Rutgers extended a scholarship to Wayne (NJ) DePaul Catholic 2020 DT Nick Bags about a week ago, after their camp on May 31. It didn’t take the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder long to accept the Scarlet Knights’ offer, as he committed to Chris Ash’s program on Friday evening.
“Rutgers is hard to turn down,” Bags told Beasts Of The East following his pledge to the program. “It’s my hometown team, which will allow me to be very close to my mother. I’ll be playing in the Big Ten, competing against the best week in and week out, while getting an awesome education. On top of all that, it fits the kind of campus I was looking for. And I do believe and trust that very soon Rutgers will have a new culture of winning. I’m just glad I can help make history there.”
While he still has his senior year ahead of him, Bags already has his eye on some things he’d like to accomplish while “On the Banks”.
“I would love to win bowl games and put Rutgers on the map as a top team in the country,” he shared. “But besides that, the biggest thing is to take care of business day in and day out. Do that, and the sky is the limit. If we start winning as a team, all of my individual goals will take care of themselves. I just can’t wait to get in there and work!”
Finally, Bags said he’ll be doing some recruiting for the Scarlet Knights and shared some peers of his that he’ll be targeting on the trail.
“Right now I’m trying to recruit my teammate, Charles Finley (2020 TE),” Bags stated. “My boy Westley Neal, he’s a big defensive tackle who is on his official visit right now, he’d be a real good one-tech/nose–I met him in Texas. My other boy, Chazz Wallace, he’s another really good defensive tackle from Maryland–I met him at Rutgers a few months back.”
Bags is rated as a 3-star prospect and the No. 32 player in New Jersey, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings for 2020.