Rising freshman Preston Carey talks Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Rutgers offers

What does Preston Carey think about LSU, Georgia and Michigan?

Preston Carey got his first offer from LSU last month, Preston Carey has gotten offers from some of the top teams in the country. For the soon-to-be high school freshman, it is a recruitment that likely isn’t going to slow down anytime soon.

The Long Island defensive lineman saw his latest offer come in late June from Rutgers.

The class of 2026 defensive lineman, a 15-year-old, is an impressive 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds. He is a physically developed athlete who looks like he could handle snaps in the Big Ten right now.

Carey is part of a strong talent influx in Long Island. Dylan Braithwaite and Ian Strong, both Rutgers football commits, are from Long Island. Four-star defensive back Josiah Brown and linebacker Nick Parisi, both class of 2024 recruits, are a big part of the emerging talent in Long Island.

Two weeks ago, Carey was named the Day 2 MVP at the Football University camp in New Jersey. He turned 15-years old this spring.

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One day after winning the FBU award, he was offered by Rutgers.

Check out what [autotag]Preston Carey [/autotag] had to say about his offers from Georgia, LSU and Michigan as well as from Rutgers!

Rutgers football: Joe Jackson breaks down final five with Monday decision nearing

Joe Jackson talks his final five schools.

Three-star running back Joe Jackson is set for a decision on Monday, the Florida athlete intending to get the fireworks rolling with an early announcement.

The No. 19 running back in the nation according to Rivals, Jackson plans to announce on social media at 2 P.M. local time. He is coming off a standout season at Ridge Community (Davenport, FL).

Last season, Jackson had 1,011 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns for Ridge. He also had five receiving touchdowns for a program that went 5-5.

Jackson said that Duke, Kansas State, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Rutgers are his final five programs ahead of his decision on Monday.

Duke, he said, is a “high school for me” in terms of his interest.

Of the three, he took official visits to Duke two weeks ago followed by Rutgers and then Kansas State. He has visited Louisville (twice) and also visited Pittsburgh.

Check out what [autotag]Joe Jackson [/autotag] had to say about his Monday announcement!

Four-star Tayvion Galloway previews July 23 announcement

What is Tayvion Galloway saying about LSU, Alabama, Penn State and Rutgers?

Tayvion Galloway will be announcing his college choice at a ceremony on July 23. For the Ohio tight end, it will be an early end to his recruitment.

A class of 2024 recruit, Galloway is a tight-end prospect at Chillicothe City (Chillicothe, OH). He is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound athlete who is ranked a four-star recruit by 247Sports, where he is also the fourth-best tight end in the nation and the No. 80 prospect in his class.

He holds numerous Power Five offers including Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Indiana, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Rutgers among others.

Programs like Alabama and Penn State are also showing strong interest in Galloway. Both are programs that he has visited lately.

Check out what Tayvion Galloway had to say about several of the programs that are likely to factor in heavily to his decision as his recruitment nears its conclusion.

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How does the Rutgers 2023 recruiting class rank among the program’s efforts the past decade?

With several strong classes as of late, we decided to take a look back over the past decade and decide which recruiting class was best. Here’s Rutgers Wire’s definitive ranking of the past 10 years of recruiting classes for the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers football recruiting crew had an active June, as 10 of the 15 players who committed for the class of 2023 all did so this month. Two players – linebacker Dariel Djabome and cornerback Bo Mascoe – committed just this past week.

Per 247Sports has the No. 27 recruiting class in the nation. With the return of head coach Greg Schiano, the Scarlet Knights have once again seen several years of strong recruiting classes. Whether they be from the Florida pipeline, or recruited locally from PA, NJ, and MD – there are players across the country champing at the bit to be a part of a rebuilding program. Strong recruits should lead to more success and better recruiting classes in the future.

With several strong classes as of late, we decided to take a look back over the past decade and decide which recruiting class was best. Here’s Rutgers Wire’s definitive ranking of the past 10 years of recruiting classes for the Scarlet Knights.

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Where do things stand with Deontae Armstrong and Rutgers football, Penn State and Ohio State?

Deontae Armstrong talks being recruited by a trio of Big Ten programs.

Deontae Armstrong is likely going to turn into a priority recruit for many top programs around the country, and he is already emerging as a focus for several Big Ten programs.

Last week, Armstrong got offered by Rutgers football. The class of 2024 offensive tackle, a 6-foot-7 and 274-pound prospect from St. Edward (Lakewood, OH) holds several Power Five offers including Iowa State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and future Big 12 member Cincinnati as well as Rutgers.

Another Big Ten offer or two could be coming in the next month. Armstrong continues to talk with Ohio State and he plans on visiting Penn State in July.

“I am highly confident when I go to Penn State that they will offer me. This is a school I’ve been realy close to,” Armstrong told RutgersWire.

“I started talking to them when I had around four offers and have grown with them until now. I have an unofficial visit the 28th and camp the 29th of July.”

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Check out what [autotag]Deontae Armstrong[/autotag] had to say about not just his recent Rutgers football offer but also where things stand after his camp at Ohio State and his unofficial visit at Penn State in July!

Rutgers football recruiting: four-star Tayvion Galloway sets announcement date

Tayvion Galloway sets July announcement date.

Tayvion Galloway, one of the top players in Ohio, is set to announce his college decision next month.

A class of 2024 tight end, Galloway has offers from some of the top programs in the nation. In the spring, Galloway visited Rutgers football. A four-star, he is ranked as the top rising junior in Ohio.

An announcement on his college decision will be on July 23 according to the athlete’s announcement on social media. Galloway plays as a tight end and as a defensive end for Chillicothe High School (Chillicothe, OH).

He holds offers from programs such as Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina among others. His most recent offer came in mid-June from Ole Miss following a visit with the SEC program.

 

He also has taken several recent visits including to LSU, Alabama and Penn State among others.

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According to 247Sports, Galloway is the fourth-best tight end in the nation and the No. 80 recruit in the class of 2024.

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Preston Carey, an eighth grade who can bench 315 pounds and squat 405 pounds, talks Rutgers football offer

Preston Carey talks about his recent Rutgers football offer.

Over the weekend, Long Island eighth-grader Preston Carey was offered by Rutgers football. It was all part of a big weekend for Carey that includes being awarded the MVP at the prestigious FBU camp in New Jersey.

Carey, who turned 15-years old this spring, is a defensive line prospect who will be enrolling at one of the top programs in New York (more on that a little bit later). He visited Rutgers football over the weekend, meeting with head coach Greg Schiano and assistant coach Scott Vallone.

In June, Carey has added offers that includes Georgia and Michigan.

The ties to Long Island are strong for Rutgers. Two current members of the 2023 recruiting class for Rutgers, wide receiver Dylan Braithwaite and safety Ian Strong, are among Long Island’s best players.

A former NFL player and a standout at Rutgers, Vallone hails from Long Island where he played at St. Anthony’s. He was a class of 2008 recruit who had offers that included Boston College, Duke, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina State and Virginia among others.

Vallone was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.

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Carey is likely to blow-up soon, especially after his performance at FBU. He told RutgersWire that he can bench 315-pounds and squat 405 pounds. Not shockingly, he has been working out in a gym and conditioning since he was 10-years old.

 

Check out what Preston Carey had to say about his visit to Rutgers football, the offer from the Big Ten program as well as his performance at FBU…as well as where he will play his high school football starting this fall!

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Former Rutgers recruiting target Christopher Thomas enters transfer portal

Former Rutgers football recruiting target Chris Thomas has officially entered the transfer portal.

One of the top 30 defensive linemen and top high school football players out of Florida from the class of 2021 has entered the transfer portal. Former Florida Gator lineman Chris Thomas officially entered the transfer portal today, June 28.

The Fort Myers, FL native and Dunbar High School alum leaves the Florida program after just one season.

Thomas was actually cut by first-year head coach Billy Napier. He was one of three players cut by Napier. First-year coaches are able to cut scholarship players thanks to a NCAA bylaw, but can still stay on scholarship at the school until they graduate. Thomas opted to test the portal today instead and with the May 1 deadline already passing, he will need a waiver to be eligible at another school this season.

The big six-foot-seven, 300+ pound former Rutgers recruiting target saw varied rankings. Rivals.com had the interior defender rated as a three-star recruit and No. 26 at his position in the class of 2021. 247Sports Composite also ranked him as a three-star, setting in at No. 61 in the state of Florida.

On3 rated him higher, giving him a four-star rating, ranking him No. 20 at his position and No. 26 in Florida for his class.

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The decision isn’t a huge surprise considering Thomas only saw game time in one contest as a freshman. Prior to committing to play for the Gators, he received offers from very strong programs like Miami, Florida State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. He also saw offers from Big Ten powers Penn State, Purdue, Indiana, and of course Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights were his second offer and his first Power Five offer.

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Head coach Greg Schiano has had a lot of success targeting players from Florida and developing them into strong contributors. If Rutgers were to take a second look at Thomas, he could be a strong contributor on defense at SHI Stadium soon.

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Oh Canada! Dariel Djabome commits to Rutgers football

Rutgers football received a commitment from Canadian linebacker Bo Mascoe.

Well, that escalated quickly.

Rutgers football got a commitment from Canadian linebacker Dariel Djabome on Monday night, just hours after the athlete posted about getting an offer from the program.

Djabome is the first Canadian to commit to the Scarlet Knights in this recruiting cycle as well as the first international player that the Big Ten program has received a verbal from for the class of 2023.

A 6-foot-2, 2220-pound linebacker, Djabome claims a 40-time of 4.5 seconds. He plays for Canada Prep Football Academy.

The newest Rutgers commitment also holds offers from Buffalo and Maine. He is the second linebacker to commit to the Scarlet Knights in this recruiting cycle, joining Florida linebacker Abram Wright.

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Also on Monday night, just prior to the announcement of Djabome, Rutgers football received a commitment from Florida defensive back Bo Mascoe. A three-star defensive back, Mascoe also held offers from Boston College, Iowa and Iowa State.

Mascoe took an official visit to Rutgers last week.

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Bo knows Rutgers: Florida three-star Bo Mascoe commits to the Scarlet Knights

Rutgers football lands Florida three-star Bo Mascoe.

After an official visit to Rutgers football last week, Bo Mascoe committed to the Big Ten program on Monday night.

Landing Mascoe is a nice recruiting win for Rutgers. The Florida defensive back also had offers Power Five offers from Boston College, Iowa and Iowa State. He took an official visit to Boston College prior to his trip to Rutgers last week.

Mascoe plays his high school football for Osceola (Kissimmee, FL).

A three-star recruit, the 5-foot-11 Mascoe was ranked as the No. 90 cornerback in the nation and the No. 144 player in Florida according to the 247Sports Composite.

Mascoe made his announcement on Monday evening.

 

He is now the fifth recruit from Florida in the 2023 class for Rutgers football. All five of the Florida commitments have given their verbal in June.

Last season as a junior, he had 41 total tackles. He also led his team with seven interceptions in 12 games played.

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The Kowboys (not a typo) went 9-3 last season.

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