The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com unveiled "The Week That Was" feature a few weeks ago. It is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment has more than a dozen quick-hit points of things that transpired since last Monday.

ScarletReport.com unveiled a new feature recently in an effort to make the site even more user-friendly.

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 the last seven days.

All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed under the "Latest News" tab on the home page.

On the Gridiron
  • Dallas Hendrikson appears to get a stronger hold on the starting center position as David Osei started taking reps at left tackle as well as playing center. Caleb Ruch was taking reps at center with the second-team offense.

  • Mason Robinson continues to play well at cornerback, with coach Greg Schiano marveling at the converted running back/receiver's quick feet.

Recruiting
  • Archbishop Wood High running back Desmon Peoples made a pair of visits to campus, said he saw what he wanted to see and proclaimed after Saturday's trip, "Today gave me a pretty good view of what my decision will be."
    Look for him decide shortly.

  • A big turnout to practice Thursday came in the form of the Don Bosco Prep quartet of safety Elijah Shumate, defensive end Darius Hamilton, receiver Leonte Carroo and linebacker Mike Strizak.

  • Five-star running back and incoming Rutgers freshman Savon Huggins was on campus Thursday and talked to the recruits, including the Don Bosco quartet, and said "I told them, ‘Go where your heart is. If you're heart is here, I'm with you 100 percent. Come. If your heart is not here, I'm still supporting you."

  • Incoming freshman quarterback Gary Nova, who played at Don Bosco, said he is taking a low-key approach to recruiting his former teammates.
    "Rutgers is a great school," Nova said. "It has a lot to offer from the football program, and academic-wise. For me, I'm just trying to get the guys from Bosco around the program, around the coaches as much as I can."

  • Shumate told ScarletReport.com it was early in the process, but Rutgers, South Carolina and Connecticut were standing out because those were the schools he visited.

  • Erasmus Hall safety Wayne Morgan visited Thursday's practice, and afterward he told ScarletReport.com that Michigan and Rutgers were his co-leaders.

  • St. Peter's Prep tight end Michael Giacone picked up a Rutgers offer during a Thursday visit. "It's definitely nice having the home state school," he said. "It's almost like a state pride thing."

  • Archbishop Wood lineman Frank Taylor made a visit to practice, and after he told ScarletReport.com, "I've narrowed it down to three right now," Taylor said. "I'm at Rutgers, Boston College and Michigan State. I'm trying to decide on or before Aug. 1."

  • Saddlebrook High linebacker Steve Longa arrived on the scene when he picked up a Rutgers offer Tuesday. "It means a lot to me because Rutgers is one of those schools that I really, really wanted to go to," he said. "It's like a dream school."
    Two days later Maryland offered.

  • Montclair High defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick visited campus Tuesday, and after said two schools were standing out. "Just because I've visited them more than the others," he said, "it would be a tie between Rutgers and Penn State."

On the Hardwood
  • Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) combo guard Elijah Carter gave coach Mike Rice a non-binding oral commitment and will sign his national letter of intent this week before enrolling in late May.

  • What was talked about on ScarletReport.com's premium forum for months made it to the mainstream media when it was reported Boys and Girls High (Brooklyn, N.Y. ) wing Michael Taylor needed to sort out his academics and would head to a prep school instead of enrolling at Rutgers.


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