Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rutgers biggest recruit

Signing Day maybe at least two months away but Rutgers may have already gotten its biggest recruit. No its not a tight end or a QB or even a five star running back from St. Peters Prep but
rather a coach. Over the weekend Rutgers hired Jeff Hafley to its staff in a roll that has yet to be determined, I know what people are thinking wow big deal another assistant. Hafley is more then an assistant. During the last couple of years at Pitt, Hafley has been the one that keeps coming into New Jersey and getting kids to play at Pittsburgh.

Hafley, who has built a reputation as a relentless recruiter in North Jersey, does not have a defined role yet on the staff. He was an assistant for the Panthers the past five years, serving as secondary coach the past three.

"He's the biggest recruit of the off-season for Rutgers," John Otterstedt of told Star Ledger. "He is responsible for most of the New Jersey guys going to Pittsburgh the past few years. In North Jersey he's unstoppable as a recruiter,"

It might no show in this class, but in the future it will. Over the course of the last couple of years, some of the top players in the state have gotten away, here is hoping that Hafley changes all of that and more of the Garden State top players come and play at the State University of New Jersey.

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