Shukree Barfield - Rutgers signee and Star DL

Shurkee Barfield

Shukree Barfield


Shukree Barfield (DL, 6’4”-291lbs, 4.8) from Camden High School in Camden, New Jersey was a late signee with the Scarlet Knights. However, he was a  very welcome addition to the class. Not only is he a defensive lineman, but he is from South Jersey; which is an area that the Rutgers staff has been attempting to get a foothold in since arriving.


As a player, Barfield has a lot of potential. He has the speed and size that you are looking for from a DL. His speed and quickness provides him with the ability to rush the passer, even from a DT position.  If he is willing to work hard in the weight room, he has a chance to be special.


As a note, Barfield is a member of the Camden H.S basketball team. They are in the state playoffs and made a trip to Puerto Rico last month. He plays center and power forward.


Below is a short question and answer with Barfield:



-          What position would you prefer playing in college?


o        He stated that the staff wants him to play DE or DT. However, he prefers for DE. He loves the position and has played it since starting playing football. Even so, he has no problem playing DT.


-          Biggest strength?


o        He states that his biggest strength is his speed and lateral movement.

o        Please note that Barfield is 6’4” and weight 291lbs. His best time in the forty has been 4.8. He does not lack physical strength. He has only just started to really lift weights and his best bench is 325lbs. Once he gets into a college program, his strength will skyrocket.


-          Why did you select Rutgers?


o        He had a good time on his visit and considers them to be one of the best programs in college football. He feels that they can build a great program and he wants to be a part of it. He also wanted his friends and family to see him play.


-          Will you attempt to convince other South Jersey players to attend Rutgers?


o        He stated that he not only wants to attract players from South Jersey but players from all over the state of New Jersey.



-          What are your plans for the summer?


o        He will be going to Rutgers to workout as well as working out at home. Although he does not know what weight he would enter camp as, he wants to be in the best shape possible.


-          What do you plan on majoring in?


o        He stated that he would like to major in Computer Science.


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