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 two more verbal commitments for the Scarlet Knights.

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
  • In what has become business as usual for the Rutgers football team, the Scarlet Knights received honors from the NCAA for finishing in the top 10 percent of teams on the Academic Progress Rate scale. Rutgers is the only program to win four bowl games and receive five APR commendations in five years and was the lone FBS state university to do so this year.

  • Incoming freshman quarterback Blake Rankin went off for two touchdowns on 11-of-17 passing in the Big 33 All-Star Game. Rankin took home MVP honors for the Pennsylvania squad, which included running back Desmon Peoples and offensive linemen J.J. Denman and Brandon Arcidiacono.

  • The rest of the Rutgers freshmen are set to arrive on campus this weekend.

  • The first annual Kyle Flood charity golf event tees off this afternoon.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers kept its recruiting momentum going in a big way when a pair of prospects verbally committed to coach Kyle Flood. Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Chris Laviano made his verbal commitment Friday with Egg Harbor (N.J.) defensive end Eric Wiafe verbally committing earlier in the week.

  • Laviano verbally committed after seeing others schools in camp settings. He ranks in as a two-star recruit and Rutgers made it clear during the recruiting process that he was its top quarterback target.

  • Wiafe made his verbal commitment within hours of receiving a verbal scholarship offer Tuesday evening. Wiafe ranks in as the No. 34 defensive end in the country.

  • Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) defensive lineman Tevin Montgomery took an unofficial visit to Rutgers Friday and told ScarletReport.com he was "shocked" by the experience.

  • St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) wide receiver Charlie Callinan also visited Rutgers this week for a personal junior day.

  • Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle Josh Klecko told ScarletReport.com he is nearing a decision.

  • A pair of Rutgers top in-state targets committed elsewhere this week with linebacker Brandon Bell heading to Penn State and defensive end Tashawn Bower heading to Auburn.

  • Recruiting takes the next step for Rutgers this weekend with the first 7-on-7 under Flood taking place and camp following in the days after the event.

On the Hardwood
  • Rutgers hosted Chester (Pa.) 2013 five-star forward Rondae Jefferson on an official visit.

  • With Austin Carroll transferring, the Scarlet Knights continue to search for the final piece of its 2012-13 scholarship roster.


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