Over the weekend, Rutgers got some good news as 2020 prospect Cliff Omoruyi announced his commitment to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights over numerous other programs. It was exciting news for Steve Pikiell and his staff as the program continues to build on a great 2019-’20 regular season.
Omoruyi is listed at 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds and comes out of Roselle, New Jersey. Along with Rutgers, he had an offers from Arizona, Alabama, and Auburn among others. He is rated as a four-star prospect and a top 50 player in the 2020 class by 247Sports.
Since Pikiell’s arrival, Rutgers has been trending up on the court and the recruiting trail. In a lot of ways, Omoruyi’s commitment is just the latest in a long series of improvements for the program. Rutgers has continuously improved its level of play and fans have been waiting for that to translate to the recruiting trail and this does just that. Omoruyi is a legitimate national prospect that other top-tier programs wanted. Getting him is going to turn a lot of heads.
Omoruyi is the fourth member of Rutgers’ 2020 recruiting class, joining three other prospects rated as three-stars by 247Sports. The class is now rated 31st nationally, which is a huge accomplishment for the program.
There’s still a lot to do for Pikiell and the Scarlet Knights to find some success, but Omoruyi should continue that move forward in the coming years.