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 National Signing Day.

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 through the message boards.

On the Gridiron

Rutgers is in the final stages of its search for an offensive coordinator, with former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince emerging as a leading candidate.

The Scarlet Knights lost their second coach to higher position with defensive coordinator Robb Smith moving on. Smith accepted the linebackers coach position with Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In Recruiting

National Signing Day has come and gone, with Rutgers adding 17 scholarship prospects. The Rutgers recruiting class ranks as tops in the Big East and No. 31 overall.

Rutgers added commitments from multiple preferred walk-ons. Bernards quarterback Devin Ray, Ramapo (N.J.) kicker David Bonagura and West Morris Mendham tight end Matt Flanagan are all committed to Rutgers as walk-ons.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) defensive tackle caps off the walk-on list by committing to Rutgers last night. Gross could play defensive line or fullback for Rutgers.

On National Signing Day, University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore signed with South Carolina. La Lumiere (Ind.) defensive end Ade Aruna signed with Tulane and Cedar Creek (N.J.) quarterback Damon Mitchell signed with Arkansas.

Flipping to Rutgers as a walk-on on Signing Day, Neptune (N.J.) tight end Keith Kirkwood flipped back to Hawaii on scholarship.

Detroit Country Day (Mich.) 2014 quarterback Tyler Wiegers received a verbal scholarship offer from Rutgers.

On the Hardwood

The losing streak for Rutgers (12-10, 3-8) is up to six games after home losses to No. 10 Louisville and No. 20 Georgetown. The losses have Rutgers down to 13th place in the Big East with seven games left to play.

The Scarlet Knights look to snap their losing streak tomorrow night against Seton Hall. The Pirates, also mired in Big East struggles, travel to the RAC after losing Sunday afternoon to Connecticut.

Senior forward Dane Miller had his 46-game starting streak snapped against Louisville, but now stands seven points away from 1,000 on his career.

Rutgers power forward target Demetrius Henry eliminated the Scarlet Knights and is now down to three schools – Miami, South Florida and South Carolina.


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