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 features the start of spring practice in Piscataway and a huge recruiting weekend.

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 2012 schedule has been released. It features just six home games, including three out of four on the road to start the year. Key Big-East matchups include a September road clash with South Florida and two games in five days against Pittsburgh and Louisville to close out the year.

  • Three spring practices are in the books and the pads are on for the Rutgers football team and 12 remain. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said the players and coaches are settling in well to the new system and that depth chart evaluations will begin after about six practices.

  • Look for the three-man kicker race to go through training camp, according to Flood.

  • The Scarlet Knights have their first of three scrimmages this Saturday.

  • After hosting a large number of top prospects at Saturday's practice, Flood grabbed a few hours of sleep before heading to the College Ave. Gym for the Rutgers University Dance Marathon. Flood made a 3:30 a.m. appearance to support the event and the Embrace Kids Foudation.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers had a huge visitor day Saturday with the majority of the signed Class of 2012 and many 2013 recruits on campus. During the first padded practice, plenty of key names were in attendance, highlighted by Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) defensive end Alquadin Muhammad, Immaculata defensive end (Somerset, N.J.) Tashawn Bower and Piscataway (N.J.) cornerback Nadir Barnwell.

  • A strong South Jersey contingent attended the Saturday festivities. Timber Creek (Erial N.J.) linebacker Myles Nash, Williamstown (N.J.) linebacker Buddy Brown, Oakcrest (N.J.) linebacker Brandon Bell and Cedar Creek quarterback Damon Mitchell spent the day together and relayed positive reactions to ScarletReport.com.

  • Brown plans to return to Rutgers this weekend for another visit and will visit Penn State Wednesday after Timber Creek friends Greg Webb and Dajaun Drennon gave the school rave reviews.

  • The Maryland visitors in attendance were also key prospects. Wicomico (Salisbury, Md.) running back Dontea Ayres, Meade Senior High (Fort Meade, Md.) offensive lineman Moise Larose and Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) defensive end Kevin Robbins highlighted the group.

  • Cathedral High (Los Angeles) quarterback Hayden Rettig and St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) cornerback Tre Bell highlight the top prospects expected on campus this week for practice.

  • Absegami (N.J.) athlete Rashad Kinlaw verbally committed to Notre Dame.

  • Council-Rock North High (Newtown, Pa.) defensive end Curtis Cothran verbally committed to Penn State.


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