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2021 Early Signing Period: Braydon Fox Signs With Rutgers Football

Official LOI for wide receiver from Ohio.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 28 Rutgers at Purdue
Jones is finally the possession receiver RU hasn’t had since Quron Pratt, Fox could be next.
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Braydon Fox had been committed since April of this year so it was merely a formality for him to make it official Wednesday.

Rutgers needs anyone who can bring speed and playmaking to the table, though Fox projects more as a possession receiver who is quick out of his breaks, particularly on slants in the middle of the field. His timing on when to adjust for the ball is close to perfect and he can contort his body to protect the ball and shield a defender in the process. After the catch he shows surprising acceleration to explode out of traffic into open space. He will need some time to learn how to defeat press coverage and his catching technique could still use refinement, but the potential is there.

247 Sports Composite Rankings: 3-star; 57th in Ohio; 194th WR nationally

High School Position: WR (6’3”, 200 lbs.)

Projected college position: WR

High School: Archbishop Hoban

Hometown: Akron, OH

Most notable other offers: Michigan State, Air Force

The Rutgers Wide 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: Tyler Hayek

Most likely: Andy Holland

Potential: Shameen Jones

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