Chris Quaye ready to get started

Last November, Rutgers received a commitment from linebacker Chris Quaye (6-0, 225) from Timber Creek Regional High School. Quaye is anxious to become a part of the Scarlet Knights family, and he will enroll the last week of June.

"I am heading to school on June 26th," said Chris Quaye. "One of the coaches called me today [last week]. He asked me if I had received the formation package he had sent. It's all the formations for defense I need to study."

Quaye missed several games during his final prep season, and he is eager to get on campus. He is preparing to join the team ready to compete.

"I am currently 6-0, 225," he said.

"They want me to come in and start out at middle linebacker. I have been working out everyday getting ready for working out with the team. I am working with a track coach right now. I am trying to increase my forty time. My fastest is 4.52. I missed four games during my senior year. I managed to record 72 tackles."

It's uncertain if the Timber Creek linebacker will see the field in the fall.

"I don't know if I will red-shirt or not," Quaye said. "The coaches are going to give everyone a chance. I will find out after practices begin if I will red-shirt or not. I am going in there to work hard. I am going to do what I can do. If I play then I play, but if I red-shirt then I will take that time to get bigger and stronger."

Quaye is confident Rutgers is headed in the right direction. He was one of the first commitments of the 2005 signing class, and explains why he decided to stay in-state to play college football.

"I chose Rutgers because I like the school. The coaches are very down to earth. They have the best facilities I have ever seen. I also like the players a lot," said Quaye.

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