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Rutgers redshirt senior WR Janarion Grant (ankle) participated in the Scarlet Knights' first spring practice on a limited basis.

Grant is being limited to running straight-line routes and fielding punts, as Rutgers won't be pushing him this spring, not after he broke his ankle in the fourth game of the 2016 season and missed the rest of the subsequent campaign. Said HC Chris Ash, "The fact that he can get out and do anything right now, with running some routes and catching some balls, is a benefit to him and to us...We're not going to put him in position to get injured." During a healthy 2015 season, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Swiss Army Knife accumulated 1,935 yards between returns, receiving and rushing.
Source: nj.com
Mar 23 - 7:36 PM

Miami graduate RB Gus Edwards transferred to Rutgers.

Edwards announced his intention to move on from Miami back in January, in the hopes that he could move closer to his newborn son on the East Coast. After sorting through his options, he has opted to finish out his collegiate career with the Scarlet Knights. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer come the start of the 2017 campaign. This past season, Edwards finished as Miami's third-leading rusher with 290 yards (4.9 YPC).
Feb 28 - 12:16 PM

Rutgers HC Chris Ash compared freshman QB Johnathan Lewis to former Ohio State QB Cardale Jones.

Cardale has about 30 pounds on the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lewis, so it isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison (granted, Lewis is just a fledgling Scarlet Knight), but Ash sees similarities in the strong-armed mobility possessed by both men. Bleacher Report called Lewis "Cardale 2.0" over the summer, too. Rivals ranked the three-star gunslinger as their No. 15 dual-threat quarterbacking prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: Land of 10
Feb 10 - 8:04 PM

Rutgers signed four-star 2017 T Micah Clark.

Clark opted in with Rutgers last April and took an official visit to the Scarlet Knights in early December. Rivals ranks the New Jersey native as the No. 178 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Over at ESPN, it is noted that the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is a "[f]luid athlete with an excellent first step, quick feet and the agility to play in space." The outlet refers to him as "[v]ery explosive at the point of attack" and an asset in the running game. They do not rule out the possibility that he shifts to the defensive line at some point in his career.
Feb 7 - 8:35 PM

Rutgers signed three-star RB Raheem Blackshear.

The Scarlet Knights successfully completed the flip of the one-time commit to Temple and Michigan State. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Blackshear believes he'll give Rutgers another much-needed play-maker. "I felt like I could be used like a Janarion Grant. I feel like we're in the same image," Blackshear said. "I feel like I'll be able to contribute to the team early and just get there and be the best I could be."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 4:39 PM

Scout.com's Michael McAllister reports that Miami is blocking graduate RB Gus Edwards from transferring to a school on the 2017 schedule.

Last summer, Miami HC Mark Richt made a show of saying that he did not place restrictions on transfers. This is not the policy of the administration, though, as AD Blake James has said that "our policy has been that we would not do that for a school we’re going to play in the upcoming season." For Edwards, this means that both Pitt and Syracuse are out the window as transfer destinations. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder is hoping to transfer to a school in the northeast in order to be closer to his newborn son. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately for his new school in 2017.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 24 - 12:29 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant was granted a medical redshirt from the Big 10 and will return to school next season.

Outstanding news for the Scarlet Knights, who unexpectedly get their best playmaker back for another season after he broke his ankle in the fourth game of his true senior season. Rutgers was toothless on offense from the second Grant's ankle gave out. The Scarlet Knights finished No. 128 of 128 FBS teams in yards from scrimmage and No. 127 in scoring (15.7 ppg). ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says a healthy Grant may have been a late Day 3 pick because of his special teams ability. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has 2,606 all-purpose yards and eight return touchdowns in his career.
Source: NJ.com
Jan 18 - 2:20 PM

Miami graduate RB Gus Edwards will transfer.

This is an unfortunate development for the Hurricanes, who also recently lost second-leading rusher Joe Yearby to early declaration. Edwards was third on the team in rushing in 2016, logging 290 yards on 59 carries (4.9 yards per carry). Miami will need to develop depth behind starter Mark Walton posthaste. As for Edwards, he's eligible to play for another FBS school in 2017 as a graduate. The 6-foot-2, 225 pound tailback from Staten Island once committed to Syracuse and may be interested in doing so again.
Source: ESPN
Jan 18 - 1:50 PM

Former Minnesota HC Jerry Kill will join Rutgers as the school's next offensive coordinator, according to Ryan Dunleavy.

After being let go by Minnesota following a number of health related issues, Kill joined Kansas State as an associate athletic director less than a year ago. Rutgers is exercising a 180-degree turn here, after hiring a 28-year-old offensive coordinator last offseason to now selecting a 55-year-old for the position.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Rutgers QB Mike Dare will transfer.

Dare is the third Scarlet Knights QB to transfer this week, following Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig. "I came to a pro-style offense, a coaching change happened, and I'm not mad at it," said Dare, who wasn't a fit for the spread. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder has three years of eligibility remaining. Assuming he sticks in the FBS, he'll sit out next year due to NCAA transfer rules.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Rutgers WR Andre Patton "presents match-up problems outside for smaller defensive backs," writes NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Patton gave a shorter corner, Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick, fits on Saturday. "Patton's strider speed, foot quickness, and big body can gain him inside position on deep routes," Reuter wrote. "On one such route, he boxed out Myrick and high-pointed the ball in the end zone for a score."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt sophomore QB Giovanni Rescigno will start against Minnesota on Saturday.

"We need a spark. We need to get something going offensively. Excited to see what Gio can do with the offense moving forward," said HC Chris Ash. Rescigno came on in relief of an ineffective Chris Laviano against Illinois on Saturday, finishing out the game by completing 10-of-18 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and an interception. ESPN graded him as a four-star prospect out of high school in 2014, but there is no fantasy intrigue in this offense. The Scarlet Knights sit at just 2-5 for the season as a whole.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior defensive end Quanzell Lambert is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a right knee injury in Saturday's game against Iowa.

Per NJ.com, Lambert likely isn't a candidate for a sixth year of eligibility because his injury occurred just past the NCAA's rule of 30-percent of games having been played. Lambert was named the team's best defensive lineman by the coaching staff last season.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant's season-ending right ankle injury occurred just past the cut-off to apply for a medical redshirt year.

The NCAA says a player applying for a medical redshirt cannot have participated in more than 30 percent of the season. After playing Iowa, Rutgers is one-third of the way through its 12-game schedule. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound speedster broke his ankle against the Hawkeyes. His collegiate career, barring a miracle, is over.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:47:00 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant will miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle injury.

He was carted off during the game after producing a 76-yard play. Rutgers, at 2-2, is the school's most explosive player, creating huge gains at receiver and as a ball carrier. Jawuan Harris will step into the No. 2 receiver role.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:54:00 AM


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