WFAN morning sports update anchor Jerry Recco has signed on to call Rutgers basketball games for the school’s rights holder, Rutgers IMG Sports Network. Recco takes over for Chris Carlin who had been calling men’s basketball games for the school since 2008. Carlin is stepping aside due to personal commitments, but will continue calling Rutgers football.
Recco, who appears on Boomer and Carton’s morning show on WFAN and the CBS Sports Network, has served as the voice of Columbia University football and men’s hoops since 2006, and as the studio voice for Compass Media Networks Dallas Cowboys football broadcasts. He’ll remain involved with Compass, and will stay on calling Columbia football.
“We are very excited to welcome Jerry into the Scarlet Knight family,” said Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs. “Considering his experience, knowledge of college sports and Jersey roots, he is a perfect fit. There’s tremendous momentum under Coach Pikiell, and we are thrilled Jerry will be doing our play-by-play.”
“Having grown up and lived in New Jersey for the last 39 years, I am thrilled to be joining Rutgers,” said Recco. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m excited for the new season. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Steve Pikiell and this program and I’m happy to have a small part in it.”
“Because of some personal commitments, I have decided to cut back on my schedule,” said Carlin. “I’m thrilled for Jerry, a great broadcaster who deserves this tremendous opportunity. I can’t wait to sit in my seats as a fan and support Coach Pikiell and this program.”