Recruiting is important and ever changing for any football program, and Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood has seen a difference in recruiting since the program moved to the Big Ten. Their strategy, however, hasn't changed.
"Recruiting begins at home. We recruit the state of Rutgers, which begins in New Jersey. When we have had really successful seasons 75% or so of our players come from the state of Rutgers," Flood said.
Beyond that, there were several lessons that Flood and Rutgers learned in their first year competing in the Big Ten.
"The margin for error is so slim in the Big Ten East — it’s so slim," Flood said.
And that mean, that expectations are high for what Rutgers can do this season on the field.
"Expectations are simple, come to work every day, elevate the people around you, work to be a better football player," Flood said.
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