Knights Host First Visitors' Weekend

Rutgers will host its first group of visitors on the weekend of December 7th. Some of the visitors will include Rutgers commitments Art Forst, Eric LeGrand and Devon Watkis along with Brandon Smith and Marquis Hamm. Come and see who else will join these prospects on the Rutgers campus.

Last recruiting season, the Scarlet Knights signed one of the best classes in Rutgers Football history. The 2007 recruiting class featured one of the highest rated players to ever commit to the Scarlet Knights - Anthony Davis.

With 8 verbal commitments from top prospects such as Art Forst, Scott Vallone and Eric LeGrand, Rutgers is on their way to surpass the success they attained in 2007.

The weekend of December 7th marks the first weekend of the official visits for the Rutgers football team. Below is a listing of the recruits who are believed to be visiting the Rutgers campus this weekend.

Art Forst - Rutgers Commitment - At 6'8"-300lbs, Forst is among the new breed of offensive linemen who the Rutgers staff is targeting for the offensive tackle position. As a junior, he led his Manasquan team to the state title and over 2,000 yards rushing. As he stated in his SOR video interview in September, he has plans on entering Rutgers in January.

Brandon Smith - One of the top prospects in the country, who possesses the ability to play a number of positions on the collegiate level. He led New Brunswick HS to four straight playoff appearances. He holds over 30 scholarship offers and he makes his decision known during the U.S Army All-American game.

Eric LeGrand - Rutgers Commitment - As a senior, he registered over 100 tackles, as a LB, and ran for 852 yard from his FB position. His 425lbs bench press and 600lbs squat will make him one of the strongest incoming Knights.

Scott Vallone - Rutgers Commitment - Named Long Island player of the year by the New York Daily News and led his team to the CHSFL championship. His high motor, good leverage and good first step enabled him to register nine sacks and 40 tackles as a senior.

Wayne Warren - an athlete, who ran for more than 1000 yards and threw for over 500 yards. On the collegiate level, he will likely find a home in the defensive backfield.

Marquis Hamm - A physical specimen, who caused 2 fumbles, had a fumble recovery for a TD, 5 sacks, 50 tackles in 8 regular season games. He is projected as a DE on the collegiate level.

Marvin Booker - Rutgers Commitment - As a senior, he was switched from DE to LB. The switch suited Booker as he registered over 70 tackles and 10 sacks while leading Piscataway to an appearance in the state championship game.

Stephen Shimko - Rutgers Commitment - At 6'6"-200lbs, Shimko is a classic dropback QB who threw for over 1400 yards as a senior.

Drew Herma - a quick footed RB from Wisconsin, who ran for over 900 yards.


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