One day after receiving three verbal commitments for the class of 2019, Rutgers football added another prospect in 3-star tight end Tyler Devera on Thursday.
Family, Friends & B1G 10! What else is there to ask for..... COMMITTED! RU‘23 ⛓ ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/xBqXVqkZd6— TD (@TylerDevera) June 21, 2018
Brother of current Rutgers linebacker Brendan Devera, Tyler was offered by the program last weekend at the East Coast Elite Camp held on campus. He then officially committed when visiting on Thursday. Per 247 Sports, Devera holds offers from Western Michigan, Kent State, Air Force, and Buffalo among others. He also was receiving interest from Boston College, Minnesota, and Penn State.
At 6’4” and 235 pounds, the former wide receiver from Wayne Hills moved to tight end last season playing for Bergen Catholic. Of course, his head coach last season is current Rutgers running backs coach Nunzio Campanile. Between his brother and former high school coach in the program, Devera should feel right at home.
Devera had two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in last season’s state championship win over St. Peter’s.
Adding Devera continues to grow the Big North pipeline for Chris Ash and his coaching staff, something that could pay major dividends down the road. Devera joins current commits Jaaron Hayek and Chris Conti from the powerhouse conference in this current class.
On the field, Devera plays a physical style, is a good blocker off the line, and should develop into a reliable target in the short passing game.
Devera will be joined in the 2019 class with 3-star recruit Dylan Deveney, another tight end who committed yesterday. It’s just another sign that new offensive coordinator John McNulty is looking to restore a true pro style offense back at Rutgers, which is a clear departure from the spread system then OC Drew Mehringer installed during Ash’s first season as head coach.
Rutgers now has ten verbal commitments in the 2019 class, with eight players hailing from New Jersey. All ten commits have a 3-star rating in the latest 247 composite rankings. The current class is ranked 46th nationally and 12th in the Big Ten per 247 Sports. Of course, the end of June is a popular time for players to commit and those rankings are fluid. The positive news is that Ash and the coaching staff have landed four solid players in the past two days. Those prospects seem to fit the mold of blue collar players who have a physical style and will add much needed athleticism to the roster. It’s likely this is not the last addition to the 2019 class before June is over, so stay tuned.
Here are Devera’s junior year highlights at Bergen Catholic.