First Post: Mike Teel update and recruiting update
Hey and welcome to my blog: Scarlet Fever: The Rutgers Football Blog. First off, I'd like to get to some recent recruiting news. Former Rutgers commit D.C. Jefferson of Winter Haven Senior HS in Winter Haven, Florida has changed uniforms after a recent visit to Louisiana State University. Jefferson, who stands at 6-6.5 feet and 241 lbs., verbally committed to Rutgers over the summer, changed his mind after a visit to the Bayou. Jefferson is regarded as one of the nation's top quarterback recruits and has been compared to former LSU Tiger and Oakland Raider QB JaMarcus Russell. Ouch, that hurts. In other quarterback news, Mike Teel has been limited in practice this week due to the bruised thumb he has yet to heel from the Cincinnati game. Teel, who injured the thumb after hitting a players' helmet, only completed 11 of his 29 pass attempts in Rutgers win over South Florida last Thursday. Coach Schiano commented on Teel's update at this week's press conference. "Mike Teel's hand is sore. Three days rest I think helped all our guys, especially Mike. I think he'll practice, but he'll be limited in what he can do, and we'll see what his effectiveness is." Teel is expected to play, however Jabu Lovelace is ready in case Teel is incapable of playing. As much as many Rutgers fans have ridiculed Mike Teel, he is having a good season. Despite only completing 11 passes against South Florida, Teel passed for 2 touchdowns to Junior Wide Receiver Tiquan Underwood. Teel has been playing with the injured thumb since the home loss to the Bearcats, yet has stayed in the lineup and provided a steady passing game to compliment the determined running game of Ray Rice. That's all for today.