Changes at Cornerback

PISCATAWAY, N.J.—Rutgers has major shakeups in its defensive secondary coming out of a Monday double session. Head coach Kyle Flood moved sophomore Justin Goodwin to cornerback after announcing that freshman Dre Boggs is out with a lower body injury. ScarletReport.com has the details.

Rutgers is down Dre Boggs for now, which led to a Justin Goodwin move to cornerback for the Scarlet Knights. The sophomore running back could play both ways, but is already seeing work as a first-team defensive back through one practice at his new position.

Between the injury to Boggs and sophomore Nadir Barnwell on crutches during the open fan practice Saturday, Rutgers is shallow at cornerback heading into the conclusion of camp.

Boggs moved to cornerback in the summer after projected starter Ian Thomas quit the team for the second time. He gained a first-team spot prior to his Monday injury. Head coach Kyle Flood said to expect more information on Boggs in the coming days.

Goodwin and sophomore Anthony Cioffi now sit as the projected starters for the next scrimmage with Barnwell healing – Flood expects him to be OK for the opener – and Kam Lott, Gareef Glashen, Darian Dailey, Isaiah Wharton and Brian Verbitski in the mix.

Goodwin broke down his reaction to the move after Wednesdays’ practice.


Scout.com’s Sam Hellman and Brian Dohn were on hand after practice with thoughts on the cornerback situation and more.


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