Rutgers hosted and offered Washington (Pa.) High athlete Davoun Fuse in April, he was offered and now he is part of the Scarlet Knights’ 2023 recruiting class.
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Fuse, who can play receiver or linebacker in college, committed to Rutgers coach Greg Schiano on Tuesday night.
Fuse plays quarterback and in the secondary at Washington. As a junior, Fuse threw for 713 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he ran for 294 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was recruited as a linebacker by the Scarlet Knights, and he could fit on either side of the ball.
“To me, they have that FTC (Family, Trust, Chop), I actually feel that,” he said. “That’s like me being at home. It feels like home when I go there. They treat me like they should. It feels good.”
During the trip to campus, he spent time with coach Greg Schiano, defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak and linebackers coach Corey Hetherman.
“They are just cool people,” Fuse said. “They are people you can be around. I like them.”
He averaged more than 15 points per game playing basketball at Washington as a junior, and he also runs track. He was part of the 400 meter relay team that finished second in the WPIAL 2A championships and fourth at the PIAA championships last spring. His best long jump is 21-10 1/4.
“They just found me,” he said. “They told me they did a search for players of my height, my size, my length and everything and they whittled it down. They went through everybody. They watched everybody’s film and they wound it down and found me. They brought me out there , showed me around, they offered me and now I am committed.”
The commitment comes from an area Rutgers has recruited, but has not had a lot of success in the past. However, getting him on campus last month was pivotal.
His athleticism is on display in the way Washington uses him. Not only does he play quarterback, he splits time at safety and cornerback at Washington. Akron and Toledo also offered Fuse.
“I like the tackling (on defense),” he said. “I like playing in man and zone. It’s those two. I think I can play those two really well.”
his brother, Semaj Fuseis a class of 2025 defensive lineman who is 6-foot-2, 250 pounds and already holds an offer from Toledo.
Fuse is the fourth member of Rutgers’ class, and the second from Pennsylvania.
He joins Union City (NJ) High offensive lineman Jasire PetersonSewell (NJ) Washington Township offensive lineman John Stone and Lansdale (Pa.) North Penn receiver Yazeed Haynes.