College Football: Rutgers Needs Receivers to Step Up as Injuries Cut Depth

Double G SportsCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2010

The Rutgers football team roster was pretty solid at the wide receiver position when training camp started. Now, it’s an entirely different story. The situation raises the question—will Rutgers have enough wide outs for the season opener on September 2nd?

The Scarlet Knights need to do everything in their power to make sure #1 receiver Mohamed Sanu stays healthy. They are going to need him more than ever now. Yesterday, Double G Sports talked about the Rutgers wide receiver situation on it’s radio show.

The battle was always about who would line up on the opposite side of Sanu. After standing out in mini camp, Tim Wright was thought to be the guy. A player with tremendous upside had finally put everything together. His success continued into training camp. Then the injury hit him.

Wright was lost for the season with a knee injury. It was a huge blow to the roster and the team. We would soon find out just how big of a blow it really was.

Following Wright was Quron Pratt, another receiver that was putting his game together and proving he deserved more playing time. Guess what?! Pratt has a shoulder injury and will be out at least another three weeks.

That brings us to Mark Harrison. This young receiver had shown signs of his potential, but remained a bit inconsistent. Harrison has the talent to become a star from the wide receiver position. With Wright and Pratt injured, Harrison was the logical choice to start. Not so fast.

Continue this article and find out who to look out for, at Double G Sports.