Courtesy of Rutgers Athletics
PISCATAWAY, N.J. â€“ Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano announced Wednesday that 22 high school standouts have signed to play football for the Scarlet Knights beginning in the fall of 2010. In addition, Rutgers already secured commitments from three mid-year enrollees, to bring the signing class total to 25.
The Scarlet Knights ended the 2009 season 9-4 overall after a 45-24 victory over UCF in the St. Petersburg Bowl. It was the fourth consecutive bowl victory and the fifth straight bowl appearance for Rutgers. RU is one of five teams in the country to win four consecutive bowl games and Rutgers has averaged nine wins per season over the previous four years.
Betim Bujari, Matt McBride and Frank Quartucci are enrolled at Rutgers and will take part in spring practice, which is set to begin in March.
2010 Rutgers Football Recruiting Class
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School (Previous School)
Taj Alexander DL 6-4 295 Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East
Sam Bergen LB 6-0 225 East Stroudsburg, Pa./East Stroudsburg South
Betim Bujari * OL 6-4 295 Secaucus, N.J./Secaucus
Brandon Coleman WR 6-6 215 Accokeek, Md./Bishop McNamara
Jeremy Deering WR 6-2 205 Tampa, Fla./Leto
Chas Dodd QB 6-0 195 Lyman, S.C./Byrnes
Chris Fonti OL 6-7 315 Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills
Rob Forst OL 6-4 280 Manasquan, N.J./Manasquan
Gareef Glashen DB 5-10 190 Miami, Fla./Carol City
Jawan Jamison RB 5-8 200 Starke, Fla./The Bolles School
Tejay Johnson ATH 6-2 190 Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Twp.
Kenneth Kirksey DL 6-1 290 Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland
Rashad Knight DB 5-11 190 Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy
Matt McBride* OL 6-6 280 Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity (Hofstra)
Djwany Mera DE 6-4 230 Hollywood, Fla./South Broward
David Milewski LB 6-4 225 Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville
Fred Overstreet LB 6-1 220 Tampa, Fla./Jefferson
Frank Quartucci* OL 6-4 295 Hamilton, N.J./Hamilton West
J.T. Tartacoff ATH 5-11 190 Skillman, N.J./Montgomery
Jordan Thomas WR 6-1 205 Endicott, N.Y./Union-Endicott
Marcus Thompson LB 6-2 225 Oakland Park, Fla./Boyd Anderson
Casey Turner RB 5-11 190 Jacksonville, Fla./Ed White
Jorge Vicioso OL 6-6 300 Passaic, N.J./Passaic
Lorenzo Waters DB 6-0 195 Accokeek, Md./DeMatha
Jawaun Wynn WR 6-3 190 Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway
*Enrolled at Rutgers in January