The Rutgers coaching staff scored another big victory in trying to build a wall around the state of New Jersey. Their latest commitment can play many different positions.
It has been confirmed that wide reciever/running back Orlando Kane from Lawrence, N.J. will make a verbal commitment to Rutgers University on Tuesday, July 23. The 5-foot-9 speedster had narrowed his choices down between Rutgers and Connecticut.
"I was supposed to go visit UConn this weekend, but knew that I wanted to be at Rutgers so I decided to cancel my visit," he said. "Rutgers is the place for me. I know what they're trying to do at Rutgers and I want to be a part of it. It's gonna be something special."
Last season Orando had 2,155 all-purpose yards on 1,600 rushing yards (and 11 touchdowns), 11 catches for 198 yards (and two touchdowns), seven punt returns for 117 yards (and one touchdown) and 10 kickoff returns for 240 yards (one more score). Kane can also play cornerback if needed.
Orlando won the junior Olympics this year with a 10.47-second 100 meters and his best time is 10.38. He also has been timed at 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Speed is the name of the game and Rutgers just added a burner.