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National Signing Day, 2020: Status of 130+ Division I-bound N.J. football players – NJ.com

As has become the norm in college football recruiting in recent years, the majority of high-profile Division I recruits already have made things official with their respective colleges with the introduction of early National Signing Day in 2017, which takes place in mid-December.

Still, Wednesday’s official National Signing Day for college football will generate plenty more buzz across the country, as the top remaining unsigned recruits will ink their National Letters of Intent to programs across the country.

Below is a comprehensive list of more than 100 of New Jersey’s most coveted Division I recruits, what schools they are committed to and/or signed with and, for those who have yet to make things official, their current status and what schools have shown interest.

Continue checking back here all day to find out the status of the top football Class of 2020 football recruits.

From Early National Signing Day in December

Note: We understand Ivy League commits do not actually sign National Letters of Intent, but those recruits will be included here, too. Additionally, all offers listed below are in accordance to what has been reported on 247sports.com. And lastly, preferred walk-ons are noted in instances we already know that is the case. There are likely additional PWO commitments in the list below, though unconfirmed at this time.

Disclaimer: We do our best to be fully accurate with the information below, but the recruiting scene is highly fluid. Alert us via comments or email if any of the information is incorrect or if we’re missing any Class of 2020 Division I-bound athletes, whether signed, committed or currently holding Division I offers.

NEW JERSEY CLASS OF 2020 DIVISION I FOOTBALL RECRUITS

Griffin Jackstadt, Barnegat, OL/DL

Bergen Catholic football 2019 media day

Portrait of Jordan Morant (31) during the Crusaders media day festivities on Friday, August 23, 2019 in Oradell. Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Jordan Morant, Bergen Catholic, DB

Bryan Felter, Bergen Catholic, OL

  • College: RUTGERS || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 46

Pierson Tobia, Bergen Catholic, WR

Jeremiah Grant, Bergen Catholic, DL

  • College: Richmond || Status: SIGNED

Shane Prevot, Bergen Catholic, DB

Collin Tunc, Bergen Catholic, OL

  • College: Stony Brook || Status: SIGNED

Jed DeNobile, Bergen Catholic, DB

Vinny Sciglitano, Bergen Catholic, OL

  • College: LIU || Status: Verbal

Joe Aniello, Bergen Catholic, TE

  • College: Uncommitted || Known offer from: Lehigh

Sanoussi Kane, Blair, DB

  • College: Pittsburgh || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 43
Blair TE Victor Konopka visited Rutgers Sunday

Blair TE Victor Konopka visited Rutgers Sunday (Photo courtesy of Konopka)

Victor Konopka, Blair (formerly Don Bosco), TE/DE

Michael Fallah, Don Bosco Prep, OT

  • College: Duquesne || Status: Verbal

John Costanza, Brick Twp., DE

  • College: Maine || Status: SIGNED
D.J. Woodbury, Burlington City

Burlington City quarterback D.J. Woodbury rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils past Florence.Larry Murphy | For NJ Advance Media

DJ Woodbury, Burlington City, S

Eric Rogers, Burlington Twp., S

Tirek Austin-Cave, Camden

Tirek Austin-Cave, along with his parents, signed his letter of intent to play for Miami.

Tirek Austin-Cave, Camden, LB

Hillside vs. Cedar Creek in NJSIAA Group 2 regional championship

Malachi Melton (16) of Cedar Creek catches a pass and runs past Akugbe Omokaro (11) of Hillside during the NJSIAA Group 2 regional championship football game between Hillside and Cedar Creek at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on 12-8-19.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Malachi Melton, Cedar Creek, DB

Cameron Horsley, Cinnaminson, DT

Connor Katz, Cranford, QB

  • College: Georgetown || Status: Verbal

Abdoul Kone, Columbia, LB/RB

  • College: UMass || Status: SIGNED
Delbarton 2020 TE Lukas Ungar has committed to Stanford.

Delbarton 2020 TE Lukas Ungar has committed to Stanford. (Photo by Paul Ricciardelli)

Lukas Ungar, Delbarton, TE

Jack Mottola, Delbarton, TE/LB

  • College: Albany || Status: SIGNED
Cinnaminson at Delran football game on Sept. 5, 2019.

Delran’s RJ Moten runs the ball in a football game between Cinnaminson and Delran. Delran, NJ. Friday, September 6, 2019.David Gard | For NJ Advance Media

RJ Moten, Delran, DB

Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea, RB/DB

Miles Kauderer, Demarest, LB

DePaul Catholic football media day

Portrait of senior Charles Finley (1) during media day festivities at DePaul Catholic on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Charles Finley, DePaul, TE

Eddie Bierals, DePaul, OL

Sean Kelly, DePaul, RB/DB

  • College: LIU || Status: SIGNED

Tedy Afful, DePaul, WR

  • College: Stony Brook || Status: Verbal
Football: NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 semifinal between No. 1 Don Bosco Prep and No. 2 St. Joseph (Mont)

Jalen Berger (3) of Don Bosco Prep signals first down after catching a pass and running for a first down inside St.Joseph’s 10 yard line during the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 football semifinals between No. 1 Don Bosco Prep and No. 2 St. Joseph (Montvale) at St. Joseph Montvale in Montvale, NJ on 11-23-19. Don Bosco Prep won 10-8.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep, RB

Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep

It’s official, Kyle Monangai is going to Rutgers.

Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep, RB

Arsheen Jiles, Don Bosco Prep, CB

Romaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep, DB

Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco Prep, DL

Colin Ramos, Don Bosco Prep, LB

Mike Courtney, Don Bosco Prep, DB

  • College: Fordham || Status: Verbal

Nestor Antigua, Don Bosco Prep, WR

  • College: Dayton || Status: Verbal

Lee Turner, Don Bosco Prep, LB

  • College: Uncommitted || Known offer from: Wagner

Ryan Clark, Donovan Catholic, QB

East Orange ATH Nasir Montgomery

East Orange ATH Nasir MontgomeryPhoto courtesy of Rae Oliver

Nasir Montgomery, East Orange, ATH

Ian Brown, East Orange, S/WR

  • College: Wagner || Status: Verbal

Brandon Brown-Shaw, East Orange, WR/S

  • College: Wagner || Status: Verbal

Tymere Robinson, Hackensack, RB/DB

  • College: Hampton || Status: SIGNED in Dec.

Brad Small, Highland, TE/LB

  • College: Sacred Heart || Status: SIGNED

Nahree Biggins, Hillside, WR

James Westry, Hillside, WR

  • College: Robert Morris || Status: SIGNED in December

Connor Devaney, Hun, TE

  • College: Richmond || Status: SIGNED

John Parsons, Hun, TE/DE

Michael Leone, Hun, OL

  • College: Rice (decommitted from Yale) || Status: SIGNED

Nick DeGennaro, Hun, WR

  • College: Maryland || Status: SIGNED

Joe Horn, Hun, OL

  • College: UMass (flipped from Navy) || SIGNED

Logan Clouse, Hun, QB

  • College: Pittsburgh (PWO) || Status: Verbal

Ian Franzoni, Hun, RB

Nasir Clerk, Irvington, CB

  • College: East Carolina || Status: SIGNED

Zahir Swann, Irvington, WR

  • College: Central Michigan || Status: SIGNED

Zakee Swann, Irvington, RB

  • Status: Will be attendnig Milford Academy (prep school) || Held offers from: Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Buffalo, Cincinnati, UMass and Indiana
Collin McCarthy, Jackson Memorial, All-State Football Defense, Defensive Player of the Year 2019

Colin McCarthy (50) during a break in the action in the second half as Jackson beats Wall, 12-6, in OT on Friday September 14, 2018. Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comAndrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Collin McCarthy, Jackson Memorial, DE

Alex Odom, Kingsway, ATH

  • College: Temple || Status: SIGNED

Christian Forbes, Lawrenceville, OL

Jack Taylor, Lawrenceville, OL

  • College: Western Michigan || Status: SIGNED

Clyde Washington, Lenape, LB

  • College: Purdue || Status: SIGNED

Connor Kennedy, Lenape, CB

  • College: Lehigh || Status: SIGNED

Elijah Williams, Lincoln, DL

  • College: Morgan State || Status: Verbal
Lyndhurst battles Park Ridge for NJIC football Championship on 11-1-19

Piotr Partyla (2) of Lyndhurst runs past Justin Wagner (3) of Park Ridge during the NJIC Championship football game between Lyndhurst and Park Ridge at Lyndhurst High School in Lyndhurst, NJ on 11-1-19. Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Piotr Partyla, Lyndhurst, RB

Jermaine Corbett, Long Branch, RB

  • College: Uncommitted || Offers from: Rutgers, Monmouth

Mateusz Zielinski, Manalapan, OL

Justin Reilly, Manalapan, DB

  • College: Wagner || Status: COMMITTED

Garrett Terlizzi, Manasquan, OL

  • College: Bryant || Status: SIGNED
Mater Dei vs. DePaul in NJSIAA Non-Public Group 3 state championship

Clarence Lewis of Mater Dei looks for running room as Teddy Afful (2) of DePaul defends during the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 3 Championship football game between Mater Dei and DePaul at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on 12-7-19.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Clarence Lewis, Mater Dei, DB

  • College: Notre Dame || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 13

Malik Ingram, Mater Dei, RB

  • College: Indiana State || Status: SIGNED

Soloman DeShields, Millville, LB

Shamore Collins, Millville, DE/LB

Juwon Jackson, Milford Academy (Piscataway graduate), RB

  • College: Monmouth || Status: SIGNED
Montclair's Shawn Collins signs with Rutgers

Montclair senior Shawn Collins, a three-star recruit at tight end and defensive end, poses for a picture with his coach John Fiore after signing with Rutgers on Wednesday during the early signing period.Patrick Lanni | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Shawn Collins, Montclair, TE

Mike Burke, Montville, QB/S

  • College: Sacred Heart || Status: SIGNED

Tyler Picinic, New Milford, TE

Leon Lowery, North Brunswick, DE

  • College: Syracuse || Status: SIGNED

Myles Bailey, North Brunswick, RB

Tahjay Moore, North Brunswick, TE

John Ozdemir, Northern Highlands, LB

  • College: Uncommitted || Known off from: Central Connecticut State

Trebor Pena, Ocean, ATH

Patrick Passalacqua, Old Tappan, OL

Kyle Jacob Paramus Football Game breaker

Kyle Jacob carries the ball for Paramus during high school football game between Paramus and River Dell. 11/9/18 Paramus, NJ John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comJohn Munson | NJ Advance Media f

Kyle Jacob, Paramus, RB/LB

Who are New Jersey's best of the best?

Who are New Jersey’s best of the best? (Photo courtesy of Devin Willock)

Devin Willock, Paramus Catholic, OL

Kenny Kennedy, Paramus Catholic, DB

  • College: St. Francis || Status: COMMITTED

Jayson Colorado, Paramus Catholic, S

Nikolai Bujnowski, Paramus Catholic, OL

  • College: Virginia Tech (PWO) || Status: COMMITTED

James Della Pesca, Pascack Valley, TE/LB

  • College: Temple || Status: SIGNED

Jamier Wright-Collins, Paterson Kennedy, LB

Korey Smith, Peddie, LB

  • College: Boston College || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 38

Chris Mayo, Peddie, OL

  • College: West Virginia || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 27

Alexander Gilbertson, Peddie, OL

  • College: Uncommitted || Offers from: Rutgers, Virginia

Jaylen Newton, Penns Grove, DE

  • College: Delaware State || Status: Verbal commit (Expected to sign Wed.)

Mike DeNucci, Pope John, LB

  • College: Lehigh || Status: SIGNED

David Heath, Pope John, OL

RBC foootball 2018 Kevin Bauman

Kevin Bauman is back this season after helping Red Bank Catholic finish 10-0 and win the Non-Public, Group 3 title. His Caseys move to the American Division from the Freedom Division in the Shore Conference.

Kevin Bauman, Red Bank Catholic, TE

  • College: Notre Dame || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 7

Charlie Gordinier, Red Bank Catholic, TE

Union vs. Ridgewood in NJSIAA North I Group 5 state championship

Andrew Messineo (75) of Ridgewood reacts after recovering a Union fumble in the third quarter during the NJSIAA North1/North 2 Group 5 Regional Championship football game between Union and Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on 11-29-19.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Andrew Messineo, Ridgewood, DL

  • College: Georgetown || Status: SIGNED

James Miller, Ridgewood, TE/LB

  • College: Columbia || Status: Committed to admissions process

John Kearney, Ridgewood, DB

  • College: William & Mary || Status: COMMITTED

Drew Frankel, Rumson-Fair Haven, DB

  • College: Colgate || Status: SIGNED

Joshua Johnson, Salem, DE

  • College: Elon || Status: SIGNED

Jayvis Rayside, Sayreville, RB/LB

  • College: Bryant || Status: SIGNED

Antonio Williams, Shabazz, OL

Shawnee Football defeats Ocean City 28-0 in the South Jersey Group 4 Final on 11/22/2019

Shawnee’s (63) Mike Jarvis and (44) Dalton Short celebrate as Shawnee Football defeats Ocean City 28-0 in the South Jersey Group 4 Final on 11/22/2019Larry Murphy | For the Times of Trenton

Dalton Short, Shawnee, RB/LB

Ethan Hilliman, Somerville, ATH

  • College: ASA Colllege (JUCO) || Known offer from: Tulane

Thomas Grippo, Seton Hall Prep, OL/DL

Dominic Busby, Seton Hall Prep, TE

Lucas Giordano, Seton Hall Prep, OL

Football: Freehold Township at Southern. Oct. 19, 2019

Southern’s JT Cornelius sacks Freehold’s Brenden Doel during a football between Freehold Township and Souther Regional. Manahawkin, NJ. Saturday, October 19, 2019.David Gard | For NJ Advance Media

JT Cornelius, Southern, TE/DE

  • College: Monmouth || Status: Verbal

Austin Castorina, Sparta, RB

  • College: Monmouth || Status: Verbal
Isaiah Raikes St. Augustine

No. 34 Isaiah Raikes fights through two Seton Hall Prep blockers during their Non-Public Group 4 quarterfinal battle.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Isaiah Raikes, St. Augustine Prep, DT

  • College: Texas A&M || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 2

Chandler Bird, St. Augustine Prep, OL

  • College: BYU || Status: Verbal

C.J. Duell, St. John Vianney, QB

  • College: Central Connecticut State || Status: SIGNED
Non-public group 2 semifinal game Morris Catholic at St. Joe's Hammonton

Jada Byers of St Joe’s after his touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday’s Non-Public group 2 semi-final game at St. Joe’s Hammonton.,
November 23rd 2019Scott Anderson | for NJ.com

Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.), ATH

K-Shawn Schulters, St. Joseph (Met.), DB

Luke Wypler, St. Joseph (Mont.), OL

  • College: Ohio State || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 8
Penn State recruits visit for Rutgers

Penn State head coach James Franklin greets commit Amin Vanover before the Rutgers game on Nov. 30, 2019.
Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com

Amin Vanover, St. Joseph (Mont.), OL

  • College: Penn State || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 10

Elijuwan Mack, St. Joseph (Mont.), DB

Football: No. 9 St. Joseph (Mont) takes down No. 1 St. Peter's Prep 24-6

St. Joseph quarterback Michael Alaimo (3) has running room against Jordan Campbell (21) of St. Peter’s during the football game between No. 1 St. Peter’s Prep and No. 9 St. Joseph (Montvale) at Caven Point in Jersey City, NJ on 11-2-19. St. Joe’s won 24-6.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Michael Alaimo, St. Joseph (Mont.), QB

  • College: Purdue || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 15

Shane Stewart, St. Joseph (Mont.), S

Terrence Spence, St. Joseph (Mont.), DB

  • College: Holy Cross || Status: SIGNED

Arman Young, St. Joseph (Mont.), OL/DL

Max Runyon, St. Joseph (Mont.), FB

Te’Rai Powell, St. Joseph (Mont.), DB

Andre Epps, St. Joseph (Mont.), RB

Matt Toman, St. Mary’s (Ruth.), QB

  • College: Maine || Status: Verbal
SPP signing day

Five St. Peter’s Prep football players, including Cody Simon (Ohio State University), commit to college athletic programs during a signing ceremony at the Perkins Athletic Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep, LB

Isaiah Wright, St. Peter’s Prep, DL

Byron Shipman, St. Peter’s Prep, WR

  • College: Holy Cross || Status: SIGNED

Ben Silver, St. Peter’s Prep, DE/TE/P

  • College: Bryant || Status: SIGNED

Colin Elliott, St. Peter’s Prep, LB

  • College: Bryant || Status: SIGNED
Don Bosco Prep vs. St. PeterÕs Prep, NJSIAA, Non-Public, Group 4 Championship

Jelani Mason (1) of St. Peter’s Prep carries toward the end zone on a two point conversion to put St. PeterÕs ahead for good during the fourth quarter of the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 Championship game between Don Bosco Prep and St. PeterÕs Prep at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on 11/30/19. St. PeterÕs Prep won 21-14.Chris Faytok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Jelani Mason, St. Peter’s Prep, WR

  • College: Merrimack || Status: Verbal

GJ Mazzella, St. Peter’s Prep, DB

  • College: Uncommitted || Known offer from: Morehead State

Joe Lusardi, Summit, CB

  • College: Uncommitted || Status: De-committed from UMass
Football: Statewide receiving leaders

Timber Creek’s Tarheeb Still (1) leads the state in receiving yards.Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Med

Tarheeb Still, Timber Creek, CB

  • College: Maryland || Status: SIGNED
  • NJ.com Top 50 rank: No. 19

Najae Hallenbeck, Toms River North, OL

Ahmirr Robinson, Union, WR

Tyreem Powell, Vineland

Tyreem Powell threw four touchdown passes for Vineland in its victory over Rancocas Valley.Larry Murphy | For NJ Advance Media

Tyreem Powell, Vineland, ATH

Alex Mastroianni, Wallkill Valley, LB

  • College: Bryant || Status: SIGNED

Bardyhl Gashi, West Essex, OL

  • College: Colgate || Status: SIGNED

Declan McCauley, Westfield, OL

  • College: Holy Cross || Status: SIGNED
Will Kessler Westfield linebacker

Westfield linebacker Will Kessler recorded 10 tackles Friday to help the Blue Devils stun No. 9 and undefeated Phillipsburg, 20-14, in overtime.Tim Wynkoop | For NJ Advance Media

Will Kessler, Westfield, LB

  • College: Georgetown || Status: SIGNED

Kevin Schaeffer, West Milford, OL

Jack DiPietro, West Morris, RB/S

  • College: Lehigh || Status: Verbal

Hank Shapiro, Westfield, QB

  • College: Lehigh || Status: SIGNED
Williamstown vs Cherokee, NJSIAA, South/Central, Group 5 Regional Football Championship

Aaron Lewis of Williamstown, a Michigan commit, tries to get past Matt Ellis of Cherokee during second half of the NJSIAA South/Central, Group 5 Regional Championship football game between Williamstown vs Cherokee at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on 12/7/19. Williamstown won 30-14.Chris Faytok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Aaron Lewis, Williamstown, DE

Brandon Perkins, Williamstown, LB

  • College: New Hampshire (flipped from Kent State) || Status: Verbal

Jon Wood, Williamstown, DB

  • College: Sacred Heart || Status: SIGNED

Quinn Hart, Williamstown, DB

  • College: Sacred Heart || Status: SIGNED
Willingboro vs. Penns Grove in NJSIAA Group 1 regional championship

Chris Long (3) of Willingboro starts celebrating after winning the NJSIAA Group 1 regional championship football game between Willingboro and Penns Grove at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ on 12-8-19.Scott Faytok | For NJ Advance Media

Chris Long, Willingboro, ATH

Andre Parker, Woodbury, QB

  • College: Uncommitted || Offers from: Rutgers, Temple
Wall vs. Woodrow Wilson, NJSIAA, South/Central, Group 3 Regional Football Championship

Fadil Diggs (10) of Woodrow Wilson watches the replay after a pass interference call during the second half of the NJSIAA South/Central, Group 3 Regional Championship football game between Wall and Woodrow Wilson at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on 12/8/19. Woodrow Wilson won 12-7.Chris Faytok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson, DE

Muheem McCargo, Woodrow Wilson, RB

  • College: Temple || Status: SIGNED

Dyshier Clary, Woodrow Wilson, DE

  • College: Temple || Status: SIGNED

Malik Harvey, Woodrow Wilson, CB

  • College: Northern Illiniois || Status: SIGNED

Naiem Simmons, Milford Academy (via Woodrow Wilson), WR

  • College: Wager || Status: SIGNED

Miles Frazier, Milford Academy (via Woodrow Wilson), OL

  • College: Florida International || Status: SIGNED

JJ Conrad focuses on the Super Football Conference and North Jersey Interscholastic Conference. He may be reached at jconrad@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JJ_Conrad.