HARRISON, N.J. – Red Bulls II Wednesday signed 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick Jordan Scarlett to a United Soccer League contract, the club announced.

The Red Bulls selected the former Iona College defender in the third round (No. 61 overall) of the draft.

“We were excited to get Jordan in the draft,” Red Bulls head coach John Wolyniec said in a statement. “He has shown to be a guy that has a lot of talent playing for a local team, Iona College, and we’ve gotten to see him a few times. It’s great to get him with the team and hopefully we can get him moving towards an MLS contract for next year.”

A native of the Bronx and a graduate of Columbus High School, Scarlett played four years with Iona. He played 69 games, including 59 starts, and recorded three goals and five assists.

As a senior, Scarlett was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference first team. As a junior, he was voted onto the All-MAAC second team, and prior to the start of last fall he was selected to the preseason All-MAAC first team.

Scarlett played 1,750 minutes, the 10th highest ever in the Iona men’s program history. He also was named to the All-MAAC Academic Team in his last three years at the school.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.