Four-star defensive tackle Antwan Lowery made a decision on Thursday. The 6-foot-4, 335-pounder out of Miami (Fla.) Columbus made his choice between a number of offers including Florida, Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, USC, Rutgers, Clemson, Auburn and many more.
"I committed earlier today to Rutgers," he said. "I told Coach Schiano. He came by last night to my house and we talked about a lot of stuff. I sort of gave him a handshake that I was coming and then made it official today.
"He was happy. He told me it was nice to have a solid player commit. He was impressed."
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Lowery will join his brother, Antonio at Rutgers, but claims that was not a big factor in his choice.
"It wasn't a factor at all," he said. "He hasn't given me any pressure points or anything like that. He let me make my decision. I saw how they treated him and that's how you treat your players.
"I like everything I know about Rutgers. How they run their program and the tradition they have. I like the attitude and how everyone is together there, it's a family."
The coaches played a factor too.
"I like the whole staff, they are tremendous up there."
Lowery is relieved to have his choice behind him.
"I'm happy now, I feel a lot better that I finally made my decision on where I want to go to school," he stated. "I'm ready to move forward."
The No. 34 defensive tackle in the country will potentially get a chance to play immediately at Rutgers.
"They told me if I get my grades right and get right in the weight room and on the field there is a spot to play early."