Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The Rutgers football team has added two important recruits from the Class of 2009, bringing the total haul to seven recruits from that class.
Desmont Scott, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound all-purpose back from Durham (NC) Hillside, committed to Greg Schiano’s team on Tuesday. Scott is ranked No. 2 nationally among all-purpose backs by Rivals.
Rutgers already landed Cardinal O’Hara (Pa.) QB Tom Savage, who chose the Scarlet Knights over Penn State, Miami, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State. That means their top two recruits for ’09 are from out of the traditional State of Rutgers — New Jersey/New York/Florida.
Rutgers also secured a commitment from Mike Larrow, a 6-3 1/2, 250-pound DE from Union HIgh. He chose Rutgers over Syracuse, Illinois, South Florida and Oregon, according to reports.
Recruiting analyst Chris Melvin of EliteRecruits.com and the Elite College Combine calls Larrow the “biggest sleeper in the state of New Jersey.”
“I just want to get a chance to see all the schools and give myself the best opportunity to go to the best school and have fun the 4 or 5 years that I’m at the school,” Larrow told Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports last month during the Big Time Football Showcase at Rutgers.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.