Rutgers added shoulder pads to the practice week today, and welcomed many special visitors to campus for the third day of training camp.
The Headline -- Former Rutgers star Anthony Davis visited practice today, and that could be a frequent occurrence during the offensive lineman’s NFL sabbatical.
Davis told Scout that he wants to help out wherever possible at home while he heals his mind and body away from the NFL grind.
“I’ll help a little, the little bit I can,” Davis said. “On a team, every little thing helps the big ultimate goal. I feel like if my knowledge can help them just to go a mile an hour faster, then that’s what I want to do.”
Before Kyle Flood took over the Rutgers program, he coached offensive lineman. Davis was his star pupil for three seasons.
“Coach Flood is doing a great job,” Davis said. “He’s a great guy. He’s preparing these kids for life as well as getting the best out of them on the field too.”
Fellow class of 2007 recruit Mason Robinson, now an assistant coach at Somervile (N.J.), also visited practice. Former Rutgers linebacker star Aaron Brady visited to see former pupil Trevor Morris in action.
“I’m not going to say he’s ready after three practices, but I think we’re going to continue to drive him in that direction to be a three-down player for us on defense,” Flood said. “He’s got all of the tools to do it. Now he just needs to work at it.”
Scarlet Report Standout -- Red-shirt freshman safety Kiy Hester – Shoulder pads means contact, and Hester was ready to lay the thunder. He made multiple plays on the ball during practice, and helped force a turnover as well. Hester played well in his bid for the vacant starting job.
Quote of the Day -- “When I’m done playing here, I’ll definitely come back. They’ve done nothing but help me out in my college career. Academically and on the football field, they’ve been there for me. I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t.” – Guard Dorian Miller.
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