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 Penn State aftermath and Rutgers recruiting.

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
  • The Big East hosts its annual football media day this week. With the traditional clam bake scheduled for tonight, look for a ton of news Tuesday morning on ScarletReport.com during media day.

  • Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is set for his first media day in Newport, R.I., and he will be with seniors Mark Harrison, Scott Vallone, Khaseem Greene and Duron Harmon.

  • Linebacker Fred Overstreet will transfer to Towson.

  • Penn State received crushing NCAA sanctions last week in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and cover-up. With more than a decade of wins vacated by the late Joe Paterno, The Nittany Lions also received a four-year postseason ban.

In Recruiting
  • The recruiting punishments for Penn State have already had a significant impact for its competitors in the Northeast with 2013 decommitments and current players looking elsewhere.

  • Former Rutgers targets Brendan Mahon and Garrett Sickels were the first two to re-affirm their Penn State commitments, with receiver Will Fuller doing the same after a visit to campus.

  • Class of 2012 defensive tackle Jamil Pollard is expected to leave Penn State, with Rutgers in the crosshairs as a landing point.

  • Oakcrest (Mays Landing, N.J.) middle linebacker Brandon Bell will continue to weight his options in the wake of Penn State sanctions. Bell came down to Rutgers and Penn State befor his commitment last month.

  • University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) outside linebacker Skai Moore visited Vanderbilt this weekend, with the Commodores and Scarlet Knights as expected finalists.

  • Moore's head coach, Roger Harriot, told ScarletReport.com that Rutgers will receive an official visit.

  • Piscataway (N.J.) four-star athlete Nadir Barnwell visited Florida this week for the Friday Night Lights camp. Barnwell worked at wide receiver for the Gators.

  • Class of 2014 defensive lineman Connor Morehart has three visits to Rutgers and a verbal offer under his belt. Rutgers remains his lone offer and he is planning a visit for a game early this season.

  • West Deptford (N.J.) 2014 running back Gerald Towns holds verbal offers from Rutgers, Wisconsin and Boston College. He is receiving heavy interest from Ohio State as well.

On the Hardwood
  • The Rutgers contingent finishes its Jersey Shore Basketball League circuit this week when it goes into playoff mode. The championship game tips off Thursday at St. Rose Gymnasium in Belmar, N.J.

  • Dane Miller, Mike Poole and Myles Mack are the team captains for the 2012-13 Scarlet Knights.


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