Rutgers football’s newest commit, Carter Kadow, explains why he picked the Big Ten program

A day after being offered by Rutgers football, Carter Kadow committed to the Scarlet Knights. The offensive lineman from Wisconsin was offered after a standout showing during Saturday’s Big Man Camp at Rutgers.

A member of the 2024 recruiting class, Kadow is a three-star offensive lineman from Middleton, WI. Kadow held a Power Five offer from Indiana as well as offers from Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Yale. He was also recruited by Iowa State, Minnesota and Penn State among others.

Things moved quickly for Kadown and Rutgers following his offer on Saturday afternoon. It was a feeling that the three-star offensive lineman said he felt almost as soon as he stepped foot on campus.

“I just got that feeling that I was meant to be there when I got to (Rutgers),” Kadow told Rutgers Wire.

At 6-foot-7 and 266 pounds, Kadow is impressive physically and moves very well for his size. He recently ran a 5.01 time in the 40. He has an 84-inch wingspan as well.


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Many of the top players in the NFL draft this spring don’t have that arm length. For instance, Darnell Wright, a first round pick at offensive tackle and the second player taken at the position measured in with an arm length of 82 inches.

Peter Skoronski, the third offensive lineman off the board and also a first round pick, is at 79.5 inches for his wingspan.

Kadow will likely need a redshirt season to add more size but he has a good frame and impressed in the camp setting.

He said that the positive impression went both ways on Saturday.

“The staff was really outgoing and it felt like…


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