Reinforcements are on the way for Rutgers. Less than two weeks after Rutgers lost Zach Allen to a torn ACL, the staff's swift actions bring in an instant competitor for the starting job.
Louisville graduate transfer Kyle Bolins weekend visit to Rutgers led to a commitment to coach Chris Ash.
Bolin is immediately eligible for one season and enrolls in June.
“Kyle was a four-star out of high school,” said Scout Midwest recruiting analyst Allen Trieu. “He was a kid who did a good amount of camps and always showed a lot of arm talent even at an early age. Obviously he had a Heisman winner in front of him at Louisville, but when called upon, he was always ready and that was not surprising to me based on knowing some of his intangibles. I think it is great for Rutgers to get a guy at the quarterback position who has starting experience at a high level of college football and knowing the kid, I think he will be very ready to compete.”
Junior Giovannni Rescigno begins training camp on top, but is by no means a lock to start. Ash made that clear Saturday night while Bolin was on campus for is visit.
“Gio is coming out of spring, the No. 1 quarterback,” Ash said. “I mean, we've only got two of them right now. But Johnathan Lewis will be here in the fall, and definitely will be here to compete. Between those two guys, and we'll see what else happens at the quarterback position, but definitely, those two guys will be here, and they will be in complete, open competition to see who ends up winning the job by the time we play.”
Zach Allen (ACL tear) is not officially out for 2017 with Troy Anthony, Tommy Wyatt and Rob Nittolo to round out the room.