"Kids these days" is a familiar refrain heard from many a school teacher, coach, guidance counselor and parent in reference to the maturity, or more accurately lack thereof, of today's children and young adults in society.
However, the kids that signed to play football at Rutgers showed a level of maturity that is higher than the adults by whom they were recruited.
With a week before signing day, their head coach Greg Schiano reneged on his promise to coach these kids for the four playing years that their scholarships cover when he took the head coaching job of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many of Schiano's staff are rumored to be heading to Tampa with him.
Despite this development, this class of recruits honored their commitments, and signed to play for Rutgers' new head coach, Kyle Flood.
Flood was part of Schiano's staff, and harbored strong relationships with these 19 young men who committed to Rutgers football.
With rumors abound about Schiano's poaching of the rest of the staff, these young men displayed the definition of commitment by signing with a program in transition and they are clearly a talented group.
Many experts rate this class among the best in college football. ESPN rated it No. 25 in the nation, while Andrea Adelson who writes a Big East Blog for ESPN, called it the best class in the Big East,
Let's evaluate each player...