Valley Cottage Indians - Jason McCourty (CB) - Selected by: Tennessee Titans (6th Round) 2009
Jason McCourty (CB)
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was blessed to have talented twin brothers starting at cornerback. Jason McCourty -- who didn't redshirt as did brother Devin -- made 52 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups in 2008, his third season as a starter. He has the skills to be at least a solid NFL nickel cornerback, if not more, but his ability on kickoff returns (25.8 yards per attempt) in '08 also opened eyes to his speed and versatility.
Earned All-State (Star-Ledger, Associated Press) and All-League honors as a senior ...All-Parochial pick as both a junior and senior out of St. Joseph's (Montvale) ...Named to MSG High School Heisman Team ...Helped New York team to victory in the 2005 Governor's Bowl ...Carried 94 times for 1,083 yards as a senior, averaging a school-record 11.5 yards per carry ...15 catches for 407 yards, an average of 27.8 per catch ...Accounted for 25 touchdowns for St. Joseph's, which finished the season at 11-1 including a 42-8 win over Pope John in the Parochial Group III Final at Rutgers Stadium ...Played defensive back as well, returning an interception 81 yards for a touchdown vs. Paterson Eastside ...Gained 125 yards and two touchdowns on just three carries in win over Belleville ...Rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on three carries vs. Nutley ...Ranked by Scout.com as the 38th-best player in New Jersey ...Starting guard on 26-2 basketball team.