Agudosi More Focused in Third Spring

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Wide receiver Carlton Agudosi stepped up for Rutgers Saturday, including a spectacular one-handed grab during the two-minute drill portion of the scrimmage. Leonte Carroo’s primary backup at the X, the junior 6-foot-6 receiver looks for a bigger role in 2015.

With an enormous wing span and heightened focus, Rutgers receiver Carlton Agudosi made the offense’s most electric play of Saturday with a big-time catch for quarterback Hayden Rettig.

Agudosi kept the final two-minute drive alive with a one-handed catch across midfield.

Head coach Kyle Flood called it “spectacular.” Agudosi credits his improved focus.

“I’m keeping my focus,” Agudosi said. “I keep on saying that, but that’s a big deal. That second you don’t focus on a play is when things happen. I try to focus on every play.”

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound receiver backs up Leonte Carroo, but could earn a significantly larger role in 2015 after Andrew Turzilli’s departure and improvements in camp.

“I’ve just got to take it day by day,” Agudosi said. “Every day, you grind. There are no highs and lows. Just keep on working and focus on every play.”

Agudosi concluded his scrimmage with a team-high four catches and 91 yards.

“I think I’ve improved a lot,” Agudosi said. “It wasn’t necessarily catching it, just my mind would be in 1,000 places. What’s the play? Do I know my assignment? I wasn’t completely focused on just playing football. Just knowing the offense and being more comfortable has allowed me to go out there and just play.”

With neither Chris Laviano nor Hayden Rettig available to speak after Saturday’s scrimmage, Agudosi was happy to voice his opinion on the quarterback battle. Laviano led Rutgers to both scoring drives with 113 yards on a 6-for-9 clip. Rettig went 5-for-8 for 73 yards along with the day’s lone interception.

“They’re both doing a great job,” Agudosi said. “[Laviano] had great throws out there. Hayden was making great throws out there. I think they’re both improving every day, and I’m excited to see what happens down the stretch.”

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