In a season where Rutgers football is off to their best start since they joined the Big Ten in 2014, there is yet another first coming this Saturday for the program. Rutgers will set a recruiting record for the program this weekend in their game against No. 1 Ohio State.
Rutgers Wire has learned that over 300 recruits are expected for Saturday’s Big Ten clash, which could well be a measuring stick game for a rebuilding Rutgers program. Against an Ohio State team that this week was named the top team in the College Football Rankings, it is easy to see why recruits are interested in the match-up.
Rutgers, after all, is having a very strong season. Two weeks ago, a strong win at Indiana has the Scarlet Knights at 6-2 (3-2 Big Ten) and bowl eligible. Head coach Greg Schiano’s vision of a developmental program has certainly come along nicely this year.
For a sign of the program’s progress under Schiano, Rutgers has four wins over Power Five opposition. They also project to have several players taken in next spring’s NFL draft. The number of draft picks is likely to be the most that Rutgers has had in a decade.
Because of the extensive visitors list, Rutgers is capping the expected number of tickets for recruits at 300. Never before in program history has Rutgers had to limit the number of tickets given out to recruits.
Kickoff is at 12:00 PM from SHI Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.