Rutgers Offers D.C. Offensive Tackle

Rutgers has recruited well in the Maryland area, and recently informed the coach of Ballou High (Washington, D.C.) it was was offering one of his star players a scholarship. The 6-foot-7, 275-pond offensive tackle has offers from a handful of other schools, and has been in contact with a Scarlet Knights assistant recently. Rutgers is looking at a defensive tackle from the school as well.

Rutgers is carving a strong niche along the Baltimore-to-Washington, D.C., corridor, and one of the latest offers the Scarlet Knights sent out is to an offensive lineman from the nation's capital.

Jamar Lewter, a 6-foot-7, 273-pound offensive tackle from Ballou High, is getting a written offer, according to his coach, Moses Ware.

"He's a future millionaire,'' coach Moses Ware said. "He plays the natural left tackle position. He's got a long wing span. We do a lot of counter stuff, pulling our tackles and letting them get out and run. He's very good at that.''

Rutgers products Gary Brackett and Eric Foster played for the Indianapolis Colts in last month's Super Bowl, and apparently that is something that has stuck in Lewter's mind.

"They are keeping me aware of some of the people that have played in the Super Bowl,'' Lewter said. "I'm looking for a good academic program so I can get my degree. I've been talking to one of the coaches (via email).''

Lewter said he already held offers from Pittsburgh, Auburn, North Carolina, New Mexico, Utah and East Carolina. He is heading to the Duke-Maryland basketball game Wednesday.

"Rutgers interests me, but I'm just focused on school work,'' Lewter said.

He already benches 275 pounds, which is a good number for a long-armed junior, but strength will be a major focus of his offseason workout program.

He is being recruited to play tackle, which is fine with him.

"I like to punish people,'' he said. "I like being out there by yourself and you know you don't have help. I think my run blocking is better, and I like running down the field. I can pull and get out and run.''

The Scarlet Knights are also recruiting Ballou nose guard Lamonte Clark, who is 6-foot-4, 295 pounds. Clark has an offer from New Mexico.

"Everyone else is saying, ‘Come to camp,' before they offer him,'' Ware said.

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