Just six days ago, Rutgers landed transfer defensive lineman Ifeanyi Maijeh. Now, the Scarlet Knights added a fellow teammate of Maijeh’s from Temple.
Offensive lineman David Nwaogwugwu announced his commitment to Rutgers on Thursday morning via Twitter.
First I want to say Thank you to all the the coaches that recruited me during this process. Through prayer and the conversations I had with my parents, we feel that Rutgers University would be the best fit for me to further my academic and football career. @GregSchiano @RUCoachF pic.twitter.com/8hTx98AALT— David Nwaogwugwu (@DavidNwaogwugwu) December 24, 2020
Nwaogwugwu is a 6’6, 310-pound offensive lineman that can do some good for the Scarlet Knights. He will have three years of eligibility left when he arrives in New Brunswick and will require a waiver to play in 2021.
Both defensive coordinator Fran Brown and defensive line coach Jim Panagos had a hand in landing a commit from Nwaogwugwu. Panagos was apart of the crew that originally recruited him to Temple, similar to Maijeh. Brown served as the co-defensive coordinator for the Owls during Nwaogwugwu’s second season.
Originally a defensive lineman, Nwaogwugwu signed with Temple as a member of the 2018 class. The Owls saw his size and decided to move him to the offensive side of the ball. Nwaogwugwu would redshirt during the 2018 season before playing 10 games over the next two years.
Nwaogwugwu makes it three transfers that Rutgers has been able to add. He joins Maijeh and Kansas State wide receiver, and special teams standout, Joshua Youngblood. All three are expected to make an impact for the Scarlet Knights moving forward.