Samuel Vretman from Sweden prepares for Rutgers University

According to, Swedish offensive lineman Samuel Vretman, rated as the No. 10 high school tackle in the East is ready to enroll early in January and step up to play for Rutgers University.

Sam Hellman of’s Scarlet Report, which reports on all things related to Rutgers football, spoke with Vretman’s high school coach, Cheshire (Conn.) Academy head coach David Dykeman about Vretman.

Vretman, rated as a three star offensive lineman, underwent a huge improvement from his junior to senior seasons at Cheshire (Conn.) Academy.

At 6-foot-6, 295-pounds, Vretman, who originally played hockey in Sweden, should be in line for even more improvement when he enrolls early at Rutgers, said Dykeman:

“He’s had an unbelievable year for us. He’s been dominant on the o-line. He’s been playing left tackle all year and he’s done a great job for us. He’s really progressed a lot, very quickly. I think he’s going to be very special.”

Vretman, from Stockholm, Sweden spent the summer back home before he returned as a smarter football player as a senior.

“I think it’s just [improving] his overall understanding, his ability to understand technique,” Dykeman said. “The first year-and-a-half is probably just brute strength. Now [he is] understanding and playing better with leverage. We’re asking him to do more. We’re moving him, pulling him, asking him to do more stuff. He’s progressed unbelievably.”

Vretman officially visits Rutgers in December, and is ready to enroll early for January classes and winter workouts.

“[I’m] very excited,” Vretman said. “[I’m] ready to come in and make an impact directly. rates Vretman highly with plenty of room for improvement. According to them he has matured immensely as a Swedish boarding student in Connecticut so the jump from Cheshire Academy to Rutgers will not overwhelm him.


“I think he’s very well prepared academically. We have a challenging curriculum. He’s been away from home now, done a lot of that stuff. The strength and conditioning program, I’m sure, is a big benefit.”

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