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 RUTGERS WR TAJ HARRIS ‘STEPPING AWAY’ FROM PROGRAM — WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?

RUTGERS WR TAJ HARRIS ‘STEPPING AWAY’ FROM PROGRAM — WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?

By Dan Sullivan

Rutgers wide receiver Taj Harris is stepping away from the program for personal reasons after making his debut last Saturday against Boston College with one caught one pass for nine yards. He was on the field for 11 snaps in the 22-21 win.

A native of Palmyra, N.J., Harris transferred to Rutgers after playing the previous four seasons at Syracuse. He was a late addition to the RU class of 2022 and arrived in Piscataway right before the start of classes in January. Harris participated in spring practice and training camp in Piscataway. He left Syracuse last season after appearing in three games. As a transfer, he committed to Kentucky, but things went south and he opened his recruitment back up. Harris took to twitter after the news of him stepping away was announced and had this to say.

“I have decided to step away from the game that I love for now to focus on my family and myself.”

For his career, Harris has 152 catches for 2,037 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was ranked a four-star among the class of 2022 transfers, per 247Sports and ranked as the No.6 transfer prospect in this year’s class. Looking ahead, Rutgers will continue to rely on a contingent of wide receivers led by Shameen Jones, Sean Ryan, Aron Cruickshank, Chris Long and Josh Youngblood.

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