The Rutgers football 2021 recruiting class got a lot bigger on Memorial Day, as 6’7”, 300 pound offensive tackle Albert Reese committed to the program.
Reese is the fourth pledge from Florida to commit to the 2021 recruiting class, all of which have come in the past few days. He is also from the same high school as 2020 signee Wesley Bailey. The Canadian native moved to Clearwater, Florida to improve his chances of playing for a power five program. While he doesn’t have a 247 composite ranking due to not being rated by every major recruiting service, Rivals lists Reese as a 3-star prospect. Per 247 Sports, he holds offers from over a dozen schools, including Minnesota, Syracuse, West Virginia, Arizona State, Iowa State, Kansas, UCF and USF, among others.
The Scarlet Knights offense desperately needs impact players on the line and assistant coach Andrew Aurich has an intriguing prospect in Reese to work with. This is a solid addition to the Rutgers offensive line, as Reese brings great size and frame and has the potential to develop into a reliable tackle in the future. He is strong as well, as videos from Twitter show Reese doing a reverse banded back squat at 620 pounds and the bench press at 390 pounds.
The 2021 recruiting class for Rutgers now has 19 commits, including 10 recruits from outside New Jersey. Head coach Greg Schiano and his staff have added seven commitments in the past 12 days. 247 Sports composite rankings lists the class as the 16th best in the nation and 7th best in the Big Ten as of Monday, May 25th.
Here are junior season highlights for Albert Reese.