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National Signing Day for college football programs is February 1. Follow how the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are doing on the recruiting trail in this StoryStream

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012 Update: Scarlet Knights Pulling In Top 25 Class On National Signing Day 2012

The Rutgers football program led by newly appointed head coach Kyle Flood is pulling in its best recruiting class in years on National Signing Day 2012. Rutgers football already received national letters of intent from five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, NJ), four-star wide receiver Leonte Carroo (Ramsey, NJ), four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert (Sicklerville, NJ) and four-star offensive linemen J.J. Denman (Fairles Hills, PA) and Christ Muller (Boyertown, PA).

Unless there's any new late signees -- three-star linebacker Tashon Whitehurst is reportedly choosing to attend South Florida over Rutgers and Syracuse -- this should be the Class of 2012 for the Scarlat Knights program, which is currently ranked No. 23 overall by Rivals, No. 33 by Scout.com and No. 18 by 247sports.com.

At 2 p.m., Flood will address the media and discuss this years recruiting class.

DE
Ramsey, NJ
6'4"
245
5 stars
WR
Ramsey, NJ
6'1"
205
4 stars
OL
Fairless Hills, PA
6'7"
305
4 stars
LB
Sicklerville, NJ
6'2"
230
4 stars
OL
Boyertown, PA
6'6"
287
4 stars
WR
Franklin, NJ
6'6"
203
3 stars
OL
Warminster, PA
6'5"
250
3 stars
OL
Long Branch, NJ
6'5"
260
3 stars


ATH
Wayne, NJ
6'0"
185
3 stars
LB
Saddle Brook, NJ
6'1"
207
3 stars
OL
Washington, D.C.
6'4"
285
3 stars
WR
Linden, NJ
6'1"
170
3 stars
RB
Warminster, PA
5'7"
160
3 stars
DE
Montclair, NJ
6'5"
260
3 stars
QB
Bloomsburg, PA
6'4"
195
3 stars
ATH
Parlin, NJ
5'11"
170
3 stars
WR
Reistertown, MD
6'1"
193
3 stars

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Jevon Tyree Commits To Rutgers Over UConn, Maryland, Georgia Tech

Jevon Tyree, the No. 49-ranked player at his position according to Rivals, committed to the Rutgers football program during Wednesday's National Signing Day 2012. Tyree, a three-star cornerback from South Brunswick, N.J., chose Rutgers over UConn, Maryland and Georgia Tech.

Tryee (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) was a late get for the Scarlet Knights and new head coach Kyle Flood, who's on pace to bring in Rutgers' greatest recruiting class ever. According to Tyree's Rivals' page, Rutgers had a low-interest rating in the defensive back, however, it seems that this special class helped persuade Tyree to head to Piscataway, N.J. It also might have helped that First-Team All-Big East wide receiver and former Scarlet Knight, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, is his cousin.

Currently, Rutgers has reeled in these defensive players: five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, N.J.), four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert (Sicklerville, N.J), three-star linebacker Steve Longa (Saddle Brook, N.J.) and three-star defensive lineman Julian Pinnix-Odrick (Montclair, N.J.).

Rutgers' recruiting class is currently ranked No. 23 overall by Rivals.

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Julian Pinnix-Odrick Commits To Rutgers Over Syracuse

Julian Pinnix-Odrick, the No. 23-ranked player at his position according to Rivals, committed to the Rutgers football program Wednesday during National Signing Day 2012. Pinnix-Ordick, a three-star defensive lineman who played Montclair High School in Montclair, N.J., chose Rutgers over Syracuse.

Pinnix-Odrick (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) had zeroed in on Rutgers after also considering Syracuse, which he visited this past weekend. Pinnix-Odrick was a question mark to coming to Piscataway after the Scarlet Knights lost Greg Schiano last Thursday and hired a new one, Kyle Flood, Tuesday.

However, Pinnix-Odrick will now in what is possibly Rutgers greatest recruiting class ever. On Tuesday night, the Scarlet Knights added five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton, who helped Rutgers vault into the top 25 of Rivals' overall rankings. As of Tuesday, Rutgers was ranked No. 35 by Rivals.

Julian Pinnix-Odrick talks to Scarlet Nation (via rutgersfootballnj)

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Ian Thomas Commits To Rutgers Over UNC And Iowa

Ian Thomas, the No. 56 ranked wide receiver according to Rivals, has committed to the Rutgers football program Wednesday during National Signing Day 2012. Thomas, who played Franklin High School in Reisterstown, MD, chose Rutgers over North Carolina and Iowa, the other two finalists for his services. Thomas was the first non-verbal commitment to sign with the Scarlet Knights.

Thomas (6-foot-1, 193-pounds) made his official visit to Rutgers on Dec. 9 and according to his Rivals.com page he caught 49 balls for 986 yard during his junior season.

Already, Rutgers has received letters of intent from three other wide receiver -- Carlton Agudosi (Somerset, N.J.) and Ruhann Peele (Linden, NJ).

Ian Thomas highlight tape (via icy4435621214)

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Carlton Agudosi Commits To Rutgers On National Signing Day 2012

Carlton Agudosi, the No. 66-rated wide receiver according to Rivals, has committed to Rutgers, sending his national letter of during Wednesday's National Signing Day 2012. Agudosi, who played at Franklin High School in Somerset, N.J., has a 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame that helped him catch 33 passes for 697 yards with nine touchdowns in his senior season.

According to the Rutgers football facebook page, Agudosi finished his high school years with school records for receiving yards (1,577) and receiving touchdowns (17). Agudosi is also the 13th-rated prospect in New Jersey according to Rivals.com.

Of course, the idea is to have Agudosi replace Mohamed Sanu, who was a First-Team All-Big East selection this season for the Scarlet Knights and is expected to be selected in the first two round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Already, Rutgers has received letters of intent from three other wide receiver -- Ian Thomas (Resiterstown, MD) and Ruhann Peele (Linden, NJ).

Carlton Agudosi #22 Jr. Offensive Highlights Franklin High School 2010 (via louissolomon)

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National Signing Day 2012: Rutgers Football Builds Momentum For Wednesday As Darius Hamilton Stays Home

The Rutgers football program got a commitment from five-star defensive end Darius Hamilton, the No. 11-ranked recruit by Rivals, Tuesday night, making the 2012 Rutger Football Recruiting class possibly its best ever. Hamilton, who played at New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep, made his announcement just a few hours before the official start of National Signing Day 2012 and helped build a lot of momentum for the Scarlet Knights program, which has been through a whirlwind of drama the past six days, heading into college football's biggest day of the year.


SB Nation New York: Hamilton Commits To Rutgers Over Florida, Miami


The addition of Hamilton gives the Rutgers football recruiting class 17 commits and a No. 34-overall ranking heading into Wednesday, which should also feature four-star wide receiver Leonte Carroo (Boscoe Prep, NJ), four-star offensive linemen Chris Muller (Boyertown, PA) and J.J. Deman (Pairless Hills, PA) and four-star linebacker Quanzell Lambert (Sicklerville, NJ) also signing national letters of intent in less than 24 hours.

According to Rivals.com as of Tuesday night, the Scarlet Knights are looking to sign 12 more three-star recruits.

So far, here's the list of verbal commits via Rivals (note: list could change drastically in next 24 hours):

WR
Ramsey, NJ
6-1
205
4 stars
OL
Fairless Hills, PA
6-7
305
4 stars
LB
Sicklerville, NJ
6-2
230
4 stars
OL
Boyertown, PA
6-6
287
4 stars
WR
Franklin, NJ
6-6
203
3 stars
OL
Warminster, PA
6-5
250
3 stars
OL
Long Branch, NJ
6-5
260
3 stars
TE
Jersey City, NJ
6-5
246
3 stars
ATH
Wayne, NJ
6-0
185
3 stars
LB
Saddle Brook, NJ
6-1
207
3 stars
OL
Washington, District of Columbia
6-4
285
3 stars
WR
Linden, NJ
6-1
170
3 stars
RB
Warminster, PA
5-7
160
3 stars
DE
Montclair, NJ
6-5
260
3 stars
QB
Bloomsburg, PA
6-4
195
3 stars
ATH
Parlin, NJ
5-11
170
3 stars

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Darius Hamilton Commits To Rutgers Over Florida, Miami; Rutgers Football Recruiting Snags Top 15 Prospect

Darius Hamilton, the No. 11 rated recruit according to Rivals, has committed to Rutgers, announcing the news on MSGVarsity.com Tuesday night, hours before National Signing Day 2012 commenced. Hamilton, who played for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. and earned National Defensive Player of the Year honors last month, chose Rutgers over Florida and Miami, the two other finalists for his services.

"I just feel like, in my heart, that's where I want to be," said Hamilton. "Its a great place and we got a heck of a recruiting class this year. I want to be a part of that.

"I am a New Jersey guy."

So, what kind of player is Rutgers football getting in Hamilton?

"You're getting a guy who goes out there every week and can give you his all," said Hamilton. "I am a vocal leader, I am an emotional guy out there when I play. I am a technically sound, I think that's my best part of my game, a lot of my friends call me 'technician'.

"You know, I just do the best I can every play and I give you all I got, and at the end of the day I am going to leave the field with no regrets."

Hamilton (6-foot-4, 250 pounds) had zeroed in on Rutgers after also considering Florida, and Miami. Hamilton was a question mark to coming to Piscataway, N.J., as for the past few days the Scarlet Knights lost its head coach, Greg Schiano, last Thursday and hired a new one, Kyle Flood, Tuesday.

"He shows great promise against the run, but can also rush the passer," wrote SB Nation's Bud Elliott just a few weeks ago. "Hamilton's skills against the run likely come from him playing a good bit of defensive tackle in high school. He's clearly been coached up, and uses his hands well for a prospect of his age. The four major recruiting services award Hamilton five stars as a rating."

Hamilton was the third-highest defensive end in the Rivals rankings, trailing Noah Spence (Harrisburg, PA) and Johnathan Gray (Aledo, TX). Hamilton, who's the son of former Pittsburgh Panthers All-American and New York Giants player Keith Hamilton, should help the Scarlet Knights Class of 2012 recruiting class vault in the recruiting rankings where it currently sits at No. 35 by Rivals.com.

(via sportsforceTV)

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Michael Giacone Flips From Rutgers To Boston College

Michael Giancone, a three-star tight end prospect who's ranked No. 23 at his position by Rivals, decided to change his commitment from Rutgers to Boston College Tuesday, reports Scout.com's Brian Dohn. Giacone verbally committed to Rutgers this past summer but after a visit to Boston College this past weekend had a change of heart.

Giacone (6-foot-5, 246 pounds) played at New Jersey City's St. Peter's Prep and is the No. 19 rated prospect in the state of New Jersey, according to Rivals.

"When something like this happens, you lay out all of the options," Giacone told mynewjerseycentral.com less than 24 hours after former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano decided to take a job offer with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On Monday, Rutgers promoted interim head coach Kyle Flood to head coach, a move that some thought would help secure verbal commitments.

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National Signing Day 2012: Julian Pinnix-Odrick Deciding Between Rutgers And Syracuse

Julian Pinnix-Odrick, the No. 23 ranked defensive end prospect by Rivals, is a "soft" verbal commit to play for the Rutgers football program but did make an official visit to Syracuse this past weekend. The visit along with the drama surrounding the Scarlet Knights head coaching position -- which ended Monday as former offensive line coach Kyle Flood being promoted to head coach -- has possible switched the mindset of Pinix-Odrick, who's said to be now considering SU "heavily" said Scout.com's John Garcia Jr. Monday.

On Monday, Syracuse "stole" 3-star defensive end Myles Hilliard from Pittsburgh after losing 3-star defensive end recruit Harold Brantley to Missouri on Sunday. The Orange are also trying heavily to snag 3-star corner back Wayne Morgan (Brooklyn, NY) and 2-star linebacker Josh Glanton (Haines City, FL) before National Signing Day 2012.

Meanwhile, Rutgers is trying to lock down 5-star defensive end Darius Hamilton after getting confirmed commitments from 4-star offensive tackles J.J. Denman (Fairless Hills, PA) and Chris Muller (Boyertown, PA) Monday.

However, Pinnix-Odrick may not make his decision until after National Signing Day.

For more updates on Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Rutgers' 2012 Recruiting Class, check back to this StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's blog On The Banks has everything on the Scarlet Knights. For more Syracuse's 2012 Recruiting Class visit this StoryStream or Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Can Kyle Flood Lockdown Darius Hamilton?

Kyle Flood has been officially been named the head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program, and between Monday and 8 p.m. Tuesday night the former Rutgers offensive line coach has one job: make sure 5-star defensive end Darius Hamilton commits to Rutgers over Florida and Miami.

Hamilton (6-foot-4, 245-pound) is blue-chipper from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ and will announce his decision Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on MSG Varsity Network. It will also be streamed live on msgvarsity.com/quick60. Hamilton is the No. 11-overall ranked recruit by Rivals and is the third-highest rated defensive end, trailing Noah Spence (Harrisburg, PA) and Johnathan Gray (Aledo, TX). Hamilton, who's the son of former Pittsburgh Panthers All-American and New York Giants player Keith Hamilton, is predicted to chose Rutgers by SB Nation's Bud Elliot.

However, there's some concern that Rutgers will lose Hamilton because of the recent drama surrounding its head coaching position. Though, there's hope that its new head coach, Kyle Flood, who was an assistant/offensive line coach last season and an important recruiter in what could possible be the Scarlet Knights best recruiting class ever, could save National Signing Day 2012.

"I think in all-honesty he’s probably going to be the best damage control that could be done," said St. Peter's Prep coach Rich Hansen to The Star-Ledger's Monday. "At this point, that’s saying a lot because there’s been a lot of damage on a lot of fronts."

Already Rutgers is seeing recruiting results from the hire of Flood, as 4-star offensive tackles J.J. Denman (Fairless Hills, PA) and Chris Muller (Boyertown, PA) each confirmed their commitments after the official hiring of the new Rutgers headman.

And even some of the local media agree that the hiring of Flood really helps the chances of the Scarlet Knights landing Hamilton.

If Flood and the Scarlet Knights can land Hamilton it would more than likely vault its recruiting class of 2012 into Rival's top 30, possibly top 25 -- Rutgers is currently ranked No. 34. Can it happen? We will all find out Tuesday night.

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Commits Staying Committed

Despite having their head coach leave for the NFL six days before National Signing Day and losing out on quarterback prospect Devin Fuller Sunday, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program has done a solid job of keep the Class of 2012 verbal commitments, well, committed to Rutgers.

"The response from the recruiting class is just tremendous," interim head coach Kyle Flood said Saturday.

"As of now, everyone who committed to us from the beginning is still committed to us. And we intend on keeping it that way."

On Sunday, two recruits, offensive linemen Ryan Brodie (4-star) and wide receiver Leonte Carroo three-star), confirmed their verbal commitments to The Star-Ledger. Last week, Brodie (6-foot-5, 260-pounds) made his decision to attend Rutgers, while Carroo also had a verbal commitment but wavered a bit after Greg Schiano left to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Meanwhile, 3-star defensive tackle Julian Pinnix-Odrick, who has also verbally committed to Rutgers, visited Syracuse University this weekend and is now SU 'heavy' says Scout.com's John Garcia Jr.

Now, Rutgers may not lose any more recruits but it may not gain any either, as 5-star defense end Darius Hamilton is still wavering between Rutgers, the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes.

As of Monday, Scout.com had the Scarlet Knights incoming recruiting class ranked No. 45, which could go up if Hamilton decides to come to Piscataway, N.J.

Currently, Athletic Director Tim Pernetti is interviewing coaching candidates to replace Schiano, as Flood, offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, Florida International head coach Mario Cristobal are all finalists for the job. On Sunday, Temple head coach Steve Addazio, who was a strong candidate, is reportedly staying where he is.

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Greg Schiano Departure May Cost Scarlet Knights Two Of Top 20 Uncommitted Prospects

Just days removed from the departure of former head coach Greg Schiano leaving to join the NFL ranks and days away from National Signing Day, Feb. 1, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football program is trying to secure their verbal commitments for the Class of 2012.


Related: Can Knights Keep Things Together Without Schiano?

However, according to an article from the National Football Post, Rutgers, which is still without an official head coach, could lose out on quarterback Devin Fuller and defensive end Darius Hamilton, who are each ranked in the website's Top 20 uncommitted prospects.

"Fuller is currently in Arizona for his official visit with Rich Rod and the Wildcats," wrote Dave Miller. "He will announce his decision on Sunday, so the Wildcats will have the final word. He also has taken official visits to UCLA, Nebraska, Rutgers and TCU. There were some who believed that Rutgers could get him to stay in state, but the departure of Greg Schiano really hurts the program's chances of landing the signal-caller."

Meanwhile, Hamilton will probably now commit to the Florida Gators, says Miller:

"....The son of former New York Giants lineman Keith Hamilton may be leaning toward the Gators now that Schiano is no longer the head coach of the Scarlet Knights," said Miller. "Hamilton's an instinctive pass rusher who has a quick first step and will be ready to play early situationally."

Hamilton's announcement is expected to come Tuesday night.

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Will Greg Schiano's Untimely Departure Hurt Rutgers Recruiting?

With the departure of head coach Greg Schiano to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dave Miller of the National Football Post asks the question that Scarlet Knights football fans must be sweating over right now — what happens to the 2012 recruiting class? National Signing Day (Feb. 1) is just a few days away.

Miller writes:

With Ryan Brodie, J.J. Denman and Chris Muller, Rutgers is bringing in three very solid pieces to work along the trenches. Brodie is New Jersey’s top offensive lineman, Denman switched his commitment this week from Wisconsin and Muller is a four-star prospect from Pennsylvania. Along with Derrick Nelson and Brandon Arcidiacono, Rutgers has five offensive linemen — a position of great need — in a class that stands at 17 so far with commitments from seven of the state’s top 15 recruits.

But how will Schiano’s departure affect their commitments? Will a few or more re-open their recruitments? And will stud defensive end Darius Hamilton and dual-threat quarterback Devin Fuller now turn their attention elsewhere? Fuller will announce his decision Sunday, while Hamilton will declare the day before National Signing Day.

Certainly replacing your head football coach less than a week before National Signing Day is a nightmare, and one that could really hurt the Scarlet Knights.

Indeed it could.

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Ryan Brodie Commits To Rutgers' Class Of 2012 Which Lands Another Four-Star Player

The Rutgers football program landed a huge recruit Thursday, as four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie committed to be a Scarlet Knight in a press conference held at his high school in Long Branch, NJ. Brodie (6-foot-5, 260-pounds) picked Rutgers over the Connecticut Huskies to become the 17th commit for Rutgers' Class of 2012.

According to The Star-Ledger's Tom Luiccih, Brodie is New Jersey's top offensive line prospect. Brodie's Scouts.com profile says can squat 450-pounds and max bench 350. Scout's also ranks him as the 15th-best offensive lineman, while Rivals.com ranks him No. 11.

Brodie becomes the third four-star recruit to commit to Rutgers, as offensive lineman J.J. Denman, a 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from Pennsbury SHS, and wide receiver Leonte Carroo, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. Carroo, have already given their verbal commitments.

According to Scouts.com, Rutgers has the 49th ranked recruiting class for 2012 but that rankings should go up after this announcement.

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Class Of 2005 Proves Scouts Wrong

The Rutgers football program's 2012 recruiting class is slowly shaping into form, however, its going to be a hectic National Signing Day, Feb. 1, for Scarlet Knights fans. But, if a week from now things don't finalize like Rutgers recruiters would like, then its not the end of the world because star-grades and rankings, in the end, mean nothing about a class' future.

How can such a statement be made? Well, the Rutgers recruiting class of 2005 proved it.

In '05, Rutgers brought in a crop of recruits ranked sixth out of the eight-team Big East Conference, 67th overall by Scouts.com, featured seven two-star recruits (via Jason Baum) and one lone three-star prospect (Baum). From '05-08, that class helped Rutgers go 34-12 overall and 3-1 in bowl games. Oh, and that three-star recruit's name? Ray Rice -- you know, the two-time NFL All-Pro.


Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD
2011 - Ray Rice 16 291 1364 85.3 4.7 70 12 76 704 44 9.3 52 3

The class also featured six other NFLers: New England Patriots corner back Devin McCourty and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, who each will be a part of the 2012 Super Bowl team, defensive back Courtney Greene (Seattle Seahawks); corner back Jason McCourty (Tennessee Titans), linebacker Kevin Malast (Chicago Bears), offensive tackle Kevin Haslam (Jacksonville Jaguars) and offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton (former Pittsburgh Steeler).

So, again if things don't look great when the rankings come out don't sweat it. Head coach Greg Schiano has proven to mold prospects into very good players.

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Rutgers Football Recruiting 2012: Scarlet Knights Have Just 16 Commitments

With just eight days left before National Signing Day the Rutgers University football program has received only 16 commitments from high school players intending to enroll at the Piscataway school this fall.

The Rutgers recruiting class is currently ranked 49th in the country by Scout.com, including fifth in the eight-team Big East Conference. The Scarlet Knights have commitments from 11 three-star recruits, two four-star recruits and have not gotten commitments from any five-star recruits.

Offensive lineman J.J. Denman, a 6-foot-6, 300-pounder from Pennsbury SHS, is one of the two four-star recruits. Here is a brief overview of Denman from ESPN:

The big man displays the flexibility, agility, and playing strength for the tackle position. His strength at this point is in the run game and he can be a tough and even potentially dominating run blocker which makes him not only a good pick-up but he helps address a need. While he has the tools to work with he still needs to develop as a pass blocker.

The second four-star recruit is wide receiver Leonte Carroo, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. Carroo “brings size, speed, strength, leaping ability, concentration, and production to the recruiting table and does everything expertly and with ease,” said one scouting report.

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