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Rutgers had some turnover on its coaching staff, which caused a massive earthquake in its recruiting class.
The Scarlet Knights lost 4-star safety Kiy Hester and 3-star athlete David Njoku to Miami, while 4-star receiver Saeed Blacknall signed with Penn State.
Another 4-star receiver, Adonis Jennings , signed with Pitt, plus 3-star cornerback Lamont Simmons is part of USC's recruiting class. Head coach Kyle Flood also lost 3-star running back Jonathan Hilliman to Boston College, while 3-star quarterback Tyler Wiegers signed with Iowa.
Justin Herron, a 3-star offensive tackle, flipped to Wake Forest. Fellow 3-star prospect Jordan Fuchs gladly backed off his pledge and eventually signed with Indiana. Finally, Deion Hallmon, a 3-star cornerback, signed with Northern Illinois.
This has to be some kind of record.
Ryan Dunleavy of the Scarlet Scuttlebutt wrote on Jan. 27:
"Saeed Blacknall reportedly was on Rutgers’ campus this weekend, but now he won’t be back until the middle of September when the Penn State football team arrives for a road game.
The Manalapan High School wide receiver and All-Shore Selection by the Asbury Park Press announced late Sunday night via Twitter that he was flipping his commitment from Rutgers to Penn State, delivering arguably the biggest blow yet to a recruiting class that has taken more than its share of hits."