The Rutgers University football team has received a non-binding commitment from one speedster, and may be close to landing another in the coming weeks.
Joe Porter, an incoming senior at Franklin High School and one of New Jersey's fastest sprinters, has committed to play at Rutgers, his older brother, John, confirmed yesterday.
John Porter said his sibling was recruited to play defensive back and that he did not receive a scholarship offer from any other colleges. John Porter said his brother was also being recruited by Virginia, Boston College and Central Michigan.
Franklin speedster Porter gives commitment to Rutgers
Growing up just a few miles away from Rutgers Stadium, Joe Porter never had a problem getting to the game. His brother, John Porter, Jr., is one of the student managers for the Scarlet Knights, so neither tickets nor travel were ever a problem.
Joe Porter can remember following some of his favorite players, such as Dennis Thomas of Salem, strut their stuff on the gridiron. But next year, all of that will change.
Franklin speedster Porter gives verbal commitment
We will be bringing detailed information along with quotes on Joe Porter's commitment later today. Stay tuned...
An intrepid soul this week did his homework on the Rutgers football website and discovered a couple of names missing from the Scarlet roster. When the rest of that touted incoming class checks in early next month, freshman Jamar Brittingham, the blue-chip running back who led Neshaminy to the Pennsylvania title, won't be in the group, nor will Camden Wilson tackle Haines Holloway. Neither qualified academically for NCAA eligibility.
Neshaminy's Brittingham non-qualifier
Depending on your stance, Joe Paterno either delivered a bit of good news in a summer that begs for it, or he added another frown wrinkle to the brow of Penn State fans when, on Wednesday, he hinted that he might be interested in coaching beyond the remaining three years on his contract.
Paterno was speaking at the Virginia High School Football Coaches Clinic in Hampton, Va., when he was asked what has become a standard question: How much longer is he planning to coach?
He's been getting that same question for at least his last three contracts and his answer hasn't varied: "As long as I have my health and I feel as though I'm doing a good job.''
Paterno talking about coaching beyond current contract
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com