Rutgers Football Recruiting

Rutgers Recruiting Just Got Stronger


Superstar strength and athletic performance coach EJ Barthel is set to become a member of the Scarlet Knights staff, and he brings a ton of great recruiting relationships with him.

Commit Alert! FL CB Jarius Adams


Rutgers scored its second commit of the day when Florida CB Jarius Adams pulled the trigger for the Knights.

2016 Commit Alert! PA OL Ted Field


Rutgers kicked off its 2016 recruiting class in style when big PA O-lineman Ted Field became the first rising junior to commit to the Knights.

Who's Gonna Catch the Damn Ball?


Updates on three receivers at the top of Rutgers priority list: Kalif Jackson, Freddie Simmons and Lawrence Cager.

What Positions Do We Still Need in 2015?


The 2015 recruiting class is about 2/3 full. What positions are likely to be filled in the final third?

Commit Alert! Rashad Blunt


Rutgers picked up a talented Sunshine State WR when Rashad Blunt pulled the trigger for the Knights today.

Commit Alert! Willington Previlon


Rutgers picked up its third commit in 24 hours with Orange, NJ DL Willington Previlon.

Commit Alert! Jon Bateky


Rutgers won a huge recruiting victory when coveted 3* DE Jon Bateky (Poolesville, MD) committed to the Knights.

Commit Alert! Deonte Roberts


Brooklyn's Deonte Roberts (LB) became the 13th commit in the 2015 class.

Commit Alert! WR Dontae Owens


Kyle Flood picks up a commitment from a sleeper inside the Nitty Kitty region.

Syracuse HC loves recruiting violations


"If they're out there encouraging people to come to Syracuse, I don't see anything wrong with that. I don't think it's one of those situations that it's harmful."

Of course, Coach Shafer, the NCAA might disagree with you on that. I've always thought it was completely insane that Syracuse recruiting staffer Eric White actively encourages fans to inundate recruits on Twitter. Yeah, Rutgers wouldn't care at all if Kyle Flood wasn't getting destroyed on the recruiting trail, but this absolutely seems like asking for trouble and destined to not end well.

They Are Coming.


The bulk of Rutgers 2014 class arrives on campus in the next 24 hours. OTB wishes them well, and welcomes them with open arms.

Commit Alert! Manny Taylor


Rutgers picked up its fourth OL commit in Philadelphia big man Manny Taylor.

An SEC-caliber QB heading for Rutgers


Will Hayden Rettig be THE guy? Will he be the "savior" that the Rutgers program has longed for...for...forever? History says to take it slow. No such thing as a sure thing...or is there?

Commit Alert! Anthony Folkerts


Georgia TE Anthony Folkerts has reportedly become the tenth member of the 2015 recruiting class.

Commit Alert! Blake Camper


Big VA offensive lineman Blake Camper committed to the Scarlet Knights following an unofficial visit to campus Friday.

Geaux Knights - an LSU Take on Hayden Rettig


Last year, And the Valley Shook profiled Hayden Rettig as an incoming LSU recruit, and did a great job.

Commit Alert! Hayden Rettig


LSU transfer Hayden Rettig, a former 4* recruit from Los Angeles, will continue his career as a Scarlet Knight.

How to Follow Recruiting Without Being an Asshole


Eleven Warriors (an OSU fan site) trolls the hell out of its own fanbase and provides sage advice.

A Tale of Two QBs: Robinson and Rettig


Rutgers lost another in state recruit, this time Elijah Robinson to BC. But that may actually be a GOOD thing for the Knights.

4 Players Commit . . . Somewhere else


Rutgers was friend-zoned by four players this week.

Rutgers a Finalist for 3 Major Prospects


Three recruits' visits, two to RU and one to ttfp, have major implications for the 2015 class. OTB reads the tea leaves.

RFootball Recruiting Big Board: Defensive Backs


Rutgers secondary did not cover itself in glory last year, but the future looks bright, with a young core returning, and some promising recruits on the radar.

Memorial Day Football Recruiting Knight Bites


A rundown of odds-and-ends in Rutgers Recruiting.

Et tu, Dontae?


Greg Schiano's recruiting wall around NJ is gone. Is anything preventing a full-scale barbarian invasion?

Commit Alert! Jonah Jackson


Rutgers scored its second commitment from a Pennsylvania offensive lineman, when Jonah Jackson committed on the spot when offered during an unofficial visit today.

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