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NGT: Jessie Parson Committs to Rutgers Football

M.S. : 2/7/2020 6:40 am
I know it hasn't been a whole lotta fun for Rutgers football fans, but I can tell you flat out that you got a real good player in New Rochelle's Jessie Parson who led the Huguenots to the NYS Class AA Championship last season.

In his senior year, he broke New Rochelle football school records in all-purpose yards (2,116), rushing yards (1,684) and total touchdowns (30) while averaging 14.6 yards per carry.

Putting aside that he's one of the fastest (if not fastest) high school athletes in New York State, he is also very football savvy in setting up his blockers and finding a seam no matter how small. And once he squares up it's over. He is also a very mature young man.

I've been to practically every game he played at New Rochelle. Rutgers fans are in for a special treat!
Didn't Ray Rice  
Fred-in-Florida : 2/7/2020 6:48 am : link
come from that part of NY State?

If you say so, maybe Parson could duplicate what Ray brought to Rutgers?
RE: Didn't Ray Rice  
M.S. : 2/7/2020 7:01 am : link
In comment 14805719 Fred-in-Florida said:
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come from that part of NY State?

If you say so, maybe Parson could duplicate what Ray brought to Rutgers?

Yes, Ray Rice also went to New Rochelle High School where he is currently an assistant coach.

But they are different players. Ray Rice is built low to the ground, thick-set and very muscular. His game was short-area quickness and then a nice burst upfield.

Jesse Parson is taller and leaner with a specialty of getting out on the edge and evaporating all angles of pursuit. Ray Rice's game was much more between the tackles.

Ray Rice was fast, but not "special fast." Jessie Parson is "special fast."
I should also mention that another New Rochelle player  
M.S. : 2/7/2020 7:11 am : link

is headed to Rutgers -- Cedrice Paillant, offensive line. After New Rochelle he went to a local 2-year college (Monroe).

Very fine player!
Thanks  
PaulN : 2/7/2020 9:29 am : link
That is promising news, they have their coach back also so things could finally be improving since the dumb money move to the Big 10.
Rutgers  
BIG FRED 1973 : 2/7/2020 9:47 am : link
also got Aron Cruickshank from Wisconsin to transfer because he wanted to be closer to home as he is from Brooklyn .He is a very good WR and returner
Here is some Youtube video  
M.S. : 2/7/2020 10:30 am : link

of Jessie Parson (who also played CB).

The crazy thing is that every team New Rochelle played knew Jessie Parson would come around on a jet sweep (there was not a whole lotta deception), but it didn't matter.

Whoosh!

Link - ( New Window )
Too bad  
BigBluesman : 2/7/2020 10:14 pm : link
his parents spelled it the girl way.
Perhaps  
MookGiants : 2/7/2020 10:39 pm : link
he will become a very good football player but he was not well thought of by the recruiting services and had very few offers as far as I can tell.
RE: Perhaps  
M.S. : 2/8/2020 7:04 am : link
In comment 14806456 MookGiants said:
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he will become a very good football player but he was not well thought of by the recruiting services and had very few offers as far as I can tell.

A few thoughts:

(1) Just as there's no sure bet how a college player's game translates into the pros, the same goes for high school to college;

(2) I'm not sure if RB is Jessie Parson's best position. I don't believe he has the build to smash it between the tackles 15 times a game (like Ray Rice);

(3) Jessie Parson may be better built for WR, and I could envision Rutgers putting him in motion with the option of giving him the ball on jet sweeps;

(4) Ray Rice came to Rutgers and started right off the bat -- I'm not sure Jessie Parson will;

(5) New Rochelle High School is not known as a hot-bed for Division 1 recruiting. In retrospect, however, there are a lot of programs that wished they handed out a full boat to Ray Rice;

(6) There's no guarantee Jessie Parson turns into a star at Rutgers. But he has something coaches cannot teach: speed and more speed.
Not taking anything away with what he did on the video but...  
EricJ : 2/8/2020 12:08 pm : link
there were A LOT of bad defenders and missed tackles on the field. It won't be that easy in the big 10.
RE: Perhaps  
LauderdaleMatty : 2/8/2020 6:37 pm : link
In comment 14806456 MookGiants said:
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he will become a very good football player but he was not well thought of by the recruiting services and had very few offers as far as I can tell.


Heís a Preferred Walk On. So itís not like Rutgers took a huge risk. Schiano has had some luck in finding guys who contribute as walk ons but I expect if this kid wasnt from Ray Riceís HS story slid to be much more than a quick note. Kid just may not be big enough.

Now they just got their first 2021 commit and the kid is atop 10 player from Camden. Clark. DB. Huge early pick up Fran Brown laying huge dividends w the getting kids in 2020 and now 21
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