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Rutgers Football NSD: LB Tyshon Fogg Signs!

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The linebacker from Towson, Maryland makes it official.

NCAA Football: Iowa at Rutgers Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Calvert Hall College High School linebacker Tyshon Fogg made his commitment to Rutgers University official today, signing his National Letter of Intent.

Fogg announced his commitment on June 26th, choosing Rutgers over his other offers from schools such as Clemson, Michigan State, and Louisville.

Fogg, a consensus 4-star recruit, is the highest rated defensive prospect of the 2017 class. While Fogg played a good amount of middle linebacker in high school, the combination of Fogg’s plus size, physicality, and play-making ability out in space projects him best as an outside linebacker in Rutgers’ base 4-3 defense.

Standing at 6’2”, 215 pounds, Fogg could stand to add some weight to his frame, which is impressive considering the way he fought through any would-be blockers with ease in high school.

A look at Fogg’s film reveals a physical linebacker who could play the pass as well as he played the run. When in zone, Fogg showed an outstanding tendency to read the quarterback’s eyes and make a play on the ball. In man, the future Scarlet Knight would blow up screens before they ever had a chance to develop. Fogg’s play-making ability will be exciting to watch once he cracks the starting lineup over the next four years.

Freshman Impact Index: Linebacker, as a whole, is a position filled with promising young athletes for Rutgers University. If he can bulk up while maintaining his speed, it would not surprise me to see Fogg in the mix for a position on the two-deep depth chart. This could be equal parts Fogg’s progress as well as the play of the other linebackers he is competing with. Either way, the future is bright.

Take a look at Tyshon’s season highlights:

Welcome to the Banks, Tyshon!

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