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 the start of spring football and Rutgers junior day.

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On the Gridiron

Rutgers football returned to the field Tuesday and practiced three times this week with 12 more spring practices on the schedule.

The Scarlet Knights will be without top receiver Brandon Coleman for the spring. Coleman had an offseason procedure and is expected to be full-go for training camp. With Coleman out, younger receivers like Miles Shuler, Carlton Agudosi, Ruhann Peele and Leonte Carroo are seeing increased responsibilities at the position.

Changing his number to 10, starting quarterback Gary Nova said he is looking for a fresh start in year three after finishing his sophomore season with three straight losses.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said depth chart changes are possible but not necessarily expected this early into camp. After two days away, Rutgers returns to the field tomorrow morning for practice No. 4.

Rutgers announced special scheduling dates this season with Arkansas represented a "blackout" game at High Point Solutions Stadium and homecoming taking place against Houston Oct. 26.

In Recruiting

Rutgers was busy in recruiting this week with dozens of prospects on campus for junior day over the weekend.

Rutgers issued multiple verbal scholarship offers, highlighted by Pope John XIII (Sparta,N.J.) tight end Ryan Izzo and 2015 prospects Juwan Johnson and Steven Gonzalez.

IMG Academy quarterback Michael O'Connor visited Rutgers this week. O'Connor has a Rutgers offer and the Scarlet Knights gained ground in recruiting the four-star prospect.

Cedar Grove (N.J.) wide receiver David Njoku has Rutgers high on his top seven list after an unofficial visit to campus Saturday. Njoku plans to return to campus Saturday for the first scrimmage of the spring.

Four-star St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) safety Kiy Hester was one of the top prospects in attendance at the Rutgers junior day. Fellow four-star Johnnie Dixon also attended the event.

Pope John XIII (Sparta, N.J.) was well-represented Saturday with Izzo in attendance alongside wide receiver Noah Brown and quarterback Sonny Abramson.

On the Hardwood

Rising junior forward Malick Kone will transfer out of the program.


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