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11/4 Recruiting Update

How did RU's coaches spend their time during the bye week?

Are all of the coaches going to recruit during the bye this weekend?

"Well, not all of them. You're only allowed seven on the road. We're going to jump back and forth. I'm going to some. I don't know how many - a bunch - but I am going to do some Friday and Saturday, actually." reports that lineman Oday Aboushi is still favoring Rutgers.

Can anyone follow up on this report about Nassau County College lineman Andrew Tiller receiving an offer?

Miami, North Carolina State and Rutgers have offered Tiller a full ride into Division I even though he has played only two games this year because of a displaced tendon in his right ankle. He is recuperating and will have three years of eligibility at his next stop.

Two years ago, Newsday had more on why Tiller ended up at NCC in the first place.

What's up with Khalil Wilkes?

"I don’t really have a time frame for things. I’m just going to finish off the year right and then focus on my future. I’m still pretty much open.

"I’ll be thinking about how good my degree will be for me once my football career is over. If football doesn’t work out I’d like to have good plans for other things. I’m also going to look at environment, the coaches and how I like the rest of the guys on the team."

Is RU getting back involved with isaac Holmes?

"I really can't say I have a favorite," Holmes said. "I have a strong top three. I'd say its Maryland, Rutgers and Pitt. Penn State and Florida are in my top five."

This info could be a little dated. Bill Kurelic of ESPN's articles definitely have a Big 10 slant to them, i.e., his article on Oday Aboushi last week.

While a Washington Post interview with De'Antwan Williams a few weeks ago indicated that Rutgers was in his top four, this recent Yahoo Sports article differs (it's unclear when both were written).

"I would probably say my favorites are Alabama, West Virginia, Pitt and Maryland," he said. "I’m not sure who would be number five but I like those four a lot."

Other reports had Rutgers assistants watching Williams on Friday night.

With the Rutgers' coaching staff looking on, De'Antwan "Rocket" Williams appeared headed for another stellar performance after carrying three times for 60 yards and scoring on an 11-yard run in the Vikings' first series of the game.

But on his fourth carry, Williams gained six yards before spraining his right ankle after being tackled out of bounds by a Freedom defender.

Tom Savage's teammate, 2010 RB Corey Brown, will soon be returning from injury, and he has a few favorites.

"I actually do have some favorites. In no order it would be Ohio State, Rutgers, Florida, Penn State, UCLA and Alabama. I don’t have an offer from Alabama yet, though."

Another site had already reported this, but 2010 Florida RB Eduardo Clements says that Rutgers has offered.

"So far I have 15 scholarship offers," Clements said. "Florida State, Miami, USF, UCF, Rutgers, Boston College, West Virginia, Oregon, Cal, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Iowa have all offered me. Miami was the first one and Rutgers offered today."

2010 Wayne junior receiver Shakim Phillips does not have a Rutgers offer, but is starting to get more interest from other programs.

Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic junior wide receiver Shakim Phillips recently picked up his third scholarship offer according to the DePaul coaching staff.

"Shakim Phillips just received his third official scholarship offer from Duke," Coach Murray said. "Syracuse and Connecticut officially offered him on September 1."

Phillips is also being recruited by Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Boston College, North Carolina and Maryland among others.

Brendan Prunty of the Ledger provides some context on the reasons why a player decommits.