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Rutgers Football Recruiting - Rolling Early at DePaul

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Wayne's DePaul Catholic is loaded in 2016, and Rutgers is off to a great start with the Spartans.

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Recruiting never stops, and as of September 1, Coach Flood and his staff have more freedom to contact 2016 recruits. Three of the Knights' highest priority targets in 2016 are DePaul Catholic Spartans, and Rutgers is doing very well with the cream of the North Jersey power's crop: 4* WR Hasise DuBois, 4* DE Quayshon Alexander, and 5* RB Kareem Walker.

Hasise DuBois

DuBois is a 6'2" 198 lb. WR, who already has offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Temple and Wake Forest, with plenty more to come. Rivals rates him as a 4-star prospect, the 9th best prospect in NJ, and the 34th ranked WR in the country, and a top-200 prospect overall. DuBois recently told 247 that Rutgers is in the lead for his services, stating, "It's close to home. My family can come watch me. They won't have to drive too far. I know all of the coaches. They are very cool. They've been in touch with me the most."

Quayshon Alexander

Alexander is a 6'2" 222 lb. Defensive End, who has offers from Rutgers and Miami, with interest from Alabama, Penn State, Georgia Tech and Pitt. Alexander is the half brother of former (and future?) Scarlet Knight commit Kiy Hester. 247 Sports Composite Ranking has Alexander as a 4* prospect, and ranks him as the nation's No. 10 weakside defensive end and the No. 8 recruit in New Jersey.  He also recently told 247 that Rutgers is in the lead early.  He has been on campus frequently, and came away impressed with a recent practice, telling 247, "You can tell they really want to work hard. It was a lot of fun watching them. It's much faster, much more intense. The colleges push you much harder."

Kareem Walker

Young Mr. Walker needs no introduction to regular OTB readers. He is the number 1 ranked RB prospect in the country, and one of the very best athletes in the class of 2016. Walker is 6'1" 210 lb. running back who can hurt a defense with his blinding speed and crazy agility on one play, and run over and through the D on the next. Just not fair. Walker would be one of the highest rated recruits, if not the highest, ever to come to Rutgers, should he pull the trigger.  Walker has been on campus multiple times this summer, and Rutgers is in good shape with him, although the competition for the 5* prospect's services is intense, with more than twenty offers from Power 5 programs like Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nice to see RU finish the game !  <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chop?src=hash">#Chop</a></p>&mdash; Al〽️ightyReem (@_KareemWalker) <a href="https://twitter.com/_KareemWalker/status/505227362766979072">August 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Walker also retweeted THIS:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If you&#39;re from NJ and got a full ride to Rutgers to play ball and didn&#39;t go there I&#39;m not trying to hear how &quot;you put on for Jersey&quot;..</p>&mdash; Bam Davis (@AnthonyDavis76) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnthonyDavis76/status/505931945130217472">August 31, 2014</a></blockquote>
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All three players will be in attendance (along with most of the best players on the eastern seaboard) for the primetime showdown with the Nitty Kitties on September 13. We have been saying it for a long time, but if Coach Flood and the Scarlet Knights take care of business on the field this season, they could set themselves up for a very special 2016 class.  Stick with On the Banks as we follow their recruiting and junior seasons.