Rutgers continues to build with Bedell

Defensive end Donald Bedell (Rumson, N.J./Fair Haven) has pledged to sign with Rutgers, according to multiple reports.

Connecticut and Temple also offered the 6-foot-4, 230-pound defender. Boston College, Maryland and UCF, among others, showed interest.

"It came down to the mixture of everything that Rutgers has to offer," he told NJ.com. "Me, my parents and everyone sat down and talked it through last night, and today. And we thought it was the best decision with Rutgers going in to the Big Ten. Coach [Kyle] Flood's a good guy and I love coach [Jim] Panagos. It just felt right."

The Scarlet Knights have 16 commitments for 2014.