January 16, 2007

Francis is sure to be a Rutgers fan favorite

The Scarlet Knights can expect two things out of Justin Francis - a soft spoken young man off the field, and a fierce hitter on it. The dichotomy is striking. Polite to a fault, with a boyish face, the Miramar athlete makes a strong first impression. If it weren't for his size (6-foot-2, 247 pounds), it would be easy to forget you are talking to a gentleman with a mean streak on the football field.

After touring the campuses of Alabama, Rutgers and Auburn, as well as fielding offers from schools such as USF, Pittsburgh and Iowa State, Francis committed to the program where he felt most comfortable - Rutgers.

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