Rutgers Looking At Another SPP Running Back

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Savon Huggins and Sheldon Royster aren't the only running backs at St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City). In's continuing series on recruits with the Marauders, we check in with class of 2012 running back Jared Creighton. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Creighton caught Rutgers' eye during a summer camp performance, and now he is planning a trip to campus.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – When the backfield has Savon Huggins and Sheldon Royster already in it, carries aren't plentiful.

However, St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen told he will work class of 2012 running back Jared Creighton into the fold somehow because the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder is that talented.

One of the first schools to notice him was Rutgers, where the coaching staff caught a glimpse of him during a June camp.

"After the Schiano Shootout, my running backs coach was setting up a visit to Rutgers," Creighton said. "Right now we are trying to get that done."

Creighton is unsure when he will visit Rutgers, but he already has a familiarity with the school.

"I met coach (Greg) Schiano a while back at a camp at Rutgers," Creighton said. "I know they have a real solid program there. I'm a huge fan of Rutgers. It's a big-time school in the state, I grew up in New Jersey and have been there my whole life and it's my father's favorite team."

As a sophomore, Creighton rushed 11 times for 87 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. His workload will be limited with the five-star Huggins and Royster both getting carries.

Both Huggins and Royster were complimentary of Creighton's potential, with Huggins saying "he is very good."

The two also gave Creighton an idea of how to handle the recruiting process.

"It's the same thing from both of them, and that's not to let the attention get to your head," Creighton said. "Savon is always working hard."

Creighton downplayed his speed – he clocks in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds – but gave a scouting report on his ability.

"My vision is my best asset," Creighton said. "My speed isn't the great. Savon and Sheldon are both faster than me, but I like to run hard and my vision allows me to see things."

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