Pennsbury's J.J. Denman switches choice to Rutgers

Posted: January 24, 2012

A weekend visit to Rutgers prompted J.J. Denman, a mammoth offensive lineman from Pennsbury, to withdraw his commitment to Wisconsin and commit to playing for Rutgers.

"I just felt it was the best thing for me and my family," the 6-foot-6, 310-pound senior, a two-time Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, said Monday.

Denman, projected to be an offensive tackle in college, first committed to Penn State last May. He switched to Wisconsin, following an official visit to Madison, in mid-October.

Six assistants have left Wisconsin boss Bret Bielema's staff in the last few weeks, including offensive line coach Bob Bostad.

"I just don't feel like I have a relationship with any of the guys there now," said Denman, a four-star recruit ranked 17th among offensive tackles in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com.


Contact staff writer Rick O'Brien at 610-313-8019, robrien@phillynews.com, or @ozoneinq on Twitter. Read his blog, "The O'Zone," at www.philly.com/ozone.

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