QB Loughery Ready for Rutgers Appearance

William Penn Charter (Philadelphia) quarterback John Loughery is closing in on the end of his camp tour, but it won't finish until he throws at Rutgers next week. With an eye on earning an offer, Loughery spoke to ScarletReport.com about whether he is stressed about the situation, how Rutgers' offense fits his style and the feedback he is receiving from the Scarlet Knights staff.

The miles are getting put on the family car, and William Penn Charter (Philadelphia) quarterback John Loughery is loving every part of it.

He already camped at Temple, North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina State and Illinois and was at Boston College on Monday. Next week, the 6-foot-4¾, 225-pound Loughery will be at Rutgers in an attempt to impress the Scarlet Knights coaching staff and earn his first FBS written offer.

"They've all gone extremely well," Loughery said. "The more exposure, the better. All these guys want to see me live before they make a decision. I know quarterbacks have been offered, but I keep hearing they've been offered because they've seen them throw live.

"Truthfully, I'm not worried about the fact that I don't have any written Division I offers at the moment because I've done really well at these camps, and I've got feedback, and I know I'll find a place that is right, and I'm comfortable with. And it doesn't bother me having to go to these camps because if anyone has any doubts with me, I can prove them wrong."

Loughery is one of the quarterbacks the Scarlet Knights are scouting hard.

Rutgers assistant coach Kirk Ciarrocca was at William Penn Charter in the spring to watch Loughery throw, and apparently saw enough for the Scarlet Knights to remain interested.

"Very good guy," Loughery said of Ciarrocca. "I actually did well in those morning things, but I need to throw well in front of the whole staff. I don't mind that, either. I want to make sure they want me, and it's not just one of those offers."

Loughery added Ciarrocca, and the rest of the Rutgers staff, will see an improved outing at the camp because he was injured in the spring. A three-sport athlete, Loughery suffered a high-ankle sprain during baseball season, and was affected during some of his workout sessions in front of assistant coaches.

Rutgers is bringing in a handful of quarterbacks to throw at their camps, which is something Loughery relishes.

"I love competition," Loughery said. "My main thing is, if you have doubts in me, I'm going to prove you wrong. That's how I feel. Wherever I go, I'm going to work my tail off and be successful."

Rutgers' offense presents a perfect fit for Loughery's style.

"I'm a drop-back, pro-style quarterback," Loughery said. "I want to go to a program that has that type of offense. That's what Rutgers does offensively."

Loughery is not stressed about his lack of written offers.

"I'll get it," Loughery said. "A lot of people told me I have to wait out the camp season. Again, I don't want to get ahead of myself, but the schools I've gone to camps to are the schools I can really see myself going to. They're not schools I went to just to get an offer. I went because they're schools I'm interested in."


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