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9/23 Recruiting Update

Mike Farrell doesn't think ND is a major player for Glenn Carson.

Linebacker Glenn Carson, from Manahawkin (N.J.) Southern Regional, is hard to read, but his official visit was short and he didn't have a ton of time to hang with players and coaches. Carson arrived late but made it in time for kickoff, but between the short visit, the rainy weather last weekend and Notre Dame's interest in him as a fullback, sources don't think Notre Dame has a good chance. Penn State and Rutgers appear to be the teams to beat.

The Asbury Park Press profiled Carson last week.

PSU is still after Gerald Hodges too.

Penn State already has five defensive back commitments, but that hasn't stopped the Nittany Lions from inquiring about two top committed d-backs. Word has it that Penn State is making a push for Boston College commitment Jim Noel, from Everett (Mass.) High, and Rutgers commitment Gerald Hodges, from Paulsboro (N.J.) High. Both seem likely to stick with their commitments, but it's interesting the Nittany Lions still are shopping for defensive backs.

Meet Brandon Hill. He becomes the 6th known offer for the class of 2010. The 7th and 8th per Scout's database are Virginia lineman Mark Shuman (likely a VT verbal) and Philly OL Seth Betancourt.

Hill said that even before his opening game he was offered a football scholarship by Rutgers. He had attended a camp at the school, and the coaches got to see him in action.

Oday Aboushi remains an option at OL or DL. This article however comes off with a bit of a PSU slant, when other reports have Aboushi as a Rutgers lean.

he is considering Penn State and Iowa. He has scholarship offers from those two as well as Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia and Boston College.

"Those are the schools I'm still looking at," Aboushi said. "I'm going to take official visits, but I'll probably wait until after the season because most of our games are on Saturday mornings."

Lamar Miller remains an option at RB if he can qualify.

"I like Florida State, Florida, Miami, LSU, UCF, Rutgers, and West Virginia."

What's up with Bernardo Nunez?

"I think in October sometime I’m going to be going to Oklahoma for an official. I don’t know which game," he said. "Then in November I think I’m going to the Maryland-Florida State game (November 22nd). Both of those would be officials.

"I want to visit Oklahoma because it’s a big football school. They have the tradition out there and one of our alumni played for Oklahoma. It’s a tough conference. When you hear the name Oklahoma, that’s big. That is something I would never have experienced.

"As for Maryland, it’s not too far from home. It’s close and they play in a tough conference in the ACC. They don’t have a lot of recruits at my position, so I may get a chance to start early there."

How many officials will the Hoboken, N.J. prospect take?

"I’m hoping to take three or four," he said. "I was thinking about Oregon and Pittsburgh and maybe East Carolina or perhaps NC State. I’m confused right now."

Nunez claims there are no leaders at this point in the process and maintains he’s considering everyone.

In the meantime, the No. 39 strongside defensive end in the country did take one unofficial this past week.

"I went to the Rutgers-North Carolina game," he said. "I left before it ended since it got out of hand and didn’t really get a chance to talk to the coaches.

"I was looking at their defense and their run defense is pretty tough. I give them props. The pass defense needed to be better though."

This update is more positive.

"I like Rutgers it’s nice there," Nunez said. "I like their coach (Schiano) he is doing a good job. He coaches up his players. I have a chance to come in and play early."

"Coaches (Rutgers) like how I rush and drop, they said I’m good at both." Nunez said

Doesn't sound like Jayron Hosley is mentioning us much anymore.

Hosley is a four-star recruit and a member of the Rivals250. If he does in fact visit Louisville, Clemson, Georgia and USF that would leave he with one remaining official visit.

"I am leaving that last visit open. Right now I have no favorites and I am not set on one school. I want to also see if a few more offers come in. Florida is still after me and Miami’s still on me. FSU recruited me in the spring but not much lately."

Another name to put in the back of the offer pile: Jonathan Scott.

DB Jonathan Scott (6-4 185) of Daytona Beach, FL has set an official visit with Alabama for October 4th, and he might take one to Michigan the following weekend. As for his other visits, Scott said Monday night he's looking at USC, LSU and Florida State. "I plan to call Steve Spurrier Jr. soon," Scott said. He also has offers from Auburn, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Illinois and Rutgers. He does not have a favorite. Scott said he might attend the Wake Forest at Florida State game this weekend.

Purdue leads for Florida TE Gabe Holmes.

"Purdue is on top for me," Holmes told Sporting News Today. "They throw to the tight end a lot and I know I can play as a freshman there, and that’s what I want to happen. … They say they like my speed with the ball, and they like that I play like a receiver, but I have good size."

Unsurprisingly, 2010 Florida recruit Gerald Christian favors Florida and Miami.

"I kind of like Miami and Florida the most right now, but I’m keeping my options open though."

Florida LB Phil Walker had previously mentioned an interest in Rutgers, even though he doesn't have an offer.

Walker is not as heralded as Gordon and Gamble, but is off to a good start in his senior season. In the opener against Dillard, a 38-23 victory, Walker had two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.

Walker, also being used as a defensive end, has the athleticism and tackling ability to play linebacker in college, which is where most teams see his future. Kansas State, Northern Illinois and Middle Tennessee have made offers to Walker.