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NSD: WR Jalen Jordan Signs With Rutgers

The 6-foot-5 wideout provides size the Scarlet Knights desperately needed on the perimeter

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A late offer and commitment for Rutgers may turn one of the more crucial pieces added in its 2018 class.

Jalen Jordan received his offer from the Scarlet Knights in mid-November — two weeks after his IMG teammate and “best friend Artur Sitkowski flipped to Rutgers from Miami (Fl.).

How much credit Sitkowski deserves for the assist isn’t clear, but the fact is the relationship between Jordan and Rutgers escalated quickly. Jordan officially visited Piscataway on December 8th and committed five days later — a week prior to the start of the early signing period.

The Philadelphia native cited being close to home among the reasons he chose Rutgers. He chose the Scarlet Knights over offers from West Virginia, Georgia, UCLA and Tennessee.

The 6-foot-5 wide receiver provides height Rutgers didn’t have on the perimeter last season. He immediately becomes the tallest member of the wide receiver corps, with redshirt freshman Tyler Hayek the closest at 6-foot-3. Jordan can eventually grow into a tight end if Rutgers needs him to, but for the time being, he projects as a tall target for whoever starts under the Scarlet Knights come September.

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