DE Gaines favors Cincinnati at this point  

July, 6, 2010
There are those who believe quarterback Malik Bush (Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack) will be one of the top recruits in the Class of 2012, but Hackensack coach Mike Miello is quick to point out that Bush won't even be the top player on his roster this season.

According to Miello, Hackensack's best player is Javard Gaines, a 6-foot-2, 218-pound defensive end who will be a senior in the fall. Miello said Gaines has offers from Marshall, Temple and Rutgers.

"Not everybody knows about him, but he's being recruited as a defensive end or linebacker," Miello said. "He just comes off the edge. He runs a [4.5 40-yard dash, possibly a sub-4.5] and he's got a motor that runs full speed all the time. I don't know if there's a high school player out there who can block him. [Pittsburgh] loves him."