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Rutgers Around The Web: 8/1

Fall Camp edition!

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The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

It's the first day to report to camp. The depth chart will be tinkered with, players will battle for positions, and before you know it, The Scarlet Knights will be headed to California to take on the Bulldogs. Here are some fresh links to get you pumped for fall camp:

Fall Camp Previews

For Rutgers football, five big questions as players report |
Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger gives his preview on what to watch for as the Scarlet Knights report to camp.

Rutgers looks toward move to Big Ten but first has some unfinished business | |
Ryan Dunleavy of the Courier News gives his impressions on the State of Rutgers entering fall camp.

Rutgers’ depth chart to open training camp | Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Ryan Dunleavy releases an unofficial version of the depth chart heading into fall camp.

The Collegian " Football: Fresno State enters fall camp with ‘higher baseline’
Head over to the Collegian to keep tabs on Fresno State as they prepare for RU.

Recruiting Roundup

Rutgers recruiting: In-depth with 4-star Rutgers TE offeree, Mike Gesicki; to decide late October |
Todderick Hunt of the Star-Ledger catches up with one of the most sought after TE prospects in the Northeast in this Q&A interview.

Rutgers recruiting: Deion Hallmon closing in on a pledge; Rutgers visit date moving up |
The highly-rated Florida athlete looks ready to commit.

Rutgers recruiting: Four-star, in-state WR Saeed Blacknall to visit Rutgers Saturday |
Could the four-star NJ wideout be warming up to Rutgers after seeing what LSU and Alabama have to offer?

Knights in the NFL

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Patriots signing dt scott vallone per a league source former rutgers player</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="">August 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Bill Belichick has added to his collection of Scarlet Knights at Rutgers North. Great news for Scott Vallone, one of the hardest working RFootball players on the banks.

The Buccaneers sign one former Rutgers player, waive another | SNY Rutgers
Matt Sugam of SNY has good news/bad news for two former Scarlet Knights.

Tennessee Titans' Kenny Britt creates a fresh start | The Tennessean |
John Glennon of The Tennessean reports that Kenny Britt is staying out of trouble by staying out of Jersey.

Hodge Podge

USA Today | Sports | NCAAF
The Coaches' Poll is here, and Rutgers received one vote (hooray)! It's important to point out that Coach Kyle Flood is on the ballot this year, so make any inference you want as to who voted for RU. Fellow AAC rival Louisville checks in at No. 9.

Best Fans in College Football :: Emory Sports Marketing Analytics (@sportsmktprof)
This survey from Emory University looks at the best brands in college football. The AAC actually ranks ahead of the ACC according to the survey, while RU surprisingly comes in as the 7th best fan base and brand equity within the American (SMU comes in first). It's mostly based on relative attendance numbers and potential, so take the rankings with a grain of salt (maybe a boulder).