Mobile Giovanni Rescigno Ready for New Rutgers Offense, Three-Man Competition

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sophomore Giovanni Rescigno wants to show his new coaching staff that he is more than a runner at quarterback, and the audition is underway as the youngest option in a three-horse race for the starting job in 2016.

Sophomore Giovanni Rescigno is by far the least experienced of three competitors in the Rutgers quarterback battle, but he brings a wildcard to the table as a major mobility threat.

Rescigno worked primarily scout team before the coaching change and has just one year of starting experience in high school after he backed up Shane Morris

"I always think my athleticism can play to my advantage -- whatever it is," Rescigno said. "Whether it is designed runs, extending the play, whatever it is, I think it's something I've always been good at playing football. It's exciting for me with an offense that I fit more comfortably."

Rescigno split first-team reps with his two competitors in both early practices, he said.

"Everyone always wants to compete," he said. "I always want to compete. I'm a competitor from day one. That's something you always want to have as a quarterback."

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