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1/13 Recruiting Update


"Penn State is still in there," Brown said. "But they said they might not have any scholarships left. Right now Rutgers, Boston College and Iowa are the main three. I don’t know whether or not I’ll take another visit."

The smart money is still probably on the status quo, which includes Brown leaning to PSU. As for Kersey, you have to wonder if he'll qualify if Dwayne Difton is taking a visit this late. Rocket Williams is the other guy to hold your breath over. The Pocono Record is reporting that there's not much news regarding Kersey.

Another receiver who is looking at Penn State late in the game is Woodbury, N.J.'s Shawney Kersey.

A Rutgers commit, Kersey had a verbal offer from the Nittany Lions and was told a written one depended on grades and test scores. There have been rumors that Kersey and the Penn State coaching staff are back in contact, but no visit has been set up as of now.

Syracuse DB coach John Anselmo vowed to go after players committed to other schools, and he recently paid a visit to Andre Civil in Brooklyn (leading to a subsequent misleading headline at Syracuse's Rivals site). Not to fret though, as the Rutgers Rivals site was quick to set the record straight: "Civil hopes to enroll at Rutgers this month".

"I am not going to visit Syracuse," said Civil. "I am 100% committed to Rutgers. They (Syracuse) came by yesterday. He basically said that he wanted me to go on a visit and check things out. I told him that right now I am committed and if I were to take a visit, I'd call him, which I knew I wasn't going to do."

Oday Aboushi is off the board and won't be taking his visit in January.

You had to see the writing on the wall with Jonathan Scott when Rutgers took Quron Pratt.

DB Jonathan Scott (6-4 185) of Daytona Beach will make an official visit to Clemson this weekend his coach said Wednesday, and then he will announce his college choice Sunday night around 7:30 at his high school banquet. Scott also has visited USC, West Virginia and Alabama and is down to those three and the Tigers. West Virginia was in his school yesterday and Clemson recruiter Chris Rumph is planning to be at his basketball game tonight according to coach Marc Beach. USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. also is expected in for a visit but Beach was not sure if he would be in tonight or tomorrow. Because Scott has a basketball game tonight, recruiters can't talk to him until after the game. Beach said USC head coach Steve Spurrier might be coming in for his visit as well this week. Scott has been favoring West Virginia.

Rutgers commits Tom Savage and David Osei have been named to participate in the annual Big 33 Ohio/Pennsylvania all-star game.

Even though he's visiting, don't expect much from Ricardo Dixon.

"As of right now, South Florida and Ole Miss are tied," Dixon said. "It could go either way."

He has taken official visits to Ole Miss and West Virginia, and has trips planned to South Florida (Friday) and Rutgers (Jan. 23).

2010 linebacker Khairi Fortt already has a Rutgers offer, while running back Silas Redd does not.

In fact, Fortt said, he expects the recruiting process to explode for both of them from here on out.

"I've already started getting letters from USC since the thing and I've also been hearing a lot from Notre Dame," said Fortt, who already has verbal offers from the likes of UConn, Penn State, Ohio State, Boston College, Rutgers, Maryland, Syracuse and Duke. "I think it's all from my performance at the showcase. I think I proved to a lot of people that it's not just talk."

Redd opened up even more eyes.

He had been more of a regional attraction with Boston College, Connecticut and Rutgers showing a lot of interest.

Another Daquan Jones article doesn't have a Rutgers mention.