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Quarterback Tylin Oden Dismissed from Rutgers Football Program

Rutgers is down to three spring quarterbacks after sophomore Tylin Oden was dismissed from the team for a violation for team rules.

Rutgers dismissed quarterback Tylin Oden from the program for a violation of team rules, announced head coach Chris Ash hours after the end of Tuesday's practice. 

"We wish Tylin nothing but the best in his future decisions,” Ash said in a statement.

Before Oden did not practice Tuesday, he played Oden as the third-team quarterback in Saturday's scrimmage with junior Giovanni Rescigno and senior Zach Allen as the top two options. Rescigno, Allen and walk-on Troy Anthony make up the quarterback room for the rest of spring practice until reinforcements arrive. Top target Johnathan Lewis joins the program in June with potential preferred walk-ons like Temple transfer Tommy Wyatt as options.

Rutgers never made Oden available to speak with the media during his year with the program. Oden, however, spoke 1-on-1 with the Rutgers Scoutcast days before his enrollment.

Oden signed with Rutgers after a flip from Louisville last season. Rutgers rushed the true freshman into action as a reserve but Oden never tested his arm in his six 2016 appearances. Oden finished his freshman season with 144 rushing yards and one completed pass to his name. Rutgers also recruited Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome and LSU's Lindsey Scott before former offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer zeroed in on Oden.

Oden's younger brother, 2018 receiver Justin Oden, holds a Rutgers offer.

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