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 third and fourth verbal commitment in the Class of 2013.

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 Rutgers football team returned to campus today for the start of summer classes. Though all practices and workouts are voluntary and informal, the summer sessions provide the team a chance to build up for training camp in August.

  • Defensive lineman Darius Hamilton, wide receiver Leonte Carroo and offensive lineman Derrick Nelson joined the program today and are enrolled in classes.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers picked up a pair of verbal commitments Friday when Dontea Ayres and John Tsimis announced intentions to sign with Rutgers within the same 12-hour span.

  • Ayres, a three-star running back, verbally committed Friday afternoon over offers from West Virginia, Duke, Northwestern and Navy. Ayres is from the same high school, Wicomico (Salisbury, Md.) as safety Wayne Warren and is expected to enroll in January.

  • After tearing his ACL two weeks ago, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wideout Tsimis quickly heard from coach Kyle Flood that Rutgers was still highly interested in him. Tsimis committed late Friday and is expected to be healthy for his enrollment next year.

  • Pierce (Los Angeles) JuCo offensive lineman Marcus Jenkins-Moore named Rutgers in his top three alongside Purdue and Kansas State. Jenkins-Moore plans to visit all three schools before deciding in the late summer.

  • West Deptford (N.J.) 2014 running back Gerald Towns is up to three verbal scholarship offers. Though offered by the old Rutgers staff, he told ScarletReport.com he holds the program in equally high regard under Flood.

  • Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) athlete Nick Arcidiacono is up to five verbal offers and plans to camp at both Rutgers and Penn State. He has brothers, Brandon Arcidiacono at Rutgers and Mark Arcidiacono at Penn State, on scholarship at both programs. Arcidiacono projects as anything from a tight end to a defensive end to a linebacker.

  • 2014 cornerback Dravon Henry from Aliquippa (Pa.) recently added a Rutgers offer and is now up to three verbal offers after hearing from West Virginia and Maryland.

  • Defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko and center Khaliel Rodgers each released cut lists without Rutgers in contension.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers will be back in full force this summer at the Jersey Shore Basketball League. Tip-off is still a month away, but all team members except Kadeem Jack are expected to take the court, spread out over five different teams. Jack will likely return to a summer league in New York.


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