Jean Beljour (DB/RB, 6'0"-200lbs) from Hackensack H.S in Hackensack, New Jersey is one of the incoming freshmen for Rutgers. Many Rutgers fans will remember his dramatic announcement of his commitment on Madison Square Gardens (MSG) TV. Last season, he rushed for 1,200 yards and had over 60 tackles from his linebacker position. He will represent North Jersey in the New Jersey North-South All-Star Game along with his future teammates Mike Ziarnowski and Chenry Lewis.
He has just completed his track season. He holds the Hackensack High School high-jump record with a 6'9". This season, his best numbers were 6'6" in the high-jump, 14.9 with 110m high-hurdles, and 11.2 in the 100m. He is also one of the best wrestlers in the state of New Jersey. In the 215lbs classification, he finished 9th in the state with a record of 27-5 including 12 pins.
Since he has competed in so many sports in High School, college will be the first time that he will focus on just one sport and just one position. He is planning on entering football camp at 215lbs, while maintaining his 4.45 speed in the forty. Towards this end, he will be starting summer school at Rutgers on June 26th. It would give him an opportunity to workout in the new Rutgers weight room daily along with getting a head-start on school. There is about 3 weeks before he reports for summer school, during this time he stated that he will workout with Mike Teel, Anthony Miller, Jeremy Zuttah, and Ron Girault.
Beljour stated that one of Mike Teel's former teammates and Rutgers prospect, Nate Nurse, has been visiting the Rutgers campus often and Mike Teel has been talking to him about joining the Scarlet Knights. Along with Nate Nurse, Beljour is always talking to his former teammates and Rutgers prospects Danny Oquendo and Davon Smart about attending Rutgers. Both players are very responsive to the idea of joining him as a Scarlet Knight but only time will tell.
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