While not a part of the massive junior day festivities at Rutgers, Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic quarterback Johnny Langan had plenty of reason to celebrate Saturday afternoon.
Langan took a personal campus visit to Rutgers Saturday morning. After a 90-minute film session with offensive coordinator Jerry Kill, Langan landed his fifth scholarship offer.
“I thought I had a really good junior year given that I played through some tough injuries,” Langan said. “Their old coach, coach Drew Mehringer, didn't particularly go after me but coach Kill loves me. He told me I fit the mold of what he wants.”
Langan met with both Kill and head coach Chris Ash during his visit.
“Coach Kill knows a lot,” Langan said. “I really got to show him that I have some good football IQ. I got to go on the board and draw some of our concepts from Bergen Catholic. We clicked. He was showing me what he did at Minnesota and what Rutgers is going to do. There are a lot of similar concepts. I know I've said it 1,000 times but I think it's a great fit.”
Langan, from Wanye, N.J., has his heart set on quarterback at the college level, with some schools interested in him at other positions.
“I'm not accepted any athlete offers,” Langan said. “I just want to be a quarterback.”
Interest in Langan began shortly after Ash took over the program for Rutgers.
“I think he's awesome,” Langan said. “He brings a lot of energy to the room. I've been to a couple of their spring practices and I like the way he runs things.
Langan has offers from Syracuse, Boston College, Temple and Buffalo with a Connecticut visit next week.
“The biggest factor for me is the coaching staff,” Langan said. “I want to play for someone that will coach me hard and be on me. I'm looking for someone I can click with and help me get better at my craft.”