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Rutgers football & basketball recruiting, Athlon quote is stupid & more on Episode No. 85



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Episode No. 85 of The Scarlet Faithful includes discussion on several topics for Rutgers football and men’s basketball.

Football hosted many recruits this past weekend and has already received three commitments. All three are from Florida. Offensive lineman Raynor Andrews committed on Saturday. EDGE rushers and twin brothers Tyclean and Tycoolhill Luman committed to Rutgers on Sunday.

While RU has a very solid 2024 recruiting class so far, expecting them to maintain a top 20 national ranking is unlikely. I discuss the path for Rutgers to do so and also why it’s still a class worth being excited about regardless of where they finish rankings wise.

The basketball discussion includes what the potential addition of 4-star wing Bryce Dortch could mean following his official visit last weekend. In addition, I touch on the coaching staff announcement for Rutgers as well as Steve Pikiell’s latest podcast episode. And while we wait on Paul Mulcahy’s decision to return to Rutgers, he received recognition at the NIL Summit this past weekend.

I end the episode discussing how stupid it was that Athlon Sports included an anonymous quote from an unnamed Big Ten assistant coach. It was a negative comment towards Rutgers which I detailed. It was also nothing we didn’t already know as fans. Was it pretty much true? Yes but we don’t need a coach from another team to tell us that. And did I mention it was stupid?

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  1. pj43

    June 7, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Aaron, thanks for another informative report. I’m also in the camp that’s hoping for PM’s return. I get the sense that this is an emotional decision for him more than just a purely basketball decision based on health, etc. If he returns, he knows he’ll be expected to take on the primary leadership role. My guess is that he may be weighing what role he wants to assume and if he’s satisfied in his own mind that he’s ready mentally to take that role on. I’d like to see a more carefree player on the court who is comfortable enough to just play to his talents. I guess I’m over analyzing this but that’s because I think he’s been such a positive example as a Rutgers student athlete. I want what’s best for him, even it if it doesn’t turn out to be playing another season for Rutgers.

    About your desire for an experienced WR. I get it, but I’m optimistic that within the current roster we’re going to see a few players make the jump forward and take on the role(s) needed at WR. I’m more concerned about the accuracy of the QB as far as the passing game is concerned.

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