NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers coach Chris Ash will have plenty of recruiting targets this fall as the Scarlet Knights prepare to face Florida State, Michigan State and Michigan on the road for the first time since 2012.
Ash said his goal is to recruit at least six players from each of the three schools in the fall.
He’s already signed six-star QB Connor Cook, who is in the final year of his scholarship, and three-star OLB Tyus Bowser and three years from five-star CB Deontay Greenberry.
The three-year commitment of QB Zach Mettenberger, a 6-foot-4, 214-pound redshirt junior from the University of Maryland, and linebacker Christian Miller, a 5-11, 170-pound transfer from Penn State, is the most significant signing for Rutgers in the last decade.
Ash is expected to have a staff that includes defensive coordinator Jim O’Brien, linebackers coach Joe Vitt and offensive line coach Rob Carr.
The team has five players committed to its football program, including five-stars OLB Matt McCants, LB Chris White, DB Jalen Hines and WR Nick Boyle.
Rutgers is in its second recruiting class of the 2015 recruiting cycle and will look to continue its success in the upcoming class.
This class is loaded with talent, including seven-star DE Chris Long (from New Jersey), three-stars WR Anthony Armstrong (from Maryland) and four-star DT Aaron Curry (from Penn State).
It is the first class for the Scarlet Knight staff since 2009.
In the last 10 years, Rutgers has recruited at least 11 players from the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12.
The Scarlet Knights will be looking to add more recruits to its recruiting class in the next few months.