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Rutgers Football NSD: ATH Tim Barrow Signs!

The athlete from Staten Island, NY makes if official.

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

Tottenville High School cornerback/wide receiver Tim Barrow made his commitment to Rutgers University official today, signing his National Letter of Intent.

Barrow announced his commitment on May 5th, choosing Rutgers over his other offers from schools such as Boston College, Buffalo, and Massachusetts.

Tim Barrow is a consensus 3-star recruit who is classified as an athlete on most recruiting platforms, but specifically as a cornerback on a few others. According to 247Sports, he is the 6th ranked corner in the state of New York. He is the 2nd ranked athlete in the state according to Scout.

Barrow’s versatility and athleticism allows him to be an option for the Rutgers coaching staff on either side of the ball. Due to the need of young bodies at the corner position, I believe that is where Barrow sill begin his career. Barrow has good length, being listed between 5’11” and 6’1” on various recruiting platforms.

The Staten Island product is not afraid to get physical at the line of scrimmage, and has good acceleration along with fluid hips in coverage. Because of his wide receiver background, Barrow has very good ball skills and is even better once the ball is in his hands. He made his living on offense catching screens and slants and operating in tight spaces, a great trait to have for a potential corner.

Freshman Impact Index: This will be said for most of the defensive backs, but I can most certainly see Barrow avoiding a redshirt his freshman year and fighting for a place on the two-deep depth chart. His size, speed, and physicality could lend for a shot at the punt return or kickoff teams. Barrow, like all new signees, could use the advantage of a year of seasoning on the field and in the weight room. However, I foresee Barrow making his Scarlet Knight debut sooner rather than later.

Take a look at Tim’s season highlights here:

Welcome to the Banks, Tim!

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