Rutgers has added some nice depth at the quarterback position through the transfer portal this offseason, addressing some serious concerns. However, one of those additions will not be eligible for the 2019 season.
According to multiple reports, incoming Rutgers quarterback Johnny Langan will not be eligible this fall, after his waiver was denied by the NCAA. Langan joined the Scarlet Knights after spending one season at Boston College.
He was redshirted last fall and did not see game action.
Chris Ash made the announcement on Wednesday as the program heads into fall camp. James Kratch of NJ.com was one of several outlets to report the news.
Langan will be appealing the NCAA’s decision and there is no expected timetable on a response on his appeal. Recently, the organization said it would be cracking down on the number of immediate eligibility waivers it would grant.
Rutgers is already in a better situation at the quarterback spot than it was a year ago. Incumbent Artur Sitkowski returns and is the current No. 1 on the depth chart. The Scarlet Knights also added former Texas Tech starter McLane Carter this offseason. He’s currently projected to be the No. 2 quarterback.
Langan may not have seen much time on the field this fall behind those two gunslingers, but Rutgers would like to him available for added depth.