Rutgers University said Monday that Eric Wiafe, of Egg Harbor Township, is one of five incoming football players who enrolled for the spring semester and will begin classes this week.

Wiafe, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive lineman is a 2013 EHT High School graduate. He attended Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., this past fall. Rutgers said Wiafe had 28 tackles, including five for loss, three sacks and one defensive touchdown in helping Milford go 9-3 in 2013.

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At EHT, Wiafe played under coach Tony DeRosa. Among Wiafe’s teammates was Tejay Johnson, who is a Rutgers defensive back. In his 2012 senior season with the Eagles, Wiafe made 44 tackles and had 21/2 sacks and was named a first-team Press All-Star.

Rutgers said Wiafe and the other four new players who enrolled for the spring semester are true freshmen who will be eligible to participate in spring practice under coach Kyle Flood.

The university’s spring semester starts today.

The other four players: offensive lineman Marcus Applefield, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., tight end Logan Lister, of Katy, Texas; defensive back Kam Lott, of Jacksonville, Fla., and linebacker Brandon Russell, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.

The Scarlet Knights are scheduled to begin spring practices March 25. The Scarlet-White game is set for April 26 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.

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