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Tuesday News and Notes: Darrell Givens to Rutgers and Questions about Others Trying to Get into School

If you haven't heard yet, the Darrell Givens saga appears to be all but over. Givens appears to be going to Rutgers. Rutgers has yet to formally admit Givens, so there's still an outside chance that that won't work out, either. However, sources report that Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has promised Givens that he will get in, and one can only assume he knows what he's talking about.

All in all, it would have been nice to land Givens for the added depth in the secondary, but it appears that he may just not want to be here all that much. If he did, he could have waited until today to find out if he got in or not. That being the case, maybe it's best that he's not going to be here. I wish him the best, but I kind of like all the recent reports of solidarity on the team. Although I hear he knows some of the guys on the team, Givens might not have fit in.

The other important part of Person's report today is that admissions will also be evaluating some of the other borderline qualifiers. The four in question are Ben Axon, Steven Singleton, Rokevious Watkins, and Leon Mackey. Person seems to think Axon and Singleton are in, while the Watkins and Mackey may have a harder time. Personally, I have to admit that I see Axon as the most questionable. Color me suspicious. If the coaching staff wants him, though, I just hope they've had a talk with him and know what they're doing. The other guys would all be great additions, so hopefully they'll make it.