Rutgers Football continues to add players, securing their third Power Five transfer of the weekend. After Boston College transfer Defensive Tackle Ireland Burke and Wisconsin Wide Receiver Aron Cruickshank, RU got another Big Ten defensive lineman Monday. Michigan Graduate Transfer Defensive Tackle Michael Dwumfour announced his commitment:
A former 3-star recruit originally from DePaul in Wayne, Dwumfour was the 23rd best New Jersey high school player and 58th best defensive tackle in the 2016 class according to the 247 composite which includes other sources. Dwumfour is a legitimate interior lineman with Big Ten experience. Dwumfour announced his decision to leave the Wolverines on January 14, so less than just a week later, he ends up on the banks with just one year left to play. In 20 career games he has 33 tackles (6.5 for loss), three sacks, and an interception.
Position: DT (6’2”, 282 lbs.)
Previous stop: Michigan
High School: DePaul
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Most notable offers (High School): Iowa, Penn State, West Virginia
This is another great pickup for new defensive line coach Jim Panagos. Defensive tackle is in the mid to upper level of the Scarlet Knights’ needs as a program. Dwumfour and ideally Burke will play in 2020 which will add much needed size up front. Michael is a guy built lower to the ground that has proven effective in spurts in the Big Ten. He gives up some weight, but when he’s fresh he can disrupt plays in a similar fashion to current nose guard Julius Turner. It’s great to have both players because they need to be rotated often.
You can watch some of Dwumfour’s 2018 highlights below:
Welcome to the banks Michael!