Rutgers in the Mix for NJ's Top back

If Rutgers fails to land any of its homegrown talent this year it certainly won't be for a lack of effort. Greg Schiano and his Scarlet Knights coaching staff have been one of the busiest teams in the nation, offering a plethora of prospects. Among those prospects with offers is Knowshon Moreno, caught up with one of the "Garden State's" finest recently.

In a day and age, where most athletes have no problem talking themselves up, you would never guess that this New Jersey standout is a highly touted football recruit. Middletown (N.J.) South running back Knowshon Moreno, 5-11 and 205 pounds, would rather let his actions on the field speak for him.

"I don't think about all that stuff very much," Moreno said. "I have my teammates who back me up and take the pressure off. We just go out and play."

Depending on the source that is reporting it, Moreno's offer sheet ranges anywhere from 5-30 offers. Moreno however only knows of three.

"I can think of Rutgers, Maryland, and Virginia," Moreno said. "There could be more but that's all I can think of."

Moreno has received an abundance of interest from colleges across the nation. He has only been able to make one junior day visit to date, that was to his home state school Rutgers University.

"Rutgers was cool, it's really nice there," Moreno said. "They have some real nice facilities at Rutgers."

"I get mail from everywhere."

In 2004, Moreno carried 218 times for 2,030 yards, and 37 touchdowns. He earned first team All-Conference, All-Shore, and All-State honors.

He will attend the Elite college combine, but will not workout.

"I'll go meet some coaches and stuff, but that's it," Moreno said.

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