Rutgers has recruited a number of top prospects in the last year, including one-and-done recruits Jaylen Ball, a 5-foot-10 point guard, and D’Angelo Russell, a 6-foot, 170-pound power forward.
Both are expected to be eligible for next season.
Rutgers is ranked No. 6 nationally and No. 5 in the country, according to Rivals.
But its recruiting ranking, which includes rankings for its schools and for programs not on the national stage, is more modest than that of Alabama, Ohio State and Texas.
Rutgers’ biggest-name recruits from the Big Ten are Ball, the top ranked recruit in the conference this year and the top overall prospect in the class of 2018.
Ball is ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect nationally and the No 5 in this class.
Ball, an 11-year player and four-year starter, averaged 18.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 10 games at Ohio State.
Russell, the No 3 overall prospect, averaged 14.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in nine games at Wisconsin.
He’s also a three-star prospect in this year’s class, Rivals.
He will have a shot at Rutgers this season.
Both players are committed to Rutgers, but the Rutgers staff and Ball’s family haven’t been able to make a decision.
The Scarlet Knights’ staff said that the two players will visit Rutgers on Friday.
Rutgers also has four recruits in its class that are eligible to enter the 2017 recruiting class: wide receiver Jaden Brown, who committed to the Scarlet Knights last year and played in six games, tight end Ryan Anderson and offensive tackle Isaiah Bell.
Rutgers has committed more than 30 commitments in the past five years, according the 247Sports Composite.