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Early Signing Period: Devin Baldwin Signs With Rutgers Football

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Defensive Lineman needed to help depleted group a surprise.

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Rutgers hasn’t had a burly TE/DE since Malcolm Bush.
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For a long time, despite defensive line being one of the Scarlet Knights’ biggest weaknesses, no one had committed in the 2019 class until Malachi Burby. Devin Baldwin joined him Wednesday without previously committing to the Scarlet Knights.

Baldwin played offensive tackle, tight end, and defensive end. He’s an old school player who looks great getting off the bus. Devin moves well with the ball and punishes defenders who try to tackle him as he should with his thick frame. Despite being listed at 6’5 he stays low and fires off the ball on defense. He seems like a natural 260 pounds as he possesses pretty good quickness when ball carriers try to juke him. He will contribute somewhere on the team for at least three years.

Position: DL/TE (6’5”, 260 lbs.)

High School: Southfield A & T

Hometown: Southfield, MI

Most notable other offers: Virginia, Iowa State

Baldwin arrives at Rutgers to a defensive line group that loses Kevin Wilkins and Jon Bateky, their two best and most experienced players. The defensive line always seems to sustain losses as players usually take a year or two to be ready for the college level and the rotation goes as many as ten deep on a good year. Rutgers needs to add as many three-star talents as possible and hope a few transform themselves into true disruptors.

Floor: Malcolm Bush

Most likely: Blair Bines

Potential: James Jenkins

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