The Week That Was

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature 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 a recap of a commit, prospeccts cutting lists and more quick-hit points of things that transpired since last Monday.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible 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.

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On the Gridiron
  • The first series of incoming freshmen arrive on the Banks to start classes next week. That list includes Savon Huggins, Gary Nova and Kaleb Johnson .

  • The academic success continued for the Rutgers football program, which placed in the top 10 percent in the NCAA's Academic Progress Report for the fourth consecutive year. Rutgers is the lone state school to accomplish the feat and the lone school to win three bowl games within the four-year span.

  • Rutgers released its post-spring depth chart this week. For the full chart and analysis by ScarletReport.com, check here.
    Recruiting
    • The big news of the week was not kind to Rutgers fans. A pair of Rutgers targets committed elsewhere this week with offensive lineman J.J. Denman choosing Penn State and linebacker Dan Mastromatteo choosing North Carolina. Mastromatteo is the fourth linebacker to commit to the Tar Heels

    • Defensive line coach Phil Galiano flew all the way to Kansas to check out defensive end prospect Trace Clark. Clark holds double-digit verbal offers, but said he likes Rutgers a lot based on its proximity to New York.

    • Despite visiting Indiana last weekend, St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) QB/DB Brandon Napoleon named North Carolina and Rutgers his co-leaders this week

    • Teammate Michael Giacone, however, said he will hold both Rutgers and Indiana in "high regard" when he trims his list this summer.

    • Don Bosco linebacker Mike Strizak will wait until after his senior season to decide on a college, he said.

    • With Denman off the board, a second wave of offensive linemen will get a chance at a verbal offer in the coming weeks with Rutgers camp coming up. Linemen confirmed to camp at RU include DePaul Catholic's Errol McCarthy and Nick Golz, Georgetown Prep's Michael Boland and North Schuylkill's (Ashland, Pa.) Jon Green.

    On the Hardwood
  • Kansas State transfer Wally Judge's transfer to Rutgers became official Wednesday when he signed his scholarship papers. Head coach Mike Rice exclusively told ScarletReport.com that "the potential that he brings to our program is kind of off the charts."

  • The basketball team announced a portion of its 2011-12 schedule this week, including a game against LSU at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in the Big East/SEC Challenge and a trip to Cancun for the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge.


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