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Posted On: 09/2/20 11:48 AM

There is no secret that New Jersey produces a ton of high school talent on the gridiron year after year. While many players go on to compete at major Division I programs in the state, there are also a bunch of players who produce and don’t get the spotlight. Here is a list of some under-the-radar players you should keep an eye on for the 2020 season.

Jahmir DooleyJahmirDooley5'10" | RBWest Side | 2021StateNJ, West Side High School: Jahmir DooleyJahmirDooley5'10" | RBWest Side | 2021StateNJ enters his senior season with the West Side Roughriders out of Newark following a productive junior campaign where he rushed for 954 yards and 11 touchdowns. Dooley ran for over 100 yards in six games, including a 153-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 51-0 shutout of Nutley last October. Dooley has showcased his ability to find openings, and his strength is an asset. He is an FBS-level talent that has been overlooked in the Garden State. Expect a strong season out of Dooley once the 2020 season opens up.

Cookie Desiderio, Somerville High School: Cookie Desiderio is a player everyone needs to keep on their radar. The elusive senior running back had a strong year for the Pioneers in 2019, finishing with

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