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Rutgers Football Stockpiling Talent as Two More 2013 Recruits Commit

The number of recruits for 2013 continues to grow.
The number of recruits for 2013 continues to grow.Patrick McDermott/Getty Images
Mark BatorAnalyst IIJune 25, 2012

Two more of Rutgers' Pennsylvania recruits have made verbal commitments to the University, adding to the list of incoming talent that has already opted to join the Scarlet Knights in 2013.

Defensive lineman Nick Arcidiacono, (6'4", 230 lbs) from Archbishop Wood High School committed on June 21 after reportedly receiving offers from Boston College, Delaware, Temple and five other schools, according to In addition to playing defensive end, Arcidiacono also played guard and tackle on the offensive line. classifies Arcidiacono as a three-star recruit. Rutgers is reportedly looking at making him a tight end.

“I knew what to expect with coaches and all that," Arcidiacono explained regarding the flurry of the recruitment process and his ability to play so many positions. "But it was a little different for me because I’m more of a hybrid. I’m kind of all over the place.”

Arcidiacono will be joining his brother Brandon, who will be an incoming 2012 freshman at Rutgers this season.

"I wanted to continue playing with Brandon," said Arcidiacono of the latest Scarlet Knight sibling pairing. "He talked highly about Rutgers. He wasn't pushing me, though. He wanted me to make my own decision."

The most recent Rutgers recruit is defensive end Sebastian Joseph from Stroudsburg, Pa. Despite offers from Connecticut, Temple and Maryland, he committed to the Scarlet Knights on June 23. Joseph (6'4" and 270 lbs), like Arcidiacono, is a two-way line player at high school and chose Rutgers after attending the University's "Big Man Academy." 

"Honestly, I wasn't expecting to commit this early," said Joseph after his experience at the campus. "But the visit gave me insight on how it would be if I was a Rutgers football player. I really, really enjoyed it."

The commitments of Arcidiacono and Joseph now bring the total number of 2013 recruits to nine.

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