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.
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.
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.
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.