A Big Recruiting Weekend for Rutgers

The Scarlet Knights will host some of the top players on the east coast including Rutgers commitments D.C Jefferson and Morgan Carter. Joining them will be 4-Star prospect Corey Liuget along with several additional high-profile targets. Who's visiting Piscataway this weekend? SOR has got the latest.

  • Eddie Poole, Glades Central. Athlete. Although he is listed at 6’2 he has grown to 6’4" and now weighs in the 190-200 pound range. Poole excells at both LB and WR. His size, speed, and athleticism lead us to believe he has a lot of upside. In college, he will likely play LB.

  • Corey Liuget, Hialeah. DE, DT. 6’4 260. A 4-star prospect who is an exceptional athlete and among one of the top 5 prospects in South Florida. Liuget is ranked as the 18th best player in Florida according to Scout. As a junior, he was rewarded with 2nd team All-Dade County honors as a TE Rutgers freshman Fabian Ruiz. Liuget has tremendous potential as a collegiate player. He is currently committed to Illinois but holds over 50 scholarship offers. At the end, he will likely decide amongst Illinois, FSU, LSU, Rutgers and Miami.

  • D.C. Jefferson, Winter Haven, Florida. 6’6 ½ 250. A 3-star prospect, who was the 2nd best QB and 31st best player, overall, in the state of Florida, according to Scout. Recently, Jefferson chose to switch his commitment from LSU to Rutgers, after initially committing to the Scarlet Knights. As a junior and senior, he threw for more than 2,500 yards and 20 touchdowns. Jefferson possesses one of the strongest arms in the country and is considered one of the gems of the Rutgers recruiting class and quite possibly, the program's QB of the future.

  • George Baker, Archbishop Carroll HS, Miami, Florida 5’11 170. A 3-Star prospect, who made a name for himself on the combine circuit by posting a 4.4 forty and 38-inch vertical leap. Baker is a freakish athlete with incredible combination of size and speed. Although he is still considered raw, he has significant upside and will likely find a home in the secondary. He is currently committed to Auburn University.

  • David Rowe, Cocoa HS, Florida. 5’10 190. Considered a very solid, 3-star, DB prospect. As a junior, Rowe recorded eight rushing touchdowns and reeled in 18 catches for 297 yards and two scores. In addition, he returned eight kickoffs for 280 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Rowe intercepted five passes and constantly shut down opposing receivers. He has good ball skills and is ranked as the 96th best player in Florida by Scout.com. He was offered early by Rutgers and is also considering South Carolina, South Florida and Miami as his final suitors.

  • Malcolm Johnson, Bartow HS, Florida 6’1 150. Although he is rail thin at 150lbs, he is incredibly explosive. Johnson possesses excellent athleticism and has superb ball skills. These abilities enable Johnson to excel at CB or WR. Ranked as the 97th best player in Florida according to Scout.com, Rowe attended the Rutgers summer camp during the '07 camping circuit. Rutgers leads Virginia Tech and Arkansas among others.

  • Aaron Valentin, Erie CC. Received NJCAA All-American honors. In 2007, Valentin recorded 37 receptions for 612 yards and 10 touchdowns en route to breaking every ECC receiving record. He set the Erie CC school-record with a 95-yard kickoff return versus Milford Academy. During his two-year career, he amassed 967 yards on 51 receptions for 15 touchdowns. In total, Valentin holds five career receiving records, four season records and eight individual game records. In high school, Valentin was 2004 Dragon Award as the best receiver in Nassau County. Valentin is also a former teammate of current Scarlet Knight Leslie Jackman.

  • Keith Stroud, Fork Union, 6’4 200. A 3-Star prospect according to Scout.com, Stroud is a big, physical WR with good speed. At Fork Union this year, he had 36 catches for 700 yards this year and 7 TDs. Stroud played high school football in Brooklyn and was an All-City performer. Additionally, he starred in the Governor’s Bowl last year. Stroud is a Temple University commitment but had previously stated that he did not intend to shut down his recruiting process. Last year, Stroud played his high school ball in Brooklyn and garnered All NYC honors.

  • Morgan Carter, Woodbridge,Virginia 6’4 210. A 2-Star prospect with excellent size, speed and athletic ability. carter is ranked as the 24th best player in Virginia by Scout.com. As a junior, Carter registered 47 tackles, forced four fumbles, recovered three and deflected three passes. On the offensive side of the ball he caught 15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. A true student-athlete Carter carries a 4.0 GPA to go along with a 1716 on the SAT. He has committed to Rutgers over Michigan State and UConn. Morgan projects at either TE on offense, or OLB, S, on defense, and besides his obvious intellect, is a versatile football player.

  • Ryan Wallace, Bowling Green, KY 6’4 220. Wallace is one of the top TE prospects remaining on the Rutgers board. He is ranked as the 5th best player in Kentucky according to Scout.com. As a junior, Wallace reeled in 22 receptions for 325 receiving yards. Wallace is ranked as the No. 28 TE by Scout.com. He reports a 3.7 core GPA and a 23 ACT, and has offers from Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, recently added Louisville, amongst others.

Scarlet Report Top Stories