Anyone who has followed Rutgers football knows that since Greg Schiano took over the program, he has made an effort to get talent out of the State of Florida. The 2009 recruiting class represented a departure from that objective for some reason. Rutgers’ 2009 class only had one player from the State of Florida after signing only one player from Florida in 2008. Rutgers’ 2005-2007 classes all had at least five Florida players.
Schiano and his staff have made the attempt to return to the Sunshine State for talent and are currently listing 15 prospects from Florida. Five of those prospects are Gridironstuds.com members. The Scarlett Knights have listed Gridironstuds.com members (RB/LB Will Powers, RB James White, LB Justin Birkenholz, CB Peniel Jean and CB Cody Riggs) as prospects. There’s no doubt that Rutgers is looking to add some Florida speed to their roster.