'Rutgers football pledge Dante Barone flips to UPenn, picks

Dante Barone flips to UPenn, picks

Rutgers is down

one class of 2023 football pledge on Sunday after Hun School (Princeton, N

) h-back Dante

Barone announced he’ll attend UPenn, joining his brother, Francesco, a class of 2022 safety, instead

With his

defection, Rutgers gains back a scholarship that it can use on a player from the

Over time, Barone

valued an Ivy League education over the rigors (and rewards) of Power Five college

Rutgers is located

a half hour away from Barone’s Colts Neck home

“Rutgers has that

unique “H” position that Johnny Langan and Matt Alaimo play — two guys I’d

“Just watching

their film and comparing it to mine with coach Nunz(io Campanile) play-by-play, I see

“I’m willing to

do whatever — offense, defense, special teams, you name it

But, I’m

versatile, so h-back is the best role I could play

He played his

sophomore and junior years at Manalapan before transferring to the Hun and repeating his

Rutgers-Michigan State film review:

Gavin Wimsatt improves, defense regresses, coaching