Earlier this month, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights put out a key offer in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Steve Pikiell and his staff decided to offer 2023 prospect Justin Edwards.
Blessed to receive an offer from Rutgers university @RutgersMBB pic.twitter.com/ocf5Cw6JuQ— JE3 (@Jedwards3_) June 15, 2021
Edwards comes out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently rated as a four-star prospect and the second-best player in the state by 247Sports. The recruiting site lists him at 6-foot-7 and 160 pounds and as a rising player on the circuit. Along with Rutgers, he also has offers from DePaul, Miami (FL), Oklahoma State, and Penn State among others.
Rutgers currently has no commitments in its 2023 recruiting class, but it’s certainly still early in the cycle and Edwards could be someone who changes that trend. And with the program’s upward trajectory and positive momentum, it’s no longer ridiculous to think Rutgers can contend for recruits like this. Of course, we will have to wait and see if that ends up happening as his recruitment is still up in the air.