On Monday night, 3-star athlete Te’Rai Powell from St. Joseph’s Regional became the ninth player committed to the 2020 recruiting class for Rutgers football. He joins high school teammate Elijuwan Mack, who committed to the program last month.
COMMITTED!! #Fencethegarden!! ⚔️ @CoachChrisAsh @NoJoFootball @JayValai pic.twitter.com/pVe8HnqXci— Te'Rai Powell ™ (@te_powell) July 29, 2019
Powell plays on both sides of the ball at St. Joe’s, the top ranked team in New Jersey last season, but was recruited as a cornerback by Rutgers. His speed and size give him a chance to develop into an impact player at that position at the next level.
The 6’0”, 190 pound 3-star prospect held additional FBS offers from Army, Navy, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and UMASS per 247 Sports. He also held multiple FCS offers. Powell is ranked the 41st best prospect in New Jersey per 247 Sports composite rankings.
Rutgers has nine players verbally committed to its 2020 recruiting class as of now, including five from New Jersey. Over the weekend, 3-star QB Sofian Massoud flipped from Rutgers to Houston, which is his mother’s alma mater. On the same day, 3-star linebacker Jack del Rio from Florida committed to the program. 247 Sports currently ranks the Rutgers 2020 class 84th in FBS and 13th in the Big Ten.
You can watch junior year highlights of Powell here: