RJ Macnamara will head to Delaware for his college career. @MacnamaraRj @KnightsLoyalty
Written by: Billy Splain 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.
I am extremely proud to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic careers at The University of Delaware. Thank you to everyone who helped me to get where I am today. Thank you to all of the coaches for this opportunity and for understanding my decision. pic.twitter.com/3EwcR5n1Xg
— RJ Macnamara (@MacnamaraRj) July 17, 2019
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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