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9/1 Recruiting Update

Union-Endicott expects big things from Jordan Thomas this season.

Frank Quartucci: "possibly the best lineman to ever play at Hamilton".

"Frank wanted to make an early commitment so he could concentrate on his football season," Hoglen said. "He wanted to be around his teammates instead of being out on the road at various colleges. I think he felt bad because they were back here working hard while he was out on his visits. But it paid off for Frank, he's got his dream, to play at Rutgers. And next year he'll have that opportunity. I couldn't be happier for him."

Chas Todd threw for three touchdowns last week.

Dennis McCarthy thinks that Jorge Vicioso is the #1 prospect in the state this year.

Here's ESPN's Miami affiliate twisting Corey Brown's words.

"The final five is Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Ohio State, Miami, and Rutgers," Brown said. "I like Miami a little bit more than everyone else but it's pretty close."

"Miami's recruiting me the hardest, they're sending me handwritten letters almost everyday," he added. "I've been talking to all of their coaches and the letters have been wishing me a good senior year. They say that they hope I feel better with my knee and stuff like that so that makes me feel good."

Jarrett Darmstatter plans to visit Purdue.

The latest on Brandon Coleman:

The Deacons would love to snare highly-rated 6-6 receiver Brandon Coleman of Bishop McNamara High in Forestville, Md., but it's an uphill task, as he favors Maryland. He plans to visit, though, and the little school in Winston-Salem is pretty good at selling itself in person.

Staten Island's Dominique Easley wants to play in the South. So basically then, Miami or Georgia?

Looks like Rutgers backed off Bergen Catholic LB Doug Rigg.

"As for recruiting, I’ve mostly been talking to West Virginia, Louisville and Iowa. I like Iowa and West Virginia a lot, but not so much Louisville. That’s mostly because I haven’t visited them yet."

Keith Sargeant also confirmed in a chat last week that Rutgers had backed off Joe Brennan several months back.

Rutgers is recruiting PA DB Brandon Ifill the hardest.

Florida athlete Marquel Wade doesn't have RU in his top five.

Today is Sept. 1st, which means that written scholarship offers can officially go out to class of '11 juniors.

PA OL Sal Conaboy committed to Maryland. DE OL Gifford Timothy committed to Clemson.

Lots of watchlist links this week, because the NY Post just ran its preseason HS football blowout: Gary Acquah, Jason Bromley, Donovan Edwards, Rob Forst (with brief updates on San Giacomo and others), Travis Graziano, Malcolm Griggs, Cody Healing, Dontae Johnson, Kenny Leveille, Jeff Mack, Angelo Mangiro, Jaime Martinez (article says offer, I dunno), Eric Minemyer, Wayne Morgan (with brief Felix Small mention) Nmesoma Okafor, Al Page, Quadir Pendleton, Jordan Rodriguez, Aslam Sterling, Donovan Walker, and Ishaq Williams (ditto).