Rutgers football added to its 2022 recruiting class on Sunday as 3-star offensive guard Emir Stinette committed to the program.
After a great conversation with coach @GregSchiano and @RUCoachFran I am blessed to be offered and committed to Rutgers University #GoKnights @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 @SWiltfong247 pic.twitter.com/8lCzz6CtX1— Emir Stinette (@Bigmir_74) August 16, 2021
The 6’5”, 378 pound interior lineman holds reported offers from Maryland, Tennessee, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Toledo and West Virginia per 247 Sports. Boston College and Temple were in the mix as well. However, after visiting Rutgers in late July, Stinette made the decision to become a Scarlet Knight soon after he was offered.
Stinette plays for Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia and is the third player from that area to commit to the 2022 recruiting class. He joins linebacker Anthony Johnson and running back Samuel Brown, both 4-star recruits. The impact that Fran Brown has had on recruiting south Jersey and the Philadelphia area in such a short time has been nothing short of incredible. Rutgers has struggled to gain traction for decades in this area but that has quickly changed under Brown. Schiano rightly made adding Brown a priority in assembling his staff as soon as took over the program for a second time. A pipeline is being developed that could benefit recruiting for years to come.
As Schiano rebuilds Rutgers football, the offensive line has been a major priority with the 2022 recruiting class as Stinette becomes the sixth prospect to commit. He joins the top recruit in New Jersey in Jacob Allen, along with Taj White, Kwabena Asamoah, Joe De Croce and Nelson Monegro.
With 15 commitments overall in the 2022 recruiting class, Rutgers is currently ranked 14th nationally and 4th in the Big Ten per the 247 Sports composite rankings.
To watch highlights from Stinette’s junior season, click here.