Scout's Take: QB Giovanni Rescigno

Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Giovanni Rescigno made a verbal commitment to Rutgers Sunday morning at the end of an official visit. Rescigno comes from a powerhouse high school program and Midwest expert Allen Trieu breaks it all down.

Giovanni Rescigno did not get his shot for Warren (Mich.) De La Salle Collegiate until his senior season, and he made it count. Rescigno won six games, completed 52 percent of his passes and threw for 14 touchdowns against the toughest competition in the state.

Rescigno's late rise kept him from earning offers, until Rutgers came in and received his commitment this weekend.

"I think that this is a kid who was definitely under the radar, but has all the talent to be one of those guys who you look back in a couple years and say, why wasn't everyone else in on this kid," said national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu. "He's big, mobile. He had a really good senior year."

With Michigan's Shane Morris in front of him for three seasons, Rescigno made the most of his one season as a starting quarterback.

"He came onto the scene late because he was behind a five-star, Shane Morris," Rescigno said. "I think that just made him not recruited earlier, but I think he's got all the talent to be a really good pickup for them."

A January addition with no other offers can lead to skepticism, but that should not be the case for Rescigno, Trieu said.

"Late additions tend to be guys that coaches evaluate more rigorously," he said. "They have taken all of their time to look at everything that they can with them. He's 6-foot-4, 225 pound. He's mobile and athletic. As a senior, he had a really, really good season against an extremely tough schedule. He was excellent week in and week out."

Rescigno replaces fellow Michigan native Tyler Wiegers as the quarterback commitment in the Rutgers class. The Scarlet Knights could add a second quarterback in the class, but now have a replacement for Wiegers, who de-committed and chose Iowa in December.

"There are definitely some similarities as far as size goes and as far as the skill set," Trieu said. "I think that he (Rescigno) is a little bit more athletic. I think he isn't quite as polished yet. He's going to give you more of a running threat. He faced better competition, but I think Tyler is probably farther along just because he's started more games. There's a lot of upside there."


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