Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano met with press Wednesday as part of Big Ten Media Days.
He took the the podium roughly an hour after it was made public that former starting linebacker Drew Singleton appealed for reinstatement with the NCAA after not being selected in April’s NFL Draft.
An Impassioned Plea
Schiano swiftly explained the extenuating circumstances surrounding Singleton’s limbo status following a question from a reporter.
The questions up to this point had been very broad. It was nice of Schiano to go into as much detail regarding the situation as he did.
The Scarlet Knights would love to have him back as well.
What Singleton’s Return Means
If Rutgers is indeed able to have back Singleton back for his “COVID year”, he’s a welcome (re)addition.
The former Michigan transfer tallied 59 tackles in 9 starts last season, including 4.0 TFL. He also notched his lone sack on the season on eight days notice in Rutgers’ 38-10 loss to #17 Wake Forest in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.
Originally from Newark, Singleton would provide a Jersey-tough presence alongside his on-field pedigree and veteran leadership. He’s a perfect fit for the culture Schiano is hoping to rebuild.
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