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NSD: California QB Jalen Chatman signs with Rutgers

The dual-threat QB joins a suddenly crowded position group

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Jalen Chatman waited seven months for this moment.

The California quarterback was the second recruit of the current 2018 class to commit to the Scarlet Knights, giving head coach Chris Ash his pledge back in May after a two-day unofficial visit to Piscataway.

Chatman spent much of his time as a Rutgers commit as one of two quarterback commits — first alongside Sean Chambers before the two-star signal-caller flipped to Wyoming, and then with Artur Sitkowski after the 4-star NJ native flipped from Miami (Fl.) to Rutgers. Still, Chatman never wavered from his commitment, telling reporters he is “ready to compete” upon arrival.

After completing a high school career in which he won four consecutive Los Angeles city championships and a senior season in which he threw for 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns, he’s ready to compete with Sitkowski, incumbent starter Giovanni Rescigno and rising sophomore Johnathan Lewis for the starting job in the spring as an early enrollee.

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