Florida all-around speedster Vilay Nakkoun Jr. commits to Rutgers football on Wednesday
Rutgers added the ninth player to its 2023 class when Orlando (Florida.) Christian preparationit is Vilay Nakkoun Jr.one of Central Florida’s most underrated gems, got engaged over the phone to Greg Schiano on Wednesday.
Rutgers offered Nakkoun on May 5 and has stayed in touch with him and his family ever since, culminating in his promise.
A 6-foot-1, 175-pound southpaw with throws, Nakkoun is an all-around athlete who primarily plays quarterback, but can play anywhere from DB to wide receiver at Rutgers. He primarily interacts with first-year wide receivers coach Damiere Shaw, who earned a belated birthday present in the form of a point guard on Wednesday.
Nakkoun is supposed to officially visit Rutgers on June 21, but couldn’t wait until then to sign up. Rutgers is its only Power Five offering while USF and Appalachia State have since offered.
Rutgers’ 2023 class entered No. 40 in the nation on Wednesday (per 247Sports) but should get a boost from Nakkoun, who has flown under the radar but has Power Five tools, including a 4.46 seconds (laser) at 40 speeds, a 39-inch Vertical, 10-2 wide jump and 4.31 second pro agility speed.
He also has live arm, footwork, accuracy and provides quarterback insurance.
In 12 games last fall, Nakkoun led his team to a 10-2 record and a regional championship after throwing for 1,305 yards and 20 passing touchdowns (at a 64% completion rate) to accompany 344 rushing yards and eight rushing scores.
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