Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
I’m working on a feature on Ryan D’Imperio that will come out next week on SNY.tv. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound D’Imperio will start at middle LB for Rutgers this season and head coach Greg Schiano expects big things from him.
“He’s got an opportunity to be as good a linebacker as there is out there,” the coach said.
D’Imperio amassed 93 tackles (12.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks, one INT and two fumble recoveries last season.
While D’Imperio will anchor the defense in the middle, senior Damaso Munoz will likely start at strongside LB. Munoz started four of the final five games last year and finished with 45 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one INT.