Rutgers received a commitment from a Detroit Country Day athlete. Gabriel VinovichA 6ft 1in, 215lb prospect who is vying for the next level running back.

Vinovich, a Top247 four-star prospect, prefers Scarlet Knights to offers from Marshall and Maryland. He becomes Rutgers’ second commitment in the class of 2024, joining on-staff offensive lineman Kenny Jones.

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Running back coach Andrew Aurich recruited Vinovich to Rutgers. He visited the Scarlet Knights last April and then again in July.

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In Vinovich, Rutgers becomes one of the best athletes in the Midwest with a score of 4.48 in the 40-yard snatch, 38-inch vertical jump, 11-foot long jump, 3.95 shuttle and 6.58 three-cone.

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“I chose Rutgers for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of the coaching staff and the strong culture,” he said.

He added, “I’ll be playing Running Back and they’ve just been talking a lot about how they like to run with the ball and the three-down system I’m hoping to get into.”

In six games as a junior, Vinovich rushed for 887 yards (9.3 carrying yards) and had 12 touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he ran 970 yards.

247Sports ranks Vinovich as the #25 athlete in the class of 2024 and the #7 junior in the state of Michigan. Rutgers currently has no players from Michigan State.