Rutgers football is hosting Penn State commit D.J. McClary this weekend

D.J. McClary is taking an official visit to Rutgers football this weekend. The class of 2024 linebacker, currently committed to Penn State, is one of the top players in New Jersey.

McClary is one of 21 players currently on an official visit to Rutgers. He committed to Penn State last September.

Invited to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, McClary is a consensus four-star linebacker prospect. He plays for Henry Snyder (Jersey City, N.J.)

Penn State is currently in a bit of a crisis. The former team physician, Dr. Scott Lynch, won $5.25 million this week from a lawsuit over wrongful termination claims.

In the lawsuit, Dr. Lynch claims that he was removed from his role “for complaining about head football coach James Franklin interfering with medical treatment and return-to-play decisions.”

McClary is a big-time athlete at linebacker. Fluid in his movement, he has impressive straight line speed. He has good footwork and is impressive with his strength:


Last July, he released a top eight of Rutgers, Penn State, USC, South Carolina, TennesseeMichiganOregon and Ohio State.

ESPN ranks McClary as the No. 145 recruit in the nation and the fourth-best player in New Jersey this recruiting cycle.

The Rutgers recruiting class already features a four-star linebacker in Talibi Kaba, a top-10 recruit in New Jersey.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire