PISCATAWAY, NJ – Standout offensive lineman Nate Nurse of Don Bosco Prep has signed an institutional letter to attend Rutgers University and play football for the Scarlet Knights, it was announced today by Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano. Nurse will be eligible to compete beginning in the upcoming 2005 season.
The 6-5, 290-pound Nurse was an All-State and All-North Jersey selection after helping Don Bosco to a 10-2 record and runnerup spot in the NJSIAA Parochial Group IV state championship tournament in 2004.
“We are thrilled to have a student-athlete with the character and ability of Nate Nurse join the Rutgers football program,” Schiano said. “He is an outstanding offensive lineman and will be an asset to our team.”
Nurse was rated among the top 25 players in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine, and one of the top 30 offensive lineman in the East by Prep Star Magazine. Nurse initially signed with Wisconsin during the spring signing period, but was released from his letter of intent.
Nurse, who served as captain of the Don Bosco football team as a senior, also competed in wrestling and basketball in high school.