Laviano To Enroll Early at Rutgers

Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) quarterback Chris Laviano will enroll early at Rutgers. One of three planned early enrollees in the class of 2013, Laviano spoke with about his decision to join the Rutgers program for the spring semester.

Rutgers will get a huge boost in its quarterback development next semester when Holy Trinity (Hicksville, N.Y.) commit Chris Laviano enrolls early. Laviano committed to Rutgers in the summer and planned his senior year to get him to college early.

"It's a huge advantage as a quarterback," Laviano said. "I get to jump in and learn the system early. It's not too far for me. It's still pretty close to home for college. Going to college early won't be that much of a shock."

Laviano is still working out details of his enrollment, but said it was something he planned to do since he committed.

"I'm taking a bunch of extra classes," Laviano said. "Right now it looks like I'm going to be able to do it. It's not 100 percent. I'm still working on it, but it's pretty close."

Laviano said he remains in weekly contact with quarterbacks coach Rob Spence, who is helping him get ready for Rutgers.

"I talk to him all the time," Laviano said. "He's a great coach, always has advice on stuff. I know he's really excited to get me enrolled at Rutgers so I can start working with them. With the academics, some people in the office are helping me out so I can make sure I get all my classes I need and everything to get eligible."

In his senior season, Laviano is off to a 2-2 start with four more games left on the schedule before looking toward Rutgers.

"I'm still focused on my season," Laviano said. "I still want to go out on a good note. I'm just continuing to work really hard to accomplish what I want to accomplish the rest of high school, but I'm really excited now. I'm excited to get up there and start my college track.

"It's hard for me after football season's over just to have school and not play. Just to jump right from football here to practicing and class at Rutgers is going to be awesome."

Laviano is one of three Rutgers commits set for early enrollment. He will come to Rutgers alongside Middletown (Del.) running back Dontea Ayres and Piscataway (N.J.) cornerback Nadir Barnwell.

"Lots of guys come in early at Rutgers, so we'll kind of be doing it together," Laviano said. ‘It's going to be a big advantage for us."

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