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Weekend Recruiting Recap

Rutgers had an eventful and positive recruiting weekend.

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This weekend, Rutgers Football hosted a number of high profile visitors for Junior Day, and also got some other positive news. Here's what you need to know.

Rutgers Leads for Ahmir Mitchell

Friday afternoon, Rutgers fans got some great news, as Ahmir Mitchell announced his top six schools, in order of preference, and Rutgers led the list.

The talented wide receiver was on campus a few weeks ago, and obviously, the Scarlet Knights are doing well with him.  He has more schools to visit, but this is certainly positive for the Knights.

Junior Day is a Success

Many top prospects from New Jersey and beyond spent Saturday on the Banks, including a surprise visit from QB target Jarrett Guarantano, who decided at the last minute to come down and hang out with some of the other talented prospects on campus.

Some of the other high profile targets on campus were WR targets Gene Coleman (Bergen Catholic), Donald Stewart (Paramus Catholic), Marcus Simms (Sandy Springs, Maryland), Hasise Dubois (DePaul) and commit Mo Jabbie; linebacker Cameron Brown (Bullis HS, Maryland); DB Patrick Johnson (Bullis HS, Maryland); QB Anthony Russo; TE Naseir Upshur (Imhotep HS, Philadephia) and DT Ellison Jordan (Gilman HS Maryland)

New Offers

Rutgers handed out a few new scholarship offers at Junior Day.  Topping the list is QB Anthony Russo. Rutgers pursuit of Quarterbacks Jarrett Guarantano and Dwayne Haskins is well-documented, but Rutgers is diligently recruiting the position beyond Plan A and A1. 6'4" Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA) signal-caller Anthony Russo was on campus, and became the third uncommitted QB, after Haskins and Guarantano, to receive an offer from the Knights.

Two other players received offers, in South Brunswick safety Phil Campbell and Downingtown East, PA (home of Tyler Kroft and Taj Alexander) OL Michael Clark.