Recruiting Reset: Receivers

The spring evaluation period is winding down and the camp circuit is about to hit overdrive. So views it as the perfect time for its "Recruiting Reset" package. Today's piece is the final part of the offensive recruiting targets, with a look at receiver.

Franklin High's (Somerset, N.J.) Carlton Agudosi and Linden (N.J.) High's Ruhann Peele are already on the board, Ian Thomas has Rutgers in his top four and Rutgers is doing well with Leonte Carroo.

And that doesn't even begin to factor in the Florida contingent of Fred McRae, DeAndre Jasper and Ricardo Louis, each of whom told they would camp at Rutgers, or Delon Stephenson, who is being recruited as an athlete, when looking at Rutgers' receiver recruiting.

Indeed, Rutgers recruitment of receivers is going well, bolstered by the early commitments of the three-star in-state recruits Peele and Agudosi.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Peele is the first member of Rutgers' 2012 class, committing April 12 during a meeting with coach Greg Schiano during an unofficial visit.

He is coming off a junior season in which he caught 30 catches passes for 493 yards and three touchdowns, and carried 32 times for 219 yards and a touchdown, and possesses excellent hands and an incredible drive.

Agudosi gives the Scarlet Knights a receiver who could bookend with Rutgers freshman Brandon Coleman down the line. Like Coleman, Agudosi sports a 6-6 frame, and the ability to out-jump defenders for the ball.

As a junior, he made 42 catches for 865 yards and eight touchdowns.

Just with Agudosi and Peele, the Scarlet Knights' receiver recruiting is in tremendous shape, but they remain involved with a few other high-profile recruits, beginning with the four-star Carroo out of Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), who has been to campus several times and has a strong connection with receivers coach P.J. Fleck and defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley, who was at Don Bosco on Monday.

Franklin High's (Reisterstown, Md.) Thomas recently told he is eyeing Notre Dame, Rutgers, Maryland and Stanford. He visited Rutgers in the spring, and is planning on a summer visit.

Stephenson's lone offer is from Rutgers, and he talked about making a decision in late June. His brother, Daryl, is an incoming freshman, and he has been a regular visitor to Rutgers. He is being recruited as an athlete, with slot receiver and cornerback two of the more likely options.

Jasper, from Miami Jackson High, has a connection to Rutgers. His cousin is Tim Brown while McRae, who plays at Chaminade Madonna, is good friends with Scarlet Knights freshman cornerback Jonathan Aiken.

Also among the Florida contingent of prospects is Miami Beach four-star Ricardo Louis, who told on Monday he planned to camp at Rutgers.

There will also be a number of other players on the radar looking to earn offers, such as Marcus McGill of Gates-Chili High (Rochester, N.Y.), Canaan Severin of Worcester (Mass.) Academy and world-class sprinter Najee Glass of St. Peter's Prep.

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