Freshman running back Savon Huggins drew raves for his performance Saturday in the Rutgers football team’s preseason scrimmage. Huggins carried the ball 26 times in the scrimmage for 169 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown run against the first team defense.
“I think everyone was impressed with him. The upside is, he has so much to learn and he’s still this good,” said fullback Joe Martinek . “He’s a great kid who keeps asking questions. The more reps he gets, the more he learns. It’s a hard adjustment coming from high school. You have to learn what works, what doesn’t work, what you can do, and all the reads. Once he becomes more comfortable with all that stuff, he’s going to become a great player.”
Rutgers is coming off a dismal 4-8 2010 season, and the Scarlet Knights are looking for signs of improvement in 2011.
On the Banks, SB Nation’s Rutgers website, could not contain its optimism after the scrimmage.