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Division II All-American WR JaQuae Jackson commits to Rutgers



Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca hopes he doing a big play wide receiver. Photo credit Tanya Breen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Rutgers football addressed a top priority on Wednesday night by landing a commitment from wide receiver JaQuae Jackson. He was an All-American for Division II California University of Pennsylvania last season.

Jackson produced 77 catches for 1,178 receiving yards for 15.3 yards per reception. He also caught 13 touchdowns in 11 games last season. In 2021, he was also a productive receiver in 10 games. He registered 58 catches for 744 receiving yards for 12.8 yards per reception and 8 touchdowns. Jackson is a grad transfer and has one year of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver transfer chose the Scarlet Knights over many power five programs. Jackson visited Colorado, Texas A&M and Miami. He also earned an offer to Michigan State earlier this month while also holding reported offers from Pitt, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and NC State. However, Rutgers was able to close out the in demand receiver.

Rutgers lost its top three wideouts from last season in Sean Ryan, Shameen Jones and Aron Cruickshank. For the offense to move forward in the fall, RU must get more production out of its wide receiving core. New offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca hopes he found a big piece to help in Jackson.

Credit to Head coach Greg Schiano and the staff for finding a potential impact receiver outside of the FBS ranks. Jackson’s offer list demonstrates how valued he was as a grad transfer by so many power five programs. Hopefully, Jackson can hit the ground running and be a major contributor next season for Rutgers.

You can watch highlights of Jackson’s 2022 season here.

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  1. pj43

    May 18, 2023 at 11:55 am

    The film was impressive but I’m more impressed with the amount of interest other programs had in him and who they were. Overall, there seems to be some promise of an upgrade in WRs which is certainly encouraging.

  2. BataliBoli98

    May 18, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    Credit to GS and his staff for convincing some playmakers to take a chance on RU. Now, can they find ways to protect Wimsatt, I assume, and can he make the throws? At least there will be legit guys to throw to. Go RU!

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