New Jersey’s Jacari Carter hits transfer portal, registering Big Ten interest

New Jersey’s Jacari Carter talks transfer portal interest.

Merrimack wide receiver Jacari Carter is in the transfer portal. The one-time New Jersey standout is registering serious interest from several Power Five schools, including the Big Ten.

Already, Carter has seven offers in the span of having entered the portal on Nov. 21. There is a reason why Carter is already compiling an impressive offer list.

Carter has 31 catches for 455 yards with five receiving touchdowns this season. Last year he broke out with 89 catches for 760 yards with eight touchdowns and was named first-team All-NEC.

So far, Carter said that Liberty, Georgia State, Florida A&M, Delaware, Alcorn State, Northern Iowa and Missouri State has offered him. Penn State has connected with him about his possible interest.

Northwestern, Purdue, Boston College, Hawaii, Georgia Southern, Troy, James Madison, Arizona and Arizona State have all reached out as well.

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Kansas and Wyoming are the most recent programs to reach out as well.

“Penn State was the first to call,” Carter told RutgersWire this week. “They said they want me they think that I’ll be a good fit for them, with just bringing in a five-star quarterback.

As for Rutgers, things have been a bit quiet so far though Carter hopes that changes. Carter is local to Rutgers, having grown up in Sayreville, N.J.

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“Just follows from Rutgers and fan love. No communication with any coaches yet!” Carter said.
“I would be highly interested in Rutgers. It is right down the street from me and the state of New Jersey means a lot to me. I would love the opportunity to play in front of people who feel like family every week. I want to make impactful contributions to the team and help Rutgers become a top 25 team in the country week in and week out -which will become years.”
Carter is planning on visiting Liberty the first weekend of December.

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Willy Love, the No. 1 recruit in New Jersey, talks about his relationship with ‘my guys’ at Rutgers

Willy Love explains why Rutgers football is doing well in his recruitment.

Rutgers football is in the mix for Willy Love, a prospect who is the No. 1 player in New Jersey for the next recruiting cycle.

The class of 2024 athlete is the top recruit in the state according to 247Sports. He is a top national recruit with prominent offers from GeorgiaMichigan State, Ole Miss, OregonPenn State and Texas A&M among others. Rutgers was among the first programs to offer Love.

He is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete who projects either as a defensive back or a linebacker.

In a recent interview with Rutgers Wire, Love talked about several of the programs in the mix regarding his recruitment.

“I say ‘my guys’ when talking about Rutgers because they were the first school to look into when I was an eighth grader even though they didn’t offer right away and I built an outstanding relationship with coach Fran (former secondary coach Fran Brown, now at Georgia) and coach Shaw (Rutgers wide receiver coach Damiere Shaw), who both recruit me very heavy. And also coach Watson (defensive line coach Marquise Watson) offered me at Ole Miss and I have an outstanding relationship with him,” Love said.

“So I say ‘my guys’ because a lot of people who were in the program prior to my offer and the guys who entered the program after my offer have all had their best interest in me.”

In the 2022 recruiting class, Rutgers landed Jacob Allen, the top-ranked player in New Jersey according to Rivals.

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Check out what Love had to say about Rutgers as well as Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State in this recent interview.

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What Rutgers football players will be enrolling in January? How about June?

A running list of when Rutgers football players will be enrolling on campus.

Rutgers football is going to have several members of the 2023 recruiting class set to enroll in January, giving a significant leg up for the development of the incoming freshman.

The 2023 class is ranked No. 52 in the nation according to 247Sports. It features some solid prospects and several under-the-radar players including six players from Florida.

Rutgers Wire has learned that the following players will be enrolling in January:

  • LB [autotag]Abram Wright[/autotag]
  • TE [autotag]Logan Blake[/autotag]
  • LS [autotag]Jake Eldridge[/autotag]
  • WR [autotag]Jesse Ofurie[/autotag]
  • OL[autotag] John Stone[/autotag]

Rutgers Wire has learned that the following players will be enrolling in June:

  • DL [autotag]JaSire Peterson[/autotag]
  • OL [autotag]Mozell Williams[/autotag]

Undecided as to enrolling in January or June:

  • WR [autotag]Famah Toure[/autotag]

Several players are still deciding their status as their high school seasons wind down.

Florida has the highest representation in this recruiting class with six players followed by New Jersey (four) and New York (three). Rutgers is still recruiting players for the 2023 class including Maryland linebacker Nnamdi Udeogu.

Rutgers football recruiting: Bergen Catholic’s Kaj Sanders launches his own NFT

Bergen Catholic’s Kaj Sanders launches his own NFT.

On Tuesday, one of the top recruits in the class of 2024 entered the digital trading space. New Jersey defensive back Kaj Sanders now has an NFT trading card.

It is an incredibly creative way for an athlete to make money utilizing Name, Image and Likeness (NIL).

For those not familiar with the concept, an NFT trading card is “created by taking a digital file and converting it into a cryptocurrency token that exists on a blockchain — a public ledger on which transactions are recorded.”

The NFT created by Sanders is hosted by VerifiedInk.

Sanders, a junior at Bergen Catholic, is one of the top recruits in New Jersey. A four-star according to the 247Sports Composite, Sanders holds Power Five offers from programs like Boston College, Louisville, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, West Virginia and Wisconsin among others.

 

A similar NFT created by four-star Jaylen McClain of Seton Hall Prep made $1,200.

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An athlete utilizing the VerifiedInk platform can keep 80 percent of their profit.

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Rutgers football is the latest Power Five offer for Markus Strong

Rutgers football offers Markus Strong on Saturday night.

Markus Strong, one of the top uncommitted players from Florida in the class of 2023 got an offer from Rutgers football on Saturday night.

A 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive lineman, Strong was at Rutgers on Saturday for the game against No. 5 Michigan. Strong plays for Union County High School (Lake Butler, FL).

So far this season, Strong has 33 total tackles and seven sacks. Union County is 6-2 and beat Walton 31-15 on Friday. He also plays basketball.

Rutgers is now involved along with several other Power Five offers for Strong including Georgia Tech, Maryland, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

Strong tweeted about the offer on Saturday night prior to Rutgers’ loss to Michigan:

 

It certainly has been an impressive if not a whirlwind couple of weeks for Strong in terms of his recruitment. Since Oct. 24, Strong has been offered by Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Houston.

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Rutgers football recruiting: Malvern Prep standout Cameron Brickle II drops his freshman highlights

Rutgers football recruit Cameron Malvern II releases his freshman highlights.

As college football programs continue to build their 2026 class, one name that has become popular is Cameron Brickle II. The Pennsylvania defensive lineman has terrorized opposing offenses and had 22 tackles through his first six games.

Due to his stellar play at Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA), the Pennsylvania native is receiving no shortage of interest. According to On3, the schools that have already sent offers includes Rutgers, Boston College, Pittsburgh, and Maryland.

Brickle, a 6-foot-2, 265-pound lineman, is seen as a player who could be a force at the next level.

Rutgers offered Bickle in October 2021.

 

During his freshman year, Brickle has been crucial to Malvern Prep’s success. The Friars have only allowed 22 points this season. In six games, Brickle has 10 solo tackles and three tackles for a loss as well as three passes defended. While he does not lead the team in either category, he has arguably been their best freshman.

Malvern Prep is 6-1 on the year.

Additionally, he has shown the ability to cause pressure and rush the opposing quarterback. In the clips above, he also showed a talent for shutting down an opponent’s running game.

While the talented lineman has yet to make a decision, he seemingly enjoyed his visit to Rutgers last month. It was not his first campus visit, as he visited last January to tour the facility. He will be a player to keep an eye on in the coming years, regardless of the school he chooses.

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Caleb Brewer’s latest Power Five offer is from Rutgers football

Caleb Brewer is among the latest athletes to be offered by Rutgers football.

One of the latest offers to go out from Rutgers football over the weekend is Caleb Brewer. The class of 2024 offensive lineman tweeted about the Big Ten offer over the weekend.

For Brewer, the offer from Rutgers is his second offer from a Big Ten team.

A 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman from Wyomissing Area High School (Wyomissing, PA), Brewer already has a number of strong Power Five offers including Boston College, Duke, Houston (joins the Big 12 in 2023), Maryland and Pittsburgh. He also holds an offer from Princeton.

Wyomissing has been dominant this year. The Spartans are currently 9-0 and are coming off a 56-7 win over Octorara.

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Brewer tweeted about the offer from Rutgers on Sunday night:

 

Over the weekend, Rutgers hosted several top recruits for a 24-17 win over Indiana on homecoming weekend. Among the list of athletes present was standout Long Island freshman [autotag]Preston Carey[/autotag] as well as New York state offensive lineman Rowan Byrne.

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Byrne talked with RutgersWire about his recent visit to the Scarlet Knights as well as provided an update on his recruitment.

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Rutgers football hosting Rowan Byrne for Saturday’s Big Ten game

Rutgers football set to host Rowan Byrne on Saturday.

Powerful offensive lineman recruit Rowan Byrne will be visiting Rutgers football on Saturday for homecoming.

Rutgers football (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten) hosts Indiana on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET (Big Ten Network).

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive lineman is a class of 2025 recruit from Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.) He holds Power Five offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh and Syracuse as well as Rutgers.

Iona Prep is 6-2 on the season.

Byrne tweeted about his Rutgers visit on Friday afternoon. It was re-tweeted by Rutgers offensive line coach Augie Hoffman:

 

Rutgers has been heavily recruiting New York state in recent years since the return of Greg Schiano as head coach.

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Rutgers has three commitments from New York so far in this recruiting cycle. Deondre Johnson (Newburgh Free Academy; Newburgh, N.Y.) committed to Rutgers in mid-May. Then, following a summer camp, Long Island wide receiver Dylan Braithwaite (Holy Trinity; Hicksville, N.Y.) committed to Rutgers along with safety Ian Strong.

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Rutgers football recruiting: Preston Carey pulls in his tenth offer

Preston Carey talks his most recent ACC offer.

Long Island freshman Preston Carey is turning into one of the top class of 2026 recruits in the nation. On Saturday, Carey pulled down his tenth offer, this time from a ranked ACC program.

Carey was on-hand to see No. 18 Syracuse beat No. 13 North Carolina State at the Carrier Dome. He is a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive lineman from Long Island program St. Anthony’s.

The offer from Syracuse goes alongside Carey’s strong list of Power Five offers including the likes of Georgia and Michigan. This summer, Carey was offered by Rutgers football, one of his first Power Five offers.

Also on Saturday, Syracuse offered Long Island tight end Korey Duff, another player that Rutgers was in on early.

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Carey tweeted about the offer on Saturday night following Syracuse’s win:

 

In late August, Carey spoke with RutgersWire about his upcoming freshman season:

“I definitely want to produce for my team. I want to be I want to help my team win. I want to produce and help.

“But personally, you know, goal is to be a freshman All-American. I think I’m on track and also mainly like I said, I’m a very much team player. I mean, at the end of the day, I have my own goals and always work for myself, but I’m also a big team player. And I think that we’re all going to come together and we’re all going to have an impact on that state championship and I’ve always said that.”

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They are toying around: Rutgers football is the first offers for Pennsylvania athlete Dominic Toy

Dominic Toy is offered by Rutgers football this week.

Rutgers football officially got involved this week with Dominic Toy, the Big Ten program becoming the first Power Five offer for the class of 2024 athlete. In fact, it was the first offer at any level for Toy, who is likely to see an uptick in his offers soon.

An edge/wide receiver out of Chester High School (Chester, PA), Toy is a wrecking ball no matter where he is asked to line up on the field. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, he has tremendous size and athleticism. Toy also plays basketball.

On offense, Toy has 22 catches for 385 yards with eight touchdowns. He has 16 total tackles including three sacks and a pass defended. It is tremendous production from the class of 2024 athlete.

The Clippers, under head coach LaDontay Bell, are off to a strong start with a 7-0 record. They beat Penn Wood 54-8 this weekend. It was only the second time this season that Chester has allowed points.

The defense under coordinator Sam Anthony has given up just 18 points this season across seven games.

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On Tuesday evening, Toy tweeted about the offer from Rutgers.

 

On Saturday, Chester plays Chichester High School (Boothwyn, PA). The Eagles are 1-6 on the year.

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