This perma-smile is not going to leave my face until we go to Columbus. Beating Michigan marks a HUGE step forward for this program, and a ton of high-powered recruits were there to experience a tremendous game and frenetic, jubilant atmosphere.
Here are some of the recruit reactions from around the internet.
Two of the top remaining targets on Rutgers board, 4* WR Lawrence Cager and 3* Philly DL Shareef Miller had very positive experiences.
Rutgers Game was Lit— #⃣7⃣ (@MillerShareef) October 5, 2014
Florida WR Rashad Blunt clowning his new coach and loving the Dragon.
@Kturay_58 IS THE MAN— Rashad Blunt #⃣1⃣ (@Roshambo_1) October 5, 2014
New Jersey Tight End Nakia Griffin feeling the love from his new home.
Random fans recognized me, asked for pictures, high fives and all that.. So much love! #ThankYouChopNation— B1⃣G NAK (@NakiaGriffin) October 5, 2014
Ron'Dell Carter put up a tough-looking family photo of a bunch of future B1G champions together.
Orange DE Willington Previlon, who might be Kemoko Turay v2.0, had a great time too.
#RU won ppl we beat Michigan 26-24 it was lit at Rutgers crazy fans and I had the best seats in the house. Met the coaches it was fun— ~ItsBigWilL#51~ (@HaitianWilL51) October 5, 2014
#RU had good defense today and Gary Nova was buggin he had a good game— ~ItsBigWilL#51~ (@HaitianWilL51) October 5, 2014
5* Paramus Catholic DT Rashan Gary had his eyes on the game. He had a conflict with his own HS game, which was bumped to a later start, and that interfered with his ability to get down to RU to watch in person.
Top 2016 New Jersey recruit Rashan Gary told me today he knew a lot of premier in-state guys would be watching Rutgers very closely tonight.— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) October 5, 2014
South Brunswick ATH Mohamed Jabbie could not make the trip himself but was definitely enjoying the game.
RUTGERS WITH THE HUGE WIN!!! #CHOPNation— .swank. (@mjabbie7) October 5, 2014
If young Mr. Jabbie needs some further encouragement, his uncle Mo Sanu might have some things to say on the matter (retweeted by Jabbie). . .
Philadelphia ATH Yeedee Thaenrat had a good time rushing the field and videoing the madness
RU beats Michigan got to storm the field https://t.co/0M9aE70n6Y— Blackie' Chan㊗️㊙️ (@YeedeeThaenrat) October 5, 2014
DePaul Catholic's Quayshon Alexander (Kiy Hester's brother) was there with some of his DePaul squad, including Kareem Walker and Hasise Dubois.
Rutgers w/ the big WIN! #ChopMichigan— Quayshon Alexander (@KinG_QuaY_23) October 5, 2014
4* Bullis (Md.) QB Dwayne Haskins was in the house, and came away impressed. He also took in the Maryland-Ohio State game earlier in the day.
Haskins retweeted the Mo Jabbie tweet above about celebrating future RU wins on the field, as well as these two:
St. Peter's WR KJ Gray enjoyed himself.
Fun experience at #RutgersVsMichigan Blackout game.— Numba5⃣ (@CampaignKJG_5) October 5, 2014
And finally, you know damn well Ted Field had a blast with new commit Jonathan Pollock. The dude is a walking fun-machine, and he nailed the blackout look.
B1G for the Knights and Coach Flood. C'mon recruits, let's keep the good mojo flowing with some more commits!