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On the Gridiron
  • The Rutgers football team took place in the New Jersey Special Olympics opening ceremonies Friday night with a strong group of the team in the parade with the athletes. Eric LeGrand addressed the crowd during the opening ceremonies and led the parade

  • In other LeGrand news, he told he is "a lot better" than in April when the media visiting him at his aunt's home. LeGrand has improved motion in his arms and is on-campus twice a week for class.

  • Wide receivers Mohamed Sanu and Tim Wright both told at the Special Olympics that they expect to be healthy for training camp. Both donned black, no-contact jerseys during spring practice and sat out the Scarlet-White game.

  • The Rutgers football coaching staff hosted its annual Big Man Academy Saturday afternoon with a strong group of offensive and defensive linemen in attendance. The biggest news out of the event was that offensive lineman Derrick Nelson left with a verbal scholarship offer.

  • Class of 2012 linemen Tyrell Smith, Jon Green, Ray Korang, Nick Golz, Shayne Sullivan and Miles Bartholomew all participated but went home without offers. Many were upbeat about their performances and were told to expect more contact with Rutgers soon.
  • Defensive linemen Darius Hamilton and Julian Pinnix-Odrick and offensive tackle Ryan Brodie were all on campus Saturday, but did not participate in drills.

  • Class of 2013 offered linemen Greg Webb, Dajuan Drennon and Dorian Miller all left the Big Man Academy with positive reviews.

  • Archbishop Wood offensive lineman Frank Taylor committed to Boston College over Rutgers Wednesday, saying it was the hardest decision of his life.

  • Also at Archbishop Wood, center Brandon Arcidiacono told that he will take an unofficial visit to Rutgers this weekend with teammate Desmon Peoples. Arcidiacono continues to hold Rutgers in high regard, with the strongest competition coming from Boston College, Pittsburgh and Temple.

  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) cornerback Yuri Wright told that he may make a decision before the season. After previously announcing intentions to decide at the Army All-American game, Wright said he would prefer to get it done by September.

  • Rutgers signee Miles Shuler finished second in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Meet of Champions. In the 100, Shuler lost to South Carolina signee Damiere Byrd.

  • After picking up offers this month, kicker Paul Griggs and athlete Canaan Severin will camp at Rutgers at the end of the month.

  • Linebacker Nyeem Wartman told that Rutgers and Penn State were after him the hardest. His top seven, in no particular order, is Penn State, Rutgers, N.C. State, Boston College, Northwester, Pittsburgh and Florida.

  • Franklin High (Somerset, N.J.) RB/DB Kye Morgan told that Rutgers was still his leader. Virginia, however, was a close second after he visited the campus.

  • California JuCo offensive lineman Will Latu picked up a verbal offer from Rutgers.

  • Offensive lineman Roderick Chungong lists Georgia Tech and Virginia as his leaders with Rutgers No. 3 on his list.

On the Hardwood
  • Former Rutgers head coach Fred Hill Jr. officially joined the Northwestern coaching staff last week as an assistant.

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