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RJ Macnamara will head to Delaware for his college career. @MacnamaraRj @KnightsLoyalty

Written by: on Thursday, July 25th, 2019


North Penn defensive end RJ Macnamara had a list of teams to choose from for his college career. Lehigh, UMass, Kent St, Temple, 14 in all.  But it was Delaware that won over the 6-3, 220 athlete.  He committed to the Blue Hens on July 16.

We recently caught up with RJ and talked to him about his commitment:

PFN: How long have you played football?

RJ: I’ve been playing football since I was 5, so for about 13 years now

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Blue Hens?

RJ: I choose Delaware because it was everything I was looking for in a school, the distance from home was good so my mom can make it to games, going on campus just gave me the feeling I’ve been looking for. I could see myself going there and enjoying everything there.

PFN: Why commit early?

RJ: I committed because I was confident that it was where I wanted to be.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Delaware, who recruited you?

RJ: Coach Polin was the coach who recruited me, the biggest influence was knowing my former teammate Justice Henley is loving it there.

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

RJ: In a player like me they are getting they are getting someone who will work hard for them every day and will never back down from a challenge

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

RJ: had fun with the recruiting process, it was put on hold for a little while I was dealing with some family issues.

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

RJ: I was recruited to be a D-end/outside linebacker

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

RJ: I’m planning on going in undecided, but I’m looking more into studying a history or a science.

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

RJ: My mom played a big role in my decision, I wanted to stay somewhat close to home so that way she will be able to come see games, and I can stop home if she needs any help.

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Delaware program?

RJ: I think the most exciting thing about the Delaware program is the fact that they are already a great program but they keep getting better, and my hope is to do my part to make sure that it continues to improve.

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

RJ: The person who influenced my football career the most is my dad. He was one of my first coaches, when I started at flag, then moving into tackle. He would have catches with me in my front lawn almost every night when I was little, and as I got older he would help with techniques and routes too. He and my mom will always be my number one supporters. My dad is the reason I started to play football, and he is the reason I want to continue to play. Football gave me a reason to be around my dad as much as I could and when I play I feel close to him.


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