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Friday, May 24, 2013
Rutgers reaches out to young talent

By ESPN.com staff


Rutgers is moving to the Big Ten next season. One of the Scarlet Knights' first commitments in the 2014 recruiting class is a quarterback from Michigan. Coincidence?

Well, yes, actually.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said not to expect a run on players from the traditional Big Ten states. Quarterback is a position Flood will look at nationally, and verbal pledge Tyler Wiegers just happens to be from Detroit Country Day in Beverly Hills, Mich.

"Our recruiting footprint has not changed," Flood said. "It always starts with New Jersey, and we always need the best players in New Jersey to commit and sign with Rutgers."

The game plan may not have changed, but the results might soon be different.

To read Jared Shanker's full story, click here.