Recruiting Diary - 01/09/2005

Recruiting classes across the nation are filling up. However, many HS prospects continue to inch closer to their college decision, the most important of their young lives thus far. Many of the prospects below have Rutgers on their short list of suitors. In an all-encapsulating perspective we try to bring everything together and provide a brief summary of the way things stand today.

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Below is an extensive list of prospects that still have Rutgers on their minds.


Antone SmithRBPahokee HS (Pahokee, NJ)
Jerome HayesLBBayonne HS (Bayonne, NJ)
Steve SlatonRB,CBConwell Egan Catholic HS (Fairless Hills, PA)
Chris BarneyOLMiami Northwestern HS (Miami, FL)
Luqman AbdallahDT,OLThe Hun School (Princeton, NJ)
Dennis CampbellCBPlantation HS (Plantation, FL)
Antwane CoxCBMiami Killian HS (Miami, FL)
Keegan KennedyDTCardinal Newman HS (West Palm Beach, PA)
Devin GilesCBJefferson Senior HS (Tampa, FL)
Reggie St. PierreDTMiami Central HS (Miami, FL)
Edwin BradwellLBDillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Alex SuberCBJefferson Senior HS (Tampa, FL)
Leslie JackmanWR,CBFreeport HS (Freeport, NY)
Neil LewisRBAbraham Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY)
Baxter BrisbyLBBoynton Beach Community HS (Boynton Beach, FL)
Demetrius McCrayRBArmwood HS (Seffner, FL)

Jerome Messam

RBNotre Dame SS (Brampton, Ontario)
Leron KingLBMiami Northwestern HS (Miami, FL)
Tommy DuhartOL,DTGlades Central HS (Belle Glade, FL)
Dario ArezzoDE,DTChristian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY)
Zaire KitchenCBHightstown, HS (Hightstown, NJ)
Geoffrey McDermottQBNew Rochelle HS (New Rochelle, NY)
Corey WoottenOL,DLDon Bosco Prep School (Ramsey, NJ)
Kyle WilsonWRPiscataway Township HS (Piscataway, NJ)
Bruce WilliamsWRChristian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY)
Robin LindorOLMiami Edison Senior High (Miami, FL)
Tavares WilliamsDB(Bay Point, FL)
Jonathan Pierre-EtienneDE(Montreal, Quebec)

Today's Recruiting Hot News

Notable Subtractions:

Shane McElwain - The Florida prospect will not be receiving an offer from the New Jersey school, even though the family was very excited at the thought of a Rutgers offer.

Mike Ford - Rutgers has stopped recruiting this very talented prospect out of south Florida.  Ford, a very talented running back, also lists a final list of favorites, which does not include Rutgers.

Recent News:

LBJerome HayesHayes Lists Top 3
RBAntone SmithSmith Knows When Decision Time is Coming
QB Geoffrey McDermott Football or Basketball?
OL Dave McClain Starting Early?
OL Brian Roche Is RU back in the picture?

Author Comments:

Though a confirmation is not yet available sources have indicated that Jerome Messam has solidified his commitment to Rutgers.  Stay tuned for any further developments.

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