Is Rutgers Recruiting McEvoy as a QB or WR?

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) standout Tanner McEvoy gained some early offers because of his ability as a receiver and a safety, but now some schools are changing their recruitment of the 6-foot-6, 210-pounder. McEvoy will be playing quarterback during his senior season, and schools are now recruiting him to play there instead. McEvoy told ScarletReport.com what position Rutgers is focusing on.

When Rutgers offered Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) athlete Tanner McEvoy a scholarship on Sept. 1, it was because of his receiving exploits.

Now, with McEvoy moving to quarterback for his senior season and him having success in 7-on-7 camps, schools are re-thinking what position to recruit him to play.

Rutgers, for one, has told McEvoy he could come to the school as a quarterback.

"That's what they've been saying," the 6-foot-6, 210-pounder said.

The Scarlet Knights aren't the other ones thinking that way.

McEvoy picked up an offer from South Carolina to play quarterback after he threw in front of them, and he recently was told Boston College now views him as a quarterback recruit.

"Most of the schools that have seen me (at quarterback) …I've been at the camps and they've seen me throw," McEvvoy said. "We had the Boston College camp and went to the 7-on-7 there, and they liked me. I think they moved their offer to quarterback, too. Other than that, most schools are waiting to see how this senior year goes."

Rutgers will get a first-hand look at McEvoy's skills Saturday during the 7-on-7 shootout as part of the football program's week full of camps.

But schools aren't the only ones waiting to see how McEvoy performs at quarterback this season.

After playing receiver and safety the last few years, McEvoy is also eager to see what transpires, and figure out which position he would like to play.

"I think a lot of other schools are waiting to see how my senior year goes for quarterback, "McEvoy said. "I'm not even sure what position yet. That's really what I'm waiting on too."

McEvoy is a proven receiver, which is why he is rated as a four-star and ranked 33rd among receivers in the 2011 class.

However, there is a twist to McEvoy's position switch, as it pertains to his recruitment. Many quarterbacks commit before their senior season, which gives them peace of mind and allows programs to move forward with recruiting after landing what is usually a key member of the recruiting class.

McEvoy doesn't plan to make a decision until after the season, which could means may be forced to get another quarterback commitment before McEvoy decides. But he said he doesn't mind if his school brings in two quarterbacks in his class because of the circumstances surrounding his unique situation.

"Most schools are going to have a quarterback coming in, so either way I'm going to have to beat someone out," he said. "It's not that big of a deal."


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