, a big OL from North Miami High in Miami, Fla has committed to Rutgers
The 6'5 330 lb states he committed to coach Demarest last night and will play
left tackle at Rutgers. Figueroa selected Rutgers over offers from Akron
, Cincy, and Miami (Ohio). Even though he has pledged to Rutgers,
he is still going to take his visits. He has trips lined up to Akron and Tennessee
State, and has been fielding regular calls from Florida State
He attributes the excellent educational opportunities, a love for NYC and the
staff, as well as playing Division I football for a solid program as reasons
for his commitment. On his relationship with his recruiter Demo, he is "just
good people "and "I feel that he wants me as a person to represent
the school, not only as a player". But he also alluded to his power of
persuasion "Demo-that man should be a lawyer".
For a man that size, he believes his biggest strength are his feet. "I
move real well for a man my size. I am also proud of my development as a pass
He will be participating in the Dade-Broward All-Star game on January 15th,
and we will update our Scout subscribers on his performance against the best
The line is where the game is won and lost. Rutgers looks to continue their improved offensive line play with the commitment of Joel Figueroa.
Rutgers gets a commitment from a Big Fla OL.
Joel Figueroa commits to the Scarlet Knights.