2012 Recruiting: Jersey's 25 To Know

Recruiting of the 2012 class is now underway, and that means plenty of talent is being evaluated. Players will rise and fall as the spring evaluation period takes place and the 2011 season begins, but here are 25 names in New Jersey every Rutgers fan should know.

The 2012 recruiting season is here, and like always, there is plenty of talent in New Jersey for Rutgers to build the class around.

Names change in the recruiting game, especially when the spring evaluation period begins, but right now there is a corps of players every Rutgers aficionado should know, and ScarletReport.com brings you "25 to Watch" as the recruiting class unfolds:


1. Elijah Shumate, S, 6-1, 195, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey)
Dynamic DB attended Rutgers' junior day and his recruitment could turn national.

2. Ruhann Peele, WR, 6-1, 170, Linden High
A regular visitor to Rutgers campus is very close to the Scarlet Knights coaching staff.

3. Devin Fuller, ATH, 6-1, 185, Northern Valley Old Tappan High
Puts up video game-type numbers as a QB, but will likely play in the secondary in college.

4. Quanzell Lambert, MLB, 6-2, 230, Timber Creek High (Erial)
Tremendous athlete who could anchor the middle of a defense for years.

5. D.J. Singleton, S, 6-3, 195, St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City)
Size and speed will make him one of Jersey's top targets for out-of-state schools.

6. Darius Hamilton, DE, 6-4, 245, Don Bosco Prep
One of the many talented 2012s with the Ironmen, and high on the Scarlet Knights' list.

7. Davon Jacobs, S, 6-2, 185, DePaul Catholic (Wayne)
Athletic and big, his recruitment has already hit high gear.

8. Leonte Carroo, WR/DB, 6-2, 200, Don Bosco Prep
Lives in shadows of Rutgers Stadium and could be the next Bosco product to be Rutgers-bound.

9. Ryan Brodie, OL, 6-4, 265, Long Branch High
Very good feet and athletic, and is working on building strength.

10. Kye Morgan, RB/CB, 5-10, 180, Franklin High (Somerset)
Likely a CB in college, Morgan is a regular at the Rutgers campus.

11. Nigel Jones, RB, 5-8, 195, Holy Spirit High (Absegami)
Injuries kept him on the sidelines part of 2010, but one of state's best RBs in 2012.

12. Tyrell Smith, OL, 6-4, 270, Lacey Township High
The Jersey Shore continues to produce talent, and Smith is a prime example.

13. Delon Stephenson, ATH, 5-10, 170, Sayreville High (Parlin)
Future as a slot receiver, and it helps his brother (Daryl) is a Rutgers signee.

14. Dan Mastromatteo, OLB, 6-2, 215, Holy Spirit
A secret in South Jersey, he is high on Rutgers' list after attending junior day.

15. Yuri Wright, DB, 6-2, 180, Don Bosco Prep
Cover corner will be a hot commodity, and will be heavily recruited.

16. Jazzmar Clax, LB, 6-0, 215, Freehold Boro High
Quick to the ball and aggressive, and also thinks highly of Rutgers.

17. Kaiwan Lewis, DE, 6-2, 230, St. Joseph's High (Hammonton)
Size could make him a LB in college, but can get up the field from his DE spot.

18. Khalif Herbin, ATH, 5-7, 165, Montclair
Explosive with the ball, can play slot receiver and be a return specialist.

19. Jamil Pollard, DT, 6-4, 280, West Deptford High (Westville)
Size and strength stand out with one of South Jersey's best.

20. Brandon Napoleon, ATH, 6-0, 175, St. Peter's Prep
Wants to play QB in college, but likely will be a CB or WR.

21. Julian Pinnix-Ordick, DT, 6-5, 265, Montclair High
Size, quickness and strength make him one to watch as the spring continues.

22. Carlton Agudosi, WR, 6-6, 195, Franklin High
Rangy WR has good hands and uses his size well.

23. Max Valles, ATH, 6-4, 210, St. Joseph's (Hammonton)
He is athletic, but the question is where he will play in college.

24. Tajae Sharpe, WR/S, 6-1, 170, Piscataway High
Sneaky athletic, Sharpe blends in with the Chiefs, but could excel with development.

25. Michael Giacone, TE, 6-3, 230, St. Peter's Prep
Athleticism, good hands and nice blocking skills makes him an interesting target.


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