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