Watch: Rutgers football quarterback Ajani Sheppard is putting in work this offseason
Rutgers football quarterback Ajani Sheppard is putting in some work this offseason.
Former NFL quarterback Matt Simms posted a video on Saturday of Sheppard working out. Part of the 2023 recruiting class, Sheppard was a late offer and commitment to the Scarlet Knights.
Sheppard is the only scholarship quarterback in the last two recruiting classes for Rutgers football. He was a late addition to the class, de-committing from Old Dominion in late November and giving his verbal to Rutgers shortly thereafter.
He signed with the Scarlet Knights in December. The talented quarterback from Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.) enrolled at Rutgers in January.
“Relentless. In season or offseason Ajani is the epitome of a Greg Schiano Rutgers man,” Simms told Rutgers Wire.
“Coachable and charismatic, Ajani is always looking for constructive criticism to improve and learn.”
At 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, Sheppard was ranked a three-star by 247Sports and the No. 9 prospect in New York in the 2023 class.
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Here is Sheppard making a throw over the weekend.
Scarlet Knight @ajani_sheppard is relentless. Great attitude, hardworking, & humble. @RFootball @RutgersRivals @GregSchiano @ionafootball @Joespags12 pic.twitter.com/XU9Ap0AodN
— Simms Complete QB (@SimmsCompleteQB) March 19, 2023
In 2022 as a senior at Iona Prep, he threw for 2,393 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Simms spent six seasons in the NFL and is primarily best known for his three seasons with the New York Jets as well as his time with the Buffalo Bills. He played his college football at Tennessee.
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