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Early Signing Period: Tyreem Powell Signs With Rutgers Football

South Jersey athlete is the top recruit in this class ... so far.

Rutgers v Syracuse
Powell is tough to bring down.
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Greg Schiano’s first coaching hire was Temple Defensive Coordinator Fran Brown and it paid immediate dividends when Tyreem Powell re-opened his recruitment. Powell was committed to Virginia Tech, but had a strong relationship with Brown, so when Brown came to the banks, Powell followed suit. Tyreem verbally committed Thursday and made it official Wednesday.

Tyreem is considered an athlete by virtually all recruiting services and is the hardest player to project a position for at Rutgers in quite a number of years. He’s by most sources the top recruit in this class and for good reason. He’s big, strong, fast, and very skilled on both side of the ball. He could be an NFL prospect at wide receiver, tight end, linebacker, or even defensive end if he really gets big. This was the best get so far.

High School Position: QB, WR, TE, DE, LB, SS (6’4”, 205 lbs.)

Projected college position: Wide Receiver / Weak-side Linebacker

High School: Vineland

Hometown: Vineland, NJ

Most notable other offers: Penn State, Virginia Tech

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, it’s probably outside linebacker because he’s a little too tall for a modern safety and coverage skills are just as badly needed from the LBs.

Floor: Myles Nash

Most likely: Zaire Kitchen

Potential: Mohamed Sanu

Check out his highlights below:

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