Quick Hitters: Rutgers NFTC

PISCATAWAY, N.J.- Given the number of prospects at Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp at Rutgers, there was plenty of recruiting information.

Four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie claims no leader and could get an offer from Miami (Fla.) on Monday.

-Miami (Fla.) is coming by the school of four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie (Long Branch, N.J.) on Friday and he feels that the Hurricanes, when they return on Monday, will offer. Rutgers, South Carolina, Boston College, Tulane and others have offered the athletic tackle. 

-Four-star safety Elijah Shumate (Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) said that Rutgers and South Carolina are his current top two programs. He will visit several schools unofficially this summer.

-Quarterback Sean Maguire (Orange, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) holds a verbal offer from Florida State. Schools such as Connecticut, Wisconsin, Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Minnesota are scheduled to watch him throw this month and are talking about offering the strong-armed signal caller. The Huskies told him he was the No. 1 quarterback on their board.

-Safety Nate Smith (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) holds offers from West Virginia and South Carolina and is hearing from a number of other programs. He says he has no leaders at this point.

-Two-way lineman Tyrell Smith (Lanka Harbor, N.J./Lacey Township) weighed in at 6-foot-5, 315 pounds and definitely passes the eyeball test. Rutgers, Temple, Boston College, Syracuse and Duke all are showing interest. Smith feels like the Scarlet Knights are the closest to offering. He has some developing to do, but has the raw physical tools to play at the Division I level. 

-Three-star linebacker Steve Longa (Saddle Brook, N.J.) has offers from Rutgers, Maryland, Temple, Florida International and Western Michigan. Connecticut, Syracuse, Minnesota and Pittsburgh are showing interest. The Golden Gophers got in touch with his high school coach on Friday.

-Wide receiver Carlton Agudosi (Somerset, N.J./Franklin Township) is waiting on his first offer, but the 6-foot-6, 203-pounder is getting interest from Rutgers, Illinois, Temple, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Syracuse and Miami (Fla.). Alabama, along with the Panthers and Orange, was by the school last week. The Canes are expected by the school this week. Agudosi has good hands and body control and performed well on Sunday.

-Athlete Alex Figueroa (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) claims verbal offers from Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Miami (Fla.) and Michigan, among others. He visited Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights spring game and they are the favorite for the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder because of family in the New York City area. Alabama also is starting to show interest.

-Offensive lineman Harold Brantley (Hershey, Pa.) holds an offer from Syracuse, pending his SAT score. Penn State, Pittsburgh and Connecticut also are showing interest in the 6-foot-2, 283-pounder.

-Running back/athlete Jovon White (Suderton, Pa.) impressed us at the event and was named the SPARQ MVP for putting up excellent numbers at a Nike Combine. The 5-foot-10, 183-pounder, who could transition to corner or safety in college, is waiting on his first offer, but has interest from Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Temple, Connecticut and Boston College.

-Offensive lineman Lakai Robinson (Haddonfield, N.J./Paul VI) is still waiting on his first offer, but is getting interest from Buffalo, Iowa, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple.

-Running back Brandon Peoples (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) is getting interest from Temple, Connecticut, Stanford, Boston College and Pittsburgh, in addition to FCS power Delaware.

Class of 2013

-Defensive end Tashawn Bower (Somerville, N.J./Immaculata) already holds verbal offers from Rutgers and Syracuse. A number of additional programs, including Boston College, Oregon, Florida State, Iowa, Duke and Connecticut have been showing interest. The 6-foot-5, 231-pounder posted 12 sacks as a sophomore and listed his childhood favorite as Florida. Bower was solid during Sunday’s camp and definitely has a future as a Division I football player.

-Tight end Andrew Isaacs (Manchester, Conn.) holds an early offer from Boston College. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder also is getting interest from Connecticut and Iowa.

-Two-way line prospect Dorian Miller (Metuchen, N.J.) says that Oklahoma, where his brother DeJuan plays, is the leader. The Sooners have yet to offer, but Rutgers and Pittsburgh have. TCU, Clemson, Alabama, Oregon and Penn State all are showing early interest. 

-Running back David Williams (Philadelphia, Pa./West Catholic) is getting interest from Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Georgia Tech. He plans to camp at Pittsburgh and attended the Rutgers spring game on Saturday. 

National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton contributed

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