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2021 Early Signing Period: Shawn Munnerlyn Signs With Rutgers Football

Official LOI arrives from the Buckeye State.

Howard v Rutgers
Rutgers took advantage of Agudosi’s size here, but not enough in his time on the banks.
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Shawn Munnerlyn had been committed since July of this year so it was merely a formality for him to make it official Wednesday.

Rutgers needs extra dimensions on offense and Munnerlyn is a guy who could provide it long-term. The rankings on him range anywhere from a mid-tier three-star prospect to a borderline four-star at the top of the RU class. The reason for this is quite simple, players of his skillset need a lot to go right to be properly utilized. The staff needs to know how to use him, there needs a to be a quarterback with good placement, he needs to catch the ball like a receiver, and block well enough to make defenses have another thing to think about. Shawn has those long strides and a huge catch radius, so it will be interesting to see how defenses can jam him at the line at the college level. If they can’t, he will play as a true freshman.

247 Sports Composite Rankings: 3-star; 43rd in Ohio; 73rd athlete nationally

High School Position: WR / OLB (6’5”, 205 lbs.)

Projected college position: Flexed TE

High School: Independence

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Most notable other offers: Arizona State, Purdue, Minnesota, West Virginia

The Rutgers Receivers took a bigger leap than anyone expected in 2020 with Offensive Coordinator Sean Gleeson’s playcalling and Tiquan Underwood’s tutelage as the position coach. For the first time in five seasons, Rutgers looked like a modern college offense, even with players who struggled under the previous coaching staff. Expect that to continue, though the group was rather top heavy this season as only a few players could really make plays, get yards after the catch, and move the sticks this year. As always with this position group, snaps are there for anyone who can flash, but for the first time in a while there is a path to success at Rutgers catching the football.

Floor: Jalen Jordan

Most likely: Carlton Agudosi

Potential: Shamar Graves

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