Episode No. 107 of The Scarlet Faithful podcast focuses on the positive momentum in recruiting that both Rutgers men’s basketball and football are building.
Football has now landed two 4-star recruits in a row in Korey Duff Jr. and Kaj Sanders. Both are local and show the staff is making strides to keep top talent home. After Greg Schiano and the staff built a solid base in the 2024 class, Rutgers is now adding highly rated prospects.
One reason I think forward recruiting momentum is sustainable for both programs is the belief that top commits are showing.
Sanders has been vocal since Saturday about he is recruiting other highly rated prospects to come to Rutgers. We’ve seen the same with No. 2 recruit Ace Bailey making it very clear how much he wants No. 1 recruit Dylan Harper to come to Rutgers with him.
Harper continues to be pursued heavily by Rutgers. Steve Pikiell and his staff have done everything to show the top recruit what he means to the future of the program. They’re showing how they view him a transformational recruit and having Bailey as part of their message is critical.
Other recruiting topics in this episode include the need for balancing top recruits locally vs. nationally, the strategies and approaches by both coaching staffs as well as the importance of top talent wanting to be surrounded by top talent.
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