Cam’Ron Stewart had been committed since March of this year so it was merely a formality for him to make it official Wednesday.
Stewart fills the biggest need Rutgers has to bring their defense to the next level; pass rusher. Despite his listed height (6’4”), Cam’Ron can get very low and shows explosive ability off the edge out of a two or three point stance. He does a good job of maintaining leverage and keeping one arm free to grab ball carriers or knock down passes at the line. If he is initially held up, he has the ability to accelerate a second time, not just once at the snap. His biggest question mark as with most linemen is how his functional strength translates into the battles with elite Big Ten offensive tackles.
247 Sports Composite Rankings: 3-star; 25th in Pennsylvania; 62nd SDE nationally
High School Position: OLB / TE (6’4”, 225 lbs.)
Projected college position: SDE
High School: Governor Mifflin
Hometown: Reading, PA
Most notable other offers: Syracuse, Temple
The Rutgers Defensive Line added reinforcements in 2020 through the transfer portal who were a mixed bag so the hope moving forward is that players can be signed out of high school to populate the ranks and develop accordingly. The Knights did not get much of a pass rush with their front four in 2020, so the hope is to be able to collapse the pocket in 2021 even if edge rushers aren’t ready yet. The team will get Position Coach Jim Panagos back after missing 2020 which may add a little more fire to the group, but an influx of talent would help massively as defensive linemen can contribute in a deep rotation earlier than other positions.
Floor: Blair Bines
Most likely: Marcus Thompson
Potential: Jamaal Westerman
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