Cedar Creek football star Bo Melton has made his choice, staying in New Jersey, electing to pick Rutgers for the next step in his football career.

"What it came down to was which school was recruiting me the hardest and which school did I love - and it came down to Rutgers." Melton explained as a guest on the South Jersey Sports Report with Dave O'Sullivan.

The wide receiver mad his choice to play at the Big 10 school, and new coach new head coach Chris Ash, which has had issued keeping players in state, over schools like Penn State, Ohio State, among others major football universities.

"The decision was down to three schools," Melton said. "It was Oregon, Ohio State and Rutgers. There is a new coaching staff, coach (Chris) Ash telling me how I can make an impact with some other New Jersey boys, its just great."

As a junior, Melton scored 24 touchdowns for the Group II champs, running for 748 yards, catching 41 passes for 913 yards.

"Rutgers is where I wanted to be," Melton said. "For me I wanted to stay home and show off for my home-town."