cornerback Nadir Barnwell
played in 12 games as a freshman, including four starts, and it was a sometimes rocky go.
He made 37 tackles and had three pass breaksups, but he also was the target of opposing quarterbacks looking to pick apart a porous defense.
On top of all that, Barnwell had an off-the-field issue with an arrest for an alleged driving under the influence, but he is put that all behind him.
Following Tuesday's practice, a candidate Barnwell spoke at length about his growth as a player, and a person.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers' secondary was under siege in 2013 because of its extreme youth, but the byproduct is a much more experienced secondary in 2014, and cornerback Nadir Barwell spoke about it after Tuesday's practice.
After playing 12 games as a freshman, Rutgers sophomore said he is more prepared to be successful