Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central linebacker William Beckford is heading north to play his college football.
"I'm going to Rutgers," said the 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior. "I just really felt comfortable with the coaches there and felt that they're building something special and I wanted to be a part of it."
Beckford chose the Scarlet Knights over Kansas State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The talented linebacker now has to concentrate on qualifying for college.
"I think I'll be able to do it," he said. "I'm not that far off and I feel pretty good about it."
Beckford is a four-star linebacker and rated as the 17th-best outside 'backer by Rivals.