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June 20, 2013Massanutten Military Academy (Va.) forward Dwayne Foreman did not speak to Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan until two weeks ago, but there first conversation left a major impression.
"He made me feel like he was like family," Foreman said. "I felt like I could develop my game there and help develop Rutgers into a great program."
This afternoon, the 6-foot-8 Foreman elected to act on those feelings, offering a verbal commitment to Jordan and the Scarlet Knights. He becomes the second commitment for the 2014-15 season, joining JUCO transfer Bishop Daniels.
Pitt transfer J.J. Moore is also currently slated to suit up in 2014-15, but could receive a waiver to play next year.
According to Foreman, who hails from Spring Valley, N.Y. and has attended Don Bosco Prep, Jordan was a major reason for him picking the Scarlet Knights over offers from Alabama, Iowa State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Providence, and Rhode Island, among others.
"I think he [Jordan] is a great person, a true, honest person," Foreman said. "He'll tell me if I'm doing something wrong or right and he'll help me develop my game. He'll help me with everything, on and off the court."
A power forward who is versatile enough to play facing the basket, Foreman thinks he can provide a little bit of everything for the Scarlet Knights beginning in 2014.
"I'm very versatile. I can do everything on the floor," he said. "On defense, I could block a shot. If I need to I can defend a big man if I have to. On offense, I can get to the rim and post up someone smaller than me. I think I can do everything that coach needs me to do."
Foreman had a chance to reclassify to the class of 2013, but instead elected to stay in 2014. He'll suit up for RU when the program begins Big Ten play in 2014.
"I really like that I'll be close to home and my parents and family can see me play," he said. "The last two years, I've been in Virginia and they haven't had a chance to really watch me play. I'm really happy that my family will be able to see me and I'll be close to home."