Over the weekend, Pennsylvania linebacker Sam Bergen received an offer from Rutgers and pulled the trigger.
"I went to the game yesterday and Rutgers has been my number one choice for a while," Bergen explained. "I got offered at the end of the game and I told coach (Greg) Schiano that I would commit right then. It all happened yesterday."
I don't have a problem with taking Bergen, although like many of this year's commits, he's somewhat of a question mark. Bergen tore his ACL last season. He was receiving some hype to that's point, although it's unclear how exactly his recruiting would have otherwise proceeded. He came back healthy this year, and presumably the coaching staff has done their homework. It is worth noting that the coaching staff did choose him over several "bigger" names in the area. I'd assume that Rutgers isn't going to recruit any more pure linebackers in this class.
Paramus lineman Danny Foose just returned from his official to Illinois.
"I don’t have any more visits set up yet. I’ve narrowed it a little bit but it’s still the main schools that it has been—Rutgers, Boston College, Illinois, Central Florida, Stanford and Cincinnati."
Brandon Coleman on his timetable:
"I just want to wait and take my time," said the 6-7, 215-pound Coleman, who has caught at least one touchdown pass in each of the Mustangs' five games. "I know this is a big decision. I don't want to go through the decommitting process. I don't want to build that reputation that I can't make up my mind."
Expect to hear more about 2011 DE Connor Wujciak.
His brother "is leaving it up to me," Connor said. "I haven't visited Boston College yet but I'm definitely looking to get up there. With Rutgers, I definitely feel comfortable with the coaches. I really wouldn't say I have any favorites. I don't know when I'll commit, whenever I feel ready, whether that's tomorrow or when I'm signing the Letter of Intent."
2011 athlete Damiere Byrd now has an offer.
"I really enjoyed it," Byrd said of the experience. "It’s very nice up there and it’s a great atmosphere. I was able to see their weight room but didn’t get to talk to anyone. For my first time to Rutgers though, it was a good experience."
2011 Florida athlete Teddy Bridgewater does too.
"They say that I can come in and make an impact right away," Greene said of Rutgers. "They've been showing me the most love."
MD OL Shane Johnson seems to have good things to say about Pitt.
"Hopefully I’ll take an official to Rutgers, but if I don’t think could be the last visit. I like Rutgers because they have good academics. The only thing about it is the proximity from home. It’s in New Jersey, and that’s the only knock.
WR O.J. Ross wants to visit Rutgers, although I haven't heard him linked much to the Knights lately. Rutgers is one of three favorites for RB Jawan Jamison. SoR has an article up about 2011 FL DE Brandon Fulse.
FL CB Devont'a Davis committed to Miami.
Rutgers doesn't seem to be in contact with Torian Richardson.