Behold the 2006 Rutgers Recruiting Class

Rutgers will unveil their 2006 class today. StateOfRutgers.com has reviewed each one of the prospects to provide a prospect by prospect summary along with how they might contribute to the Rutgers football program.

CB,      Kevin Holloway
  McArthur High School
  Hollywood, FL,   5'9"-175lbs. 4.45 Forty
  Breakdown: This speedster from Florida has been attending the Rutgers Football camps since his sophomore year. Therefore, the Rutgers staff has a full understanding of his abilities. Do not be deceived by his small size. He has the speed and instincts to be a "shutdown" corner or slot WR. He claimed offers from 15 schools including Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia. Although his team finished 0-8 this season, he was selected to the Broward-Dade All-star game and was ranked 60th in the list of the Top 100 players in Florida by Larry Blustein's Florida Kids.
LB,      Matt Hardison
  Freehold Township High School
  Freehold, NJ   6'3"-240lbs, 4.60 Forty
  Breakdown: A versatile athlete who played WR, TE, LB, and DL along with being a member of his high school basketball team. Hardison is projected as a DE and looking to take one of the positions vacated by the graduation of Val Barnaby and Ryan Neil. 
RB,      Jack Corcoran,
  St. Joseph Elem & High School
  Hammonton, NJ,   6'1"-230lbs, 4.55 Forty
  Breakdown: As a senior, he ran for 925 yards and scored 29 TDs. From his LB position, he had 60 tackles, 1 fumble, and 1 INT for a TD. His accomplishments were recognized with him being named second team All-State and Atlantic City player of the year. Corcoran is a hard-nosed player, who will project as a FB at Rutgers. His abilities to catch the ball out of the backfield and rush the ball might make him the apparent to Brian Leonard. He selected Rutgers over Penn State.
OL,      Marlon Romulus
  Floral Park Memorial High School,
  Floral Park, NY,   6'3"-280lbs
  Breakdown: Romulus was a sleeper, who caught the see of Rutgers OL coach Kyles Flood. His quickness enabled him to be named first-team All-Long Island. At Rutgers, he projected as a center.
LB,      Andres Morales
  Liberty High School,
  Bethlehem, PA,    6"2"-245lbs, 4.85 Forty
  Breakdown: A hard-hitting LB, who also was a short yardage FB. Morales was named first-team All-State in Pennsylvania and was rated 30th in the list of Top 50 players in Pennsylanvia. For his efforts, he was selected to played in the Big 33 All-star game. He selected Rutgers over North Carolina State and Missouri. Due to his quickness, speed, and size; Morales might endup at DL.
TE,      Jesse Cisco
  The Morristown-Beard School,
  Morristown, NJ    6'5"-245lbs, 4.70 Forty
  Breakdown: Cisco is very athletic for a man of his size. In high school, he has played OLB, MLB, DE, S, HB, and TE. On defense, he had over 50 tackles . On offense, he ran for 120 yards in two games along with 25 catches for more than 500 yards. He also plays center for his high school's basketball team, where he averages 10 points per game and 12 rebounds. He has the ability to be another standout TE at Rutgers.
OL,      Mo Lange
  Hillsborough High School,
  Belle Mead, NJ,   6'6"-310lbs
  Breakdown: Lange has only been playing football for two years. His previous sport was soccer in his native Germany, where he played goalie. As a result, he is raw and is known as a hardworking team oriented player. Due to the fact that he only played football for two years, he spend an extra six months in high school and will enter Rutgers this January at the age of 20. Given time to develop, Lange can be a good offensive tackle or guard.
S,      Zaire Kitchen
  Hargrave Military Academy,
  Chatham, VA,    6'0"-200lbs, 4.55 Forty
  Breakdown: Kitchen was the first player to commit to the Scarlet Knights for the 2006 class. He is known as a hard-hitting DB, who knocked two players out of a game in high school. At Highstown high school, he stared as a RB and FS before leaving school to attend Hargrave Military Academy for one year of prep school. His ability aggressiveness, speed, and ability to hit might result in him playing LB at Rutgers.
WR,      Tim Brown
  Miami Northwestern High School
  Miami, FL,   5'8"-165lbs. 4.3 Forty
  Breakdown: A consensus Top 100 FL player, Tim Brown has an outstanding first step that does not allow opposing CBs to lock him down.  When in the open field, Brown is a magician with the football.  A 1st Team Class 6A Florida Selection Tim Brown will be the heir apparent to Tres Moses at Rutgers.  For folks not familiar with Brown's style of play, one can simply imagine a quicker and more elusive version of Willie Foster. Brown has great hands and is a superb route runner that caught 40 passes on the year for 610 yards and 8 TDs.
LB,      Antonio Lowery
  Christopher Columbus High School
  Miami, FL   6'2"-210lbs, 4.70 Forty
  Breakdown: An imposing football player that plays all over the football field.  Lowery missed half his senior season and was still named to the All Dade Class 6A 2nd Team.  Lowery was also a participant in the  Dade/Broward All-Star game where he registered 5 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles. Lowery selected Rutgers over offers from 21 other schools.
QB,      Chris Paul-Etienne,
  Miami Edison Senior High School
  Miami, FL,   6'1"-180lbs,
  Breakdown: Chris has the arm strength to casually toss the football in excess of 70 yards.  During his official visit he wowed both the official  visitors and current players with his cannon of an arm.  Paul-Etienne, however, can also run the ball and escape the pocket when he has to.   Paul-Etienne participated in the Dade/Broward All-Star game where he earned MVP Honors for throwing for 150+ yards and 2 TDs.  One of his touchdown tosses was a 70-yard pass to future teammate Tim Brown.
LB/DE,      Sorie Bayoh
  Gulliver Preparatory School
  Miami, FL,   6'2"-215lbs, 4.6 Forty
  Breakdown: Bayoh is an athletic prospect that may play a number of positions.  Bayoh is fast enough to stay at LB while also possessing the strength to make the move to DE.  Bayoh, as many of the prospects that Rutgers has recruited do, offers the RU staff tremendous flexibility as to where to play them.
WR/LB,      Patrick Nemorin,
  Deerfield Beach High School,
  Deerfield Beach, FL,    6"2"-210lbs
  Breakdown: A midseason commitment to the Scarlet Knights Nemorin was a virtual unknown upon his pledge.  However, after a very successful season, Nemorin caught the eye of other colleges when he garnered All Broward Class 6A First Team honors.  Nemorin caught 39 passes for 558 yards on the season and depending on his continued progress may stay at the WR position while at Rutgers.  Otherwise, Nemorin will be moved to LB.
WR/S,      Burnon Anderson
  Plantation High School,
  Plantation, FL    6'2"-208lbs, 4.64 Forty
  Breakdown: Anderson plays WR and S for powerful Plantation HS.  Anderson, however, is not likely to meet NCAA qualification standards and though he may sign is not expected to join the team this upcoming summer.
TE,      Jeff Minemyer
  Bishop Carroll High School,
  Ebensburg, PA,   6'7"-235lbs
  Breakdown: Minemyer was an early Rutgers offer that received plenty of east coast attention to the tune of over a dozen scholarship offers.  A tall and relatively svelt athlete, Minemyer could remain at TE or put on additional weight and be moved to the offensive line.
LB,      Ryan D'Imperio
  Washington Twp. High School,
  Sewell, NJ,    6'2"-230lbs, 4.5 Forty
  Breakdown: D'Imperio, a First Team Philadelphia Inquirer All-South Jersey honoree played offensively and defensively in High School.  As a junior D'Imperio ran for in excess of 1,000 yards, caught for over 200 yards, and totaled 70 tackles while playing on the defensive side of the ball.  D'Imperio, who also has an older football playing brother named Hugh, selected Rutgers over Conference rival West Virigina.
NT,      Charlie Noonan
  Ardmore-St. Joe's
  Philadelphia, PA  6'2"-255lbs. 4.7 Forty
  Breakdown: A Defensive leader of the pre-season 8th ranked team in the nation. Eventhough he missed 1/3 of the season with a knee sprain, was still named 2nd team All-State in PA, and nominated to the prestigious Big 33 pitting the best from Pennsylvania versus Ohio. Philly.com named him 3rd team DE for its Philadelphia Catholic School All-Star team over the last 30 years. Excellent combination of speed, strength, and agility: at the Penn State Nike camp, amongst DT he posted the top 40 time and vertical jump, as well as tied for 3rd in the bench press and shuttle run. .
LB,      Blair Bines
  Floyd HS
  Long Island   6'0"-230lbs, 4.60 Forty
  Breakdown: Man-child that starred on both Offense and Defense for Floyd High School. Team went undefeated to win the Rutgers Cup, which goes to the victors of the Long Island Class I title. He had 128 tackles, including three sacks, a safety, two fumble recoveries and a 53-yard interception return for a touchdown. Named 1st team All-State in NY. Named All-Long Island for the 2nd year in a row. MSG Tri-state area Heisman selection. .
QB,      Tom Lang
  Middlesex HS
  Concord, Massachusetts,   6'4"-200lbs,
  Breakdown: One of the more intruiging players in this class, Lang was offered a scholarship after spending half a day at the Rutgers summer camp. Of note, Lang attended one of the more prestigious academic prep schools in the nation and is the son of his high school coach, Joe Lang. Furthermore, he was named 1st team All-State QB for Massachusetts as a high school senior. Those attributes make him someone to follow in the future
RB,      Edmund Laryea
  Tottenville High School,
  Staten Island, NY ,   6'0"-205lbs, 4.6 Forty
  Breakdown: Committed to Rutgers after being offered at the Rutgers summer camp. On the year, Laryea rushed for 1254 yards and 17tds. He was also an impact on defense with 64 tackles, 5 sacks and 1 int. He is also a top-hurdler and sprinter at Tottenville HS. He is being recruited as a combination FB/TB.
WR,      Shamar Graves
  Woodbridge High School,
  Woodbridge, NJ,    6"3"-210lbs
  Breakdown: One of the top WR in NJ, Graves hauled in 26 receptions for 388 yards and 5 TD. The highly touted WR had his pick of schools, but chose to be part of the new trend of top athletes representing his home state. He has excellent size, speed, and leaping ability, as exemplified by his Scout.com highlight clips. The combination of Graves, Britt and Brown may be tops in the Big East in years to come.
RB,      Kordell Young,
  West Deptford High School
  West Deptford, NJ, 5'8"-180lbs
  Breakdown: Young ran for over 1800 yard and maintained a 12 yards per rush average.He is rated the 2nd best RB in New Jersey. For Rutgers, he is the big-time RB who will be a complimentary back to Ray Rice and Brian Leonard. His speed and cutting ability provides Rutgers will a home run threat.
WR,      Kenny Britt
  Bayonne HS
  Bayonne, NJ, 6'3"180lbs
  Breakdown: Among the best WRs in the northeast region. Britt has explosive speed, runs clean routes, and has very good ball skills. His large frame is used to shield defensers away so he can make a tough catch. For Rutgers, he will add a big WR who has the ability to stretch the defense.
Ath,      Julian Hayes
  Malverne HS
  Malverne, NY, 6'1"-205
 

As option QB for Malverne HS, he amassed over 800 yards rushing along with 14 touchdowns along with over 500 yards passing. For his accomplishments, Hayes was named first-team All-Long Island along with being named to the All-State team. For Rutgers, he will like play on in the defensive backfield.


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