Red Lion, Bigelow Win Schiano Shootout

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- At the end of a day packed with football, Red Lion Christian (Bear, Del.) prevailed over St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) 38-13 in the championship round. ScarletReport.com spoke with 2013 Rutgers target Kenny Bigelow about the victory and breaks down many top targets' performances inside...

PISCATAWAY, N.J. --Before Greg Schiano presented 7-on-7 champion Red Lion (Bear, De.) with its trophy, he made a speech about toughness.

Schiano told winner Red Lion and runner-up St. Joesph's (Montvale, N.J.) that physical and mental toughness, and not skill alone, got the two teams through the 63-squad field and compared it to the "chop" mentality.

The message hit home with 2013 defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow, who holds six verbal offers including Rutgers and Auburn.

"I think that's exactly what we're all about," said Bigelow, who checks in at 6-foot-3, 280 pounds. "We fought and stayed strong and tried to come out with the win no matter what like Coach Schiano said. I think Coach Schiano is a great coach. He's a great leader. I love what he's doing here at Rutgers."

Bigelow already has offers from Auburn, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, Temple and Rutgers. He said he his most familiar with Rutgers, but will visit Auburn this summer.

"Rutgers is great," he said. "It's a family. All the coaches are always involved and looking in here and there and I love being here again. I haven't been too much in the school, but I've seen the athletic facilities a lot and they're nice."



ScarletReport.com was at the Schiano Shootout 7-on-7 from registration through the championship game, and while there were a number of prospects to check out, we thought we would start the extensive coverage of players with a few breakdowns.

QB/ATH Devin Fuller, 6-1, 190, Old Tappan (N.J.) Northern Valley
Fuller's recruitment is a mixed bag with schools looking at him as a quarterback and others as an athlete, and after his performance at the Schiano Shootout, especially in the group state, quarterback could be in his future.
Fuller showed an ability to drop back and read the defense, then displayed a strong and accurate arm, while also mixing in touch. It is not a format built for his strength, but he did well. Rutgers already made his first cut, and should be in it until the end.

CB Yuri Wright, 6-2, 175, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
It was fun to watch Wright play receiver just to see his athleticism, but he is a really good cornerback who showed why he is a four-star. He is long, athletic and can be a shutdown corner because he is physical off the line of scrimmage.
Wright said he hopes to trim his list soon, and isn't sure when he will make a decision, but he said he remains high on the Scarlet Knights, and is a frequent visitor to campus.

WR Ian Thomas, 6-1, 190, Franklin High (Reisterstown, Md.),
Thomas may have been the best non-committed receiver at the camp. He showed his size, strength and ability to catch the ball in traffic. He told ScarletReport.com on Friday he was looking at Iowa, Notre Dame, Stanford and Rutgers.
His mom made the trip up to campus and Thomas and his mom where going to meet with the staff, see the academic presentation and talk to coach Greg Schiano. Thomas originally said it would take place Sunday, but added late in the day the meetings and presentation could come after the 7-on-7 ended.

WR Carlton Agudosi, 6-6, 205, Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.)
The Rutgers commit is aggressive in the air, fights for the ball and has strong hands. His body continues to get bigger as the weight training continues. Agudosi is as solid as commits come, and he maintained his focus remains on recruiting others to the 2012 class.

WR Neiko Creamer, 6-3, 205, Red Lion Academy (Bear, Del.)
This class of 2013 receiver is part of the quickly rising football program in Delaware, and the son of a former University of Tennessee cornerback. Creamer doesn't have blazing speed, but is quick off the line, physical in the air and a very good competitor.
Creamer holds a Temple offer and North Carolina State and Rutgers are the schools he is hearing from. He told ScarletReport.com he will be back on campus Monday to camp.

TE Michael Giacone, 6-5, 230, St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)
A tight end like Giacone can thrive in a 7-on-7 settling. He used his size and jumping ability to pull down a lot of balls from quarterback Brandon Napoleon.
Giacone's shining moment came in the round of eight. Snapping the ball with one second left and trailing by seven, Napoleon threw a 40-yard Hail Mary that Giacone snared in the end-zone. SPP missed the extra point and was eliminated, however.

WR Charlie Callinan, 6-4, 200, St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.)
This class of 2013 receiver may have had the best showing of anyone at the Schiano Shootout. Callinan holds a verbal offer from Rutgers and was on-campus for an unofficial visit last week.
This budding St. Peters Prep star had three multi-touchdown games and used his slashing ability to get open and turned on the jets to blow by defenders after the catch. Callinan's day ended poorly, however, when he could not pull in a pass from Napoleon that would have forced overtime.

DL Julian Pinnix-Odrick, 6-5, 265, Montclair (Montclair, N.J.)
Normally a defensive lineman, it was fun to watch Pinnix-Odrick play out of position in the 7-on-7 at tight end. He moves well for a big man, but is definitely better off sticking to lineman in his senior season.

CB Jabrill Peppers, 5-9, 160, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Peppers, who just finished his freshman year at Don Bosco is already a physical specimen. Likely one of the top national recruits in the Class of 2014, Peppers picked up an offer from South Carolina last week.
Peppers played both cornerback and receiver today with Leonte Carroo out of state and looked just as good as Elijah Shumate and Wright. Keep an eye on this kid. He's the real deal.


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