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 updates from the first week of July and start of the JSBL.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review. So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news. To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired. All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed through the message boards.

On the Gridiron

Rutgers begins training camp Aug.1 when players formally report to the Hale Center. Players return to campus today for classes and workouts after time away for the Fourth of July.

In Recruiting

Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Deion Hallmon trimmed his list two times in the first week with Rutgers standing out in both lists. Now with a top five, Hallmon also named Florida State, Wisconsin, Syracuse and West Virginia.

St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) 2015 safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was one of the best underclassmen at The Opening, helping his 7-on-7 squad win the tournament and impressing during combine events.

Nassau (Garden City, N.Y.) Community College offensive lineman Chad Mavety was the top prospect on campus this week. The four-star JuCo lineman originally hails from New Jersey and enjoyed a sit-down with head coach Kyle Flood. Alabama and Florida State are the next two stops for Mavety.

Miami Norland High (Fla.) three-star receiver Kendrick Edwards slowed his decision date and now plans to make his commitment the first week of August. Edwards named Rutgers his leader but hopes to visit Louisville before a decision.

Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) tight end Ryan Izzo placed Rutgers in his top six alongside Florida State, Iowa, USC, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

Weeki Wachee (Fla.) offensive lineman Marcus Applefield most recently visited Syracuse. Applefield is keeping leaders to himself right now and said he'd like to have a decision by the start of school but will not force anything.

On the Hardwood

The Jersey Shore Basketball League tipped off last week though many Rutgers players will not begin until tonight. Rising junior forward Malick Kone impressed in the first week with multiple big scoring nights.

Rutgers products Dane Miller and Quincy Douby made appearances at the JSBL last week and are expected to return throughout July. Miller scored three points Wednesday night. Douby, the last first round NBA draft pick out of Rutgers, stole the show. Douby nailed nine 3-pointers in a 43-point outing.

Rutgers formally announced the addition of J.J. Moore to the roster. Moore transferred from Pittsburgh and hopes to be immediately eligible for playing time.

Though most of the roster will be in the JSBL, rising junior center Kadeem Jack will return to a New York City summer league.


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