QB Target Laviano Still High on Rutgers

Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Christopher Laviano has gone through the majority of the spring evaluation period without adding new offers, but is still garnering attention from many programs. Holding verbal offers from Rutgers and Boston College, Laviano discussed the latest in his recruitment and thoughts on both schools.

Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Christopher Laviano is still hearing frequently from Rutgers and remains high on the first program to offer him a scholarship.

Receiving an offer from former coach Greg Schiano nearly a year ago, Laviano said the new staff and coach Kyle Flood have not missed a beat.

"Coach Flood is like a local guy," Laviano said. "The coaching staff here is very familiar with the Rutgers coaches. I've talked to a bunch of guys that played for [quarterbacks coach Rob Spence] at Hofstra. I got their opinions on how they liked to play for him. [They had] nothing but great things to say."

Infrequent visits to campus, Laviano said, is not a sign of disinterest in the program. A camper last summer and visitor during the season, Laviano said he has a feel for what he could expect at Rutgers. "I've been to campus since the coaching change," Laviano said. "For a new coaching staff, everything is just so organized. They have it together. They know what their goals are. They're a very family-like atmosphere. I like that about them."

Uunlike others schools recruiting him, the Scarlet Knights have not received a commitment from another 2013 quarterback.

Miami received a verbal commitment today from Wayne Hills (N.J.) quarterback Kevin Olsen and Boston College, Laviano's other offer picked up Mackay Lowrie earlier this month.

The Eagles, unlike Miami, are still actively recruiting quarterbacks and Laviano said Lowery's commitment would not scare him away if B.C. continues its recruitment of him.

"One thing I've always thought about is if they took another player at my position," Laviano said. "I would be OK with that. I believe in my talents and would want to compete an earn my job anywhere.

"I'm going to go where I want to go and not worry about how many quarterbacks they have." Laviano remains interested in Alabama camp, though the Crimson Tide also have a quarterback committed. He also plans to camp at Florida and possible N.C. State. Purdue and Maryland remain in the picture as well.

"Everything is going slowly," Laviano said. "I haven't really gotten the opportunity to throw in front of a lot of teams because I'm rehabbing my knee. But I'm good to go now and I've got a few more people coming to watch me throw. I'm going to some camps and am going to think about this all over the summer and then probably make a decision."


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