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, some early enrollees and much more.

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.

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

On the Gridiron
  • We hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekends. A small group of the Class of 2011 spent Memorial Day moving to Piscataway with today representing the first day of the summer session. ScarletReport.com reported during its "19 in 19" series that Savon Huggins, Tejay Johnson, Gary Nova, Paul Canevari and Kaleb Johnson are on campus.

  • The NCAA released its full Academic Progress Report last week, unveiling a second-place finish for Rutgers. RU, second only to Northwestern, was the top state university on the list. Coach Greg Schiano said he aims to be in the top 10 in both academics and the polls in the future.

  • Junior wide receiver K.J. Stroud will transfer from Rutgers to attend Bethune Cookman. BCU's head coach, Brian Jenkins, is a former RU wide receivers coach.

  • In University news, President Richard L. McCormick is expected to announce his resignation today. McCormick will step down at the end of the 2011-12 school year and will be remembered as a major supporter of Rutgers athletics.

Recruiting
  • The big news of the week was Saddle Brook High linebacker Steve Longa's verbal commitment to the Scarlet Knights. Longa chose Rutgers over the likes of Boston College, Connecticut, Northwestern, Maryland and Syracuse.

  • Offensive lineman Chris Muller named Penn State his leader. Rutgers and South Carolina are tied for second, he said.

  • Defensive back Wayne Morgan is expected to publicly announce his decision later this week. His leaders are Michigan and Rutgers.

  • A pair of four-star, non-local recruits told ScarletReport.com they would camp at Rutgers this summer. Wide receiver Ricardo Louis will visit from Miami Beach Senior High School (Miami Beach, Fla.) . Defensive tackle Koren Kirven will come up from Lynchburg, Va., to camp, strongly because of his relationship with assistant coach P.J. Fleck.

  • Kicker Ross Martin, from Walsh Jesuit High School (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) received a scholarship offer from Rutgers. Martin plans to visit the campus is early June, he said. He holds verbal scholarship offers from Pittsburgh and Iowa State.

  • Glassboro High School (Glassboro, N.J.) running back P.J. James officially visited Rutgers this week and will decide between RU and Temple to play as a walk-on this season.

  • Don Bosco Prep receiver Leonte Carroo and defensive back Yuri Wright both expressed their interest in announcing their respective decisions after their senior season.

  • Tight ends coach Brian Angelicho flew all the way to Arizona to check out JuCo tight end prospect Blake Jackson. Jackson, who graduated high school at 16, will "heavily consider" an official visit to Rutgers this winter before announcing and enrolling in January. Jackson has two years to play two.

  • Tight end Jack Schwaba picked up a verbal offer from Northwestern this week. Schwaba is originally from the Northwestern area and the Wildcats are likely a serious competitor to leaders Rutgers and Syracuse.

  • St. Peter's Prep QB/DB Brandon Napoleon said that Indiana is now tied with both Rutgers and North Carolina for his leader. He picked up offers from Buffalo and Temple this week.

On the Hardwood
  • The wave of men's basketball freshmen also began classes today at Rutgers, including highly decorated Myles Mack and point guard Jerome Seagears.

  • In women's basketball news, Rutgers rising senior April Sykes is a finalist for the Jr. USA team and incoming freshman Betnijah Laney is the same for the U19 national team.


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