The Week That Was

Rutgers commit Shane Rector

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 features a big official visit weekend and a basketball commit.

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On the Gridiron

Super Bowl week begins today with Rutgers well represented. Anthony Davis is set to start at right tackle for the San Francisco 49ers while Ray Rice will start at running back for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens also have defensive lineman Alex Silvestro on the practice squad.

Former running back Jawan Jamison and wide receiver Mark Harrison both received invitations to the NFL combine this week.

Linebackers Khaseem Greene and Steve Beauharnais both played in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Greene started and the pair made a combined six tackles.

In Recruiting

Rutgers hosted multiple big-name prospects on its official visit weekend. Uncommitted prospects included University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) linebacker Skai Moore, Pasco (Fla.) receiver Janarion Grant and ASA guard Ali Kassem.

Commits in attendance this weekend were linebacker Myles Nash, defensive end Nick Internicola, guard Dorian Miller, receiver Andre Patton, defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph, receiver John Tsimis and tight end Taylor Marini.

Syracuse soft verbal Devan Carter officially visited Rutgers.

Tottenville (Staten Island) running back Augustus Edwards, Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) tight end Travis Johnson and Immokalee (Fla.) cornerback Mackensie Alexander did not take Rutgers official visits.

The Feb. 1 weekend will be the final official visit weekend before National Signing Day. For Rutgers, it will feature a series of committed prospects, walk-on targets and Dwight Morrow safety Naiquan Thomas, who could earn an offer.

On the Hardwood

It was a rough week for Rutgers basketball, which lost a pair of games to St. John's and Connecticut. Now on a three-game losing streak, the Scarlet Knights fall to 3-5 in Big East play.

Sophomore guard Elijah Carter struggled in both games. Benched for Connecticut after a 1-for-14 performance against St. John's, Carter scored 13 off the bench, but committed five turnovers and four fouls.

Rutgers (12-7, 3-5) returns to action Wednesday at Cincinnati.

Head coach Mike Rice picked up his first 2013 verbal commitment in the form of South Kent guard Shane Rector. Rector committed to Rutgers over Providence, UMass, Arizona State and South Carolina.

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