Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from New Jersey

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August 22, 2021
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Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from New Jersey

With National Signing Day behind us and the 2021 college football season fast-approaching, Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Class of 2021 football recruits from New Jersey using 247Sports.

There are a number of players primed to make big impacts right away, including as starters as soon as they arrive. The highest-rated players run the gamut from offense to special teams. Without a doubt, several of the players listed here are sure to be household names by the holidays. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Andrew Butler (PRO)

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#49: Naran Buntin (WR)

- College: Kent State
- High school: Mater Dei (Edison, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,514 (2 stars, 0.7936 rating)
- Position ranking: #315 (WR)
- Offers: Kent State, Lehigh, LIU Post, Massachusetts, Richmond
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#48: Jayon Carter (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: Penns Grove (Penns Grove, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,476 (2 stars, 0.7953 rating)
- Position ranking: #197 (ATH)
- Offers: Marist, Massachusetts, Sacred Heart
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#47: Deon McLean (S)

- College: Connecticut
- High school: The Lawrenceville School (Trenton, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,465 (2 stars, 0.7956 rating)
- Position ranking: #198 (S)
- Offers: Connecticut
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#46: Ah-Shaun Davis (DUAL)

- College: Lafayette
- High school: Willingboro (Willingboro, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,376 (3 stars, 0.8014 rating)
- Position ranking: #72 (DUAL)
- Offers: Lafayette, Bowling Green, Delaware State, Massachusetts, North Carolina Central
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#45: Camron McNair (OT)

- College: Holy Cross
- High school: Donovan Catholic (Toms River, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,375 (3 stars, 0.8014 rating)
- Position ranking: #201 (OT)
- Offers: Holy Cross, Buffalo, Delaware State, Liberty, Maine
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#44: Liam Rempel (WDE)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,276 (3 stars, 0.8058 rating)
- Position ranking: #115 (WDE)
- Offers: Northern Illinois, William & Mary
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#43: Corey Walker (OLB)

- College: not committed
- High school: West Side (Newark, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,266 (3 stars, 0.8064 rating)
- Position ranking: #152 (OLB)
- Offers: Maryland, Temple, West Virginia
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#42: Michael Entwistle (OG)

- College: Harvard
- High school: Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,265 (3 stars, 0.8064 rating)
- Position ranking: #123 (OG)
- Offers: Harvard, Air Force, Army, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina
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#41: Brandon Mackinnon (OT)

- College: Northern Illinois
- High school: Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,260 (3 stars, 0.8065 rating)
- Position ranking: #188 (OT)
- Offers: Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Colgate, Lafayette, Lehigh
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#40: Louce Julien (WDE)

- College: Massachusetts
- High school: Orange (Orange, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,259 (3 stars, 0.8066 rating)
- Position ranking: #114 (WDE)
- Offers: Massachusetts, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Connecticut, Elon
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#39: Josh Toner (OG)

- College: James Madison
- High school: Cherokee (Marlton, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,153 (3 stars, 0.8114 rating)
- Position ranking: #113 (OG)
- Offers: James Madison, Albany, Army, Bryant, Georgetown
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#38: Dorian Nowell (PRO)

- College: Georgetown
- High school: St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,121 (3 stars, 0.8125 rating)
- Position ranking: #73 (PRO)
- Offers: Georgetown, Bowling Green, Bryant, Cornell, Lafayette
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#37: Zahir Abdus-Salaam (RB)

- College: Western Michigan
- High school: Union City (Irvington, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,074 (3 stars, 0.8146 rating)
- Position ranking: #125 (RB)
- Offers: Western Michigan, Morehead State, William & Mary
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#36: Joshua Nobles (WDE)

- College: Western Michigan
- High school: Woodrow Wilson (Camden, NJ)
- National ranking: #2,062 (3 stars, 0.8153 rating)
- Position ranking: #104 (WDE)
- Offers: Western Michigan, Central Michigan
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#35: Nasir Robinson (RB)

- College: Navy
- High school: Penns Grove (Great Barrington, MA)
- National ranking: not available (3 stars, 0.8154 rating)
- Position ranking: #124 (RB)
- Offers: not available
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#34: Patrick Smith (RB)

- College: Vanderbilt
- High school: Holy Spirit (Absecon, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,890 (3 stars, 0.8219 rating)
- Position ranking: #117 (RB)
- Offers: Vanderbilt, Colorado State, Bucknell, Central Michigan, Columbia
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#33: Shakhi Carson (RB)

- College: Kent State
- High school: West Orange (West Orange, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,848 (3 stars, 0.8234 rating)
- Position ranking: #113 (RB)
- Offers: Kent State, Albany, Bryant, Fordham, Holy Cross
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#32: Dominick Giudice (WDE)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Mater Dei (Freehold, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,778 (3 stars, 0.8261 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (WDE)
- Offers: Michigan, Air Force, Army, Ball State, Buffalo
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#31: Christian Abraham (ATH)

- College: not committed
- High school: St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,775 (3 stars, 0.8262 rating)
- Position ranking: #142 (ATH)
- Offers: James Madison, Massachusetts, Monmouth, Virginia Tech
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#30: Johnny Martin (RB)

- College: Temple
- High school: Timber Creek (Sicklerville, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,541 (3 stars, 0.8338 rating)
- Position ranking: #95 (RB)
- Offers: Temple, Baylor, Boston College, Central Michigan, Kent State
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#29: Aljay Henderson (RB)

- College: Buffalo
- High school: Irvington (Irvington, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,539 (3 stars, 0.8343 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (RB)
- Offers: Buffalo, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Massachusetts
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#28: Kevin Wigenton (OG)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,410 (3 stars, 0.8389 rating)
- Position ranking: #69 (OG)
- Offers: Michigan State, Colorado State, Georgetown, Indiana, Kent State
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#27: Jayson Raines (WR)

- College: Stanford
- High school: West Orange (West Orange, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,352 (3 stars, 0.841 rating)
- Position ranking: #188 (WR)
- Offers: Stanford, Brown, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Columbia
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#26: Jake Ketschek (OT)

- College: Vanderbilt
- High school: St. Augustine Prep (Richland, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,348 (3 stars, 0.841 rating)
- Position ranking: #115 (OT)
- Offers: not available
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#25: Zaire Angoy (DT)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Irvington (Newark, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,344 (3 stars, 0.841 rating)
- Position ranking: #72 (DT)
- Offers: Rutgers, Indiana, Kent State, Maryland, Massachusetts
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#24: Donovan Ezeiruaku (OLB)

- College: Boston College
- High school: Williamstown (Williamstown, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,251 (3 stars, 0.845 rating)
- Position ranking: #81 (OLB)
- Offers: not available
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#23: Corey Palmer (WR)

- College: Temple
- High school: Camden (Camden, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,188 (3 stars, 0.8467 rating)
- Position ranking: #171 (WR)
- Offers: Temple, Baylor, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, Maryland
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#22: Demie Sumo (RB)

- College: NC State
- High school: Willingboro (Willingboro, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,156 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #69 (RB)
- Offers: NC State, Buffalo, Temple, Toledo
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#21: Jalen Hoyle (S)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: Dwight Morrow (Englewood, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,076 (3 stars, 0.8506 rating)
- Position ranking: #90 (S)
- Offers: not available
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#20: Keshon Griffin (WDE)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: St. Joseph (Hammonton, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,075 (3 stars, 0.8506 rating)
- Position ranking: #62 (WDE)
- Offers: not available
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#19: Will Towns (RB)

- College: Wake Forest
- High school: Jackson Memorial (Jackson, NJ)
- National ranking: #1,017 (3 stars, 0.8526 rating)
- Position ranking: #62 (RB)
- Offers: Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut
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#18: Xavier Coleman (RB)

- College: Boston College
- High school: Lenape (Medford, NJ)
- National ranking: #955 (3 stars, 0.8551 rating)
- Position ranking: #54 (RB)
- Offers: not available
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#17: Desmond Igbinosun (S)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Union (Union, NJ)
- National ranking: #952 (3 stars, 0.8551 rating)
- Position ranking: #75 (S)
- Offers: Rutgers, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Colorado State
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#16: Tahj Bullock (DUAL)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
- National ranking: #925 (3 stars, 0.8559 rating)
- Position ranking: #27 (DUAL)
- Offers: Virginia Tech, Boston College, Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, Duke
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#15: Al-Shadee Salaam (APB)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: East Orange Campus (East Orange, NJ)
- National ranking: #886 (3 stars, 0.8573 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (APB)
- Offers: Rutgers, Boston College, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Kent State
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#14: Mike Jarvis (SDE)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Shawnee (Medford, NJ)
- National ranking: #835 (3 stars, 0.8593 rating)
- Position ranking: #55 (SDE)
- Offers: Wisconsin, Buffalo, Duke, Florida State, Fordham
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#13: Shaquan Loyal (CB)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: West Side (Newark, NJ)
- National ranking: #800 (3 stars, 0.8611 rating)
- Position ranking: #66 (CB)
- Offers: not available
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#12: Mikai Gbayor (ILB)

- College: Nebraska
- High school: Irvington (Irvington, NJ)
- National ranking: #609 (3 stars, 0.8701 rating)
- Position ranking: #29 (ILB)
- Offers: Nebraska, Alabama, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Indiana
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#11: Jordan Thompson (ATH)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Parsippany Hills (Morris Plains, NJ)
- National ranking: #583 (3 stars, 0.8713 rating)
- Position ranking: #40 (ATH)
- Offers: not available
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#10: Corey Yeoman (LB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ)
- National ranking: #716 (3 stars, 0.8739 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (LB)
- Offers: Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Howard, Massachusetts, Navy
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#9: Jalen Cheek (CB)

- College: Boston College
- High school: Winslow Twp (Atco, NJ)
- National ranking: #545 (3 stars, 0.8742 rating)
- Position ranking: #42 (CB)
- Offers: Boston College, Baylor, Howard, Kent State, Maryland
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#8: Geno VanDeMark (OG)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
- National ranking: #433 (3 stars, 0.8837 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (OG)
- Offers: Michigan State, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Louisville
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#7: Duce Chestnut (CB)

- College: Syracuse
- High school: Camden (Camden, NJ)
- National ranking: #418 (3 stars, 0.885 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (CB)
- Offers: not available
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#6: Khayri Banton (OLB)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: West Side (Newark, NJ)
- National ranking: #279 (4 stars, 0.9045 rating)
- Position ranking: #17 (OLB)
- Offers: not available
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#5: Alijah Clark (CB)

- College: Rutgers
- High school: Camden (Camden, NJ)
- National ranking: #274 (4 stars, 0.9052 rating)
- Position ranking: #22 (CB)
- Offers: not available
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#4: George Rooks (DT)

- College: Michigan
- High school: St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
- National ranking: #260 (4 stars, 0.907 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (DT)
- Offers: Michigan, Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Duke
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#3: Audric Estime (RB)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
- National ranking: #241 (4 stars, 0.9108 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (RB)
- Offers: Notre Dame, Michigan State, Arizona State, Duke, Iowa
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#2: Aaron Armitage (SDE)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ)
- National ranking: #207 (4 stars, 0.9183 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (SDE)
- Offers: Stanford, California, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida
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#1: Tywone Malone (DT)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ)
- National ranking: #62 (4 stars, 0.9709 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (DT)
- Offers: Ole Miss, Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Duke
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