Justise Hairston

Justise Hairston

Justise Hairston (RB, 6'1"-210lbs) is one of the best running backs in the New England area. His running style is a combination of power and speed. His name should be familiar to Rutgers fans because he originally committed to them before signing with Iowa. He did not attend Iowa and is back looking for a school.

Hairston has not setup his visits but he is making plans on visiting the schools below:

-Penn State

He lists Rutgers and Penn State as his leaders.

What does he feel about his favorites?

Penn State
- Since his childhood he has been following them.
- Likes the Big 10
- Likes the tradition
- Likes the running style of offense
- Has a friend that attends the school

- Really likes Coach Schiano
- Likes the location and the academics
- Likes the idea of building a champion

- Close to home
- His family will have the opportunity to see him play.
- Since it is so close to home, he will probably take and unofficial visit

- Likes the Big 10
- Has a friend that plays on the team


Hairston is looking for a program that will help him to succeed on the field and in the classroom. Therefore, a program that provides good academics support and has a good academic reputation is important. He is also looking for a program that provides him with an opportunity to win.
He plans on majoring in education and become a history teacher.

What does he feel about Rutgers?

They played a number of teams close. He felt, if they had a few more players they would have been in a position to attain more success. He also believes in Coach Schiano. Hairston likes the fact that Schiano has been in winning programs and knows how to win is a big factor. He believes that it is only a matter of time before he turns the program around.

When will he make a decision?

During the Holidays, Hairston will be going home to Ohio and plans on making a decision during the first week of January.


Hairston grew up in Ohio cheering for Big 10 teams. As a result, it has been a childhood dream of his to play Big 10 football. However, he stated that Rutgers would be the only school that he would consider playing for outside of the Big 10.

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com
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