 St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.), verbally committed to Rutgers, according to his high school coach.

The Class of 2013 defender prospect earned ESPNHS New Jersey All-Star honors for this past season after anchoring a defense that allowed only six goals in 24 matches.

Hambleton plays for the PDA Under-15/16 team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, where he has started all nine matches. He has one goal this season. He has been part of the U.S. Soccer Youth National Team pool during the past three years.

Hambleton is the first confirmed commitment to Rutgers for the Class of 2013.