Rutgers saw eight players receive preseason All-Big Ten status from college football analyst Phil Still, including a third-team All-American nod for star receiver Leonte Carroo and fourth-team spot for kick returner Janarion Grant.
Coach Kyle Flood likes to say first impressions in life count. For the Scarlet Knights, eight players left strong ones during the first Big Ten season in Piscataway.
With receiver Leonte Carroo as a headliner, college football analyst Phil Steele put eight Rutgers players on his All Big Ten preseason list.
Rutgers saw Carroo, linebacker Steve Longa and kick returner Janarion Grant crack the first-team in all-conference selections.
Grant landed a fourth-team spot at kick returner on the All-American level as well.
Guard Chris Muller, tackle Keith Lumpkin, defensive tackle Darius Hamilton, defensive end Kemoko Turay and linebacker Quentin Gause also found spots on the list.