Scout's Take: QB Tyler Wiegers

Detroit Country Day (Beverley Hills, Mich.) quarterback Tyler Wiegers committed to Rutgers Tuesday and brought an end to his recruitment. The three-star quarterback was identified as the top option for the Scarlet Knights and recruiting expert Allen Trieu discusses why he stands out.

Rutgers commit Tyler Wiegers is not a top-25 quarterback in the class of 2014 but he could be by the time National Signing Day arrives. Inexperienced and facing less-than-stellar competition, the Detroit Country Day (Beverley Hills, Mich.) product has a chance to rise in the rankings in his second year as a starting quarterback. Wiegers grew two inches since his junior year and was set to entertain most schools in the region during the spring evaluation period. Committing to Rutgers before the start, Wiegers now plans to visit camps and combines but shut down his recruitment.

"I think that schools wanted to see him in this evaluation period and scout him in person," Trieu said. "Maybe a few wanted to see what he did as a senior too. He was a guy, if I had to bet, was going to really blow up during the spring evaluation period. To get him committed now before that happened, I think is big for Rutgers."

Wiegers committed to Rutgers partially because of its pro-style scheme designed by offensive coordinator Ron Prince. Prince brings NFL and head-coaching experience to Kyle Flood's staff and his pro-style look suits Wiegers' skillset well, Trieu said.

"You're getting a guy with all of the tools to be a really good college quarterback," he said. "His size, his natural ability, his ability to put the ball in small windows, when you watch him on film and in person, he has the framework. That guy has a chance to play top-level ball. He's got the physical look. You can tell that he's got a natural feel for the position."

Wiegers does not bring a dual-threat look to the quarterback position but is an impressive pocket passer with presence beyond his one year of starting experience.

"He's not a running threat but what he does have is that sixth sense in the pocket that you hear talked about," Trieu said. "He slides around in the pocket and moves well enough to escape pressure. His forte is sticking in the pocket and making good, accurate throws with really good touch. He's got really good anticipation. I think that's too often overlooked when you're looking for a quarterback"

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