Travis Vokolek, a 3-star tight end from Springfield, Mo., verbally committed to Rutgers on Saturday.
— Travis Vokolek (@tvokolek2) January 28, 2017
Vokolek, who announced his decision on Twitter, told Scarlet Nation that playing college football for the Scarlet Knights was “simply just an opportunity that I could not pass up.”
“My dream has always been to play college football at the highest level, and Rutgers is giving me the opportunity to achieve my dream,” Vokolek said. “The opportunity to play early, if I work my tail off, is incredible.”
Vokolek is a 6-foot-6, 215-pound tight end that is listed as the 11th-best prospect in Missouri by 247 Sports. He also is the only tight end in Rutgers’ 2017 recruiting class, one that ranks 42nd nationally and eighth in the Big Ten, according to 247 Sports.
Vokolek is Rutgers’ 21st commit.