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Jevon Tyree Commits To Rutgers Over UConn, Maryland, Georgia Tech

Jevon Tyree, the No. 49-ranked player at his position according to Rivals, committed to the Rutgers football program during Wednesday's National Signing Day 2012. Tyree, a three-star cornerback from South Brunswick, N.J., chose Rutgers over UConn, Maryland and Georgia Tech.

Tryee (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) was a late get for the Scarlet Knights and new head coach Kyle Flood, who's on pace to bring in Rutgers' greatest recruiting class ever. According to Tyree's Rivals' page, Rutgers had a low-interest rating in the defensive back, however, it seems that this special class helped persuade Tyree to head to Piscataway, N.J. It also might have helped that First-Team All-Big East wide receiver and former Scarlet Knight, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, is his cousin.

Currently, Rutgers has reeled in these defensive players: five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, N.J.), four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert (Sicklerville, N.J), three-star linebacker Steve Longa (Saddle Brook, N.J.) and three-star defensive lineman Julian Pinnix-Odrick (Montclair, N.J.).

Rutgers' recruiting class is currently ranked No. 23 overall by Rivals.

For more on Jevon Tyree and Rutgers football recruiting, check out this SB Nation New York StoryStream and the SB Nation blog On The Banks. Click the link for more on National Signing Day 2012.