Thursday Rutgers Report: WR Leonte Carroo More Involved at Practice

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Kyle Flood discussed the latest on the injury front and had some fun during his final media availability before a sold-out kickoff Saturday night against No. 1 Ohio State.

The Headline – Eyes remain on cornerback and wide receiver injuries for Rutgers with the final build up to kickoff against No. 1 Ohio State.

At wide receiver, star senior Leonte Carroo worked with the rest of the team Thursday after an injury suffered in the 55-52 win over Indiana. Carroo did not practice Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

“Leonte was out here today,” said Rutgers coach Kyle Flood. “He did some stuff. He did more than yesterday, and he’s moving in the right direction. What that means for Saturday, I don’t really know. We’ll put out a report tomorrow, but it’s probably going to be a game-time decision.”

Flood, who said an updated injury report will come tomorrow, spoke highly of potential new starting cornerback Jarius Adams. Adams replaced starter Blessuan Austin after an injury against Indiana.

“Jarius had a good week,” Flood said. “I like how he’s prepared. I like how, mentally, he’s locked in and now he’s got to go out there Saturday and take the corrections from last week and be a better player. That’s all we want. We just want him to keep improving as the season goes on.”

Worth Noting – Flood expects multiple 2016 commitments to sign Big Ten financial tenders for early enrollment “in a couple of weeks,” he said.

Linebackers Jonathan Pollock and Solomon Manning and running back Trey Sneed expressed intentions to enroll early after their commitments.

Quote of the Day – “Everybody better be ready to match up, and whatever you have in your system to try to help on a great player like he is, you’ve got to be ready to make adjustments within the game because they’re going to try and exploit whatever matchups they think they can exploit.” – Flood on going against defensive lineman Joey Bosa.

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