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Dismissed Rutgers FB Razohnn Gross has joined the wrestling team.

Gross was kicked off the football team prior to the start of the 2015 season due to an aggravated assault charge. While the 5-foot-11, 220-pounder won't be welcomed back to HC Chris Ash's squad, he will have the opportunity to show off his heavyweight chops as a non-scholarship walk-on in wrestling. Said wrestling coach Scott Goodale, "We feel good about it. He’s been in our room working really, really hard. Nothing is guaranteed. He’ll have an opportunity to make our team. That’s as far as we’ll go for now."
Jun 17 - 12:11 PM

TCU graduate QB Zach Allen transferred to Rutgers.

Allen announced his transfer destination on Twitter, writing, "After a long process of decision making, I have decided that I want to play football at Rutgers! I'm excited to enroll and compete." He could play either wide receiver or quarterback for the Scarlet Knights after converting to wideout last spring. Should the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder opt for a shift back to quarterback, he would be competing with Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig for starting duties this coming season. Allen has two years of eligibility remaining to his fair name.
Jun 8 - 3:04 PM

NJ.com's Todderick Hunt reports that transferring TCU graduate WR Zach Allen visited Rutgers over the weekend.

Allen was recruited to TCU as a quarterback, but transitioned over to wide receiver in the spring of 2015. He has put together a tape of his passing prowess for interested teams and it would not be a surprise if the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder switches back to quarterback after he transfers. When he announced his transfer, Allen said that he was "open to look all over the country." No other schools beyond Rutgers have been publicly reported as potential landing spots for Allen, but he indicated to FOX Sports in late May that he had been contacted by both FBS and FCS schools.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 6 - 2:15 PM

Miami sophomore TE Jerome Washington transferred to Rutgers.

All signs were pointing in this direction after Washington reported nothing but good vibes following his visit to the Scarlet Knights in mid-April. He will sit out the 2016 season due to transfer regulations, but will have two years of eligibility remaining once he is clear of the 2016 campaign. "It feels good. I'm definitely excited to get started and get to work and see what lies ahead of me," Washington said. The 6-foot-5, 264-pounder failed to log a catch in nine games last season.
Source: NJ.com
Jun 3 - 1:24 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior CB Davon Jacobs will transfer.

This according to NJ.com's Dan Duggan. Jacobs did not graduate this spring and would have to do so over the summer if he is to transfer to another FBS program. Injuries plagued the 6-foot, 196-pounder during the 2015 campaign and he managed to appear in just four games, recording 16 tackles in that space. The former three-star recruit has yet to make an official decision regarding his landing spot for 2016.
Source: nj.com
May 24 - 5:14 PM

Rutgers HC Chris Ash visited the Patriots as part of a professional development tour.

"There's been a lot of former players at Rutgers go through [the Patriots'] organization so any time I get an opportunity to go visit with somebody that's had success," Ash said, "I'm going to take advantage of it." Pats HC Bill Belichick was not around when Rutgers' new head honcho came calling, but Ash did have a chance to meet with several assistant coaches. "It's like anything else, you just go and you talk to them. Ask questions about stuff. It's just professional development that everybody does," Ash explained. He plans on visiting other NFL teams this summer. Rutgers is coming off a 4-8 season, one which eventually led to the downfall of Kyle Flood and ascension of Ash to his former throne.
Source: nj.com
May 24 - 1:27 PM

Transferring TCU graduate WR Zach Allen indicated that he is willing to move to any school.

"I'm open to look all over the country. I'm just looking for a place that is willing to take a chance on someone," Allen said. The 6-foot-3, 22-pounder told FOX Sports that he has been receiving strong interest since declaring his future transfer earlier this week and that he has received offers from both FCS and FBS schools (though he wouldn't offer exact details as to which schools are considering him). He is working on a tape for interested programs, one which showcases his passing abilities. Allen switched from quarterback to receiver last spring, but saw little on-field action from the position during TCU's 2015 season. Thus, the passing tape. "I know I don't have much of a resume, so I hope it will help sell me," Allen said.
Source: FOX Sports
May 23 - 5:59 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant caught 11 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in the program spring game.

Grant is still looking for his coming out party on offense during actual game action, as he has yet to accumulate 375 yards through the air in any one season. For the 2015 campaign, he caught 35 passes for 352 yards and a touchdown. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder is a dynamic talent, though, as evidenced by his return prowess. He averaged 24.6 yards per kick return a year ago, slicing and dicing his way to 984 yards and three touchdowns. With Leonte Carroo moving on to the NFL, Grant and Andre Patton (who himself had nine catches for 112 yards in the spring game) are set to lead the Scarlet Knight receiving corp in 2016.
Source: nj.com
May 23 - 12:53 PM

TCU graduate WR Zach Allen will transfer.

Allen announced his decision to transfer via Twitter. His final destination is not known at this point, but the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder will be eligible to play immediately once he makes his decision. He joined the Horned Frogs as a quarterback, but transitioned over to wide receiver last spring (Trevone Boykin's mere presence tends to have effect) and finished the 2015 season having caught one pass. Depending on where he transfers, he could conceivably switch back to quarterback, though that is by no means a given.
May 21 - 5:21 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco disliked the Lions' decision not to select a wide receiver in the back half of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Prisco assigned the Lions a B- grade for their draft overall. He was downright giddy over the team's selection of Ohio State T Taylor Decker (the analyst likes him more than Michigan State T Jack Conklin), but their decision to veer away from wideout troubled Prisco in the wake of Calvin Johnson's retirement. "Yes," Prisco wrote, "they signed Marvin Jones to replace [Megatron], but why not add a few more?"
Source: CBS Sports
May 7 - 7:14 PM

Seahawks signed Rutgers LB Steve Longa.

Longa (6'1/241) turned pro following his redshirt junior campaign after tallying 17 career tackles for loss, seven sacks, and five forced fumbles as a 37-game starter. He saw action at outside and middle linebacker and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten as a senior. Longa showed adequate athleticism at the Combine, running 4.78 with a 32-inch vertical and quality agility scores. Longa isn't a power player and needs to get better in pass coverage, but he plays with a tough guy's downhill mentality and was a sure college tackler. He's an early-career core special teamer with some room for more down the line.
May 4 - 4:58 PM

Bills signed Rutgers OT Keith Lumpkin.

Lumpkin (6'7/320) made 38 starts for Rutgers -- all at left tackle -- and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten as a senior. Despite a decorated high school basketball background, Lumpkin tested poorly at Rutgers' Pro Day, posting a 28 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot-7 broad jump, and opting not to run the forty. Lumpkin has a massive frame with 34 3/4" arms but he struggles technically as a run blocker and is a heavy-footed waist bender in pass protection.
May 1 - 1:30 AM

Dolphins selected Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo with the No. 86 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Carroo (6'0/211) finished his college career with 122 catches for 2,373 yards (19.5 YPR) and 29 TDs before turning in a solid Combine workout, running 4.5-flat with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. College Football Focus charted Carroo with the nation's second-highest yards-per-target average (14.2) as a senior, wherein Carroo showed the ability to high point and make tough catches in traffic. Carroo is a superb route runner with experience at X, slot, and Z in Rutgers' pro-style offense. While not necessarily a vertical threat -- many of his big plays were manufactured off play-action -- Carroo has a chance to become a high-end No. 2 NFL receiver.
Apr 29 - 11:00 PM

Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo wants to be the next Scarlet Knight player to play for the Patriots.

"Whatever happens happens, but speaking to those guys that I played with, especially Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon, Devin (McCourty), they always say they would love to have me and would enjoy playing on the team again," Carroo said. New England and Carroo make for a natural fit. For one, the Patriots are known to value Rutgers as a prospect pipeline. For two, Ben McDaniels, the brother of Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, was Carroo’s WR coach at Rutgers in 2014 and his OC last year. I think if you talk with a lot of people who have interviewed him, they’ll tell you he has a really high football IQ. He has a great aptitude . . . he really understands defense, whether it’s corners coverage, cover-3, cover-2, whatever it is," current WR coach Anthony Campanile said. Related to this topic, Jets beat writer Kimberley Martin passed along the following gem on Twitter: New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak told Jets HC Todd Bowles to "Get [Carroo] before Belichick gets h
Apr 25 - 6:17 PM

Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo called his Tuesday visit to the Texans "awesome."

Carroo was positively fawning over his experience in Houston. "Bill O'Brien is an awesome coach. He's a great coach. You can tell he relates to players very well. It felt great just to sit in his office," he said, adding that he had the privilege of shaking DeAndre Hopkins' hand. The 6-foot, 211-pound Carroo believes that he would make an ideal complement to Hopkins due to his physicality. The Texans have been linked to many a first-round receiver in various mock drafts. Carroo won't be a first-rounder, but is among the more interesting second-tier receiving prospects in the pool.
Apr 23 - 8:46 PM


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