The 2010 recruiting class for Rutgers and head coach Greg Schiano was rather slow to develop. The wait was worth it as some late commits made this class respectable. This year Schiano seems to have re-affirmed his ground in Florida while still bringing in some homegrown talent. New Jersey had somewhat of a down year as far as high school seniors go. Let's take a look at the new Scarlet Knights. Recruits are in order by positions.
Chas Dodd - Dodd is from South Carolina and chose Rutgers early on and kept his word. He is a natural leader on the field and brings a big accurate arm along with his high football IQ. The knock on Dodd is his size. At just 6' and 190 lbs, he may have trouble seeing the field behind the big Rutgers offensive lineman. Dodd may be the backup to Tom Savage this season.
Jawan Jamison - This three star recruit from the Bolles School in Florida does not have great top end speed but he does break tackles. He is a shifty back that runs very low to the ground. Reminds people of former Rutgers star, Ray Rice. Jamison chose Rutgers over offers from Clemson and Northern Illinois.
Casey Turner - Turner is a durable and balanced runner. He was a workhorse for his high school in Florida where he ran for 2,232 yards and 31 TD's his senior year. This workhorse had offers from North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, and South Florida among others.
Jordan Thomas - The #5 rated back in New York brings a 4.45 40 yard dash time along with his good football IQ and instincts. He also has good hands out of the backfield. One of those players that has a knack for making plays when the ball is in his hand. Thomas could play RB, WR, or defensive back for Rutgers. Thomas was rated as a three star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Other offers were, North Carolina, Syracuse, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Oregon State.
Read about the rest of the commitments at Double G Sports.
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