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Knights announce five early enrollees for spring

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Head coach Kyle Flood hauled five three-star recruits as early enrollees before Feb. 5’s National Signing Day. All will be eligible to participate in Rutgers spring practice, which begins March 25.

Rutgers announced five early enrollees for the spring semester yesterday in a press release.

All are three-star recruits, including offensive lineman Marcus Applefield, tight end Logan Lister, defensive back Kam Lott, linebacker Brandon Russell and defensive lineman Eric Wiafe.

Scout.com ranks Applefield at No. 31 nationally among offensive tackles. The 6-foot-6 285-pounder projects as a left tackle in college.

Lister played offensive tackle as a senior at Katy (Texas) High School but is committed as a tight end for Rutgers, which seeks depth at the position.

Lott played mostly cornerback as well as safety at First Coast (Fla.) High School. He recorded 41 tackles and three interceptions as a senior and was named a Jacksonville Times Union All-First Coast selection.

Russell finished his senior season at University (Fla.) High School with 84 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Wiafe compiled 28 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and a defensive touchdown his senior season along the defensive line for New Britain (N.Y.) Mildford Academy in the fall of 2013. He is projected to play the three-technique defensive tackle position at Rutgers.

The enrollees are eligible to practice March 25 when spring football begins.

By Greg Johnson

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