The 2021 Rice Football recruiting class just added a big addition in the defensive trenches. Jalen Hargrove has committed to the Owls.
Even with games being postponed left and right, the 2021 Rice Football recruiting class continues to produce good news. There is roughly a month to go before the early signing period and the 2021 class is coming together nicely, including the most recent addition hailing all the way from the Northeast.
Defensive lineman Jalen Hargrove from Choate Rosemary Hall has committed to Rice football. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound athlete made the move just one day following his officially offer from Rice. The less than 24-hour turnaround puts him among the quickest triggers in the 2021 class. He certainly knew what he was looking for.
Hargrove was one of a few offers handed out by the Rice football recruiting staff in the past week. You can read more about those other offers and targets in our most recent recruiting update.
Rice was the first school to offer Hargrove, something that’s become somewhat of a common occurrence with the current recruiting staff. They’ve been quick to identify talent and act upon what they see on film, not waiting for other offers to tip them off. It’s part of what has enabled them to get in early and hold on to some extremely talented players.
Hargrove can do a lot of different things for a big guy, but his power up the middle is one aspect that stands out the most. He just won’t be blocked. His highlights are play after play of him plowing through unwitting offensive linemen who only hoped they could slow him down. Once Hargrove gets moving, it’s hard to slow him down. He’s going to be fun to watch in the trenches at South Main.