And it was then a number of prospects learned once they get tape to the Scarlet Knights, there is a very good chance an offer will follow.
Count North Bergen (N.J.) High linebacker Vin Ascolese among those.
"I don't think I have any offers because I didn't put any film out yet," Ascolese said. "I should be hearing back from them in a little while. They all asked for film."
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Ascolese had been to Rutgers' campus before, but he never experienced anything like junior day.
"I thought it was a pretty good experience," he said. "The coaching staff and the athletic facilities stood out. I've been there but never really looked around before. I think what I got out of it is that they're really trying to build the program around the talent that was there (at junior day)."
So, what stood out the most during his trip to Rutgers?
"I think they're coaching staff. Coach (Greg) Schiano impressed me the most," he said. "He's hard-nosed, and his will to win. He's a passionate guy. The coaching staff, the whole coaching staff, was really more impressive than anything else."
As a junior, Ascolese made 90 tackles, had five sacks, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass.
He was invited to Georgia's junior day, but likely won't make the trip down because of the expense of it.
Ascolese, whose grandfather is legendary North Bergen coach Vince Ascolese, said he hasn't given much thought to where he wants to play his college football.
"Whatever schools offer me, that's probably where I'll visit," he said. "Wherever I fit in, and we're I'm loved and were I'm liked is where I'll go.
"I just love the game. I like watching every team. I grew up with North Bergen, and our town is all about football. It's a big deal to play for North Bergen."