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 remain in offseason workout mode for the remainder of July with select players heading to Newport, RI., for American Media Day in two weeks.

With award watch lists formulating, many Rutgers players found themselves among the top projected players at their positions in the county, inclining Jamal Merrell, Kaleb Johnson, Antwan Lowery and Betim Bujari.

In Recruiting

Montclair (N.J.) defensive end Darius Slade will visit West Virginia, Rutgers and Michigan State before making a decision. Slade told FOXSportsNEXT.com that he would like to decide before the start of his senior season and is impressed with the 20-member Rutgers recruiting class to date.

Alonso (Tampa, Fla.) running back Ish Witter will announce his college choice Aug. 1 with visits planned to Rutgers and Syracuse.

Fresh off an unofficial visit to Rutgers, Nassau Community College (Garden City, N.Y.) offensive lineman Chad Mavety visited Alabama and has official visits scheduled to Ohio State and Florida State.

Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Deion Hallmon continues to list Rutgers as his leader, but set Syracuse as his first official visit. Both sit in Hallmon's top five.

Sayreville (Parlin, N.J.) 2015 defensive back Myles Hartsfield received a Rutgers verbal offer from coach Kyle Flood during the camp season. Hartsfield is friends with the three Sayreville products on the Rutgers roster and said he grew up a fan of the program.

On the Hardwood

Bishop Laughlin (New York) guard Mike Williams verbally committed to Rutgers. Williams chose the Scarlet Knights over Virginia, St. Johns and Creighton.

Rutgers attendance in the Jersey Shore Basketball League has been sparse in the first half of the season, but tomorrow remains a scheduled date for attendance to heat up for Scarlet Knight players.


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