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 was busy in recruiting this week with dozens of prospects on campus for junior day over the weekend.
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.
Pope John XIII (Sparta, N.J.) was well-represented Saturday with Izzo in attendance alongside wide receiver Noah Brown and quarterback Sonny Abramson.
Rising junior forward Malick Kone will transfer out of the program.