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Episode No. 95: Recruiting odd and ends for Rutgers basketball, football & baseball



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Epsidoe No. 95 focuses on recruiting updates for Rutgers men’s basketball as well as football and baseball.

Steve Owens added transfer pitchers Jack Eshleman from Hamilton and Joey DeChiaro from Old Dominion last week. On Tuesday, St. John’s transfer pitcher Sonny Fauci announced he was coming to Rutgers. I touch on all three and where the program stands this offseason in rebuilding the pitching staff.

Football suffered the decommitment of offensive lineman Judah Pruitt over the weekend. He flipped to Boston College after taking an official visit there. In addition, 4-star target Korey Duff is announcing his decision next week with Rutgers, North Carolina and now Miami in the mix. The 2024 recruiting class is still needs to add talent on both sides of the ball as Rutgers drops to No. 29 nationally in the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Steve Pikiell spoke on Big Ten This Morning on SiriusXM and mentioned a couple of visitors were expected soon. The program continues to pursue graduating seniors from the 2023 class as well as transfer portal options. In addition, Pikiell spoke about the addition of Gavin Griffiths and the large role he expects him to play this coming season. Jamichael Davis is another incoming freshman who could see minutes next season.

A few other odds and ends were discussed as well.

You can watch and listen to the latest episode of The Scarlet Faithful podcast below. More episodes to come throughout the week including a focus on the 2025 recruiting class as well as a hoops related guest closer to the weekend.



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  1. pj43

    June 21, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    I had been thinking that Pruitt could be more of a big body DL type of player. You don’t like to lose those potential DL big boys but that’s the way it goes. I am excited by today’s news that Schiano and staff were able to flip Samarian Robinson from UCF to complete the LB recruiting for the ’24 class. Can you have enough FL speed & talent? Looking at the tape & the kid’s metrics, Rutgers is getting a side to side LB with speed, quickness and a thumper mentality. Another potential high end talent for the defense.

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