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Rutgers and BIG ten football writer. Aspiring sports writer and watcher. Rutgers 2024 Graduate. Andrew78Rice on X

Rutgers Recruiting has been on a roll lately using an unconventional tactic that does not seem as unusual as it actually is. Greg Schiano has gone on the record to say that him and his staff only recruit on culture and philosophy, not on rankings and stars. “I think the reason (is that) our coaches do a great job of identifying the guys that are right for us. We don’t worry about their stars or who else is recruiting them. We really do a deep dive and evaluation on each kid- and it takes a lot of time. “- Rutgers…

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Rutgers Football recruiting wrapped up their planned June Official visits on fire bringing in eight four star players and a class that currently stands at sixth in the nation according to Rivals.com or ninth in the nation according to 247Sports. There are two major reasons why Rutgers finished the June official visits so strong.  The first reason is that they recruited extremely well, or at least extremely well compared to what they usually do back in their home base of New Jersey. The second reason is how well they recruited in SEC country, especially in Florida and Georgia. Rutgers Official…

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Rutgers football has been in a recruiting role recently landing three four-star recruits in the past week. To add to their recruiting momentum, the Knights landed two three-star cornerback commits on Sunday, both of them out-of-state commits from down south. The first commit of the day came from Kaylib Singleton. Singleton plays at Fleming Island in Orange Park, Florida, where he racked up 27 tackles and an interception on his way to earning an All-First Coast Third Team selection during his Junior campaign for the Golden Eagles. He currently stands at 6 foot 1, 173 pounds. He also played track…

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Rutgers has been on a roll recently recruiting talent for the 2025 recruitment class. Three four-star commits in the last week, combined with the two that committed before that, headline the class which already has 24 commits. Very few teams so far have landed as many commits as the Knights have and those teams that have do not have the same amount of four stars as the Knights, excluding Notre Dame who is close to the Knights with 21 commits and has 12 four stars. When Rutgers is recruiting on the same level as Penn State, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, you…

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The Rutgers Football season is just over two months away so it is time to roll out the first round of schedule predictions. There will be one of these prediction articles released every month until the season starts meaning that this is part one of a three-part series that will be updated every month until season kickoff. These articles will have the entire Rutgers football season broken down game by game. The Predictions My initial prediction for the Rutgers football season is that the team will go 8-4 in the regular season making a bowl game with ease. In fact,…

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More news has come out of Rutgers football in their recruiting bonanza. The Scarlet Knights have gotten themselves two four-star recruits in the last two days. This comes in addition to what they did just one week ago, landing 10 recruits over three days. The 4 Stars Starting with the recruit from yesterday, Rutgers landed themselves a talented safety by the name of Tariq Hayer. He is ranked as the 202 best recruit out of the 2025 class and the 18th best safety in the class. Rutgers was in competition with Big Ten rivals such as Maryland, Michigan State, Penn…

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Rutgers football had another big recruiting weekend on the banks this weekend playing host to 12 young talents, four of which are already committed to play for the Knights. Those who came on campus for their official visit this weekend who are already committed are wide receiver Sah’nye Degraffenreidt, offensive tackle Jayden Elijah, quarterback Sean Ashenfelder, and linebacker Isaiah Deloatch. Elijah and Degraffenreidt stand out as particularly interesting prospects because they are both from New Jersey, Rutgers’ home base, which has not given Rutgers a lot of commits this year. These two count for two out of five New…

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Rutgers saw a massive commitment wave over the weekend for football, landing four recruits on Saturday, five on Sunday and one on Monday. This high volume of recruitment news in such a short amount of time is something that has not been seen by the Rutgers faithful for a very long time, or perhaps ever. This shows us a lot about the culture shift that Rutgers is experiencing. For the first time in a while, Rutgers has a culture that recruits are buying into, and buying into in huge droves. A Big Weekend: The Result of a Culture Change Since…

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Coach Schiano and the Rutgers coaching staff have been cooking with gas over the last two days as Schiano’s guys have landed nine commits in the past two days. Four of these recruits committed to the program on Saturday while five others committed on Sunday. Weekend Commitment Timeline It started with Miron Gurman, a defensive end from Spencerport, New York. He comes in at 6 foot 6, 255 pounds, with a three-star rating from 247sports.com. He has experience at offensive tackle but was recruited by Schiano to play for the defense. Next came the first of three prospects from…

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The Big Ten Conference Expansion taking place in 2024 will see four former west coast PAC-12 teams named USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington join the primarily midwest based Big Ten Conference. The collapse of the PAC-12 conference and its schools being absorbed into other conferences has sent shock waves throughout the college football landscape. Now that the smoke has cleared, Big Ten fans are beginning to wonder how the conference expansion will affect their favorite team. Rutgers football is scheduled to play three out of the four new teams this year, welcoming both Washington and UCLA to the banks of…

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