Recruiting is a daily activity for college football programs across the country, and on Thursday afternoon, Rutgers’ efforts paid off. Tyler Devera, a tight end in the Class of 2019, announced on social media he was joining the Scarlet Knights.
Family, Friends & B1G 10! What else is there to ask for….. COMMITTED! RU‘23 ⛓🛡⚔️ pic.twitter.com/xBqXVqkZd6
— TD (@TylerDevera) June 21, 2018
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect is from Oradell, N.J. and had an interesting quote about joining an in-state school at the next level.
“Anyone in NJ with that offer should commit right away. Rutgers can be an elite B1G school if all the NJ talent comes together and stays home.”https://t.co/a2qYB9sNLx
— The Knight Report (@RutgersRivals) June 21, 2018
He mentions Rutgers as potentially being an elite Big Ten school, and it’s not a ridiculous thought. If the top talent in the state of New Jersey chose to go to Rutgers year after year, the Scarlet Knights would have quite a bit of talent.
Of course, that would be the case for any school, if it were able to get any high school prospect desired in the same state.
Devera is ranked by 247Sports as a 3-star recruit, the No. 78 tight end and No. 49 player in New Jersey. Rutgers’ class is 10 deep and ranked 50th nationally and 12th in the Big Ten.