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Rutgers football recruiting update for the week of 7/12

Committed Players

Add Julian Pinnix-OdrickDavon JacobsBrandon Arcidiacono (2), and Kyle Federico to what is quickly becoming a very highly-touted football recruiting class. Rutgers cleaned up in 2009 and 2011, and looks to be on that path again this year.

Uncommitted Players

Time to start the 2013 hype machine for Wayne Hills QB Kevin Olsen, although he's far from RU's only early verbal offer at the position. I don't think the staff would screw around with Coach Olsen's son, but the NCAA's verbal offer rules making it impossible to determine the actual veracity of verbal offers are profoundly, profoundly stupid, counter-intuitive, and counterproductive. Yes, it's so much better for thousands of recruits to get slow-played and manipulated by football factories, like what Nebraska did to that kid from Scranton a few years back. Idiots.

This Devin Fuller chat certainly seems tamper-riffic, although Rivals got around that by having all questions referred to a moderator. So, who's going after Fuller the hardest?

I would say UCLA, Nebraska, Rutgers, Michigan, and Penn State too. All are pretty close but those are the ones that stick out.

Come on Yuri Wright, you can't leave us all hanging with talk of a package Bosco deal.

'13 NJ CB Eli Woodard is the next Logan Ryan? Sounds good.

'13 NJ DE Tashawn Bower from right down the road from RU at 'Lata is another guy to keep an eye on.

J.C. Shurburtt has both good and bad news for Rutgers fans. And speaking of 24/7, what's that about Wayne Morgan and a Michigan hat? Our DB recruiting is impossible to keep track of this year (partially for reasons described above.)

'13 PA TE Adam Breneman hopes to make it to RU soon.

NJ DL/LB Kaiwan Lewis is touring the south.

MD RB Ken Goins likes PSURU offered '13 DC OL Derwin Gray.

FL ATH Travares Copeland camped at RU with teammate LB Patrick Jean. FL S Deon Bush is thinking factory. Haven't heard much on FL ATH Falon Batua lately.

Do recruits care about NCAA violations? Apparently not enough to forgo going to a Nike camp, considering their influence over the Oregon program.

NY DT Jarron Jones decommitted from PSU, with the rumor mill now swinging towards ND. JUCO OL Will Latu committed to WVU. Gah, PA LB Nyeem Wartman picked PSU over RU. FL TE Kelvin Rainey is going to South Carolina.

Watchlist: This is a section of this site's weekly recruiting posts featuring links to players that Rutgers may or may not be showing interest in, but has not yet offered.

Jazzmar ClaxBrandon DavisJalen Gee, and Taylor Reynolds.