More football commitments trickling for South Jersey football players

by Marc Narducci | Jan 25, 2018
More football commitments trickling for South Jersey football players

While many of the top senior high school football players have made college commitments, some continue to trickle in.

The latest is Woodrow Wilson tight end-defensive end Travon King, who made a verbal commitment this week to Temple.

King was a consensus first-team all-South Jersey selection who had 16.5 sacks as a defensive end. At 6-foot-3, and 210-pounds, he could become a college outside linebacker. He was also a quality tight end for the Tigers, who advanced to the South Jersey Group 3 final before losing a 29-28 thriller to Delsea.

For the first time this season, there are two signing periods for high school senior football players. Before this year, recruits had to wait until the first Wednesday in February to sign.

This year, the NCAA incorporated an early signing period where a recruit could sign between Dec. 20-22. Many of the top players nationwide and in South Jersey opted for the early signing period.

Some such as Timber Creek senior Devin Leary made a decision to attend North Carolina State in the spring and never wavered. Leary was still hearing from college after he made his verbal commitment, which is common in the recruiting game.

Penn State was among the schools attempting to get him to change his mind, but Leary stuck to his initial decision and many feel he will one day be an impact player in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

When looking at the list below, one can see how talented South Jersey football players are to attract the big-name schools.

Here is the list of players who have committed. Of these, only King and Highland’s DaeJuan, who is headed to Maine, haven’t officially signed but expect to on Feb. 7.

2018 South Jersey high school football recruits

Player, HS, Pos., Ht., Wt., college

Nihym Anderson Vineland LB 6-2 235 Maryland

Iverson Clement Rancocas Valley 5-11 180 Florida

Alex Desire Burlington Twp. OL 6-5 280 Towson

Shamere Collins St. Augustine DB 5-10 175 Sacred Heart

Kyle Dobbins Timber Creek RB 5-10 185 Temple

Xavier File St. Augustine WR 6-0 175 Army

Taj Harris Palmyra WR 6-2 175 Syracuse

Trevon King Woodrow Wilson DE 6-3, 210 Temple

Deion Jennings Timber Creek DB 6-0 180 Rutgers

Devin Leary Timber Creek QB 6-2 185 North Carolina State

Nah’Sir Morgan Atlantic City WR 6-3 180 Maine

Isaih Pacheco Vineland Ath. 5-10 180 Rutgers

Daevon Robinson Shawnee WR 6-4 210 Rutgers

DaeJuan Sanders Highland RB 6-0, 206 Maine

Qwahsin Townsel St. Joseph LB 6-1 203 Villanova

Jeff Undercuffler Holy Cross QB 6-6 210 Albany

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Author: Marc Narducci


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