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On the Gridiron

Junior cornerback Logan Ryan and sophomore running back Jawan Jamison both declared for the NFL draft this week and will not return to Rutgers next semester.

Ryan announced his intentions in a New Year's Eve press conference. He is 15 credits short of graduation and plans to pursue his degree through online courses.

Jamison, who received a third-round grade, decided to leave this week and told reporters on a Saturday conference call that he felt it was the best decision for his family.

In Recruiting

University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker commit Skai Moore will officially visit South Carolina this weekend, but has not decommitted from Rutgers.

Piscataway (N.J.) cornerback Nadir Barnwell earned MVP honors in the Semper Fi All-Star game in Los Angeles. Barnwell remains set to enroll for the spring semester, but will not participate in spring practice because of a shoulder surgery.

With Syracuse coach Doug Marrone's departure to the Buffalo Bills, Tottenville (N.Y.) running back commit Augustus Edwards will explore options and officially visit Rutgers Jan. 25.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star defensive end Alquandin Muhammad verbally committed to Miami at the U.S. Army All-American game.

New Smyrna (Fla.) receiver target James Clark received a Florida offer this weekend.

West Chester (Ohio) three-star tackle Kyle Meadows reports new interest from Rutgers, which is the top contender for his final official visit.

On the Hardwood

Head basketball coach Mike Rice returned from suspension this week after missing three games.

Rutgers split its first week of Big East play, losing to Syracuse in ugly fashion at the Carrier Dome before an upset 67-62 victory over No. 24 Pittsburgh Saturday at the RAC.

Sophomore guard Elijah Carter came off the bench against Pittsburgh because of a rules violation, but led the team with 23 points. Carter averages more than 20 points per game in four non-starts this season.

The Scarlet Knights (10-3, 1-1) return to action Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden when they face St. John's.

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