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8/4 Recruiting Update

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Scarlet Scuttlebutt had a two-part Q&A with Mike Farrell from Rivals.com last week.

DT Sharrif Floyd visited South Carolina last week. The Sporting News briefly talked to him recently, even though the article strangely leaves out Rutgers. And if you want even MORE Floyd, Mike Farrell has the obligatory shirtless video interview. Floyd's list keeps shifting, with UNC jumping above RU at the moment for third place. It'll keep changing (but he'll go to Penn State in the end).

Speaking of Floyd, Rivals named him the #1 prospect in Pennsylvania this year (the NJ rankings will probably come out soon). Corey Brown is #3, and Farrell believes that Ohio State leads right now. I wonder if (i.e., me thinking out loud, don't read too much into the next sentence) if there's any connection between that and all the recent buzz about RU getting involved with other big name receivers. And there definitely is a connection between Brown's favorites and Florida taking a zillion WR commits, although their New Hampshire prep kid was reclassified to 2009.

One new offer, according to Rivals and Scout: Connecticut DT Bjoern Werner. He's originally from Germany, and started garnering attention after Florida's FNL camp. There's some mistranslated praise at the end of this blog entry, I think. (edit: Wordpress caused a minor error here, mistakenly placing that Werner story above with the Floyd stuff. It has since been corrected.)

Here's another new 2011 name: PA CB Kyshoen Jarrett.

"I’ve been to camps at Pitt and Rutgers this summer," Jarrett explained. "They both went well. All the competition was great. The competition was A+ and that made me elevate my game higher.

"At Pitt I guess the recruiting coach is Brian Angelichio and I talked to him. Recently he told me they’d offer me because of my performance at that camp. From Rutgers, coach (Chris) Hewitt told me they would offer me, too, because of how great I did at the camp."

It doesn't look like Marcus Lattimore will join Chas Dodd in Piscataway, but what about another South Carolina back in Mustafa Green (who grew up in Brooklyn)?

RB Mustafa Green (6-1 200) of Irmo says there are three out-of-state schools he definitely wants to visit for football games this upcoming season. "I will go to watch games on Saturdays," he said. "Florida, Alabama, and Rutgers are schools I want to visit. They've been keeping in contact the most and trying to schedule me to visit."

FL RB Gio Bernard isn't saying much. You can still pencil WR Kenny Shaw in for FSU. WR Kadron Boone is likely headed to Texas Tech...unless Florida wants him.

MD S Lorenzo Waters is leaning towards Michigan and several ACC schools. DT Ego Ferguson trimmed his list from 21 to 14, and RU isn't on it now. Arie Kouandijo cut his list from 40 to 14, but isn't divulging names, yet.

Khairi Fortt's list: slightly shuffled, still no Rutgers, (still going to Penn State.)

Yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel, top football recruits around the country spilled their likes and dislikes, as if dishing to an issue of Seventeen. As if following this stuff wasn't awkward enough as is. If that's not enough inanity for you, how about God's Power Offor?

PA DE Dakota Royer committed to PSU. FL WR James Louis is an Ohio State commit, for now anyway. It's useless to Rutgers fans, but anyone else reading might want to check out the Tidewater recruiting database at HamptonRoads.com. Also, I'm in the process of doing minor housekeeping to the board (updating links, removing dead offers, etc...), it will be in drips and drabs when I get a chance. Again, there are undoubtedly offers on the board that are not legit, as well as real ones that I haven't yet listed. The board exists mainly as a reference so that people don't have to check through months of old updates, it's not supposed to be a definitive source.

Watchlist: Christian Dorsey, Dominique Roberts, and Robert Spriggs.