St. John Vianney Regional High School offensive lineman Jamaal Beaty made his commitment to Rutgers University official today, signing his National Letter of Intent.
Beaty originally announced his commitment on April 19th, along side his brother and former/future teammate Micah Clark. They are already enrolled.
Jamaal Beaty is a consensus 3-star recruit, and the 4th ranked guard in the state of New Jersey, according to Scout.
Here’s a great breakdown on Beaty from our very own Mike Voza:
“The much less heralded brother of Micah Clark, by the national recruiting websites, Jamaal Beaty may not necessarily have to take a back seat to his step brother when all is said and done. He is a legit collegiate two way lineman prospect. His first scholarship offer came from Rutgers and that’s the only offer he was looking for, he didn’t want to be any other place than “On the Banks”.
Beaty is a very athletic, young offensive guard who displays the mobility and agility of a much smaller athlete. Jamaal has long arms for his height and has a high cut frame that allows him to play much bigger than his size. He is a natural knee-bender and chips and slips well to the second level. To quote one local NJ scout, “he fires out of the shoot to hit defenders on the second level like a bat out of hell !” He is light on his feet as he mirrors and slides well in pass protection. Beaty has a high ceiling and his huge upside compares favorably to former Scarlet Knight lineman and current Baltimore Raven center Jeremy Zuttah.
Jamaal Beaty does have the potential to play on both sides of the line of scrimmage. He displays a great takeoff and penetrates well from an interior defensive tackle position. Jamaal possesses a strong, low center of gravity and reports are that he was squatting over 500 pounds last summer. He has the talent and body type to develop into a legitimate nose guard.
My evaluation sees Jamaal Beaty as a talented and productive offensive guard in his collegiate football career. Scarlet Knight offensive line coach, A.J. Blazek is getting the credit for recruiting Beaty to the Banks of the Old Raritan. This would indicate that the Rutgers coaching staff’s early evaluation of Jamaal sees him more productive on new offensive coordinator Jerry Kill’s side of the ball. If he redshirts this fall he will have the opportunity to bulk up in the weight room and have two full spring practices to prepare him to challenge for playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2018.
St. John Vianney High School and its Football Coach Derek Sininsky have developed two outstanding football prospects for New Jersey’s State University’s pigskin program. Defensive line coach Shane Burnham and offensive line coach A.J. Blazek may be lobbying Head Coach Chris Ash for the services of both the step brothers to play alongside each other in their position group. Defensive coordinator Jay Niemann may be bending the second year Scarlet Knight football mentor’s ear as well. We will wait and see where both talented players end up in the future.”
Take a look at Jamaal’s season highlights here:
Welcome to the Banks, Jamaal!
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