So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible (despite also being unacceptable …lol) to miss some of the happenings and news.
To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired at Rutgers.
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- Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said Dallas Hendrikson and David Osei are in a tight battle for the starting center position.
- Injuries to key players was a theme, but the news was good on each. Left guard Desmond Wynn is out six to eight weeks with a knee injury.
Defensive tackle Scott Vallone, who was feared to have a broken leg, instead has a bruise and his return to spring practice is uncertain.
Cornerback Jordan Thomas was taken off the field via ambulance and diagnosed with a concussion in Saturday's scrimmage.
- Schiano said the running back spot is very competitive with Jeremy Deering, De'Antwan Williams and Jawan Jamison.
- Linden (N.J.) High receiver Ruhann Peele became Rutgers' first commitment of the 2012 class when he committed Tuesday night. "I like the coaching staff," he said. "I like that it's close to home and family can come see me play and I have a good feeling about Rutgers."
- The spring evaluation period began Friday, so Scarlet Knights assistant coaches were spread throughout the region, hitting many of the New Jersey high schools en route Schiano's annual plan to have an assistant visit every school in the state.
- DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) linebacker Sam Lebbie visited Saturday and said he nearly committed, but wanted to wait a little longer. He added he is returning to campus April 30, and he could commit then.
- DePaul Catholic High (Wayne, N.J.) defensive back Davon Jacobs made his sixth trip to Rutgers, then said he would not decide until his senior season.
- Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) running back Desmon Peoples said Rutgers remains No. 1 on his list, and he could commit during a visit this week. He is slated to be on campus Thursday and Saturday.
- Four-star offensive lineman Frank Taylor of Archbishop Wood said five schools were sticking out to him, and Rutgers was the list. The others were Pittsburgh, Villanova, Boston College and Michigan State.
- Holy Spirit High (Absecon, N.J.) linebacker Dan Mastromatteo said Rutgers was his leader, and he is also looking at Boston College and Cincinnati.
- Upper St. Clair (Pittsburgh) tight end Jack Schwaba made his first visit to campus, and it came two weeks after the Scarlet Knights offered.
On the Hardwood
- Power forward Wally Judge, who is transferring from Kansas State, made an official visit to Rutgers, and afterward told ScarletReport.com he was looking at Rutgers, Washington, Memphis and Maryland.
- Combo guard Elijah Carter made an official visit but did not commit. He wants to take at least one other school, but has yet to decide which scho