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3/23 Recruiting Update

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Bronx DT Al Page loves Rutgers.

"My favorites are Rutgers, Maryland and Penn State in that order," Page told Rivals.com this weekend.

"Rutgers is real close to home and I’ve been there on an unofficial visit. I’m real comfortable with the atmosphere there and the coaches are straightforward with you. I hung out with some of their teammates and they welcomed me with open arms. I really liked the feeling at Rutgers."

Bergen Catholic ATH Tanner McEvoy is getting around.

"I went to BC, Rutgers, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Pitt, West Virginia, and Maryland," he said. "None really stood out." During his Easter break, McEvoy will go visit Florida, Florida State, and Miami. This summer, he plans to attend the Nike Camp at Penn State and the Elite Eleven Camp at Alabama. McEvoy played running back and wide receiver last season and is moving to quarterback for the upcoming season. He has no favorites. "I am still wide open," said McEvoy.

Another name making the rounds is Atco Winslow ATH Bill Belton.

Another South Jersey speedster in Damiere Byrd is also adding offers, and wants to visit RU and other schools before deciding on next year's signing day.

DL Connor Wujciak is holding steady with his early top three.

"I like all schools equally right now. In terms of my offers, Maryland Rutgers and Boston College were my first three [offers]. I’m really pumped about all the schools; I’m doing my research on all of them to see what school I think I would like best."

This Jameel Poteat article dances around the rumored animosity between Penn State and Bishop McDevitt HS in Harrisburg.

"Oh wow, I don't know. The question is, 'Where do I stand with them?' " said the tailback out of Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt. "It's like our relationship is kind of weird. I mean, I don't have a problem with the program, but I feel like right now that I'm kind of getting overlooked."

"... One minute they say they like me a lot, and then I won't hear from them."

Their loss is our gain, with Poteat visiting next month.

"I’m going to Rutgers but I don’t know what else I’ll be doing right now," Poteat said. "I’ll probably be out there like April 6 for a practice. I’ll probably come out to the spring game, too, but I don’t know yet."

Although it could just be a symptom of the fact that their staff has been especially slow in sending out written offers this year. For instance, how in the world does CB Terrell Chestnut not have an offer yet?

"I have maybe nine or 10," Chestnut said. "I have Rutgers, Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Connecticut, Boston College, Duke, Michigan State, Villanova and Temple. Most of them are in writing."

Another East Coaster appearing to sour on the Nittany Lions is DC DT Kevin McReynolds, who's getting more offers. DC OT Jamar Lewter has a weird top five as he begins to take visits. D.C. QB Kevin Hogan just went to Notre Dame's Junior Day.

Still not getting much buzz on PA OL Kevin Reihner. Lineman Brandon Clemons has New York ties, and happens to be a nice guy to boot.

FL WR Ja'Juan Story just added offers from Michigan and OSU. DE Bryant Dubose is still sitting on a handful of offers. The Orlando Sentinel just posted a top prospects list for both central Florida and the entire state.

The Maryland Terps have had troubles as of late in keeping their local talent in College Park.

NC TE Eric Ebron committed to UNC.

Watchlist: Jamal Abdur-Rahman, Quinton Alston, Deion Barnes, Harold Clark, Hunter Goodwin, Desimon Green, Kyshoen Jarrett (who's basically pleading with RU and PSU to offer) (2), Ted Kefalas, Ben Maraz, Evan Mulrooney (2), Shutang Mungwa, Alex Mut, Isiah Myers, Kendall Patterson, Shawn Oakman, Maika Polamalu, DeAndre Reaves, Samuel Smiley, Malik Stokes, LaMont Wims, and Andrew Zeller.