Pennsylvania QB says he will Camp at Rutgers

Half of the schools from the Big East and Atlantic Coast Conference are recruiting the 6-foot-5 signal caller from Pennsylvania, and he already is getting invitations to camp at schools in the summer. He attended Rutgers' junior day last month and will be on campus this weekend for the BadgerSport 7-on-7, presented by New Level Athletics. Check out what is going on with his recruitment.

The spring evaluation period is still a ways away, but beyond that schools are already sending out invitations to summer camps to get a look at prospects.

One of the camps John Loughery, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound quarterback from Penn Charter of Philadelphia, plans to attend is at Rutgers.

"Rutgers and UConn, I've gotten invites from the head coach, to go to their camp this summer,'' said Loughery, who attended Rutgers' junior day last month. "We just recently sent out my highlight tape for this season, so that's getting out now. Hopefully, that opens a lot of eyes.''

Loughery, the cousin of former Boston College star and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, will be on the Rutgers campus this weekend for the BadgerSport 7-on-7, presented by New Level Athletics.

He is getting interest from Rutgers, Connecticut, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Boston College, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. He does not have any offers.

"Boston College has been into the school, N.C. State has been into the school,'' Loughery said. "They're both very interested, and I'm very interested in both of them. N.C. State has the coaching staff that coached Matt in the beginning of his career. I love a lot of those guys.''

Loughery's father, John Sr., also played at Boston College. But while the family is intimately familiar with the Eagles, it does not mean Loughery is Chestnut Hill bound.

"I'm very happy to have good lineage when it comes to football,'' Loughery said. "But when it comes down to it, I want to attend a place that's best for me, somewhere I'll get great academics and a chance to play right away, or fairly soon. Whether that's Boston College or anywhere else, I just want to make the best decision possible.

"I want a program with great football tradition, great academics, some people around the school that really care about winning, and wanting to do well.''

The spring and summer evaluation periods will be important for Loughery. That is when many programs will decide which quarterbacks they will pursue the hardest.

"A lot of people want to see me throw in person, and a lot of that is going to happen during camps this summer,'' he said. "As of now, I've been invited to five or six of them, and hopefully by the end of the spring I'll have a good idea of the five or ten schools really interested, and then I'll make a decision based on that.''

For now, Loughery is looking forward to the state vs. state 7-on-7 this weekend. He is quarterbacking the Pennsylvania No. 1 squad in the competition.

"What I would like to get out of it is to get better,'' he said. "You're playing against great talent – talent that was better that what I was playing against this year – so you try to find out where you are, and also to throw to very good receivers. It's pretty cool to play with some of the best guys in the area.''

Loughery completed 177 of 312 passes for 2,066 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior.

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