Bryan Felter had been coveted by likely every Rutgers coach since his sophomore year in High School. When he committed to Chris Ash and his staff in August, they breathed a sigh of relief. Greg Schiano and Nunzio Campanile did as well when Bryan faxed his LOI Wednesday.
Rutgers needs offensive linemen who are above average in either pass protection or run blocking. I’m going to play it safe with my position projection because I think Bryan will make more of an impact as a guard where he will be above average in pass protection and possibly on the ground. He’s a sound left tackle, but if he can’t get just a little quicker may struggle to be average in the pass game against the Big Ten studs every team seems to have coming off the edge. Regardless he is the most surefire starter to arrive on the offensive line since perhaps Chris Muller. Schiano’s staffs haven’t been afraid to put taller linemen at the guard spot.
High School Position: OT (6’3”, 290 lbs.)
Projected college position: Offensive guard
High School: Bergen Catholic
Hometown: Oradell, NJ
Most notable other offers: West Virginia, Boston College
The Rutgers Offensive Line left something to be desired in 2019. They could neither shove defenders back to open creases in the running game, nor hold up long enough to give quarterbacks time while throwing with enough consistency. The group loses two starters to graduation, but anyone who can step in and be a difference maker in any facet of the game will start. The rest of the group in Schiano’s first year will be cobbled together as there are plenty of three-star prospects on the roster, just no stars to build around.
Floor: Caleb Ruch
Most likely: Antwan Lowery
Potential: Dorian Miller
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