A trio of Rutgers players have decided to enter their names in the NCAA transfer portal, allowing them the opportunity to explore other options to play college football outside of Piscataway. SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic tweeted the news on Friday.
Wide receivers Hunter Hayek and Mohamed Jabbie, as well as offensive lineman Michael Maietti have all entered the portal. Those would be significant offensive losses for the Scarlet Knights for the 2020 season.
Three Rutgers players have entered the NCAA transfer portal today:
OL Michael Maietti
WR Mohamed Jabbie
WR Hunter Hayek
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 25, 2020
Maietti might be the most significant departure, starting in 33 career games at Rutgers at center. He was a three-time Academic All-B1G selection three times and proved to be an anchor on the offensive line for the Scarlet Knights. Maietti would be a redshirt senior in 2020.
Jabbie was also a significant contributor during his time in Piscataway. He appeared in 27 career games, making several starts throughout his career at wide receiver. In 2019, he totaled 14 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. In three seasons, he hauled in 18 receptions for 182 yards and a score.
Jabbie would also have one year of eligibility remaining.
Hayek was a member of Rutgers’ 2017 recruiting class, flipping from Holy Cross to join the Scarlet Knights. He got on the field instantly, playing in 12 games as a true freshman. He totaled eight catches for 62 yards and also fielded four punts for eight yards. The following year, Hayek appeared in 11 contests and made three receptions for 17 yards.
Last fall, Hayek played in just four games, retaining the ability to use the 2019 season as a redshirt year. He will have two years of eligibility remaining to play college football.
Rutgers finished the 2019 season with a 2-10 record.