World News – USA – BREAKING: Rutgers lands Temple DL transfer Ifeanyi Maijeh, who maintains Rutgers connections, also to Olakunle Fatukasi


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The Scarlet Knights landed Temple Grad Defensive Tackle Ifeanyi Maijeh, he announced on Twitter. He still has two years to play and is now eligible to play for the 2021 season. Rutgers defensive coach Fran Brown and defensive coach Jim Panagos trained with Temple in his freshman year and served as ties to the team. Maijeh is also a cousin of Rutgers linebacker and Olakunle Fatukasi, the Big Ten’s leading tackler.

Maijeh, a former three-star prospectus from Brooklyn (N. . Y. . ) Poly Prep was an All-AAC first-team selection after a strong second season in 2019 in which he lost 10 tackles, including 6. 5 bags. He entered the 2020 season with many preseason awards, including the Bednarik Award (best defender in the nation), Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player in the nation) and the Outland Trophy (the best lineman watchlists in the nation), struggled however, repeating his previous success and ending the coronavirus-shortened season with half a duel against loss and zero sacks in seven games.

Maijeh is 24. Signature Rutgers received in the early signing period that started Wednesday and he plays a position head coach Greg Schiano considers important.

« I think the line of defense is the most important position in your program alongside the quarterback, » said Schiano during his National Signing Day press conference on Wednesday. “When you have a hard line of defense, it makes your entire program tough. It makes you (offensively) line harder, which in turn, when you O-Line vs.. . D-line fights make your running backs and linebackers tougher. Everything comes from that line of defense, so I think it is a must to recruit lines of defense every year. . . . Big people who can move are really hard to find. If you get one that you think fits culturally, you have to go as tough as you can. ”

Maijeh’s existing connections with Rutgers and the trust in Schiano and the ability of the employees to develop him gave Rutgers the advantage. Now the team has another explosive defender.

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World news – USA – BREAKING: Rutgers lands Temple DL Transfer Ifeanyi Maijeh, who has Rutgers connections, also to Olakunle Fatukasi


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