Rutgers coach Chris Ash is still immersed in training camp, but he left practice early Tuesday to go to Clifton High and speak in front of some of the most influential coaches in North Jersey at Super Conference media day.
Ash, who begins his first season at Rutgers at Washington in 11 days, spoke to the coaches about the core values he is trying to instill with the Scarlet Knights, and how both sides need to help each other for everyone to flourish.
Fifty schools were represented, and each school brought a player. Rutgers commit C.J. Onyechi, a linebacker from West Orange (N.J.) High, and linebacker target Louis Acceus of Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph were among the prospects at the event, but NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from having to face-to-face contact with recruits off campus this time of year.
So when Ash spoke, the players were escorted away from the stadium so they could not see nor hear Ash. His speech is in the video player at the top of the page. Non-subscribers can try ScarletReport's free 7-day trial by clicking here to see the speech, and also get the best inside information on Scarlet Knights.