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Rutgers HC Chris Ash compared freshman QB Johnathan Lewis to former Ohio State QB Cardale Jones.

Cardale has about 30 pounds on the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lewis, so it isn't exactly an apples-to-apples comparison (granted, Lewis is just a fledgling Scarlet Knight), but Ash sees similarities in the strong-armed mobility possessed by both men. Bleacher Report called Lewis "Cardale 2.0" over the summer, too. Rivals ranked the three-star gunslinger as their No. 15 dual-threat quarterbacking prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: Land of 10
Feb 10 - 8:04 PM

Rutgers signed four-star 2017 T Micah Clark.

Clark opted in with Rutgers last April and took an official visit to the Scarlet Knights in early December. Rivals ranks the New Jersey native as the No. 178 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Over at ESPN, it is noted that the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder is a "[f]luid athlete with an excellent first step, quick feet and the agility to play in space." The outlet refers to him as "[v]ery explosive at the point of attack" and an asset in the running game. They do not rule out the possibility that he shifts to the defensive line at some point in his career.
Feb 7 - 8:35 PM

Rutgers signed three-star RB Raheem Blackshear.

The Scarlet Knights successfully completed the flip of the one-time commit to Temple and Michigan State. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Blackshear believes he'll give Rutgers another much-needed play-maker. "I felt like I could be used like a Janarion Grant. I feel like we're in the same image," Blackshear said. "I feel like I'll be able to contribute to the team early and just get there and be the best I could be."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 4:39 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant was granted a medical redshirt from the Big 10 and will return to school next season.

Outstanding news for the Scarlet Knights, who unexpectedly get their best playmaker back for another season after he broke his ankle in the fourth game of his true senior season. Rutgers was toothless on offense from the second Grant's ankle gave out. The Scarlet Knights finished No. 128 of 128 FBS teams in yards from scrimmage and No. 127 in scoring (15.7 ppg). ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says a healthy Grant may have been a late Day 3 pick because of his special teams ability. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has 2,606 all-purpose yards and eight return touchdowns in his career.
Source: NJ.com
Jan 18 - 2:20 PM

Former Minnesota HC Jerry Kill will join Rutgers as the school's next offensive coordinator, according to Ryan Dunleavy.

After being let go by Minnesota following a number of health related issues, Kill joined Kansas State as an associate athletic director less than a year ago. Rutgers is exercising a 180-degree turn here, after hiring a 28-year-old offensive coordinator last offseason to now selecting a 55-year-old for the position.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Rutgers QB Mike Dare will transfer.

Dare is the third Scarlet Knights QB to transfer this week, following Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig. "I came to a pro-style offense, a coaching change happened, and I'm not mad at it," said Dare, who wasn't a fit for the spread. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder has three years of eligibility remaining. Assuming he sticks in the FBS, he'll sit out next year due to NCAA transfer rules.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Rutgers junior QB Chris Laviano will transfer.

Like fellow transferring signal-caller Hayden Rettig, Laviano is immediately eligible to play wherever he goes as a graduate. Laviano began the year as starter after finishing last year as the No. 1. He lost the job to Gio Rescigno in October. Rescigno will try to defend his starting job against Zach Allen next summer.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior QB Hayden Rettig will transfer.

The former four-star recruit flamed out at LSU before flaming out at Rutgers. We'd guess he's hoping to find an advantageous FCS situation to slide into for his last year of eligibility. Rettig is immediately eligible to play wherever he goes as a postgraduate.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Rutgers WR Andre Patton "presents match-up problems outside for smaller defensive backs," writes NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Patton gave a shorter corner, Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick, fits on Saturday. "Patton's strider speed, foot quickness, and big body can gain him inside position on deep routes," Reuter wrote. "On one such route, he boxed out Myrick and high-pointed the ball in the end zone for a score."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Rutgers junior QB Chris Laviano has been benched in favor of redshirt sophomore QB Giovanni Rescigno.

"Chris has done everything he’s been asked to do. I can’t thank Chris enough and really appreciate what he’s done," said HC Chris Ash. In seven games this season, Laviano has passed for just 748 yards (48.3% completions) with a 5/2 TD/INT ratio. A sign of the disparity in the Big Ten -- Ohio State and Michigan combined to beat the hapless Scarlet Knights by a score of 136-0 in back-to-back contests to open the month of October.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:51:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt sophomore QB Giovanni Rescigno will start against Minnesota on Saturday.

"We need a spark. We need to get something going offensively. Excited to see what Gio can do with the offense moving forward," said HC Chris Ash. Rescigno came on in relief of an ineffective Chris Laviano against Illinois on Saturday, finishing out the game by completing 10-of-18 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and an interception. ESPN graded him as a four-star prospect out of high school in 2014, but there is no fantasy intrigue in this offense. The Scarlet Knights sit at just 2-5 for the season as a whole.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Rutgers head coach Chris Ash called his QB competition open following the school's 24-7 loss to Illinois.

"It's completely open," Ash told the media after the loss. "We haven't had enough production at the quarterback position in the first half of the season, and we've got to open it up." Previous starter Chris Laviano was pulled from two straight games, but was later trotted out as the start the following week. Giovanni Rescigno, freshman Tylin Oden and TCU transfer Zach Allen are all possibilities to start against Minnesota.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Rutgers head coach Chris Ash is sticking with junior QB Chris Laviano as starting quarterback.

Ash benched Laviano for most of the Michigan game to questionable results. Zach Allen ended up playing most of the final three quarters in that lopsided loss. "Laviano's our starting quarterback," Ash said. "Has been for the first six games. We'll continue to go through the week of practice and see how the others are developing and continue to improve." Laviano has completed 47.4 percent of his passes for a Big Ten-worst 114.5 yards per game with a 5/2 TD/INT rate.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 09:17:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt senior defensive end Quanzell Lambert is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a right knee injury in Saturday's game against Iowa.

Per NJ.com, Lambert likely isn't a candidate for a sixth year of eligibility because his injury occurred just past the NCAA's rule of 30-percent of games having been played. Lambert was named the team's best defensive lineman by the coaching staff last season.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Rutgers senior WR Janarion Grant's season-ending right ankle injury occurred just past the cut-off to apply for a medical redshirt year.

The NCAA says a player applying for a medical redshirt cannot have participated in more than 30 percent of the season. After playing Iowa, Rutgers is one-third of the way through its 12-game schedule. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound speedster broke his ankle against the Hawkeyes. His collegiate career, barring a miracle, is over.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:47:00 PM


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