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 a hat trick of verbal commitments for coach Kyle Flood.

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
  • Scholarship freshman arrivals are now complete with the second series of summer classes beginning today.

  • The team has one more month in the offseason conditioning program before starting training camp.

  • Boise State, despite some last-minute concerns, is all set to join the Big East for football only in the 2013 season.

In Recruiting
  • Rutgers had an insane recruiting week, highlighted by three verbal commitments in less than 24 hours. All announced Wednesday, Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.) linebacker Myles Nash, Lake Mary (Fla.) tight end Taylor Marini and Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle Josh Klecko all verbally committed to coach Kyle Flood.

  • Nash picked Rutgers over finalists West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona. He announced his choice to his team after the end of his four-day stint at Rutgers camp.

  • Marini committed to Rutgers within a week of his official visit and informed the staff of his decision late Tuesday night, he said.

  • Klecko has been close to a decision for weeks, but decided to pull the trigger Wednesday after seeing two others commit to Rutgers, he said Klecko is the son of NFL great Joe Klecko and brother of former Temple star Dan Klecko.

  • While performing at the NLA National 7on7, Piscataway (N.J.) cornerback Nadir Barnwell named Rutgers as one of four schools standing out along with Penn State, Florida and Tennessee.

  • Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) running back Wendell Smalllwood told ScarletReport.com that Rutgers has gained ground after his recent visit. Smallwood was a part of the winning squad at the Rutgers passing camp and spent time with position coach Norries Wilson.

  • Rutgers made the top five for Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) defensive lineman Tevin Montgomery. Montgomery also lists Boston College, Connecticut, Vanderbilt and Virginia to round off his list.

  • University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore and defensive end Nick Internicola camped at Rutgers and were two of the top performers. Moore is now down to Rutgers and Vanderbilt after his four-day visit.

  • Internicola is taking the process slower, but told ScarletReport.com that his opinion of Rutgers improved after his visit.

  • Metuchen (N.J.) offensive lineman Dorian Miller visited Rutgers Tuesday but did not camp. Miller spent the afternoon hanging out with current players and coaches alongside his father. Miller named Rutgers, Tennessee and Connecticut as three of his planned official visits.

On the Hardwood
  • The Jersey Shore Basketball League tipped off two weeks ago and will run through the month of July. The league features the majority of the Rutgers basketball team, along with former star Jonathan Mitchell. Unlike last season, Rutgers players are split to two players per team instead of stacked together.

  • Sophomore guard Elijah Carter injured his ankle this week, but is not expected to miss any significant action.


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