Rutgers Football Must Recruit New Jersey Athletes Better

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJuly 20, 2010

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 12:  Joe Martinek #38 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights runs the ball against the South Florida Bulls at Rutgers Stadium on November 12, 2009 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers won the game 31-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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[This article was written by Double G Sports contributing writer, Super Bowl XLIII Champion, and NFL Lineman Darnell Stapleton.]

Just take a second and think about what type of a team Rutgers would be if it was able to keep the big name talents in-state and not allow them to go off to schools like USC, Miami, Notre Dame, etc.

In 2009 seven of the 32 first rounders were from New Jersey, and out of those only Kenny Britt chose Rutgers coming out of high school.

Now just think if those other six decided to attend Rutgers. Besides adding great athletes to the team, Rutgers would form a deeper roster with quality players! A lot of teams have depth, but the quality of their depth can sometimes be the team's weak point!

Every team faces injuries, but successful teams can plug in quality backups without having a decrease in performance. So the question is whether Rutgers has good depth. That is a question that can only be answered with time!

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