On Monday, SOR.com
spoke with The Hun School’s Idris Hilliard. Sardonic reported that
Hilliard, one of the top Class of 2007 basketball prospects in Jersey,
currently holds offers from five schools, including Rutgers. Since Fred Hill has
taken over, the Scarlet Knights have been very active in pursuing the 3-star
small forward who will be participating in the ABCD camp later this summer.
There was plenty of football news to report on Tuesday.
First, Greg Powers caught up with Massachusetts defensive lineman
Eason told Scout.com that “recruiting has been good”, noting that he has
several offers and is hearing from a wide range of schools so far. The 6-5, 270
pound Mansfield, MA native expects to take his time in making a decision and
Rutgers seems to be in the mix.
talked with Justin Francis, one of the top tight ends in Florida.
Francis has six offers, but the Scarlet Knights are his first choice.
Finally, on Tuesday, Matei continued our coverage of the
Rutgers’ Florida camps with pictures and recaps of the prime prospect on hand
second day of the RU camps at Miami Edison Sr. High School.
Brian Towney interviewed Jonathan Edwards, a 6-foot-8, 200
pound power forward/small forward out of the class of 2008, on Wednesday.
A New York native, he is fitting in nicely at Living Faith Christian Academy in
Edwards is hearing from several schools that are drawn to his ability to
handle the ball well and great versatility.
On the football side, Matei spoke with Florida’s
Jefferson Dor on Wednesday. The 6-3, 180 wide receiver has flown “under the
radar”, playing behind two D-1 recruits, but put up impressive combine numbers
and is picking up interest from Rutgers and others.
Dor is a player to watch this fall when he finally gets chance to shine.
Defensive tackle Ramel Meekins was named to the Outland
Trophy Watchlist on Wednesday as well, a testament to his hard work and an
impressive 2005-2006 season. Last year, Meekins had 63 tackles (15 for a loss)
and 9 sacks.
Thursday was another exciting day for football
Rutgers got another commitment from Delaware defensive end
Desmond Wynn. Wynn has terrific size at 6-6, 245 and a wide wingspan and
good speed. Desmond had increasing interest from many big-time schools, but his
recruitment began late due to his lack of combine/camp attendance. Nevertheless,
Wynn is a solid looking prospect with a bright future at Rutgers.
On Thursday, Greg Powers reported that Paterson Catholic’s
Al-Ghaffar Lane is generating major recruiting interest. The 6-4, 200 pound
defensive end looked good at the Scout.com combine in Piscataway and has added
some big offers, including one from in-state Rutgers. Lane plans on making a
decision after his senior season is over.
On Friday, fullback
Henry Hynoski took an unofficial to Rutgers and was impressed with what he
saw. By way of Southern Columbia Area HS, Hyonski is currently in the process of
narrowing things down and recently cut his list down to
four schools. Rutgers wants to use “Hyno” much like they used Brian Leonard,
which is something he is excited about.
On Saturday, SOR.com published another piece of
great multimedia, with an
exclusive video interview with Tim Brown.
In SOR.com’s extensive coverage of the Schiano Shootout,
broke down the top prospects in attendance, with plenty of pictures and
profiles, on Sunday. Out of the nearly 80 teams that participated in the
event, New Jersey’s
Pope John XXIII HS took home the title behind the efforts of speedy tailback
Stay tuned this week for images, profiles and articles on the many prospects who
will make their way to the ongoing 2006 Rutgers Football Camp.
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