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 some changes with Rutgers' top targets.

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
  • The Rutgers football team takes place in the New Jersey Special Olympics opening ceremonies this Friday at TCNJ. The event is free and open to the public with many Scarlet Knights in attendance. Eric LeGrand will lead in the opening parade and address the crowd.

Recruiting
  • Five-star Don Bosco defensive end Darius Hamilton made a major splash last week when he exclusively told ScarletReport.com that Rutgers was currently his "top choice." Hamilton has unofficial visits planned to Florida, California and Oregon and will reassess his leader board upon his return home.

  • Erasmus Hall safety Wayne Morgan pushed back his announcement date after he initially planned on making his decision last week. Morgan told ScarletReport.com that his family wants him to take more time in the process. Morgan's leaders are Michigan and Rutgers.

  • Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Frank Taylor plans to announce his college decision Wednesday alongside teammate Brandon Peoples. Taylor told ScarletReport.com earlier in the week that Rutgers, Boston College and Pittsburgh were standing out among 14 verbal offers.

  • Also at Archbishop Wood, center Brandon Arcidiacono told ScarletReport.com that he his high on Rutgers and excited for his mid-June trip to Piscataway. The No. 8 center in the Class of 2012 according to Scout.com, Arcidiacono has twice been to Rutgers but has yet to tour the campus.

  • St. Peters Prep QB/DB Brandon Napoleon named Rutgers his outright leader in what he calls his "final" top five until his summer visits. North Carolina, previously his leader, is out of his top five. Indiana appears Rutgers' strongest competition, but a June 17 visit to West Virginia will also be key. Napoleon will decide either September 9 or at the end of September, he said.

  • A series of highly touted linemen confirmed intentions to camp at Rutgers in mid-June, including Montclair's Julian Pinnix-Odrick, Boys Latin School (Baltimore) tackle Greg Pyke and Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.) offensive lineman Derrick Nelson.

  • South Brunswick cornerback Jevon Tyree reaffirmed his intent to stay close to home for college. Tyree said he has cooled his contact with most schools that he deems too far away. He is most interested in Penn State, Connecticut and Rutgers, he said.

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