Top 5 New Jersey Recruits Still on the Board

As continues its "30 lists in 30 days" series, the focus moves to recruiting in New Jersey. More specifically, it deals with the top 5 recruits remaining on the board in the 2012 class.

5. QB/ATH Devin Fuller, Old Tappan Northern Valley: The question is whether Fuller wants to play quarterback or defensive back in college. He is looking at schools with both in mind, and recently said Rutgers and Notre Dame made his first cut.

If he plays quarterback, he wants to play in a spread so he can use his feet and his arm. If he goes with defensive back, he could start at cornerback and move to safety if cornerback doesn't work out.

4. Yuri Wright, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey): He possesses the size (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) defensive coordinators love. He is long and rangy, and has an impressive offer list that includes Rutgers, Notre Dame, Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Wright has been to Rutgers several time this spring, and with each visit he grows more comfortable with the idea playing there, and more comfortable with the coaching staff.

3. Elijah Shumate, Don Bosco Prep: The 6-1, 205-pound safety is being looked at by virtually every major program in the nation, but there are questions as to whether he will be a safety or linebacker in college.

He wants to play safety, but if he continues to grow, a move to linebacker is natural. He has also been a regular at Rutgers this spring, and has built a tremendous relationship with the coaching staff, and is getting to know members of the team.

2. Quanzell Lambert, Timber Creek High (Erial, N.J.): This school is producing a lot of high-profile talent, and it continues in the 2013 class. But this is about the 2012 class, and Lambert is one of the top-rated middle linebackers in the country.

He is most familiar with Rutgers, but will travel nationally in the summer to get a better understanding of some of the other schools recruiting him.

1. Darius Hamilton, Don Bosco Prep: The son of former New York Giants defensive lineman Keith Hamilton, the 6-4, 230-pound Hamilton is one of the few true highly-rated defensive ends in the class. The five-star prospects brings a wealth of physical talent, and he also has plenty of experience to draw upon.

Hamilton has been a regular on the Rutgers campus this spring, and is organizing summer trips before trimming his list and making a decision after the season

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