Big Recruiting Weekend at Rutgers

Rutgers is holding its biggest recruiting weekend of the season starting this Friday. They will host twelve standout high school players. Ten of them come from the talent laden state of Florida, one from Maryland, and one from Pennsylvania. In this article, we preview what each player has to offer.

Alphonso Bryant- Homestead, FL- The 4-star athlete is considered a major talent at both the WR or Safety positions. At 6'0 200 pounds and 4.4 speed, he is coveted for his explosiveness off the ball and is considered a big-time football player.

Antwain Easterling- Miami Northwestern, FL- Considered by many the top running back in the state of Florida, Easterling put up incredible numbers his senior year to lead his team to the 6A state football championship. His between the tackles running style fits perfectly in Rutgers system. He is best friends with current freshman Tim "Ghost" Brown. Brown will try to do his best to have his buddy play with him the next few years at Rutgers.

Jamiel Farrington- Homestead, FL- If there was ever a player that reminded us of Eric Foster in the early stages, it is Farrington. The 6'2 225 DE plays with great motor and intensity.

Chris Franklin- Northern High School, MD- Every year Rutgers finds an under-the-radar recruit. We are in the process of finding more information on Franklin.

AJ Guyton-Homestead, FL- Guyton was the star of the Miami camp this year and came away with an offer from the Hurricanes. AJ played the QB position at Homestead and his film has shown great quickness. Rutgers will project him at either the WR or CB position.

Maurice Harris-Homestead, FL- An incredible athlete, Harris most likely projects as a rover, hybrid LB/safety type of player. At 6'0 190 with top level speed, he is the type of player Rutgers has been stockpiling over the last few years.

Jay Howard- Jones, FL- The 6'5 235 pound Florida commitment is one of the key visitors this weekend. Jay with his length and athleticism reminds a bit of current Rutgers freshman George Johnson. If Rutgers could somehow land this young man and get those two kids on the field at the same time; that would be down right scary.

Anthony Middleton- Monarch High School, FL- To many people in South Florida, Middleton was the best WR in the area. This young man burst onto the scene with 45 catches 950 yards and 13 TDs. He has great body control, hands and runs great routes. He is a hybrid TE/WR at the next level. He could be a more athletic version of Clark Harris down the line.

Richard Muldrow- William Penn High School, PA- Muldrow has really re-shaped his body and has the look of a big time prospect. At 6'8 290, he could develop into a fine lineman with some solid coaching down the line. He is a kid that fits very well into Rutgers plans down the line.

Joseph Nicholas- Homestead, FL- Perhaps the 2nd best safety prospect behind Major Wright in South Florida. At 6'3 200 pounds, he is very rangy and covers large amounts of territory. He is a competitor and would be considered a coup for any program that lands him.

Fabian Ruiz- Miami Sunset, FL- Thank god for Rutgers this young man stayed under the radar in the early going. This kid is a MAJOR talent. Talent evaluator Larry Bluestein called him the best TE in the state. If you could find a more impressive prospect, we would like to see him.

Jabaal Sheard- Hollywood Hills, FL- Still raw as a football player, but physically looks like an adonis. This young man runs like a deer. With some solid coaching and practice reps, he could become a top level DE at the next level.

There maybe another Florida player that makes the visit this weekend. We have yet to receive confirmation on that and will do so in time.


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