Signing Day Rewind: Running Backs

Scarlet Report goes position-by-position to break down what Rutgers got in its 2015 recruiting class, and what it needs to accomplish in the next recruiting year. We continue with running back, where coach Kyle Flood locked Fairless Hills (Pa.) Pennsbury three-star Charles Snorweah and his Madden-esque statistical senior season.

In 2015 -- Rutgers signed three-star running back Charles Snorweah out of Fairless Hills (Pa.) Pennsbury. Snorweah recorded nearly 2,800 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior. He heads to the Big 33 All-Star Game this spring.

Expectations -- Snorweah needs to get bigger, stronger and assimilated to the Rutgers offense. When that happens, watch out. Rutgers honed in on Snorweah shortly after Saquon Barkley flipped to Penn State. Snorweah brings the track attitude to tailback, and could be a strong supplement behind Josh Hicks and Robert Martin after a year to red-shirt. Snorweah brings starter potential as well.

In 2016 -- Running back is not exactly a position of need in 2016, but there are too many standouts with Rutgers interest to not go for a home run. It starts with Kareem Walker, who committed to Ohio State as the top running back in the country. Rutgers, however, will not give up on Walker until the ink dries. The Scarlet Knights are involved with many other talents at the position and one big commitment in the class could be enough. Down in Florida, Rutgers has solid starts with four-stars Robert Washington and Trey Sneed (Rutgers leads). Other names to watch include Yeedee Thaenrat, Timothy Poindexter, Tyler Thompson and Maurice Ffrench.

Needs Addressed? -- Yes. Rutgers has great depth at the position, and that only improved after Snorweah’s signature. Hicks and Martin could be the future of the position, but Snorweah brings a different look with his speed. Combine those three with Paul James, Desmon Peoples and Justin Goodwin and business is about to pick up in Norries Wilson’s meeting room.


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