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1/19 Recruiting Update

Taj Alexander made the PA AAAA all-state team. Sam Bergen was named to the PA roster for their Big 33 all-star game against Ohio.

Defensive back Lorenzo Waters out of DeMatha in Maryland looks like a very good addition (he's Joe Lefeged's cousin). Now the incoming class of freshmen count is presently at 15, and will probably finish at between 16 and 20 players.

It's official: offensive linemen Matt McBride, Betim Bujari, and Frank Quartucci have enrolled for the spring semester, adding sorely needed depth. Bujari's the best of the three, he would have been a bigger name if he let the recruiting process play out. He was another Sanu though in that he was absolutely sold on Rutgers from the start. Wouldn't surprise me if he cracked the two deep this fall and started next year.

I think Mike Farrell is just trying to screw with everybody with this Brandon Coleman quote. Not worried in the slightest.

"It kind of changed some things for me, one because Rutgers hasn’t announced a wide receivers coach and I met the receivers coach at Syracuse and he’s a good fit."

Assistants from a couple schools will visit Mustafa Greene this week. FYI, I asked a couple SEC fans whether their schools would be willing to hold a ship for Greene, and none of them thought they would. Never know with all of their crazy oversignings though. The one school I'd watch would be South Carolina though. If they don't get Marcus Lattimore as expected, they could turn to some of our remaining targets. Scout now has Casey Turner as a soft verbal because he took an official visit to UNC, but that had been announced a while back when he was looking at Arkansas too.

FL DB Rashad Knight apparently enjoyed his visit to Michigan. Still a lot of weird factors in play with their class and whether or not they'll even accept his verbal in the end, IMO.

He still has two visits to Rutgers and Ole Miss left, but I think we sky rocketed to the top of his list with this visit.

FL ATH Ace Sanders won't be coming on an official, but still may sneak in an unofficial to Rutgers over the coming weeks. South Carolina is still trying to get ATH Jeremy Deering to drop his official here in favor of Columbia. Florida's level of interest in Deering is unclear.

Last Saturday was Junior Day at Rutgers, and more news about the class of '11 will start to come out over coming weeks. Don't want to count the offers just yet because a lot of them are supposed to come in writing in the coming weeks (before Sat, Rivals was showing an offer out to '11 Brooklyn DE Ishaq Williams, and Scout to '11 FL DE Giovani Francois and RB Chevelle Buie). Charles Davis was in attendance, and is likely to pick up offers from Maryland and Pitt during their upcoming Junior Days too. St. Peter's Prep RB Savon Huggins has named Rutgers in his early top 3. Terrell Chestnut goes the distance.

I noticed something odd recently with the Rivals team rankings. This year's class is small, and sure to add more players, but it's hard to believe that they're ranked at #89 in the country. It's not like it's a great class by any stretch, but that's ridiculous. No individual rating is that out of whack. The only real conclusion is that there must be a lot of star inflation at the national level. That's not worth getting upset about or even paying attention to at all. RU could have easily have verbal commits from *** and even **** players right now, and did not accept them for very good reasons. And yet, if they had, the sites would say that they had a better class. Unbelievable, and an absolute black eye for the rankings.

Terrence Mitchell committed to FSU (in case you're wondering, Bjoern Werner may be leaning there too). With his academics a question mark, Aquinas S Brian Robinson ended up at Marshall. Their new coach Doc Holliday sure is doing a number on WVU's class. LB Vinnie Mauro committed to Navy.

Watchlist: Michael Burton, Devon Cajuste, Dan Foose, Nick Law, Cole Marcoux, and Hank McCloud.