CoachSpeak: Scouting Giovanni Rescigno

Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterbacks coach Ron Bonin goes in-depth with ScarletReport.com to break down his player's commitment to Rutgers. Quarterback Giovanni Rescigno committed to Rutgers Sunday at the end of his official visit.

Warren (Mich.) De La Salle quarterback Giovanni Rescigno did not have a lot of interest before his Rutgers commitment. The quarterback remained under the radar with no starting experience ending the season, and will have to compete to earn playing time in the Big Ten.

Rescigno also brings something that is currently scarce when looking at Rutgers quarterback depth – mobility.

"His size and his arm strength is very typical with what you see in the Big Ten in that league," said De La Salle quatterbacks coach Ron Bonin. "He fits the bill for a Big Ten quarterback. He's very athletic and he has the ability to extend plays with his athleticism. He throws well from inside the pocket, and on the run. He throws with very good anticipation."

Rescigno is not a dual-threat quarterback, but has the ability to make plays with his feet. He ran for 448 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. With the exception of sophomore Blake Rankin, the Rutgers active roster is filled with pure pocket passers.

"He has the ability to make different levels of throws, and he can do it on the run if he needs to," Bonin said. "He's definitely a pro-style guy, but his ability to move with his size isn't something you see every day. He has the leadership role off the field and on the field. He embraces that. He took it very seriously and he did a great job with that all through the season."

Rutgers slowly added read-option looks to its attack under coordinator Ron Prince in 2013. Though Prince has left, coach Kyle Flood consistently tells recruits that the scheme will not change.

When the new coordinator takes over, Resigno has read-option experience should the wrinkle remain in the game plan.

"He has the ability to adapt to really different styles of offense," Bonin said. "Whether it's under center in a traditional pro-style, or a lot of shotgun and reads. He's very smart. He understands the game, and his athleticism also allows him to be able to run those types of plays. He is very mobile. He can run away from guys."

De La Salle played five-star Shane Morris ahead of Resigno, which limited his exposure in high school. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Rescingo opted to stick it out instead of going elsewhere for playing time.

Resigno's reward could be a head-to-head duel with Morris with Rutgers and Michigan as yearly opponents moving forward.

"He continued to work very hard," Bonin said. "His junior year he was the backup, but he played some. He was always ready to step in when he needed to. He just waited patiently. It's one of those situations where he was very loyal to a school and his teammates. He could have probably transferred, but he stayed for it. He finally got his opportunity as a senior, and he made the most of it."


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