- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
When Kiy Hester (Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic) released his top seven three weeks ago, he was actually listing his runners-up. The ESPN 300 recruit knew he would be committing to Rutgers and hoped it would be sooner rather than later.
The same can be said for fellow ESPN 300 member Adonis Jennings (Erial, N.J./Timber Creek), who released a top eight just days before committing to the Scarlet Knights.
The common theme: Both are in-state prospects -- two of the best, too -- and both are headed to the hometown school. They are the first ESPN 300 recruits from New Jersey to pledge to Rutgers since Darius Hamilton did on the eve of signing day 2012.