Rutgers Tuesday Camp Roundup

Tuesday was the second day of camp at Rutgers, and more talent was on display. While the big news of the day was a ninth commitment to the 2011 class, plenty of other things took place and was there to bring the information to you. A pair of class of 2012 receivers stood out and running back Malcolm Crockett, tight end Kevin Miller and quarterback Tanner McEvoy were also there.

For the second straight day there was talent on the Rutgers campus, from class of 2012 receiver Ruhann Peele of Linden (N.J.) High to quarterback Tanner McEvoy of Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) and others as well.

Tuesday's big news of the day was the non-binding oral commitment of Cocoa (Fla.) High's Chevelle Buie, who will play slot receiver at Rutgers, but plenty else took place as the Rutgers coaches were spread out to see he talent.

There weren't as many talented players as Monday since many of the one-day campers came Monday, but there was still a lot to watch.

Here is what transpired, and the developments, on the last meaningful day of camp:

  • One of the notable campers early Tuesday was McEvoy, who is proving himself as a quarterback after playing receiver and safety earlier in his career. McEvoy continues to demonstrate very good arm strength and sound mechanics.
    It was McEvoy's second appearance at Rutgers in four days, but unlike when he led Bergen Catholic deep into Saturday's Schiano Shootout and spent much of his time with his teammates, he spent a portion of the afternoon meeting with the coaching staff.

  • Clearly, the most impressive player at the camp during both days was Peele, who has verbal offers from Rutgers, Florida and Temple. He competes hard despite a cast on his left hand because of torn ligaments in his thumb, and couldn't be covered.
    "I just like to compete," Peele said. "I look it (the injury) as it will help me learn how to catch one-handed balls, and make me better all around."
    Peele was on campus earlier this month for an unofficial visit.

  • Quarterback Evan Hunko made the journey from Lakewood, Calif., and threw some nice deep balls but also struggled to the throw the ball to the far side of the field on out-patterns and didn't separate himself.

  • Holy Cross High (Delran, N.J.) tight end Kevin Miller was impressive with his ability to get down the field and catch the ball and he also ran well in the morning.
    "I was able to get a lot of reps, and that helped," Miller said. "I think my biggest (asset) is my speed right now."
    His blocking technique needs improving and he is working hard at that. Miller was hoping to leave camp with an offer, but it didn't happen.

  • Pedro Menendez High (St. Augustine, Fla.) middle linebacker Tony Steward remained on campus but spent the day watching camp action after tweaking his knee the day before. Steward also spent a large portion of the morning speaking with the coaching staff, including head coach Greg Schiano.

  • Edison-Friendship Charter (Washington, D.C.) running back Malcolm Crockett showed very good feet and an ability to catch the ball in the backfield. The best part is he seems like a very nice kid, and he is very high on Rutgers.
    Crockett got a chance to the see the campus before working out in the afternoon. Afterward, he told he still favored Rutgers.
    "Rutgers is still the leader," he said.

  • Also working out with Crockett was class of 2012 running back Nigel Jones of Holy Spirit High (Absecon, N.J.), who has a very good build and runs with a low center of gravity. However, Jones had difficulty catching swing passes.

  • One of the stars of the afternoon one-on-one session was Franklin High's Carlton Agudosi, a member of the 2012 class. He was catching everything, and using his size to go above cornerbacks to make catches. He also showed decent speed for a player his size, and during a 10-rep period, no one could stop him.
    Agudosi is 6-foot-5, but needs to gain weight and strength. He also doesn't appear to have the build to morph into a tight end.

  • One player to keep an eye on as recruiting moves into the fall is Palmetto (Fla.) High safety Chris Calloway. He had a strong camp and caught the eyes of the coaching staff. At 6-0, 190 pounds, he has the size to play in college, and he breaks on the ball well.

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