With Rutgers on a much-needed bye week after being thrashed by Ohio State 56-0, there’s not much to talk about here in Piscataway. Coach Chris Ash is currently mulling over the idea of a quarterback change, but there many positions on the roster that need to be reconsidered. The Scarlet Knights will take the field again when they head to Illinois to take on the Lovie Smith-led Fighting Illini.
In the meantime, Rutgers recruiting has taken a hit since the shutout loss to the Buckeyes as it loss the commitments of two recruits from the 2018 recruiting class. Quarterback Sean Chambers and wide receiver E.J. Turner both dropped their pledges to the Scarlet Knights over the course of two days.
E.J. Turner, a three-star wide receiver, originally chose Rutgers over about a dozen other FBS offers. The Georgia native plays for Cartersville, where he and and No. 2 overall prospect quarterback Trevor Lawrence (a Clemson commit) team up to be a lethal duo. Standing at 6-foot-1, Turner is just the type of deep threat offensive coordinator Jerry Kill covets for his offense. All hope may not be lost though, as the senior receiver says he’s still highly considering the Scarlet Knights.
One day after Turner de-committed fellow three-star recruit and quarterback Sean Chambers also decided to reopen his recruitment. The California native never had the chance to attend a game this season in Piscataway as the teams played on the same schedule. The dual threat quarterback is listed at a 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and is also a standout on the baseball diamond. Chambers verbally committed to Wyoming after de-committing from the Scarlet Knights.
The Rutgers 2018 recruiting class is now ranked 11th in the Big Ten and 54th in the nation.