Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) linebacker Lester Liston, 6-foot-2, 225-pounds, has committed to sign with Rutgers, multiple sources report. According to the Star-Ledger, Liston hopes to enroll in January.
He originally committed to Cincinnati for 2012 as a three-star prospect out of Grand Blanc (Mich.) High School but did not qualify. Liston recorded 98 tackles, rushed for 699 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 23 passes for 294 yards and four more scores last fall.
ESPN calls Liston, "a physical playmaker who is capable of making big plays from any spot on the field. Has the size and athleticism for the outside linebacker position at the major level of competition."
Rutgers now has 17 verbals for 2013.