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9/30 Recruiting Update

Glenn Carson has committed to Penn State.

Oday Aboushi is one of the top remaining targets on RU's board. What is he looking for in a school?

What does Aboushi want in a school?

"First off I want good academics. They have to be academically strong. I’m looking at business," he said. "Second of all, I want a good football atmosphere, somewhere football is a whole different level. Then, location doesn’t matter at all."

Has RU offered Florida LB Bradley Wallace?

Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer DB Bradley Wallace is drawing interest from several schools, and he’s starting to think about official visits. He’s looking at Mississippi State and Iowa State as upcoming official visits, he told Sporting News Today, and Purdue and Rutgers have also offered scholarships. Oregon and Indiana have also been in contact, Wallace said.

"I went to a lot of workouts this summer to get stronger for this year," Wallace told SN Today. "Coaches say they like how physical I am on defense. I can play safety or linebacker and make a tackle. Most of them said they prefer me to play safety."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound player, who is rated a three-star prospect by, had 48 tackles last year, and also threw for 864 yards and eight touchdowns as a QB.

"With Bradley, his football knowledge makes him like a second coach," Dwyer coach Jack Daniels told SN Today. "He’s very physical and just hasn’t even begun to fulfill the potential he has once he gets in the weight room. He can hit. He’s a playmaker on offense too, and he’s just a great kid."

Scout has another update on Lamar Miller.

One sleeper to keep an eye on: Corey Gaines.

OL/DL Corey Gaines (6-1 275) of Tallahassee, FL does not have an offer from Clemson yet but according to one of his high school coaches has maintained contact with his Tiger recruiter. Coach McFarland of Godby High says that Gaines is a great talent who can play both sides of the ball. "He is our best defensive lineman but he plays on the offensive line because our need is greater there. When we need him, he plays defense as well." McFarland says that Gaines plans to announce his commitment at the U.S. Army All-American game played on January 3rd, 2009 in San Antonio, TX. Gaines has offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Rutgers, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Central Florida, South Florida as well as several other schools. His coach says he believes that Gaines has narrowed his list to ten but did not know which ten. According to his coach, Gaines has a mean streak and is a very skilled run blocker with great technique. He is also very quick for his size and runs a 4.7 40.

It's a longshot, but RU has offered 2010 Florida RB Eduardo Clements.

The Booker T. standout is currently holding 12 total scholarship offers from Miami, Florida, LSU, Georgia, West Virginia, Clemson, Boston College, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Central Florida and South Florida.

What's up with Florida athlete Dontae Aycock?

QB Dontae Aycock (5-10 215) of Tampa, FL plans to take two of his official visits to USC and Georgia Tech after his season is completed. Aycock is being recruited by USC as a runningback and by Georgia Tech as a quarterback. Aycock has already made two visits to Tech and likes what he has seen. "They run the same offense we run at my high school," he said. "I like the way they run their practices too," added Aycock. Last week, Aycock ran for 147 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another 96 yards and a touchdown. He is in regular contact with USC recruiter David Reaves and says he has heard a lot of good things about the Gamecocks. "I know someone up there and he says a lot of good things about the program," says Aycock. He was scheduled to visit North Carolina last weekend but did not make the trip. Aycock is wide open in his recruitment and says environment and academics are important to him. He has several offers including USC, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Florida, West Virginia, Duke, Northwestern, Rutgers, and Arkansas.

Virginia DB Javanti Sparrow claims to have a verbal offer from RU.

"I’m looking at going up to Penn State on November 6th. I may try to visit Rutgers and perhaps Virginia. I have verbals from most of those schools, but Virginia has given me a written."

Sparrow claims a couple schools are leading for his services.

"I like Virginia and North Carolina. I like the overall academics, defense and their winning ability."