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 includes a commit and plenty of notes on top prospects from the 7-on-7 Schiano Shootout.

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
  • Welcome to High Point Solutions Stadium. The Sparta, N.J., based IT company purchased the naming rights to Rutgers Stadium this week in a 10-year, $6.5 million deal. Between the deal with High Point and with Audi for naming rights to the club lounge, athletic director Tim Pernetti added close to $1 million per year for the athletic department.

  • At the Schiano 7-on-7 Shootout Saturday, Red Lion (Bear, Del.) defeated St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) in the championship game. St. Peters Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) failed to three-peat after losing to Cardinal O'Hara in the round of eight. O'Hara knocked off Don Bosco (Ramsey, N.J.) the round prior.

  • The rest of the Class of 2011 arrived on the Banks today for the second summer session of classes, along with a drove of walk-ons. ScarletReport.com reported earlier in the week that Glassboro's Paul James will be among those walk-ons after choosing Rutgers over Temple.

  • Camp check-in started yesterday and activities run through Wednesday. ScarletReport.com will be on the scene with up-to-the-minute updates, analysis and recruiting news.

Recruiting
  • Rutgers picked up its biggest verbal commitment to date Thursday — literally. Boyertown offensive tackle Chris Muller committed to Rutgers over Penn State and was told by coach Greg Schiano that he "made his summer." Muller told ScarletReport.com that he is ready to jump on the recruiting trail to bring in more lineman and highly-touted recruits to the class.

  • Old Tappan (Old Tappan, N.J.) quarterback Devin Fuller told ScarletReport.com he is impressed with the recruiting class to date at Rutgers and added that, "I'd be willing to give up [quarterback]. I love this school (Rutgers) and if they get the commits I think they're going to get, it looks like a good fit for me."

  • The day of Muller's commitment, Long Branch (Long Branch, N.J.) offensive lineman Ryan Brodie spent most of the day on an unofficial visit to Rutgers. Brodie said he had a great time on his visit and that Rutgers is picking things up with him. He told ScarletReport.com he is unaffected by Muller's commitment because he is confident in his own abilities.

  • Florida linebacker DaQual Randall is on-campus for football camp this week and watched the 7-on-7 while on the sidelines. Randall told ScarletReport.com that Rutgers is in his top four and that he would like to make his decision by midseason.

  • Elijah Shumate spend more than nine hours at Rutgers Saturday for the 7-on-7. Though Bosco lost midway through the day, Shumate stayed through the end to hang out with former teammates, friends and the coaching staff. He told ScarletReport.com that he feels at home at Rutgers and will wait until the last minute to make his decision.

  • St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) safety D.J. Singleton told ScarletReport.com that he loves the family atmosphere at Rutgers and the Scarlet Knights are in his current top four alongside Wisconsin, Michigan State and an unknown school.

  • Four-star running back Drew Harris told ScarletReport.com that he is still in constant contact with the Rutgers coaching staff. After Desmon Peoples committed two months ago, Harris is the lone running back target for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Receiver Leonte Carroo did not play in the 7-on-7 with his team because he was in Oregon for a national track competition. He finished second in the 400 race. Carroo is expected to make an appearance at Rutgers camp today or tomorrow.

  • Rutgers kicker targets Paul Griggs (Purdue) and Ross Martin (Duke) are off the board after commitments this week. Rutgers had its specialists camp last Friday and will have to reassess its special teams offers with those two out of the picture and San San Te in his final season.

  • Safety Wayne Morgan, who is no longer being recruited by Michigan, said he will wait until the Army All-American game to make a decision. He has no leaders at this time but previously listed Michigan and Rutgers as his top two.

On the Hardwood
  • The Jersey Shore League, featuring seven Scarlet Knights began Thursday and runs through the entirety of July in Belmar, N.J. The Rutgers contingent struggled in its first organized game together. Neither Austin Carroll nor Elijah Carter participated, but Austin Johnson, Wally Judge, Jerome Seagears, Myles Mack, Derrick Randall, Greg Lewis and Malick Kone were all on the court.

  • Carter and Kone officially enroll at Rutgers for the second summer session this week, completing the "Wolfpack."

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