The Week That Was

Marcus Cooper had two interceptions in scrimmage.

ScarletReport.com's "The Week That Was" feature is designed to give ScarletReport.com readers a quick-read format to catch up on the major happenings from the last seven days. This is installment includes key recruiting updates and information from Rutgers' second week of training camp and Saturday's scrimmage.

In an effort to make the site even more user-friendly, ScarletReport.com provides a week in review.

So much happens here in a week's time, it's possible to miss some of the happenings and news.

To make it easier, each Monday "The Week That Was" will be posted to give an update on what transpired.

All stories from ScarletReport.com can be accessed under the "Latest News" tab on the home page.

On the Gridiron
  • The defense bit back in the second scrimmage for the Rutgers football team. After an unsatisfactory first scrimmage, the first-teamers held the offense out of the end zone and junior Marcus Cooper twice picked off quarterback Chas Dodd.

  • The defensive line took a new look this week with two moves. Linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud moved to the "R" position, where he is a second-teamer. The move jumped Manny Abreu to the other side of the defensive line. On the topic of the line, sophomore Marcus Thompson split first-team reps late in the week with Michael Larrow, but missed the scrimmage with a head injury.

  • On the injury front, Abreu and running back Jeremy Deering are still in black jerseys with head injuries. Deering, according to coach Greg Schiano, got hurt late in the spring then received a kick to the head during the summer. His status for the opener is unknown.

  • Linebacker Jamal Merrell moved to the first team with Glaud's position change. His speed is his best asset and his tape from Saturday's scrimmage will be crucial for chances at playing time once the season starts.

  • Training camp breaks Wednesday morning and kickoff against North Carolina Central is just eight days after that.

  • Here are the full and accurate statistics from Rutgers' second scrimmage.
Recruiting
  • ScarletReport.com attended Don Bosco Prep's (Ramsey, N.J.) scrimmage Sunday and will have updates throughout the next few days on all of the Rutgers targets. The biggest news of the day was that Elijah Shumate is down to six schools, including Rutgers and South Carolina.

  • In the scrimmage, Rutgers commit Leonte Carroo hauled in more than 130 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown catch.

  • Long Branch (Long Branch, N.J.) four-star tackle Ryan Brodie also named a top six this week, which includes Rutgers.

  • St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) safety D.J. Singleton ended his recruitment by verbally committing to Wisconsin.

  • Rutgers is still in play for highly touted tight end Orlando David, who said he has interest in an official visit.

On the Hardwood
  • The Rutgers basketball team begins its season Nov. 11 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center at Dartmouth.

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