Citing the program's family atmosphere, Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Brandon Arcidiacono orally committed to Rutgers during a news conference Wednesday at the Warminster school.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder, projected to be a center in college, chose the Scarlet Knights over West Virginia, Connecticut, Boston College, and Villanova, among others. The Holland resident had 15 scholarship offers.
Arcidiacono, who doubles as a defensive tackle, became the second member of Wood's Class of 2012 to commit to Rutgers, joining fleet-footed running back and kick returner Desmon Peoples.
Last season, while helping the Vikings go 13-1 and advance to the PIAA Class AAA state semifinals, Arcidiacono earned Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors. He was a first-team all-Catholic selection.