Rutgers basketball just picked up its highest-rated commitment since 2008. Local four-star center Cliff Omoruyi is a Scarlet Knight.
Omoruyi, who played for powerhouse Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, is the 41st-overall recruit in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. That’s the highest ranking for an RU commit since guard Mike Rosario (No. 32 overall) chose the Scarlet Knights 12 years ago.
The 6-foot-10 Omoruyi chose Rutgers over Auburn and Arizona State. The Sun Devils long looked like the favorite for Omoruyi, who now joins a Rutgers recruiting class that also includes three-star prospects Mawot Mag, Dean Reiber and Oskar Palmquist.