Three-star Jacob Kraut (Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher), a linebacker/fullback, committed to Rutgers over the weekend. He spoke with NJ.com about his recent multi-day visit to campus:
"It all stood out to me," he said. "I liked it all a whole lot. I saw the Hale Center, the weight room and a few other things."
The Scarlet Knights topped Florida International, Georgia Southern, Maryland, Middle Tennessee, Troy, UAB, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan, which all offered, for his commitment.
Kraut, a 5-foot-11, 241-pound prospect, registered a 4.66 20-yard shuttle, 26-inch vertical and 37-foot power throw on the Nike combine circuit.
Rutgers has 17 verbals for 2014.