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2021 Early Signing Period: Shaquan Loyal Signs With Rutgers Football

The 3-star prospect is officially a Scarlet Knight.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Rutgers at Penn State Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

247 Composite Ranking: 3-star; 20th in NJ; 85th CB nationally

High School Position: CB (6’0”, 175 lbs.)

Projected college position: CB

High School: West Side

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Most notable other offers: Tennessee, Syracuse, UMass

Loyal is extremely athletic who has the potential to become a star in the secondary for Rutgers. That position group was a boom or bust unit in 2020. Finally in the last few weeks they have been able to get some production outside of the starters, but there are obvious limitations of many in the two-deep. Position Coach Fran Brown is known as a good recruiter and should be able to stockpile more players who could play as true freshmen in 2021 if they can get some semblance of spring practice and summer camp that was not possible this year. Long-term, this unit should return to producing NFL talent every year but since that has not happened in a few years, expect to play early if you have high upside and know your assignments.

Floor: Gareef Glashen

Most likely: Damon Hayes

Potential: Logan Ryan

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