Rutgers followed up a huge win on the court with a monster win on the recruiting trail.
Airious “Ace” Bailey, a five-star, top-10 player in the class of 2024, committed to the Scarlet Knights on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the promise told NJ Advance Media. Sixth nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings, the Georgia native is the highest-ranked recruit to commit to Rutgers in the modern recruiting era, surpassing 2023 signee Gavin Griffiths.
Listed at 6-foot-10 and 185 pounds, Bailey visited Rutgers three times in the past year. He was in attendance for Sunday’s overtime victory over Ohio State at Jersey Mike’s Arena, committing to the staff in the locker room following the contest. He spent time with assistant coach Brandin Knight, his primary recruiter, in the hallways of the arena well after the contest concluded.