Soon-to-be athletic director Julie Hermann spoke with the media in a 13-minute press conference this week during her visit to Rutgers. Hermann discussed the "embarrassments" experienced in the last month and her eagerness to move forward and take over the friend.
Hermann remains on schedule to take over the athletic director position. During her week on campus, she met with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney, Rutgers president Robert Barchi and many athletics donors.
Rutgers is back at school for summer classes and workouts with training camp set to begin in August. With nine members of the class of 2013 now enrolled, the bulk of the class is due to arrive in two weeks.
In the classroom, Rutgers announced this week that the football team recorded its highest cumulative GPA in school history.
St. Joseph's (Montvale, N.J.) four-star safety Kiy Hester has a top seven and could be close to a decision. He told FOXSportsNEXT.com that Rutgers was in his top three following an unofficial visit for Friday's skills camp.
Rutgers hosted two one-day camp events this weekend with offers going out during both. At a Friday night skills camp, Rutgers offered 2014 wide receiver Elliott Davis out of Quince Orchard (Md.). St. Joseph's (Philadelphia ) 2016 receiver Cam Chambers also left with a verbal offer.
More than a dozen offered prospects were on campus this weekend for camps, including Southern Regional (Manahawkin, N.J.) receiver Mike Gesicki, East (Rochester, N.Y.) athlete Justin Noye, 2015 South Brunswick (N.J.) athlete Dontae Strickland and 2015 Union City (N.J.) lineman Steven Gonzalez.
Eastern Christian (Elkton, Md.) wide receiver Freddy Canteen is close to a decision after an unofficial Saturday visit to Rutgers. Canteen said he will spend a few days to think everything over but could decide this week.
East Ridge (Woodbury, Minn.) tight end George Behr plans to return to Rutgers in late summer after camping Friday night but not seeing much of the school because of the weather.
Rutgers remains in offseason mode with the majority of the team set to participate in the Jersey Shore Basketball League, which starts at the end of the month in Wall, N.J.