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June 26, 2014

The Perfect Fit

Valwood TE Anthony Folkerts commits to Rutgers University

VALDOSTA — Rising senior Anthony Folkerts has one more season to play football for the Valwood Valiants, but he now knows where he will be playing after he graduates next year too. Folkerts verbally committed last week to play for Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Folkerts chose Rutgers, who will be in their first year as a member of the Big East Conference, over offers from Central Florida, Air Force, Southern Miss, Samford, Appalachian State, and several others.

With the style of offense the Scarlet Knights run and some family ties to the area, the tight end just felt the school was the perfect fit under head coach Kyle Flood.

Valwood head coach Ashley Henderson added that Rutgers was getting a quality player.

“Anthony has outstanding leadership and work ethic,” stated Henderson. “Rutgers is getting a good football player and an even better young man.  His best football is in front of him.”

As a junior, Folkerts caught 23 passes for 278 yards and one touchdown.

Folkerts also played defensive end for the Valiants, racking up 10.5 tackles and recording 1.5 sacks, in helping lead Valwood to it's second consecutive GISA Class A State Championship game.

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