PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 2, 2011) – Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano announced Wednesday that 19 student-athletes have signed to play football for the Scarlet Knights beginning in the fall of 2011. In addition, Rutgers already secured commitments from five mid-year enrollees, to bring the signing class total to 24.
The 2011 recruiting class features 13 players from New Jersey, four from Florida, three from Pennsylvania and New York and one player from Iowa.
Johnathan Aiken, Anthony DiPaula,Dallas Hendrikson, Kenneth Kirksey and Djwany Mera are enrolled at Rutgers and will take part in spring practice, which is set to begin March 29.
2011 Rutgers Football Recruiting Class
|Aiken, Johnathan*||DB||5-11||185||Chaminade||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||Tim Tyrell|
|Bimonte, Mike||QB||6-4||215||Manalapan||Manalapan, N.J||Tom Gallahue|
|Canevari, Paul||FB||5-11||220||Don Bosco Prep||Warwick, N.Y||Greg Toal|
|Davis, Charles||DB||5-11||180||Neptune||Neptune, N.J.||Don Sofiilkanich|
|DiPaula, Anthony*||P||6-1||215||St. John Vianney||Manalapan, N.J.||Skip Edwards|
|Gause, Quentin||LB||6-1||215||Bishop Kearney||Rochester, N.Y.||Eddie Long|
|George, Kyle||DE||6-3||240||Willingboro||Willingboro, N.J||Reggie Lawrence|
|Hendrikson, Dallas*||C||6-2||295||St. Ansgar (Iowa Western CC)||St. Ansgar, Iowa||Drew Clevenger|
|Huggins, Savon||RB||6-0||200||St. Peter's Prep||Jackson, N.J.||Rich Hansen|
|Issaka, Max||DE||6-3||240||Woodbridge||Port Reading, N.J.||Brian Russo|
|Jackson, Myles||DE||6-4||230||West Chester Henderson||West Chester, Pa.||Joe Walsh|
|Johnson, Tejay||WR||6-2||180||Egg Harbor Twp. (Fork Union)||Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.||Tony DeRosa|
|Johnson, Kaleb||OL||6-4||290||Edward H. White||Jacksonville, Fla.||Terry Gilliam|
|Kirksey, Kenneth*||DL||6-1||280||Mainland (Fork Union)||Daytona Beach, Fla.||John Maronto|
|Kroft, Tyler||TE||6-6||225||Downingtown East||Downingtown, Pa.||Mike Matta|
|Lumpkin, Keith||OL||6-8||280||St. Peter's Prep||Montclair, N.J.||Rich Hansen|
|Martin, Ben||RB||5-11||190||Absegami||Galloway, N.J.||Dennis Scuderi|
|Mera, Djwany*||DE||6-4||255||South Broward (Hargrave)||Hollywood, Fla.||Allen Held|
|Nova, Gary||QB||6-2||210||Don Bosco Prep||Elmwood Park, N.J.||Greg Toal|
|Page, Al||DL||6-2||295||Christopher Columbus||Bronx, N.Y.||David Diaz|
|Shuler, Miles||WR||5-10||185||Long Branch||Long Branch, N.J.||Dan George|
|Snyder, Kevin||LB||6-3||220||Cumberland Valley||Mechanicsburg, Pa.||Tim Rimpfel|
|Stephenson, Daryl||DL||6-3||275||Sayreville||Sayreville, N.J.||George Najjar|
|Wright , Marquise||DL||6-3||275||Paramus Catholic||Englewood, N.J.||Chris Partridge|
|* Enrolled in January|
Defensive Back• 5-11 • 185
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • Chaminade
Defensive back who only played one year of high school football in 2009 at Chaminade for head coach Tim Tyrell … helped guide team to a 12-1 record as junior … named First Team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald … totaled 95 tackles and blocked six kicks … three-star rated recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, and ESPN Scouts, Inc. … rated the No. 59 cornerback prospect nationally by Rivals.com … No. 51 safety recruit in the nation by ESPN Recruiting … listed as the No. 64 cornerback by Scout.com … Florida Class 2B first team all-state selection by the Florida Sports Writers Association in 2009.
Quarterback• 6-4 • 215
Manalapan, N.J. • Manalapan High School
Three-year starter at quarterback for head coach Tom Gallahue at Manalapan High School … joined the varsity squad as a freshman … led Manalapan to an 8-3 record and the Class A North Division Title in the Shore Conference … key cog for a Manalapan team that advanced to the Central Jersey Group IV semifinals, losing to Sayreville and future Scarlet Knight teammate Daryl Stephenson 32-20 … 95-of-181 passing for 1,746 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in Manalapan’s run-oriented offense … threw just four interceptions on the season … helped guide a Braves’ offense that ranked third in the Shore Conference in total offense, averaging 373.1 yards per game … selected to the coaches’ Class A North All-Division team at quarterback … ranked the No. 63 quarterback in the country according to ESPN Recruiting… listed as the No. 25 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine and the No. 26 prospect in the Garden State by Rivals.com … 1,783 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2009 … rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Fullback• 5-11 • 220
Warwick, N.Y. • Don Bosco Prep
Two-year starter for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep … was a starter at defensive end as a junior and moved to running back as a senior … joins fellow teammate Gary Nova as part of the 2011 Rutgers recruiting class … helped guide the Ironmen to two state championships and one mythical national championship … as a senior, rushed for 1,755 rushing yards and accounted for 34 touchdowns to help guide Don Bosco to a 12-0 record and its fifth straight Non-Public, Group 4 championship … Star-Ledger First Team all-state selection at running back … totaled 23 rushing attempts for 326 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-6 victory at Gilman (Md.) to open the 2010 season … rushed for 264 yards and five touchdowns in the state final victory over rival Bergen Catholic … MaxPreps.com First Team all-state … All-Bergen County selection by The Record … 53 total tackles and 5.5 sacks as a defensive end for Don Bosco as a junior en route to All-Bergen County third team honors by The Record … part of a 12-0 Don Bosco team as a junior that won the state championship.
Defensive Back • 5-11 • 180
Neptune, N.J. • Neptune High School
Two-year starter for head coach Don Sofiilkanich at Neptune High School … played in just six games as a senior due to a knee injury … scored nine touchdowns on the season … recorded the longest kickoff return for a touchdown in the Shore Conference in 2010 with a 95-yard score vs. Bishop Ahr … versatile player who lined up at running back, safety and cornerback in high school … rated by SuperPrep Magazine as the No. 13 prospect in New Jersey … No. 18 recruit in the Garden State by Rivals.com … three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN Recruiting … No. 43 running back in the country according to ESPN Recruiting and the No. 52 running back prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... rushed for approximately 600 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior … played for the North in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl.
Punter • 6-1 • 215
Manalapan, N.J. • St. John Vianney High School
Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for head coach Skip Edwards at St. John Vianney High School … led the Shore Conference with 10 field goals, with a long of 46 yards … averaged 43.4 yards per punt, which also led the conference … scored 52 points as a senior, the most by any kicker in the conference … connected on 70 extra points over his career … only two of his 34 kickoffs were returned … Asbury Park Press All-Shore Second Team selection … finished his senior season 10-of-12 on field goal attempts … All Shore Media All-Conference First Team honoree at punter.
Linebacker • 6-1 • 215
Rochester, N.Y. • Bishop Kearney High School
Four-year starter for head coach Eddie Long at Bishop Kearney High School … rated the No. 2 prospect in New York according to SuperPrep Magazine … played both running back on offense and linebacker on defense … senior season statistics included 124 tackles on defense, including four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions … also totaled 1,611 rushing yards and 220 passing yards on offense … three-star recruit according to ESPN Recruiting, Rivals.com and Scout.com … rated the No. 40 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com … third-ranked prospect in the Empire State by Rivals.com … rated the No. 57 athlete nationally by ESPN Recruiting and the No. 67 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com … 114 tackles and six sacks as a junior … also posted 14 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards of total offense as a junior … two-time New York State Sportswriters Association All-State selection … two-time All-Greater Rochester selection by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle …played in the All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C. … also a sprinter on the track and field team.
Defensive End • 6-3 • 240
Willingboro, N.J. • Willingboro High School
Two-year starter for head coach Reggie Lawrence at Willingboro High School … All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer … All-Courier-Post First Team selection on defense … Star-Ledger First Team All-State honoree as a senior on defense … All-South Jersey First Team selection on defense by the Star-Ledger … finished senior season with 66 tackles, 12 sacks and nine pass breakups for the Chimeras … on offense at tight end, caught 10 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns … ranked the No. 12 overall prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … rated the No. 15 weakside defensive end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com … No. 31 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine … three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … Burlington County Times All-County selection on defense … helped lead squad to two appearances in the South Jersey Group 2 state playoffs as a junior and senior.
Center• 6-2 • 295
St. Ansgar, Iowa • St. Ansgar High School • Iowa Western CC
Two-year starter at center for head coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western Community College … two-time All-Midwest Football Conference First Team selection … helped guide Iowa Western to the Midwest Football Conference Championship in only the program’s second year in 2010 … team finished the season 9-2, including a 9-0 mark in the regular season and climbed as high as No. 2 in the National Junior College Athletic Association national rankings … team concluded the 2010 campaign ranked No. 11 in the NJCAA national rankings … played at St. Ansgar High School for head coach Drew Clevenger … was a three-time Class 1A all-state selection for the Saints at tackle in high school … all-around athlete who also placed eighth in the state championship in the shot put during his senior year of high school … excellent prep wrestler who ended his senior season third in the state with a 41-3 record at the 285-pound class.
Running Back• 6-0 • 200
Jackson, N.J. • St. Peter’s Prep
Four-year starter at running back for head coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter’s Prep … consensus No. 1 recruit in New Jersey … five-star recruit … highest-rated recruit in Rutgers history … rated the No. 5 player in the nation according to CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … USA Today First Team All-America … Under Armour All-American … Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year … second top-ranked recruit in New Jersey to sign with Rutgers (Anthony Davis) … SuperPrep Magazine All-American … rushed for 1,891 yards on just 173 carries and 35 touchdowns as a senior for St. Peter’s Prep … Star-Ledger First Team all-state in 2010 … averaged an amazing 10.9 yards per carry … totaled nearly 2,000 yards rushing despite playing in only the first offensive series in six games … second in the state with 35 touchdowns as a senior … SuperPrep Magazine All-America … rated as the No. 7 running back and the 58th best overall prospect nationally by Rivals.com … Rivals250 member … rated the No. 4 running back nationally by Scout.com and ESPN Recruiting … ESPNU 150 member … Star-Ledger Second Team all-state as a junior … rushed for 1,544 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior … also caught 14 passes for 79 yards and another touchdown out of the back field … one of two St. Peter’s Prep standouts in the 2011 signing class along with offensive tackle Keith Lumpkin … named to Team USA for the USA vs. World High School All-Star game in Austin, Texas.
Defensive End • 6-3 • 240
Port Reading, N.J. • Woodbridge High School
Two-year starter at defensive end for head coach Brian Russo at Woodbridge High School … 46 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior at defensive end en route to Home News Tribune All-Area honorable mention honors … 108 rushing yards on just three attempts on offense … Home News Tribune Second Team All-Area selection on defense as a junior … 58 tackles, six sacks and forced two fumbles for the 6-5 Barronsas a junior … Star-Ledger Second Team All-Middlesex County pick on defense as a junior … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN Recruiting, Rivals.com and Scout.com … No. 23 weakside defensive end prospect nationally by Rivals.com … No. 14 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … listed as the No. 20 recruit in the Garden State by SuperPrep Magazine … eight tackles and a pass deflection for the Barrons as a sophomore.
Defensive End • 6-4 • 230
West Chester, Pa. • West Chester Henderson High School
Two-year starter for head coach Joe Walsh at West Chester Henderson High School … moved from linebacker to defensive end as a senior and enjoyed a breakout season … 80 tackles, five sacks and an interception as a senior … also scored four rushing touchdowns on offense … Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern PA selection on defense … three-star recruit and the No. 82 defensive end nationally by ESPN Recruiting … listed as the No. 30 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep Magazine … 39th-rated prospect in the Keystone State according to Rivals.com … led the Warriors to an 8-4 record as a senior.
Offensive Line • 6-4 • 290
Jacksonville, Fla. • Edward H. White High School
Offensive lineman for head coach Terry Gilliam at Edward H. White High School … Florida Times-Union Super 75 selection … rated the No. 3 offensive guard in the state of Florida by the Times-Union … three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … one of the prime reasons White finished the season 9-3 and earned a spot in the 2010 Florida Class 4A state playoffs … Times-Union All-First Coast selection on offense … known as a punishing blocker for an offense that averaged over 200 yards a game rushing … Second Team Class 4A All-State performer as a junior … talented wrestler who won a conference championship as a senior.
Wide Receiver • 6-2, 180
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. • Egg Harbor Township High School • Fork Union Military Academy
Spending the year at Fork Union Military Academy … originally part of the 2010 Rutgers Football recruiting class … three-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Tony DeRosa at Egg Harbor Township High School … one of the elite athletes in New Jersey coming out of high school in 2009 … considered the fastest player in the state after winning the 100-meter Meet of Champions race (10.67 seconds) as a junior … All-South Jersey First Team selection on defense by both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Camden Courier-Post … Star-Ledger Third Team All-State honoree on defense … one of the key performers on Egg Harbor Township’s 11-1 squad as a senior, which finished the season ranked No. 2 in the Philadelphia Inquirer Final South Jersey top 10 rankings and the Star-Ledger’s No. 6 team in the Garden State … First Team Group IV pick on defense by the Star-Ledger and Courier-Post … led squad with 973 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns as a senior … Press of Atlantic City First Team All-Area selection … sparked the Eagles to an 11-1 record and the Cape-Atlantic League American Conference championship … team lost to Cherokee 14-0 in the South Jersey Group IV state championship … rated as the No. 1 cornerback prospect in New Jersey and the No. 8 prospect overall in the Garden State by Scout.com coming out of high school.
Defensive Line • 6-1 • 280
Daytona Beach, Fla. • Mainland High School • Fork Union Military Academy
Defensive lineman who just finished fall semester at Fork Union Military Academy for head coach John Shuman … Fork Union finished the season 6-3 … rated the No. 19 prospect nationally on the prep school level by Rivals.com .. played on the high school level for head coach John Maronto at Mainland High School … two-time Daytona Beach News-Journal First Team All-Area selection on defense … guided the Buccaneers to a 9-3 record and the 2009 FHSAA Class 6A Football Championship regional finals … monster senior season with 106 tackles and eight sacks … rated the No. 12 prospect in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel … No. 63 defensive tackle in the nation according to ESPN’s Scouts, Inc. … key cog in Mainland’s 11-1 record as a junior … First Team All-Area selection on defense by the Orlando Sentinel … finished junior season with 81 tackles, including 20 for loss … credited with eight sacks as well during junior campaign … Florida Sports Writers Association Third Team All-State selection on defense in 2008.
Tight End • 6-6 • 225
Downingtown, Pa. • Downingtown East High School
Three-year starter for head coach Mike Matta at Downingtown East High School … started at tight end as a sophomore and junior before moving to wide receiver as a senior … projects as a tight end at the next level … joins former high school teammate Taj Alexander at Rutgers, who just finished his freshman year with the Scarlet Knights at defensive tackle … selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 game … All-Southeastern PA selection by the Philadelphia Inquirer … caught 40 passes for 669 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Cougars … three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN Recruiting … rated the No. 21 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep Magazine … listed as the No. 42 tight end prospect nationally by ESPN Recruiting … 36 receptions for 667 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior … led team to a 9-3 record as a senior and an appearance in the District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinals.
Offensive Line • 6-8 • 280
Montclair, N.J. • St. Peter’s Prep
Two-year starter for head coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter’s Prep … skilled athlete who also is a standout basketball player … Second Team All-Hudson County selection by the Star-Ledger … four-star rated recruit by Scout.com … No. 19 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com … rated as the No. 15 prospect in New Jersey according to SuperPrep Magazine … key cog of a St. Peter’s Prep offensive line that paved the way for All-America running back and fellow Rutgers signee Savon Huggins … No. 16 recruit in New Jersey and the No. 32 offensive tackle recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com … regarded as the No. 20 offensive tackle in the country by CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … played for the North in the Chesapeake Bowl … averaging just under 15 points per game on the hardwood this winter for St. Peter’s Prep, including a season-high of 25 points vs. St. Mary’s.
Running Back • 5-11 • 190
Galloway, N.J. • Absegami High School
Three-year starter at running back for head coach Dennis Scuderi at Absegami High School … missed three games and was hobbled most of his senior season with an ankle injury … only played in seven games as a senior and rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns ... rushed for 1,216 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior … averaged 6.6 yards per carry his junior season … 835 rushing yards as a sophomore … three-star recruit and the nation’s No. 99 running back prospect according to Scout.com … ran a sub-4.4, 40-yard dash last summer … rated the No. 27 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine.
Defensive End • 6-4 • 255
Hollywood, Fla. • South Broward High School • Hargrave Military Academy
Defensive end prospect who completed one season at Hargrave Military Academy for head coach Troy Davis …. four-star recruit by Rivals.com and the No. 9 prep school prospect in the country … three-year varsity letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Allen Held at South Broward High School … played on the defensive line and offensive line as well as tight end his senior season in 2009 … Second Team All-Broward County selection by the Miami Herald as a senior … 103 tackles, 38 tackles for loss and a school-record 21 sacks in 2009 … named team captain and defensive MVP … totaled 16 sacks earning second team all-county honors as a junior … also lettered two years in wrestling and was 38-2 at the 215-pound weight class during his senior season … compiled a 36-6 record at 189 pounds his junior season.
Quarterback • 6-2 • 210
Elmwood Park, N.J. • Don Bosco Prep
Two-year starter at quarterback for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep … perfect 24-0 record as a starting quarterback for the Ironmen and led his team to two state titles and the mythical national championship in 2009 … completed 95-of-160 passes for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior … threw just six interceptions over his two seasons as the starter at quarterback … Second Team All-State by the Star-Ledger … rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns as a senior … two-time All-Bergen County First Team selection on offense by The Record and Star-Ledger… one of two Don Bosco Prep recruits in the 2011 signing class for Rutgers, joining running back Paul Canevari … second Don Bosco Prep quarterback to play for Greg Schiano, following the footsteps of Rutgers’ all-time leading passer Mike Teel (2005-08) … No. 11 pro-style quarterback nationally and the No. 13 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … three-star recruit by ESPN Recruiting and Scout.com … rated the No. 8 prospect in the Garden State by SuperPrep Magazine … tabbed the No. 17 pro-style quarterback nationally by ESPN Recruiting … No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the country by CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … completed 94-of-159 passes for 1,668 yards and 23 touchdowns during his junior campaign … played for the North in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl.
Defensive Line • 6-2 • 295
Bronx, N.Y. • Christopher Columbus High School
Defensive tackle who played for head coach David Diaz at Christopher Columbus High School … missed most of the 2010 season with a now-resolved medical issue … four-star recruit and the 16th-best defensive tackle in the country according to ESPN Recruiting … registered 27 tackles and seven sacks along with one blocked field goal as a senior … earned all-state honors in New York as a junior and senior … breakout junior campaign featured 40 tackles, five sacks and four fumble recoveries … SuperPrep Magazine ranked Page the No. 3 recruit in New York and the top defensive tackle prospect in the state … No. 47 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 4 recruit in New York according to Rivals.com.
Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 185
Long Branch, N.J. • Long Branch High School
Three-year starter at quarterback, cornerback and safety for head coach Dan George at Long Branch High School … U.S. Army All-America game participant … scored the East’s first touchdown on a 22-yard scoring reception to help the East to a 13-10 victory … four-star rated recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN Recruiting … SuperPrep Magazine All-American … rated the 23rd-best wide receiver nationally by SuperPrep … Star-Ledger First Team All-State selection on defense … fastest player in the state of New Jersey and one of the fastest athletes in the nation … won the state title in the 100-meter dash (10.39) and 55-meter dash indoors (6.35) … finished unbeaten in the 55 dash in his first indoor season as a junior, winning at Easterns in 6.35 … No. 2 in the nation this season and No. 9 in state history, and the Meet of Champions in 6.40 ... recorded the second-faster 55-meter time in the nation for a high school sprinter as a junior … led team with 96 tackles (24 solo) along with six tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles … 10th-rated athlete in the nation by CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … was the Green Wave’s starting quarterback and finished the season with 1,100 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns … through the air, totaled 1,200 yards passing and 11 touchdowns … rated the No. 4 recruit in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine … Asbury Park Press All-Shore First Team selection … rated the No. 16 wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com … No. 3 recruit in New Jersey by Rivals.com … also the 16th-best wide receiver and the nation’s 127th-best recruit according to Rivals.com … Rivals250 member … junior season at quarterback featured 1,300 yards passing and approximately 1,200 yards rushing and 25 total touchdowns.
Linebacker • 6-3 • 220
Mechanicsburg, Pa. • Cumberland Valley High School
Three-year starter for head coach Tim Rimpfel at Cumberland Valley High School … started three years on offense at halfback and was a two-year starter as a junior and senior at outside linebacker … PIAA Class AAAA First Team All-State selection as a senior at linebacker … led the Eagles to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals … key cog in Cumberland Valley’s District 3 championship team … rushed for 947 yards and 12 touchdowns (7.2 yards per carry) … also threw a 59-yard touchdown pass as a senior … 282 yards receiving and three touchdowns … on defense, totaled 83 tackles, two interceptions … recorded two games with 10-plus tackles vs. local rivals Harrisburg (14 tackles) and Bishop McDevitt (11 tackles) … ran for 163 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown in a playoff victory over Wilson … averaged 20.4 yards per carry in that game … rushed for 1,341 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior … seven 100-yard games as a junior … also totaled 634 yards receiving and six receiving touchdowns … 109 tackles as a junior, including a career-high 19 stops vs. State College … No. 28 prospect in Pennsylvania according to SuperPrep Magazine … No. 22 Keystone State prospect by Rivals.com … three-star recruit according to ESPN Recruiting, Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Defensive Line • 6-3 • 275
Sayreville, N.J. • Sayreville High School
Three-year starter for head coach George Najjar at Sayreville High School … played defensive tackle, offensive guard and tackle along with serving as his team’s starting place-kicker and punter … joins former high school teammate David Milewski at Rutgers … led the Bombers to an 11-1 record and the Central Jersey Group IV championship … first sectional title in 13 years for Sayreville … Home News Tribune All-Area First Team selection on defense … key anchor to a Sayreville defense that led the area in points allowed (9.8 per game) … Third Team All-State selection on the defensive side of the ball by the Star-Ledger … ended senior season with 49 total tackles and seven sacks … started at tackle on the offensive line for an offense that averaged over 200 yards rushing a game … team’s place-kicker who booted 28 touchbacks and connected on a 38-yard field goal … three-star recruit according to ESPN Recruiting and Rivals.com … No. 28 player in New Jersey according to Rivals.com … No. 49 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by ESPN Recruiting … ranked as the No. 17 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine … played for the North in the Chesapeake Bowl.
Defensive Line • 6-3 • 275
Englewood, N.J. • Paramus Catholic High School
Two-way lineman for head coach Chris Partridge at Paramus Catholic High School … senior season featured 52 tackles, including 19 behind the line of scrimmage and two forced fumbles … 8.5 sacks … All-Bergen County First Team defense by the Star-Ledger and The Record … four-star rated recruit according to Scout.com and Rivals.com … listed as the 14th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com … Rivals.com’s fourth-ranked recruit in New Jersey … Rivals250 team member … rated the No. 149th overall recruit nationally by Rivals.com … No. 31 defensive tackle nationally by ESPN Recruiting … No. 14 prospect in New Jersey according to SuperPrep Magazine.