Prospect Watch: 2014 Recruiting Needs

Rutgers basketball coach Eddie Jordan exceeded national expectations and has caught his recruiting stride in his first three months on the job. Jordan added his third verbal commitment to the 2014 class two weeks ago and has impressive options when looking to fill out the class.

Eddie Jordan has been the head basketball coach at Rutgers for less than 100 days, 94 to be exact, and he has yet to coach his first game. Returning to the Rutgers bench after a long stint in the NBA, Jordan took over for Mike Rice and instantly changed the look of the Scarlet Knights for the better.

Jordan quickly assembled a roster expected to compete for the American Athletic Conference crown and has three players committed to the class of 2014. He is not done yet with one or two more space available and top-level recruits still on the board.


Prospect Watch

SF Terry Larrier -- The four-star wing is one of the top prospects for Rutgers and is becoming one of the biggest names in the region. Since his unofficial visit to Rutgers, Larrier has added offers from N.C. State, Arizona and Connecticut. Rutgers sits in solid standing with Larrier but the competition the rest of the summer will be one of Jordan's first tests against major recruiting names.

PF Devin Robinson -- Robinson is the No. 6 player at his position in the country and Rutgers is fighting an uphill battle. Robinson says everyone is still in it. For Rutgers, landing a prospect of this caliber would be a game-changer.

PF Quadri Moore -- Jordan recently spent a Friday scouting Moore, who is one of the top uncommitted prospects locally. Moore brings an outside scorer mentality to the post and has interest from many regional programs. He ranks in as the No. 11 center in the country on FOXSportsNEXT.com.

C Chinanu Onuaku -- Onuaku is the No. 8 player in the country at his position. Getting heavy interest in the region, Onuaku comes from D.C. Assault, an AAU program that has sent players to Rutgers in the past and has strong ties to Jordan and assistant David Cox. Onuaku represents a significant position of need and is a strong rim defender.

SF Donte Grantham -- Grantham strongly considered a Rutgers offer but chose to reclassify as a 2014 and is now enrolled in prep school.

SG Wade Baldwin -- Baldwin is a local prospect to keep an eye on. Rutgers has options at guard already, but Baldwin has been scouted by Jordan and is one of the better scorers in the state.


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