Rutgers football recruiting update for the week of 6/29

Committed players

Kyle George was recruited to play defense. Oh yeah, in reference to that MaxPreps article last week.

"I had other offers, but Rutgers is really the only school I considered."

Scarlet Nation posted interviews with Charles Davis (and prospective recruits Sheldon Royster and Chevelle Buie) on Youtube.

Recruited walk-on Joe Falato was one future Scarlet Knight playing in Monday's North-South game at Kean.

Uncommitted players

Newly reported offers include FL CB Allan Ramsey (a Maryland commit, who visited RU over the weekend), FL OL Marquis Lucas, FL LB Gionni Paul, and MD RB Malcolm Crockett.

St. Joe's, Don Bosco, and Bergen Catholic were among the teams competing over the weekend at the 7 on 7 Schiano Shootout. Could McEvoy really end up at QB?

It's late June, and that means the Rutgers football recruiting camp is in full swing for prospects like NJ DE Shilique Calhoun.

"I’m supposed to be attending the Rutgers camp on Tuesday," Calhoun reported over the weekend. "I think I’m going for that."

NJ OL Josue Matias has 32 offers, and is a better run blocker than pass blocker.

He has visited Rutgers and Maryland and plans to visit Georgia in mid July when his coach goes there to work a camp.

NJ ATH Miles Shuler is a national champion in track, and Kristian Dyer thinks Shuler could land at three schools. If he's looking at PSU now they must have made up major ground on their visit. More travel is on the horizon here, including a trip to San Antonio next January to play in the Army AA Bowl.

NJ ATH Damiere Byrd plans to trim down his list momentarily to a top seven.

John Kelly is reporting from St. Peter's Prep football practices. NJ RB Savon Huggins visited Notre Dame today.

MD DB Nico Law is visiting schools on the Eastern Seaboard.

NJ RB Ben Martin ran a 4.4 this month, and could be close to an Iowa offer.

Update: thanks to mgoblog for finding this brief Taques Franklin update.

PA DE Jordan Kerner is coming off visits to Iowa and NW.

"After I visit Rutgers I might be able to put together a decision," he said. "If I can then I’ll do ahead and do it (commit) this summer. If I can’t then I might take a couple of official visits. I’ll definitely at least do it after a couple of officials. I don’t want to wait too late."

Forgot to comment on this year's Rivals NJ top 30 last week, which has serious, serious issues. Angelo Mangiro has offers from OSU, Florida, and USC. To rank him that low is ridiculous, and I say that fully expecting him to go to Penn State. Josue Matias, the second best lineman in the state this year, is nowhere to be found at all despite offers from Florida, Georgia, and countless others. No Taques Franklin or Kyle George for that matter, either. Last year's list was awful too.

D.C. DT Kevin McReynolds doesn't have Rutgers on his initial favorites list. The Roberts twins are looking at WVU and MSU.

So, which Rutgers coach was in attendance at a recent camp in California?

FL DE Ricardo Williams camped over the weekend at Rutgers, but will be hard to pull from FSU. FL OT Bobby Hart is close to committing to FSU. SoFlaFootball is already looking to the Class of 2012. FL LB Ramik Wilson added two minor offers. FL RB Mike Blakely continues to talk Florida (and they're also looking good for James Wilder Jr.). FL WR Tacoi Sumler will start narrowing down his list in mid-July. TE Brandon Fulse has a top 15. LBs Tony Steward and Denzel Perryman are likely to stay close to home. LB/S Daerius Washington talks a lot with P.J. Fleck. FL OL Zach DeBell has started narrowing down his list.

Forget Pittsburgh; one program that's doing very well in the Northeast this year is Stanford, to the point where Jim Harbaugh is hinting at commits via Twitter.. As you may recall, they saw similar results last year. Their commits need to start the application very early to have a chance at getting in, and many won't in the end. That's why NJ LB Anthony Sarao is a soft verbal and considering flipping to Nebraska. NY WR Devon Cajuste just committed to Stanford too, along with D.C. QB Kevin Hogan. I thought Hogan would go to UVA because of Stanford's loaded depth chart at QB, and UVA is off to a fairly good start this year as well. With Hogan off the board, this week's camp could very well determine where Rutgers moves in its quarterback search.

Other verbals on the week were FL WR Ja'Juan Story to Florida, DE/LB Nick Menocal to Miami, and FL DL Deon "not Deion" Green to South Carolina.

Watchlist: This is a section of this site's weekly recruiting posts featuring links to players that Rutgers may or may not be showing interest in, but has not yet offered.

Deion Barnes, Dexter Bridge, Jason Bromley, Tyrell Goodman, Gerod Hollimon, Kyshoen Jarrett, Marcus Jones, and Desmon Peoples.

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