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Rutgers Football NSD: ATH Brendan Devera Signs!

The athlete from Wayne, NJ makes it official.

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

Wayne Hills High School athlete Brendan Devera made his commitment to Rutgers University official today, signing his National Letter of Intent.

Devera was a surprise commitment just over a week ago on January 23rd, flipping to Rutgers after previously committing to the University of Delaware.

A consensus 2-star recruit, Devera played quarterback and linebacker while leading Wayne Hills to a state championship this past season. However, it is his physicality that presents Devera as an option in the offensive backfield for the Scarlet Knights. New offensive coordinator Jerry Kill projects Devera as a fullback/H-Back type in his spread offense.

While Devera has only been committed for about a week, he has already emerged as a leader in the recruiting class. Once committing to the program, Devera spent his official visit helping recruit other athletes on campus to join him in the class of 2017.

Freshman Impact Index: With new offensive coordinator Jerry Kill in his first year running the offense, we are yet to see what role the fullback plays in his system. With that being said, the instant connection that Kill made with Devera could allude to some early playing time if certain situations call a big bruising fullback in the backfield. Although it’s likely the 2-star recruit could use a year to get acclimated to the D1 game, you can’t count anything out when it comes to Brendan Devera.

Check out Brendan’s season highlights here:

Welcome to the Banks, Brendan!

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