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 starting quarterback, the end of camp and a new commitment.

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
  • Rutgers coach Kyle Flood named Sophomore Gary Nova his starting quarterback for the season. Nova beat out junior Chas Dodd in a training camp battle and will start Saturday against Tulane.

  • The Scarlet Knights broke camp at the end of the week and have just three-and-a-half practices between now and kickoff against Tulane – 7 p.m. from the Super Dome in New Orleans.

  • In other position battles, Andre Civil, who moved inside during camp, is expected to win the right guard battle against Taj Alexander. At cornerback, fifth-year senior Marcus Cooper is expected to see time over classmate Brandon Jones.

  • Though a series of players were limited in camp, the majority of the two-deep is expected to be ready to go for Tulane.

  • The most significant absences will be defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson (foot surgery), middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert (high ankle sprain), Paul James (ankle) and Michael Larrow.

  • Larrow, who spent most of camp on the third team, was suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of team rules.

In Recruiting
  • American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) safety Bryant Gross committed to Rutgers over finalists LSU and Purdue. He plans to enroll for the Fall semester next year and study medicine.

  • Piscataway (N.J.) four-star cornerback Nadir Barnwell injured his shoulder in a scrimmage and will miss the month of September for the Chiefs. Barnwell continues to list Rutgers as his leader.

  • South Carolina safety Sheldon Royster will transfer. Rutgers will be considered, sources said, but Royster cannot contact the school until he receives his release.

  • Metuchen (N.J.) offensive lineman Dorian Miller lists Rutgers, North Carolina and Connecticut as his top three. He hopes to take at least two official visits before a decision.

  • Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) defensive end Alquadin Muhammad is most seriously looking at Alabama, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame and Rutgers. He is still in the process of setting official visits and plans to announce after the season.

On the Hardwood

Scarlet Report Top Stories