The University of Virginia football program picked up a surprise commitment this morning from Rutgers transfer, offensive tackle Marcus Applefield.
After having an amazing four years at Rutgers university, meeting brothers for life , getting my degree and playing Big ten ball. I have decided to play my last year at the University of Virginia in the ACC and work on a masters. pic.twitter.com/Wf3DPlT9Hf— Marcus Applefield (@applefield71) February 7, 2018
Coming out of high school in 2014, the consensus 3-star prospect chose Rutgers over Virginia, Purdue and Maryland.
The 6’6” 290 pound, four time Academic All-Big 10 selection comes to the Virginia Cavaliers after spending four seasons at Rutgers and will enroll at UVA as a graduate transfer next fall. As a graduate transfer, he’ll be able to play immediately without any redshirt year.
At Rutgers, Applefield started as right guard in 10 of 12 games in 2017 after playing in 15 career games prior to last season.
Here are his video highlights of the season:
Offensive Line coach Garett Tujague was as excited as anyone about the new commit.