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Early Signing Period: Robert Longerbeam Signs With Rutgers Football

Athlete could play a variety of different positions for the Knights

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 10 Howard at Rutgers
Longerbeam is an all-around football player with long arms to press wideouts like Austin.
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Greg Schiano’s first coaching hire was Temple Defensive Coordinator Fran Brown and it paid immediate dividends when Chris Long flipped his commitment from the Owls. Robert Longerbeam flipped as well the following day. Robert signed Wednesday.

Robert is considered an athlete by virtually all recruiting services so there’s a chance he could end up as a wide receiver, in the defensive backfield, or maybe even as an outside linebacker down the line. In High School he devastated teams with his quarterback running, too. His ability to change direction on offense is elite and above average at worst on defense.

High School Position: QB, WR, LB, DB (6’0”, 160 lbs.)

Projected college position: Cornerback

High School: T.C. Williams

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Most notable other offers: Temple, Ohio

The Rutgers Wide Receiver room has had a surplus of scholarship players the last three years, but not enough production. There have been plenty of excuses like quarterback play, change in coordinators, change in scheme, etc. but ultimately anyone who can produce will see the field. If he does end up on defense, cornerback is always a position that freshmen can leapfrog into playing time, just ask Hayes and Bless Austin in recent memory.

Floor: T.J. Taylor

Most likely: Wayne Warren

Potential: Blessuan Austin

Check out his highlights below:

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