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Friday, August 1, 2014

Rutgers' Leonte Carroo says he won't be held back in training camp

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto

PISCATAWAY — Kyle Flood said Friday that Rutgers' staff has individualized reports on each of its impact players that missed a large portion of spring practice.

Leonte Carroo will not be one of them. Rutgers' leader in touchdown receptions a year ago (nine) says he will be a full participant.

He said his new Nike-fit helmet has nothing to do with a head injury that sidelined him three games last season and contact drills this spring.

"They got me a more comfortable helmet that fits my head better," Carroo said. "It's pretty comfortable."

Still, quarterback Gary Nova implied Thursday that Carroo's workload could be scaled back. Flood said he will monitor recovering players very closely.

"We'll have an individual plan for every one of them and make sure as we go through training camp that we're taking care of their bodies like they're taking care of their bodies," Flood said. "When you're out there, you can only do it by limiting their reps."

NOTES: LJ Liston and Devan Carter failed their conditioning tests. ... Freshman Kevin Wilkins is still awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse. ... Savon Huggins (shoulder) will not practice. ... Palmyra 2016 recruit Kelvin Harmon attended Friday's practice.
Leonte Carroo's new Nike-fit helmet Friday at training camp. (Tyler Barto)

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