Desmond Igbinosun

Defensive Back

Athlete Profile

Played in six games ... totaled 10 tackles ... logged two tackles at Penn State (11/20) ... added five stops versus Wisconsin (11/6) ... recorded three tackles versus No. 11 Michigan


With 13 offers from the likes of Boston College, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse, Temple and a few others, Desmond Igbinosun committed to Rutgers in May 2020. One of the hottest young recruits, Ibginosun will be a force to be reckoned with on the field!

A Union, New Jersey native, Igbinosun finished his senior season with 31 rushes for 423 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns along with 22 receptions for 317 yards on offense. On the flip side he finished with 48 total tackles, five tackles for loss, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), eight pass deflections and a fumble recovery on defense.

A little over a year ago, Igbinosun finished his junior year with 17 rushes for 178 yards and five touchdowns, 43 receptions for 736 yards and eight more touchdowns and 92 total tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A USA Today All-New Jersey football defensive first team, finalist for’s football player of the year award, and All-Big Central Football Conference first team, Desmond is versatile athlete who played running back, wide receiver, and defensive back for the Union Farmers. He joins fellow teammate Ahmirr Robinson, helping Union to a 12-1 record and berth to the NJSIAA North Group 5 title game as a junior in 2019!

Hauling in 22 receptions for 737 yards and eight touchdowns, with added 96 tackles, five passes defended and two interception during junior season, the three-star signee and No. 14 recruit in New Jersey by Rivals is here to make his name known across the Tri-State Area


“Desmond is a versatile, physical kid. He has great athleticism and he has very good hands as well. He’s a really good football player and he brings out the best in everyone around him. He’s charismatic, he’s vocal, he’s a leader and he’s funny. Kids will follow him and he’s a good kid to be around. He lightens up the room.” — Lou Grasso, Union High School Head Coach
“Desmond has a chance to make an impact on both sides of the ball for the Scarlet Knights. About 6-foot-4 and just under 200 pounds, as a receiver he can do a lot once he gets the ball in his hands. He has a lot of big-play ability in the open field. He's very raw when it comes to the finer points of being a receiver but his ceiling might be even higher as a defensive prospect.” — Adam Friedman, Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Analyst

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