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10/6 Recruiting Update

Was the Schianocopter in service for Friday's game between STA and Byrnes?

Rutgers' Greg Schiano noted he landed in an eight-seat plane.

"I've got six empty seats to take players back," he said.

He was joking.

In addition to Chas Dodd (and his 416 yards and 3 TDs), one of the players Coach may have been watching were Aquinas LB Vinnie Mauro, DB Brian Robinson, one of several prospects mentioned in this post on the new State of Rutgers site. They also have new articles up on Tejay Johnson (who's having a big year), Bjoern Werner, Connor Wujciak, along with verbal Jordan Thomas (RU assistant/s watched his last game in person), so check those out before the site's paywall goes up.

Per the Ledger, J.T. Tartacoff had two touchdowns on the weekend. Lots of other familiar names on that list.

Brandon Coleman has designs on three visits.

Let me get this straight; Charles Davis was offered a scholarship as a junior, and he has doubters?

"I think Charles Davis posted a statement for any of those doubters why Rutgers offered him a full scholarship," Neptune coach John Fiore said. "Now we know why."

Some bad news on the T.J. Clemmings front.

Clemmings, a defensive end for Paterson Catholic (3-0), has yet to fully commit to a college, but told MSG Varsity his choices are narrowed down to Pittsburgh, Florida, and Ohio State.

It's unfortunate to not see RU on his list at the moment. Don't think he ends up at UF, given that they turned down Easley. Schiano is not giving up yet, watching P.C. in person on Saturday. And now I'm editing this section for the third time, as ZAGSBLOG has even more, including some Pitt-related damage control by his coach.

"He did verbally commit to Pitt," Wimberly added. "He’s now considering taking visits. Can that change between now and December? Yes, it can.

"He has said that he would consider taking other visits at the conclusion of the season. Obviously, Rutgers is somebody that if he does consider taking visits they would be one of the schools. Nothing is going to be set until next month."


Rutgers appears to be in the lead for Pottsgove (Pa.) defensive back Terrell Chestnut, who is originally from New Jersey.

Doug Rigg said Rutgers had backed off him a while back, which is probably why West Virginia jumped to his favorite school. SOR has a similar piece up.

DT Sharrif Floyd is back from Florida, and getting ready to visit PSU and South Carolina.

Maryland OL Shane Johnson has RU in his top five, and says that BC pulled his offer.

If Michigan slipped out of PA S Brandon Ifill's top three (with Pitt and MD), does that mean we're back in?

Florida LB Christian Jones may visit. Another LB, Kevin Nelson, may as well despite his verbal to Miami, along with his teammate, DB Devont'a Davis. It doesn't look like athlete Corvin Lamb is very high on UF's list. DT Richard Ash isn't mentioning RU.

2011 SC WR Hakeem Flowers is likely a token offer.

As had been long rumored, CT LB Khairi Fortt committed to PSU. FL DE Lynden Trail committed to UF (with some weird addendum, although he's not coming here regardless.

Watchlist: Anthony Gaffney, Quentin Gause, Anthony LiGregni, Zach Hundertmark, Corey Majors, Antoine Pozniak, Jesse Raymond, Nick SanGiacomo Wilhelm Tye, and Chris Woods.

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