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2021 Early Signing Period: Jordan Thompson Signs With Rutgers Football

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The 3-star athlete is officially a Scarlet Knight,

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 12 Rutgers at Maryland Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jordan Thompson had been committed since March of this year so it was merely a formality for him to make it official Wednesday.

247 Composite Rankings: 3-star; 11th in NJ; 583rd nationally

High School Position: DE / WR / TE (6’3”, 225 lbs.)

Projected college position: ATH (DE)

High School: Parsippany Hills

Hometown: Morris Plains, NJ

Most notable other offers: Pittsburgh, Buffalo

The Rutgers Football team needs to add talent at every position as always, but their biggest need is explosive athletes who can make plays on both sides of the ball regardless of position. Thompson brings this to the program and could end up playing at linebacker or defensive line for Rutgers.

In 2020, the team has mostly built its offense around Bo Melton, a former four-star athlete, and needs to find more players like him who have the speed/power combination and can make guys miss. On the defensive side, Rutgers had success early with Brendon White, the former Ohio State starter, and Tyshon Fogg, a four-star, as the leaders of the defense. The D has shown cracks in recent weeks because both players have battled injuries and there is no one with elite talent to take on that role. Look for RU to add as many athletes as they can in upcoming recruiting cycles, even if there is uncertainty about what position they will actually play on the banks.

Floor: Devan Carter

Most likely: Rashawn Battle / Kevin Brock

Potential: Demaso Munoz

Check out his highlights below:

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