Christian Giubilato, a utility player from the Haverford (Pa.) School, recently accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity at Rutgers. The 6-2, 185-pounder plays running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety in high school. But he has been recruited to the Scarlet Knights to play safety.

"They like my physicality," said Giubilato, who also plays lacrosse. "I had like 50-something tackles from corner(back). And I had eight interceptions. But they especially like my physicality. I'm a big hitter. I love hitting."

Giubilato was brought to the attention of the Rutgers staff by graduate assistant Charlie Noonan.

"I talk to Charlie, really," Giubilato said. "He went to St. Joe's Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) with my brother, so he is the main person I talk to."

From that point on, the Rutgers staff paid close attention to Giubilato's productivity throughout the year.

"They started showing me interest at the end of last year," said Giubilato. "And my brother plays for Pittsburgh. And I'm sure they knew of my brother's reputation, so they started checking me out. And they told me they'd keep watching me as long as I played well. And I continued to play my best.