Rutgers Roll Continues, Seagears Commits

Jerome Seagears

Jerome Seagears was in the process of taking visits. He had a few other set up, but he was ready to end his recruitment. He gave a Big East school a commitment on Tuesday.

Mike Rice has Rutgers on a roll.

Since August 1st the Scarlet Knights have scored commitments from four-star prospects Kadeem Jack, Myles Mack and Derrick Randall as well as Dyke (Va.) Blue Ridge standout Malick Kone.

On Tuesday Rice added his fifth recruit to the fold when Jerome Seagears, of Red Springs (N.C.) Flora MacDonald Academy, gave him a verbal pledge for the 2011 class.

"Yes sir I did," Seagears said in a text to Scout.com.

"It's a done deal," Derrick Bond, the coach Flora MacDonald, said. "He's going to sign with Rutgers."

Seagears had scholarship offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati, DePaul, Seton Hall and Arizona were all involved with Seagears.

"It's a great fit," Bond said. "Coach Rice is going to build a program around him and him as the PG. The pieces that they have coming in and the style of play [were a factor]. Coach Rice sold it to him and made him feel very comfortable."

"The other schools didn't do anything wrong, but coach Rice just did everything right," he added.

A 6-foot-2, 175-pound lead guard, Seagears is rated as a three-star prospect and checks in at No. 19 on the 2011 point guard list.

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