The record-setting year for Rutgers players in the NFL continued via free agency this week. Seven Rutgers players heard their names called at the NFL draft, but four more have now signed contracts as undrafted free agents.
Cornerback Brandon Jones joins five other Rutgers players with the New England Patriots. Receiver Mark Harrison signed with the Chicago Bears. Offensive lineman R.J. Dill signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tim Wright returns to coach Greg Schiano with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
St. Joseph by the Sea (Staten Island, N.Y.) defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah verbally committed to Rutgers. Mokwuah is the ninth verbal commit in the class and checks in at 6-foot-3, 310 pounds.
South Brunswick (N.J.) 2015 athlete Dontae Strickland received a Rutgers verbal offer.
Newly hired coach Eddie Jordan received verbal commitments this week on back-to-back days.
Hutchinson (Kansas) JuCo point guard D'Von Campbell committed at the end of an official visit to Rutgers and has two years of eligibility.
Rising junior forward Derrick Randall requested and received his release from the program and is expected to transfer down to a smaller school.
At a Rutgers baseball game Sunday, Jordan had his head shaved as a part of a cancer fundraiser. With more than $13,000 raised for the Vs. Cancer Foundation, Jordan and the baseball team shaved their heads following a 4-2 victory for the Scarlet Knights over Connecticut at Bainton Field.