ScarletReport.com continues its original series as it goes position-by-position in breaking down the offers extended in the 2015 class, and gives insight the latest developments with each player. The series continues with the running backs.
ScarletReport.com continues its new series breaking down the "realistic" targets in each position group of the 2015 class. Today's installment takes a look at the running backs currently on Rutgers
Josh Adams, Warrington (Pa.) Central Bucks South, 6-3, 205
Adams is set to visit Penn State
this weekend and Rutgers next week, and if he leaves Happy Valley uncommitted it will make for an interesting recruitment. The Nittany Lions already have two running backs committed, but Adams is versatile enough to play several positions, including safety and receiver. He also has the frame to grow into linebacker, but Rutgers, if he gets to campus, will be able to sell him on being a featured running back. He is also looking into making visits to Pittsburgh
Nas Bonner, Philadelphia Imhotep, 5-10, 180
Bonner's offer list includes Arizona State
, which he is talking to the most, but at this point Rutgers is no longer showing much interest. The Scarlet Knights continue to recruit several of his teammates, but have cooled significantly on Bonner.
Quadree Henderson, Wilmington (Del.) Alexis I. Dupont, 5-9, 172
Henderson can be a slot receiver, but most schools are recruiting him at running back. He was considering Clemson
hard in January, but the Tigers backed off. Henderson visited Rutgers in December and received an offer, but he has not shown a lot of interest lately. The Scarlet Knights are trying to get him to visit campus, but so far a date has not been set. West Virginia
is doing well with Henderson, who also holds a Nebraska
offer. He is set to visit Boston College
Robert Ennis, Millville (N.J.) High, 5-10, 170
Ennis was offered by Rutgers during a March 1 visit to campus, and quickly added one from Toledo
following it. He is hearing from Maryland
and Penn State, but with the Nittany Lions already landing a pair of running backs they are likely not going to recruit him hard. Ennis said he wants to check out other schools, and is in no rush to make a decision after he watched class of 2014 Millville defensive tackle Antoine White
's recruitment take off during the spring evaluation period.
Dontae Strickland, Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick, 6-0, 180
Rutgers has had a stranglehold on prospects from South Brunswick – Mohamed Sanu, Jevon Tyree
and T.J. Taylor
-- but that could change with Strickland. Prospects like Taylor and Tyree were always around campus and visited nearly every opportunity, but Strickland is branching out more and is markedly more intrigued by out-of-state schools than the aforementioned trio. Georgia Tech
is high on Strickland's list, and he has been to Penn State several times, and an offer from the Nittany Lions, who could use him as a safety, could be too much to overcome for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers offered Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt's Andre Robinson
and Whitehall (Pa.) High's Saquon Barkley
, who originally committed to Rutgers. Both are committed to Penn State.