Four-star wide receiver Kenny Britt out of Bayonne, N.J. officially made the switch today from Illinois to Rutgers. Last week, the 6-foot-4, 191-pounder committed to the Illini, but the Scarlet Knights coaches never gave up.
"He decided to commit to Rutgers," said Bayonne head coach Frank Blunda. "He had an immediate connection with the coaching staff there and spoke very highly of them. He also really liked the academic advisors and counselors and had a great visit. I can tell he really believes in the coaching staff and thinks the program is headed in the right direction."
Blunda confirmed that Britt is relieved to have the decision behind him.
'"He's very happy to have all the recruiting pressures end and now he can focus on starting his career," he said. "The coaching staff has told him he has every opportunity to come in and compete next year. If he proves himself they'll put him out there."
What caused Britt to make the change?
"He spoke to the coaches from Rutgers on Friday and had an opportunity to sit down with his recruiting coach," he said. "That night he spoke with his dad and everything happened within 24 hours and he made the decision."
Blunda feels the Scarlet Knights got themselves a very talented player.
"Kenny is a kid that'll go out and give 100% all the time," he said. "He plays hard and is committed to the program. He should bring success to their program down the road."