Rutgers’ Brandon Jones practices fully, Kyle Federico kicks

By Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY- As Rutgers began fully installing their game plan for Virginia Tech today, Brandon Jones (ankle) practiced fully for the first time since getting injured in the Louisville game.

“Because we didn’t have shoulder pads on Brandon really did everything,” head coach Kyle Flood said. “And now we’re going to evaluate how he recovers tomorrow and see how he feels and now when we do put the shoulder pads on Thursday we’ll have a little bit better idea by then of what he can do, but he really looked good and I was very pleased.”

If you ask Jones, there’s no doubt he’ll be playing in his final game as a Scarlet Knight.

“I’m looking to be 100 percent by the bowl game,” Jones said. “I’m about 90 percent by now so I don’t see why I wouldn’t by the bowl game.”

As for Kyle Federico (hip), Flood was pleased with the progress his kicker made today.

“I was excited to see Kyle Federico kick today at full speed and see him do that so we’re hopefully working towards him possibly having some roll in the game or at the very least being a back up in the game.”

Despite Federico missing seven straight game, Flood hasn’t committed on either of his kickers for the bowl game just yet, but doesn’t foresee switching from Nick Borgese.

“I don’t have any doubt that he’ll be ready to kick in the bowl game if we need him. It will just be a matter of do we want to make a switch at the position,” Flood said. “Nick’s done such a good job, I don’t anticipate making a switch at this point, but I have no doubt Kyle would be ready after watching him today.”

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