With the football season in full swing, recruiting news has unsurprisingly slowed down. But that doesn't mean Chris Ash and the Rutgers coaching staff have put it on the back burner. Far from it, in fact. On Saturday, Rutgers orchestrated their second straight victory when they topped New Mexico. And Rutgers hosted plenty of recruiting targets to take in the gameday atmosphere and witness a win. NJ.com's Todderick Hunt put together a list of recruits in attendance. Here's a look at some potential future Scarlet Knights who were on campus Saturday.
Ruckert, a 6-5, 225-pound tight end, is one of the top tight ends in the nation for the 2018 class. Still just a junior at Lindenhurst Senior in New York, Ruckert already has quite the impressive offer list. He holds 26 offers, including scholarships from Alabama, Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and more. We're probably pretty far away from the four-star tight end from making a decision, and Rutgers is probably a longshot right now. But Chris Ash has shown impressive recruiting chops so far, and could surprise people again. Plus a "Ruckert to Rutgers" headline writes itself.
Langan, a three-star quarterback at Bergen Catholic, currently holds offers from Boston College and Temple. 247Sports rates him as a Top 20 prospect in a pretty stacked New Jersey Class of 2018, so that offer list is sure to grow. Adding Langan would not only give Rutgers another talented signal caller, but help establish a pipeline with Bergen Catholic, one of the state's top producers of collegiate talent.
The 2018 three-star receiver from Palmyra already holds an offer from N.C. State. He has great hands and speed, and shows impressive athleticism. Also a 247 Top 20 Garden State recruit, he's sure to generate a lot of interest over the next year-plus.
The Marinelli Brothers
The duo of DePaul Catholic both profile as solid linemen at the next level. Michael, a senior, holds offers from 11 offers, including Army and a number of Ivy League schools. Anthony, a junior, is still awaiting his first offer, but has received interest from Penn State, Michigan, Boston College, Temple, and others.
Todderick considers Parham, of Hillsborough, "one of NJ's most underrated." 247 has the junior wide receiver as a three-star prospect, though he still doesn't hold an offer. He has good size and excellent vision, identifying defenders' missteps and making them pay. He's also a weapon on special teams for Hillsborough. He could be a good under-the-radar pickup if Rutgers chooses to offer him.