PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano announced Monday that Darrell Givens (Fort Washington, Md.) has joined the Rutgers football program. Givens is eligible to practice and participate in game action in 2009 for the Scarlet Knights.
Fort Washington, Md./Lackey HS
High School All-American for head coach Doug Lamb at Lackey High School in Maryland … rated as the No. 6 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com … one of two Rutgers recruits to play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Orlando, Fla. … one of three 2009 Rutgers recruits rated in ESPN.com’s Top 150 recruits nationally, the most of any BIG EAST school … rated as the No. 29 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and a member of Rivals.com Top 250 recruits nationally … listed as the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Maryland … finished senior season with 57 tackles and two interceptions … also caught 18 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown … No. 11 cornerback prospect nationally by Scout.com … as a junior, totaled 82 tackles, seven pass breakups, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries en route to All-County and All-State honors.