There hasn’t been much to rave about in Chris Ash’s first two years at Rutgers. But heading into the 2018 season, the third-year Knights head coach has a little more confidence.

One position group has a lot to do with that.

In an interview with, Ash said that he’s really liked what he’s seen out of his tight end group heading into the 2018 campaign, claiming that his group could be “one of the best” in the B1G.

“I really like our tight end position,” Ash told “I’ve been around some really good tight ends and I think our tight end position can be one of the best in the league.”

Ash has good reason to be confident in his tight end group, especially with Jerome Washington leading the way. Last year, Washington was the leading receiver for the Scarlet Knights, hauling in 28 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown.

Washington will be joined by Nakia Griffin-Stewart, who caught 11 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, and Travis Vokolek. The three-headed monster at tight end is easily one of the most dangerous units on the Rutgers roster heading into the year.

Following a 4-8 year, Rutgers needs multiple position groups to step up if it wants to continue its upward trajectory and hope for a bowl berth this season. But if the tight end position does turn out to be one of the best in the B1G, that’s a pretty good starting point for the Scarlet Knights.