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Bergen Catholic QB Johnny Langan Sees Big Changes in Rutgers Offense

Who better to break down a Rutgers scrimmage than an offered in-state quarterback? Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic's Johnny Langan explains the differences he sees at Rutgers and discusses interest level in Scarlet Knights.

Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic quarterback Johnny Langan has been a Rutgers visitor under multiple regimes but has never seen intensity like Saturday morning in a scrimmage setting.

The first scrimmage for the Rutgers offense since its flip to Jerry Kill, speed was the operative word.

“It was a lot different than last year,” said Langan, who received an offer during a winter visit to campus. “It was a lot more competitive – very high energy.”


Langan wants to be a quarterback in college despite offers from some schools as an athlete. At Rutgers, the quarterbacks and first-teamer Giovanni Rescigno held his attention.

“They ran the quarterbacks a lot,” Langan said. “I thought it was pretty cool. It's really early inn the process and I know they haven't put everything in (from the playbook), but from what I can see, I want to play in an offense like that. They run the quarterbacks between the tackles. It's cool, a lot of run stuff.”

While it was a large visit day for the staff, both Kill and head coach Chris Ash spent time individually with Langan.

“Ever since the coaching change, they've been recruiting me harder with coach Kill coming in,” Langan said. “I really like what coach Ash is doing with them. He's making everyone compete harder. It's a lot more alive. … I was there last year, and it's a huge difference. Even just the players on the field are better.”

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