Rutgers football added its second offensive line commit of the day and fourth of the week on Saturday night, as 3-star prospect Kwabena Asamoah pledged to the program.
The 6’4”, 295 pound guard from Pickerington Central high school is ranked the 23rd best prospect in Ohio and 22nd best guard nationally per 247 Sports.
Asamoah only other power five offer was from Iowa State, as well as several MAC schools like Buffalo, Kent State, and Miami (OH).
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Adding Asamoah along with the second, third, and fourth ranked offensive line prospects in New Jersey for the 2022 class is quite a statement. The only way Rutgers can make a sustained jump up the Big Ten ladder is significantly improving both lines. The coaching staff certainly seems to have found prospects they believe in to do that on the offensive side of the ball.
The coaching staff and offensive line coach Andrew Aurich have been efficient in improving the talent level of that position group early in this recruiting cycle. It certainly bolsters hope that offensive coordinator Sean Gleeson can close on a priority quarterback in this recruiting class.
The other offensive line prospects who pledged earlier this week includeTaj White who committed on Wednesday night, Nelson Monegro committed on Thursday night and Joe De Creco committed earlier Saturday night. All three stand between 6’5” and 6’7” and hold almost two dozen power five offers between them.
Rutgers now has seven prospects verbally committed in the class of 2022, all on the offensive side of the ball with three wide receivers and four offensive linemen. All are 3-star prospects and four are from the Garden State. The wide receivers include Rashad Rochelle from Springfield, Illinois, Addison Copeland from Buffalo, New York, and Jojo Bermudez from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey.
It’s early in the recruiting cycle, but the current group is ranked 4th in the Big Ten and 10th nationally per 247 Sports for the class of 2022.