Marvin Booker continue to impress at LB

During the past few years, Piscataway High School has provided the Rutgers Football team with some impact players. Among the most notable players is high school All-American Anthony Davis. Another Piscataway product who plans on making an impact on the Rutgers program is Marvin Booker. SOR had the chance to catchup with Booker and see how his season is progressing.

As a junior, Booker played defensive end where he registered more than 60 tackles and 10 sacks. This season, he was moved to OLB and has been adjusting to playing off of the line of scrimmage. His athleticism and quickness has eased the pain of the adjustment. Since he now has six games of experience, Booker states "I' m getting better and understanding the position better and better everyday. I think I can finally call myself an official linebacker now". The period of adjustment has not affected his production. In six games, Booker has acumulated approximately 70 tackles, 3 sacks, 10 tackles for a lost and 3 forced fumbles. His efforts contributed to his team's 6-0 record.

The Rutgers coaching staff has been keeping in close contact with him. As he states," they've been in contact...just casual talk about the season". Since the first four games were at Rutgers Stadium, he was able to attend all of them. However, his schedule did not allow him to attend the South Florida game. He likes the progress of the season and stated "its a football season in the NCAA..there are going to be ups and downs, but I'm interested in how they are going to fight adversity. Any team can start off good, but can you finish strong? That's going to be my main focus on Rutgers". He is looking for a strong finish from the Scarlet Knights.

Note: Piscataway will be playing Edison on Oct 20th and look to go 7-0.

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