June 23, 2008

Jersey DB commits to Rutgers

June has been an incredible month for the Rutgers football program. Each week prospects have been announcing their intentions to become Scarlet Knights. The newest addition to Rutgers' class is cornerback Logan Ryan.

Ryan, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back from Voorhees (N.J.) Eastern has good speed and instincts, and on Monday he became the seventeenth prospects to commit to Rutgers.

"I told the defensive backs coach and my recruiting coordinator that I would be visiting today," Ryan recalled. "When I showed up I asked Coach Schiano if we could talk in his office. We talked for about a half-hour and my father was there too.

"In the middle of the conversation I told him I wanted to be a Scarlet Knight. He gave me a big hug."

Ryan toured the campus and worked out from 2-5pm before heading home.

"I'm already good friends with Tom Savage," he explained. "It feels like we're a big family already. We all know each other. We're basically just local guys hanging out together.

"Now was the right time for me to commit. I've been wanting to go to Rutgers for a while. I talked to my coaches about it a month ago and they said I should make sure I wait, take a couple of visits and see how I feel in a couple of weeks.

"The visits didn't work out. I started to see commitment after commitment and I was just comparing everybody to Rutgers."

Ryan said ultimately his decision came down to Rutgers and Virginia, with Boston College, West Virginia and Michigan State also in the picture towards the end.

Before committing Ryan had received offers from all those schools in addition to Maryland, Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa and Cincinnati.

He is rated the No. 32 cornerback in the country.

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