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The Rutgers Touchdown Club will be holding its annual Recruiting Tailgate Meeting on Wednesday night February 5th at 7:00 P.M. at the Rutgers Athletic Center (The RAC). Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Coach Greg Schiano will review the 2003 recruiting class in this meeting. Subs and beverages will be served. Remember this meeting will not be at the Hale Center due to the large crowd expected.
If you are interested in joining the Touchdown Club you can join that night or you can visit our web-site at www.touchdownclub.rutgers.edu to learn more about the club and get an application form.

As Rutgers comes upon the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering. The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would like to have beer or wine with their meal.
To reserve your spot or to ask questions, please reply back to Keith Norton at Norton@winants.rutgers.edu directly.
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Football

One of the best wide receivers in South Florida and a junior college defensive tackle who previously committed to two other Division 1-A programs were among the three verbals that Rutgers received yesterday, bringing the number of players in the incoming recruiting class to 20.
Marcus Daniels, a first-team All-Dade County selection by the Miami Herald, became the second player from Miami Central High School to commit to coach Greg Schiano this week, doing so three days after good friend and fellow wide receiver Willie Foster announced he was Rutgers-bound. Daniels and Foster helped Miami Central to a 10-0 start and No. 4 national ranking before the school was forced to forfeit five games for using an ineligible player.
WR from Miami will join pal

Quarterback Courtney Denson and receivers Marcus Daniels and Willie Foster formed the most prolific passing offense in south Florida last fall, combining for more than 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as seniors at Miami Central. "We're talking about keeping the `Bomb Squad' together," said Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver who gave a nonbinding commitment to the Rutgers football team Wednesday.
Foster gave a commitment to Rutgers coach Greg Schiano earlier this week, and, with two-thirds of the "Bomb Squad" together, Daniels is trying to convince Denson, a highly recruited quarterback, to complete the trifecta.
Florida receiver among 3 verbal commitments for Schiano

Women's Basketball

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Men's Basketball

The Rutgers men's basketball team, mired in a five-game losing streak, didn't need any incentive to dig itself out of a midseason slump. But they got some anyway.
Several Scarlet Knights were bothered by a Big East coach's comments which appeared, on condition of anonymity, in The Star Ledger of Newark earlier this week.
The coach said that Rutgers has "just three Big East-caliber players." According to the coach, Jerome Coleman, Ricky Shields and Herve Lamizana are the only Scarlet Knights who belong in the league.
Rutgers men laughing off critical comment from Big East coach

Baseball

Bobby Brownlie broke his silence yesterday, but the pitcher still isn't saying whether he'll sign with the Chicago Cubs or head to Rutgers baseball practice tomorrow.
"I'd like to know by Saturday because that's when the team practices," Brownlie said. "It might be that morning. I'm telling the truth when I say I have no clue what I'm going to do."
Bobby Brownlie still mulling Cubs' offer

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High School Prospects

Ending a heated recruiting battle in which four college head coaches visited his home in recent days, Seton Hall Prep running back Andre Callender gave a verbal commitment to Boston College yesterday.
Callender gave Boston College coach Tom O'Brien the news in person last night. Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe and new Michigan State coach John L. Smith also visited the Callender household in the last week.
BC wins battle for Seton star RB Callender

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