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Rutgers Football Recruiting: B1G Visitor List for Saturday

Rutgers will host dozens of the best recruits in the State of Rutgers for the prime-time clash with the Nitty Kitties.

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Saturday is huge for Rutgers. As Kyle Flood likes to say, "first impressions matter in life," and Rutgers first B1G game, and first prime-time BTN game, is as big an opportunity to make a splashy first impression as you are likely to find anywhere.  Saturday is also critically important in the recruiting wars, which never stop.

Only the home team is allowed to invite recruits to a game, and Rutgers has not squandered that opportunity for unilateral contact with recruits, many of whom ttfp is also pursuing. Here is the list of prospects Rutgers expects to host at the big game. Just about every blue-chipper in the northeast will be on the Banks for the B1G show, including 2 5* players (Kareem Walker and Rashan Gary), and at least 5 more Rivals top-100 guys from the 2016 class (Naseir Upshur, Ahmir Mitchell, Dwayne Haskins, Jr., Ron Johnson and Jordan Fuller)

2015 Commits

LB Deonte Roberts - Erasmus Hall (N.Y.)

TE Nakia Griffin - Tenafly
WR Dontae Owens - Reading (Pa.)
DE Ron'Dell Carter - Long Reach (Md.)
OL Manny Taylor - Roman Catholic (Pa.)
OL Zach Venesky - Valley View (Pa.)
QB Mike Dare - Elmwood Park

DB Al-Kadair Ports - Weequahic
RB Charles Snorweah - Pennsbury (Pa.)
OL Jonah Jackson - Penncrest (Pa.)
S Ronnie James (Glassboro)
LB Trevor Morris - Malvern Prep (Pa.)
DE Willington Previlon - Orange

Not Expected (yet) - Jarius Adams (DB, Palm Beach Gardens, FL); Jon Bateky (DT, Poolesville, MD); Rashad Blunt (WR, Jacksonville, FL); Anthony Folkerts (TE, Valdosta, GA); Kamaal Seymour (DT, Brooklyn, NY)

2015 Uncommitted Targets

WR D.J. Haskins - Bergenfield
WR Freddie Simmons - Bethlehem Catholic (Pa.)
DE Shareef Miller - George Washington (Pa.)

2016 recruits - NJ

TE Jovani Haskins - Bergenfield
DE Ron Johnson - Camden
WR Gene Coleman - Bergen Catholic

WR Brad Hawkins - Camden
DE Jamal Holloway - Camden
ATH Mohamed Jabbie - South Brunswick
OL Nick Krimin - St. Joseph's (Metuchen)
WR Ahmir Mitchell - Cedar Creek (Egg Harbor)
OL Liam Smith - Red Bank Catholic
RB Kareem Walker - DePaul Catholic
WR Hasise Dubois - DePaul Catholic
DE Quayshon Alexander - DePaul Catholic
WR Kelvin Harmon - Palmyra

DT Rashan Gary - Paramus Catholic
OL Will Fries - Cranford
CB Jordan Fuller - Old Tappan

2016 Recruits - Other States

QB Dwayne Haskins - Bullis School (Md.)
TE Naseir Upshur - Imhotep (Pa.)
ATH Yeedee Thaenrat - Father Judge (Pa.)LB Jonathan Pollock - Dr. Phillips (Fla.)
LB Rashawn Battle - Wallenpaupeck (Pa.)

and of course, Overall Nation's founder and CEO, OL Ted Field - Garnet Valley (Pa.) [Rutgers commit]

2014 Commit LB Sidney Gopre is also expected to attend. Gopre, from Newark's Weequahic, is prepping this semester at Milford Academy (N.Y.), and is expected to rejoin the Scarlet Knights in January.

Stick with OTB for your Scarlet Knights recruiting news.  We will update the list if we hear of any other visitors.