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  1. Miami is Golden in N.J. with ATH Hester

    Jared Shanker

    Al Golden said earlier this year that his native state of New Jersey will always be a priority on the recruiting trail at Miami. Sunday, he scored a recruiting win from the Garden State, coming at the expense of the local New Jersey school. ESPN 3...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  2. BC Eagles add ESPN 300 RB Hilliman

    Jared Shanker

    Boston College senior Andre Williams was a Heisman finalist Saturday, but before the ceremony began the Eagles replenished the running back position with a commitment from an ESPN 300 member. Jonathan Hilliman (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  3. No-visit policies take center stage again

    Jared Shanker

    A no-visit policy should be an unspoken, unwritten, does-this-really-need-to-be-explained policy. That is how decorated Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen views it. It's part of being a verbal commitment, he says. At least, tha...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  4. New Jersey is the little state that produces big NFL, college foo...

    Jared Shanker

    The Garden State grows top prospects -- including the sixth-most NFL players -- but in-state Rutgers isn't benefitting from the deep pool of local talent.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  5. Rutgers lands in-state ESPN 300 RB

    Jared Shanker

    Jonathan Hilliman is the latest ESPN 300 member see Red. The Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep running back committed to Rutgers in a news conference at his high school. Multiple news outlets, including the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, attended t...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  6. ESPN 300 prospects flood to Rutgers

    Jared Shanker

    If Rutgers becomes a contender in the Big Ten in the next few years, the summer of 2013 could be looked upon as the reason why. The 2014 class in New Jersey is one of the strongest it has been recently with 13 prospects with a Scout Grade of 81 or...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  7. Blacknall key to RU's in-state success

    Jared Shanker

    Rutgers is on fire, and that is not a reference to the summer heat in Piscataway, N.J. Heading into the summer the Scarlet Knights had a talented 2014 class lined up, but they were missing out on the top talent in their own state. That began to ch...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  8. Commits make an impression on DE Slade

    Jared Shanker

    The recruitment of Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) could come down to the little things. Slade, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end, has a top five of Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia. And three of the schools...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  9. Rutgers finally making moves in N.J.

    Jared Shanker

    When Kiy Hester (Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic) released his top seven three weeks ago, he was actually listing his runners-up. The ESPN 300 recruit knew he would be committing to Rutgers and hoped it would be sooner rather than later. The same can ...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  10. TE Izzo has three finalists already

    Jared Shanker

    At least three teams are safe to make it through final cuts for tight end Ryan Izzo (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII). Over the last several days, Izzo visited Iowa, USC and Wisconsin, and all three will be in his top group, which he will announce in...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  11. Rutgers lands ESPN 300 WR Jennings

    Jared Shanker

    Myles Nash did not believe him at first. He thought his old teammate might be messing with him. "He was like, 'For real?' " Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) said. Jennings, an ESPN 300 receiver, was telling Nash, now a Rutgers linebac...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  12. ESPN 300 WR Jennings talks top group

    Jared Shanker

    Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek) named a top eight this week, and he is spending three days on the campus of one of those teams through Wednesday. The ESPN 300 receiver has Rutgers in his top eight, and he arrived in Piscataway for the S...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. RB Ollison breaks down top-five group

    Jared Shanker

    With 15 offers, Qadree Ollison (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) felt it was time to trim his list some. He did that Monday when he named a top five. Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin are the five schools at the top for the three-star runni...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. Four-star knows five schools for next cut

    Jared Shanker

    The next line of cuts are coming for four-star athlete Juwann Winfree (Englewood, N.J./Dwight Morrow), and he has a good idea of who will be moving on. Winfree said he could cut his list in the next few days and knows five of the schools that are ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  15. Klock doesn't wait to pick Jackets

    Jared Shanker

    Trey Klock (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) traveled to Florida to help clear his head for a few days. He wanted to commit Sunday, but a few last-minute pitches by colleges made him think about postponing it. Klock had one final opportunity to get...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  16. TE Trey Klock could commit soon

    Jared Shanker

    Picking a school can be stressful for a college recruit. So Trey Klock (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) likely will make his decision when he is stress-free. "We're down in Florida for a few days on vacation," the 2014 tight end said, "so I think ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013