Carrezola, Sanu, Young continue rehab process

Although none of the three were able to fully participate in the Rutgers football team's second day of training camp, freshman tight end Paul Carrezola, freshman wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and junior running back Kordell Young all did a little bit more.

Mohamed Sanu, who is the closest to full-go, ran select plays in both individual and team reps after banging his head with a teammate prior to the start of camp.

"I guess we have to wait and see what today brings," Schiano said. "If he's OK after today we'll see. He did a couple of team reps … If we can get him into full team stuff and he doesn't have a setback, then we're over that hurdle."

Schiano described Paul Carrezola's injured hamstring as "improving but not ready yet." He worked individually during most team periods.

Kordell Young also participated more in running back drills as the potential swelling after day one appeared to be minimal. Young could be ready to full participate by the team's second scrimmage.

After spending his true freshman season as a backup cornerback to the McCourty twins, sophomore David Rowe moved to strong safety where he will be behind starter Zaire Kitchen on the depth chart.

"I think David can be a good safety," Schiano said. "David's got great instincts. He's a great athlete. If you put him back there, I think he'd be able to use those instincts."

Rowe had 23 tackles and two forced fumbles last season, playing in nickel and dime packages.

"It doesn't really matter to me where I play as long as I can help the team," Rowe said. "Right now I'm all about just learning a new position and soaking up everything I can from the older guys."

Junior safety Joe Lefeged, who has tried to mentor Rowe during his transition, said that he was impressed by how quick Rowe is picking up the intangibles of the position.

"Right now he's doing a great job," Lefeged said. "He's picked up things fast since they put him in there over the summer. He's doing a great job learning very fast and he's doing really well so far."

Seniors Domenic Natale and Jabu Lovelace continued to split time with the first team as the play of both was improved, Schiano said.

"I thought they performed better today," Schiano said. "The receivers caught the ball a little better today. There weren't as many drops."

Sports Illustrated selected Rutgers as the winner of the Big East in its 2009 college football preview. The magazine has the Scarlet Knights winning the conference with a record of 9-3 and facing off against Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl. They are the highest ranked Big East team with a No. 27 overall rating.

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