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Standout New Brunswick Football Player Commits to Monmouth

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German Pimentel (left) flashes a Monmouth University "M" alongside Craig Lowery, New Brunswick's director of athletics. Credits: New Brunswick Public Schools
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German Pimentel smiles after signing his letter of intent to play football for Monmouth University, a Division I school. Credits: New Brunswick Public Schools
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Craig Lowery, New Brunswick's athletics director (left); Donald Sofilkanich, head football coach; Ken Redler, high school principal; and Aubrey Johnson, superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools. Credits: New Brunswick Public Schools
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A graduating city football star won’t play too far from home next season.

German Pimentel, a New Brunswick High School senior, signed his national letter of intent this week to play for Monmouth University, on a full athletic scholarship, according to the school district.

At 6 feet 5 inches tall and 209 pounds, Pimentel hit the gridiron as both a wide receiver and an outside linebacker during his time as a Zebra.

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Monmouth, a Division I school, reportedly recruited him to play tight end. He is one of seven New Jersey football players to commit to the Long Branch-based university.

He follows in the footsteps of another recent former Zebra, Maurice Ffrench, who is a wide receiver for the Division I University of Pittsburgh, according to the school district.

Pimentel celebrated his ascent to college football on the morning of Feb.1 at New Brunswick High School. The district held a signing day ceremony and reception, which was attended by school officials, including Superintendent Aubrey Johnson, Head Football Coach Donald Sofilkanich and others.

Last season, Pimentel reportedly helped to lead the Zebras to the playoffs for the second year in a row. The high school sports press has followed his rise in the game, at one point labeling him a “top newcomer.”

Pimentel has also played basketball and baseball, excelling in both sports, according to multiple reports.

Before enrolling in New Brunswick High School, he was a student at Piscataway Technical High School. While there, however, he played for the Zebras because his school didn’t offer football.

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