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Rutgers Football NSD: WR Shameen Jones Signs!

The WR from New York makes it official.

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New York-native WR Shameen Jones officially joined Rutgers on Wednesday, signing his National Letter of Intent to join the Scarlet Knights.

With last year’s struggles on offense, Head Coach Chris Ash and staff have made the wide-receiver position one of their top priorities. The Scarlet Knights lack speed and playmakers who are able to stretch the field, however the addition of Shameen Jones is a big step in the right direction to fill this void.

Jone’s best qualities are his speed, moves, and vision. He has excellent open field speed and has the ability to make defenders miss. In addition to his top-end speed on the outside, Jones is physical running routes across the middle, and also shows great patience following his blocking.

Freshman Impact: With the return of Janarion Grant and Jawuan Harris, as well as the infusion of commits Bo Melton, Everett Wormley, Tim Barrow, Tyler Hayek, Ahmir Mitchell, and Damon Mitchell, the competition at the wide receiver position will be deep. Additionally, Jones missed his entire 2016 high school season after suffering an ACL tear. While Jones is a strong prospect in an area of need, he will likely need to redshirt in order to get game ready following his injury.

Take a look at Shameen’s film right here:

Welcome to the banks, Shameen!

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