Applefield is the biggest recruiting name of the bunch. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle picked the Scarlet Knights over Virginia, Vanderbilt and Maryland. He is the No. 30 tackle in the Scout.com 2014 rankings.
"Applefield will be one of those kids that people ask how he got out of the state of Florida," said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Jamie Newburg. "He has all the physical tools, work ethic, and smarts. Applefield just needs to continue to work hard in the weight room and practice field and there's no telling what he could become in two, three, four years down the line."
Russell, the 131st ranked linebacker in 2014, committed to Rutgers on the spot when he received a summer offer during an unofficial visit to campus. Russell logged 69 tackles and 7.5 TFLs to help University School to a 10-3 record.
Lister played tackle for Katy as a senior, where he was a runner-up for a Texas State Championship. Lister was a Semper-Fidelis All-American before enrollment.
Lott committed in the spring of 2013, and was one of the standouts of the summer Friday night skills camp at Rutgers. Wiafe originally signed with the Scarlet Knights last year, but spent a semester at prep school to improve his academics.
All five will be available for spring practice, which starts March 25 and culminates in the April 26 spring game.
"I think it's a tremendous advantage," Flood said after the season regarding early enrollment. "Does it always mean that they'll play as freshmen? I don't think it does, but I think it's a tremendous advantage.
"At positions like I talked about at tight end and linebacker and offensive line, where we will have a newcomer at each one of those positions. We need to build depth. This, I think, will give them a much better chance of getting involved in those competitions than when you get here in the summer."