Boyertown OT Chris Muller issues oral declaration to Rutgers
Written by: Josh Funk on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.
The number of Division-1 prospect declarations from the Keystone State’s 2012 recruiting class has now hit 25 – and the latest declaration comes from an athlete who may be the best returning offensive tackle in the entire Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Chris Muller, a 6’6, 300-pound offensive tackle for Boyertown High School, issued an oral declaration to Rutgers today, according to national recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com. The Scarlet Knights, representatives of the Big East Conference, have already landed two other Keystone State prospects who were nationally ranked at their positions – Bloomsburg quarterback Blake Rankin and Archbishop Wood running back Desmon Peoples.
In terms of number of scholarship offers, Muller is the third-highest recruited offensive lineman in the Keystone State’s 2012 class, trailing only Pennsbury’s J.J. Denman (25 total offers) and Archbishop Wood’s Frank Taylor (20 total offers). Muller’s recruiting process yielded him 18 total scholarship offers – Boston College, Bucknell, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, South Carolina, Temple, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin – in addition to Rutgers.
During his recruiting process, Muller also received interest, but no verbal scholarship offers, from programs like Alabama, Georgia, Miami (FL), LSU, Ohio State and Texas Tech.
Scout.com ranks Muller as the #46 offensive tackle in the nation in the 2012 class and rates the Bears’ lineman as a three-star prospect. Rivals, meanwhile, rates Muller as a four-star prospect, ranking the Boyertown senior-to-be 12th in the 2012 recruiting class at his position and the 69th overall prospect in the nation in this current crop of D-1 prospects.
During the 2010 season, Muller was part of an efficient Boyertown offensive line that helped pave the way for an arsenal which averaged 360.5 yards (250 rushing, 110.5 passing) and 32.8 points per game (outscoring opponents 176-56 in the second quarter last season), scoring 56 total touchdowns (40 rushing, 16 passing). The Bears’ offensive arsenal included four backs with between 540 and 660 rushing yards and a 1,300-yard passer.
Boyertown finished 10-2 in 2010, reaching the opening round of the District 1 AAAA playoffs, where the Bears were narrowly eliminated by Bayard Rustin, 21-13.
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