Ryan Brodie commits to Rutgers

Three-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie (Long Branch, N.J./Long Branch) is headed to Rutgers.

Brodie made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. He had narrowed his choices to Rutgers and Connecticut.

“They're getting a quality human being just to start off,” Long Branch coach Dan George said. “The next thing that separates him is his athletic ability. He'll probably play offensive tackle, but I think what makes him special is he can play any of those [offensive line] positions. He could even play center.”

Brodie had Miami in his final three, but canceled his official visit there. He also made an official visit to West Virginia and had planned to take an official visit to Illinois before former Illinois head coach Ron Zook was fired.

Brodie is the 10th recruit from New Jersey in the Class of 2012 to commit to Rutgers.