Rutgers Rewind

Rutgers rewind presents a day-to day breakdown of the latest Rutgers-related and stories for this past week, ending June 25th. If you've missed the latest developments, be sure to check out the latest happenings ...

On Monday, spoke with The Hun School's Idris Hilliard. Sardonic reported that Hilliard, one of the top Class of 2007 basketball prospects in Jersey, currently holds offers from five schools, including Rutgers. Since Fred Hill has taken over, the Scarlet Knights have been very active in pursuing the 3-star small forward who will be participating in the ABCD camp later this summer.

There was plenty of football news to report on Tuesday. First, Greg Powers caught up with Massachusetts defensive lineman Corey Eason. Eason told that "recruiting has been good", noting that he has several offers and is hearing from a wide range of schools so far. The 6-5, 270 pound Mansfield, MA native expects to take his time in making a decision and Rutgers seems to be in the mix. also talked with Justin Francis, one of the top tight ends in Florida. Francis has six offers, but the Scarlet Knights are his first choice.

Finally, on Tuesday, Matei continued our coverage of the Rutgers' Florida camps with pictures and recaps of the prime prospect on hand for the second day of the RU camps at Miami Edison Sr. High School.

Brian Towney interviewed Jonathan Edwards, a 6-foot-8, 200 pound power forward/small forward out of the class of 2008, on Wednesday. A New York native, he is fitting in nicely at Living Faith Christian Academy in Cherry Hill. Edwards is hearing from several schools that are drawn to his ability to handle the ball well and great versatility.

On the football side, Matei spoke with Florida's Jefferson Dor on Wednesday. The 6-3, 180 wide receiver has flown "under the radar", playing behind two D-1 recruits, but put up impressive combine numbers and is picking up interest from Rutgers and others. Dor is a player to watch this fall when he finally gets chance to shine.

Defensive tackle Ramel Meekins was named to the Outland Trophy Watchlist on Wednesday as well, a testament to his hard work and an impressive 2005-2006 season. Last year, Meekins had 63 tackles (15 for a loss) and 9 sacks.

Thursday was another exciting day for football recruiting as Rutgers got another commitment from Delaware defensive end Desmond Wynn. Wynn has terrific size at 6-6, 245 and a wide wingspan and good speed. Desmond had increasing interest from many big-time schools, but his recruitment began late due to his lack of combine/camp attendance. Nevertheless, Wynn is a solid looking prospect with a bright future at Rutgers.

On Thursday, Greg Powers reported that Paterson Catholic's Al-Ghaffar Lane is generating major recruiting interest. The 6-4, 200 pound defensive end looked good at the combine in Piscataway and has added some big offers, including one from in-state Rutgers. Lane plans on making a decision after his senior season is over.

On Friday, fullback Henry Hynoski took an unofficial to Rutgers and was impressed with what he saw. By way of Southern Columbia Area HS, Hyonski is currently in the process of narrowing things down and recently cut his list down to four schools. Rutgers wants to use "Hyno" much like they used Brian Leonard, which is something he is excited about.

On Saturday, published another piece of great multimedia, with an exclusive video interview with Tim Brown.

In's extensive coverage of the Schiano Shootout, Matei broke down the top prospects in attendance, with plenty of pictures and profiles, on Sunday. Out of the nearly 80 teams that participated in the event, New Jersey's Pope John XXIII HS took home the title behind the efforts of speedy tailback Jeremy Tucker.

Stay tuned this week for images, profiles and articles on the many prospects who will make their way to the ongoing 2006 Rutgers Football Camp.

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