Tylin Oden was once considered Rutgers’ quarterback of the future.
But apparently if Oden will become a starting quarterback for someone, it won’t be Rutgers.
Rutgers announced that the sophomore quarterback was dismissed from the program. NJ.com reported that Oden “struggled with off-the-field adjustments” to college life.
The former three-star recruit signed with Rutgers after originally committing to Louisville. As a freshman in 2016, Oden appeared in six games, almost exclusively as a running option. He racked up 37 rushes for 144 yards and he completed one of eight passes for two yards.
Oden was the fourth Rutgers quarterback to leave the program since the end of the 2016 season.
Oden trailed former TCU transfer Zach Allen, as well as returning starter Giovanni Rescigno on the depth chart. On top of that, incoming dual-threat quarterback Jonathan Lewis is expected to challenge for the starting job.
New Rutgers offensive coordinator Jerry Kill will still have three candidates to pick from when fall camp rolls around.
The news of Oden’s dismissal came hours after Rutgers announced that possible starting receiver Ahmir Mitchell tore his anterior cruciate ligament and would be out at least until the fall.
Rutgers will host its spring game on April 22.