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 first scrimmage of spring ball.

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
  • Rutgers competed in its first of three spring scrimmages Saturday with both sides of the ball making big plays and mistakes. The team scored four touchdowns and forced three turnovers in a three-hour scrimmage.

  • Offensively, quarterback Chas Dodd statistically outshined Gary Nova, throwing for 176 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Running backs Savon Huggins and Jawan Jamison evenly split rushing attempts and combined for 185 total yards and three touchdowns on 42 touches.

  • Jamison (undisclosed) and offensive lineman Betim Bujari (ankle) left the scrimmage with injuries.

  • In his first time kicking at High Point Solutions Stadium, freshman Kyle Federico drilled made four of five field goals. Federico had a long of 39 yards, with his lone miss coming on a block by Brandon Jones.

  • Jones and sophomore safety Lorenzo Waters stood out defensively, combining for two interceptions, a touchdown, a fumble recovery and blocked field goal.

In Recruiting
  • St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) cornerback Tre Bell verbally committed to Florida.

  • Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.) defensive end Tashawn Bower highlighted the visitor list for Saturday's scrimmage. Bower has been at two Rutgers practices this spring and has the Scarlet Knights on his trimmed list.

  • Other visitors to this week's practices included Bell, four-star linebacker Marcus Newby, Dayton (Springfield N.J.) defensive-back commit Anthony Cioffi, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver John Tsimis and Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) athlete Daikiel Shorts.

  • Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, N.J.) defensive tackle Josh Klecko earned a Rutgers verbal offer while visiting practice. Klecko holds other offers from Massachusetts and Temple, but named Rutgers his leader.

  • Newby, who received an Oklahoma offer this week, told ScarletReport.com that Rutgers would likely make his final list trimming before a summer decision.

  • Incoming freshman visitors this week including quarterback Blake Rankin, wide receiver Carlton Agudosi, offensive lineman Ryan Brodie and cornerback Davon Jacobs.

  • Rutgers issued out of state offers to American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) safety Bryant Gross and Pierce (Los Angeles) JuCo defensive tackle Marquel Combs and Lake Mary (Fla.) tight end Taylor Marini.

On the Hardwood
  • South Plains College G/F Tymell Murphy will visit Rutgers late next week, but does not yet hold an offer. The JuCo swingman will decide soon after his visit, he said.


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