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Episode No. 100: Five Thoughts on Rutgers football recruiting



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Episode No. 100 of The Scarlet Faithful podcast covers the current state of Rutgers football recruiting.

Rutgers has had a busy last week in landing six commitments.  The Scarlet Knights have received pledges from 3-star safety Noah Shaw, 3-star linebacker Samarian Robinson, 3-star EDGE Elijah King, 3-star athlete Antonio White, 3-star athlete Sage Clawges who is reclassifying to 2023 and 3-star OL Carter Kadow.

With 19 commitments currently, the 2024 class for Rutgers is now ranked No. 21 nationally and No. 6 in the Big Ten per 247 Sports composite rankings. However, in terms of average player rating per class, Rutgers is just 12th in the league. How the class ultimately finishes from a rankings perspective depends in how the staff fills out the open spots remaining.

With spots in the 2024 class now at a premium, it will be interesting to see how the staff plans to finish out this recruiting cycle in the coming months.

This episode focuses on several topics within Rutgers football recruiting. They include looking at the current class being almost exclusively out of state and whether New Jersey is having a down year, weighing offer lists and official visits compared to rankings, why the class is tracking worse than its current ranking, evaluating this class from a potential development standpoint, how the class will ultimately fill out and how the recruiting process and timeline has changed so much in recent years.

You can listen and watch to this episode of The Scarlet Faithful podcast below.



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  1. pj43

    June 26, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I probably have a little too much time on my hands, but I’m thinking that there are maybe 7 offered recruits that could increase the overall grade of this class and that Rutgers has a legit shot at getting. I agree with Aaron that Rutgers needs to hold out for quality in the remaining openings, however many Schiano has in mind. I’m thinking the concentration of recruiting efforts should be on the Kaj Sanders & Willy Love (Safety); Jamari Howard & Josh Philostin (CBs); Kory Duff, Jr (WR/TE); Caden Brown (DE) and Deshon Dodsen (DL). Out of this group, depending on how many more slots Schiano wants to fill, I really like Korey Duff, Caden Brown, Kaj Sanders & Josh Philostin. I’m of the opinion that Schiano learned a great deal at Ohio State about recruiting. He doesn’t have the big time name program so development is key, but you need size and speed to work with. He’s assembled a coaching staff to develop that size and speed and it appears that Schiano has emphasized recruiting kids who are coachable. I like the formula.

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