New Jersey’s Class of 2025 is stacked with top-level talent and some of the biggest names in New Jersey high school football recently made verbal commitments to secure their future college homes. Here, we’ll keep a running tab on those commits!

Kamar Archie| LB/RB | Rutgers | July 6

Archie, a two-way monster for prep powerhouse The Hun School, capped off Rutgers’ huge summer recruiting coup by announcing he would join the Scarlet Knights. He plays both linebacker and running back at Hun, but figures to be an immediate contributor on defense when he arrives on campus.

Bryce Kania | WR | Wake Forest | June 25

A teammate of Archie’s at The Hun School, Kania was the Raiders’ go-t0 receiving target last season. Wake Forest seemingly made big inroads into the NJ HS football world this cycle and Kania was the latest to commit.

DJ McClary | LB/RB | Rutgers | June 23

McClary is the biggest recruit in Hudson County and one of the top overall players in the state, so the news of him flipping from Penn State to Rutgers was huge. McClary rarely comes off the field for Snyder HS as he plays QB, RB and is a three-down linebacker for his hometown Tigers.

Joshua Rodriguez | WR | Marshall | June 19

Somerville is set to make some major noise in the Big Central Conference this upcoming season thanks to a loaded senior class. Joshua Rodriguez led the Pioneers with six touchdown receptions last year and gave a verbal commitment to Marshall in the early part of the summer.

Dan Russo | RB/LB | Penn | June 18

Dan Russo was a key piece to Delsea’s run to win the Group 3 state championship last season and he found a college home before the start to his senior season. Russo verballed to Penn, giving the Quakers a thundering force who plays two ways in high school.

Jahmir Joseph | DB | Penn State | June 18

Jahmir Joseph has built up a reputation as arguably the top defensive back prospect in the Garden State, and the film doesn’t lie. The St. Joseph Regional ballhawk shuts down any and all pass catchers who dare enter his side of the field. His verbal commitment to Penn State was a big-get for the Nittany Lions.

John Forster | RB | Rutgers | June 15

The argument could be made that John Forster is one of the fastest football players in North Jersey and throughout the entire state. He’ll officially keep that speed in New Jersey after committing to Greg Schiano and Rutgers University. Forster has scored 13 touchdowns in two varsity season with St. Joseph Regional and is expected to take a lead role this fall.

Quincy Porter | WR | Ohio State | June 14

Quincy Porter has emerged as the top overall player in NJ’s spectacular Class of 2025 after putting together a widely successful high school career so far at perennial powerhouse Bergen Catholic. Porter eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards and had 17 touchdowns last season for Vito Campanile’s squad. Ohio State has built a resume as the premiere spot for WR recruits and it was one of the major reasons why Porter chose the Buckeyes.

Michael Thomas III | WR | Rutgers | June 11

Michael Thomas III wears the No. 1 jersey for Donovan Catholic and was a big target for Rutgers during the 2025 recruiting cycle. Thomas is a burner who keeps defenses honest, and if you don’t watch carefully, he can break one loose.

Jaelyne Matthews | OL/DL | Rutgers | June 11

Jaelyne Matthews brought out the stars to help him break the news that he would be committing to Rutgers University. With Toms River legends Frankie Edgar and Todd Frazier at his side, Matthews of Toms River North made his commitment to Greg Schiano’s squad official. The Scarlet Knights are getting a physical force in the trenches with Matthews, who is either ranked the No. 1 or No. 2 OL recruits in NJ for 2025.

Naiim Parrish | DB | Minnesota | June 10

Bergen Catholic always fields a fierce defense and Naiim Parrish has been a staple in the defensive backfield for the last few seasons in Oradell. Parrish committed to Minnesota after snaring five INT’s a season ago for the Crusaders. The two-sport star (also a basketball player) will be a leader for BC in the fall.