Rutgers Football Boasts Big Recruiting Class
Rutgers may have lost coach Greg Schiano, but the Scarlet Knights didn't lose the recruiting class he put together.
Rutgers announced Wednesday that only one of its pre-commitments changed his mind and did not submit a National Letter of Intent. Sixteen of the 17 recruits upheld their promise, while one decided to sign with Boston College.
A total of 19 players agreed to play for new coach Kyle Flood, who was personally involved in recruiting six of those. Of them, five are offensive linemen, Flood's previous position as Schiano's assistant.
Heading the class is Don Bosco Prep defensive lineman Darius Hamilton, rated by Rivals.com as the best high school player ever to sign with the Scarlet Knights. Projected to play end, he is the son of former New York Giants lineman Keith Hamilton.
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FUTURE SCARLET KNIGHTS
List of football players who signed national letters of intent with Rutgers on Wednesday, with name,
position, height, weight, school and hometown:
Carlton Agudosi, wr, 6-6, 200, Franklin, Somerset, N.J.
Brandon Arcidiacono, ol, 6-4, 260, Archbishop Wood, Holland, Pa.
Ryan Brodie, ol, 6-5, 300, Long Branch (N.J.) HS
Leonte Carroo, wr, 6-1, 190, Don Bosco Prep, Edison, N.J.
J.J. Denman, ol, 6-6, 310, Pennsbury, Yardley, Pa.
R.J. Dill, ot, 6-7, 310, Trinity (Md.), Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Kyle Federico, pk, 6-0, 185, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS
Darius Hamilton, dl, 6-4, 260, Don Bosco Prep, West Paterson,
Davon Jacobs, db, 6-0, 170, DePaul, Paterson, N.J.
Quanzell Lambert, lb, 6-1, 230, Timber Creek, Sicklerville, N.J.
Steve Longa, lb, 6-1, 220, Saddle Brook (N.J.) HS
Chris Muller, ol, 6-6, 315, Boyertown, Perkiomenville, Pa.
Derrick Nelson, ol, 6-3, 290, Archbishop Carroll, Capitol
Ruhann Peele, wr, 6-1, 180, Linden (N.J.) HS
Desmon Peoples, rb, 5-8, 175, Archbishop Wood, Cheltenham, Pa.
Julian Pinnix-Odrick, dl, 6-5, 250, Montclair (N.J.) HS
Blake Rankin, qb, 6-4, 190, Bloomsburg (Pa.) HS
Delon Stephenson, ath, 5-11, 175, Sayreville (N.J.) HS
Ian Thomas, wr, 6-1, 200, Franklin, Baltimore, Md.
Jevon Tyree, db, 5-11, 180, South Brunswick, Somerset, N.J.