Remaining Rutgers Targets: Offense

The Rutgers Class of 2013 is filling fast with only a handful of targets still on the board. With 14 solid verbal commitments, the class is more than half full before training camp even starts. ScarletReport.com is here to look at the remaining serious targets, starting on the offensive side of the ball.

Targets always come out of the blue. Decommitments happen and new offers tend to go out once senior tape becomes available. Of current uncommitted recruits, ScarletReport.com takes a look at the prospects still on the table for Rutgers and where the Scarlet Knights stand with each.

Quarterbacks — None.

Rutgers is done here barring any dramatic changes. Coach Kyle Flood got his man in Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Chris Laviano and fringe passer Damon Mitchell is off the table to Georgia Tech.

Running backs — Eastern Christian's (Elkton, Md.) Wendell Smallwood.

Smallwood has West Virginia, Auburn, Boston College and Rutgers on top, but both the Mountaineers and the Tigers added running backs in the last two weeks. The bruising tailback remains the most serious target at the position for Rutgers to go along with commit Dontea Ayres.

Wide receivers — St. Peter's Prep's (Jersey City, N.J.) Charlie Callinan, St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) Ricky Jeune, St. John Vianney's (Holmdel, N.J.) Ishmael Hyman and St. Elizabeth's (Wilmington, Del.) Andre Patton.

Callinan and Hyman are in the best standing with Rutgers right now. The Scarlet Knights are co-leaders with Boston College for Callinan and are in very good standing with Hyman, who recently impressed at Georgia's camp.

Jeune has not heard much from Rutgers lately, he said, but lists the Scarlet Knights in his most recent top three.

The Scarlet Knights recently gained ground with Patton, who is looking to take a visit to West Virginia soon.

Expect Rutgers to add two more receivers to go alongside John Tsimis of Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.).

Tight ends — Manchester's (Conn.) Andrew Isaacs.

Rutgers has two tight ends, but keeps showing interest in Issacs, who is committed to Boston College but keeping his options open. Rutgers is one of the schools most involved in his recruitment, alongside Maryland, Temple and Tennessee.

Offensive line — Meade's (Ft. Meade, Md.) Moise Larose, Metuchen's (N.J.) Dorian Miller.

Larose has been a soft verbal since his visit to campus early in spring practice. Nothing has changed in his recruitment and Rutgers is still in good standing. Larose does not plan to make a solid commitment to Rutgers or anywhere else soon, however.

Likely the top offensive target still on the board, Miller represents the top-tier interior lineman that Rutgers needs to improve its young depth at the position. Miller currently has Tennessee and Rutgers up top but is not going to force any decision until after the season. He will take official visits and go through the entire process.


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