Update: Rutgers Quarterback Recruiting

One of the most intriguing aspects of the developing 2011 class is which quarterback Rutgers will land, and there could be clarity with the situation in the coming days. ScarletReport.com has the latest on the quarterback recruiting -- who is involved deeply, who is on the periphery and who is trying to get involved.

Rutgers was hoping to decide on the quarterback it wanted to offer for the 2011 class shortly after the conclusion of its June camps, but it didn't work out that way.

However, by the end of the week an answer could come as to whom the Scarlet Knights coaching staff will offer, and or whether the situation moves into the season as Rutgers tries to identify another quarterback target.

There are some interesting scenarios, no doubt, and the first one involves with Manalapan (N.J.) High's Mike Bimonte, who could find out Friday whether the Scarlet Knights. That is when the Scarlet Knights staff is scheduled to meet to discuss recruiting, and Bimonte said he was told a decision of whether to offer him a scholarship should be made.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Bimonte already holds an offer from Temple, and is looking to end his recruitment so he can focus on his senior season.

"If they do offer I'd like to (unofficially) visit," Bimonte said. "But this will only delay my decision a week, at the most, unless other schools join in."

Bimonte appears to be the quarterback Rutgers is giving the most thought to offering, but there are others the Scarlet Knights are evaluating.

One is Bergen Catholic's Tanner McEvoy, whose situation is unique since this will be the first season he plays quarterback.

McEvoy, who holds a Rutgers offers, said he wants to wait until after the season to pick a school and decide which position he wants to play. He holds offers as a quarterback, receiver and tight end.

Another quarterback Rutgers continues to communicate with is Whitehall (Pa.) High's Chris Polony, who competed at the Schiano Shootout 7-on-7. He also camped at Rutgers.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Polony recently picked up offers from New Hampshire and Villanova, and is still being talked to by the Scarlet Knights coaching staff.

"I'm still waiting to hear from Rutgers about a possible offer," Polony said.

Also camping at Rutgers was William Penn Charter's (Philadelphia) John Loughery, who remains an option.

"Everything went very well," Loughery said. "I will be calling the coach this week. They were going to let me know (about an offer) via phone."

One of the players remaining under the radar but still in contact with the Scarlet Knights is Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) High's Ashton Broyld, who holds offers from Akron, Eastern Michigan and Louisville.

"They said they like me at quarterback," said Broyld, who didn't camp at Rutgers because his family was in the process of moving.

One player trying to get involved with Rutgers is Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic quarterback Mike Wegzyn, who holds offers from Buffalo and Eastern Michigan and is hearing a lot from Kansas.

"Probably the most serious right now (of the non-offered schools) is Kansas," the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Wegzyn said. "They said I was next on the list after a kid that just committed somewhere else."

Wegzyn added he went to more than a dozen combines and camps in an attempt to showcase his skill level, and he has been in contact with the Scarlet Knights.

"I haven't talked to them as much as I wanted," Wegzyn said. "I've called a few times and haven't had answers, but I'll keep trying to call back and make contact. I'm definitely very interested in them. Rutgers would be a great place to end up, not only education-wise but football as well."

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