Rutgers quarterback battle turned into a survival battle.
Giovanni Rescigno appeared to have won the battle by default after three quarterbacks transferred, one was kicked off the team and most recently, Zach Allen tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Now, Rutgers will add a new name to the mix.
Louisville graduate transfer Kyle Bolin announced that he’ll enroll at Rutgers, where he’ll be eligible to play and compete for the starting job immediately.
I'm proud to say my next home will be at Rutgers University. #TheHunt is on.
— Kyle Bolin (@_kb14_) April 26, 2017
Instead of backing up Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, Bolin will try and become Rutgers’ starter in 2017. That announcement came after he visited Piscataway for the spring game over the weekend.
Bolin was a four-star recruit out of high school. The Lexington, Ky. native spent four years at Louisville, where he played in 15 games and started in six (more than Rutgers quarterbacks combined). He completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Rutgers fans will take some pride in knowing that Texas was also reportedly interested in Bolin. That’s where ex-Scarlet Knights offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer went after one season at Rutgers.
With Bolin in the mix, Rutgers will now have two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. That number will increase to three this summer after the arrival of true freshman Jonathan Lewis, who will also compete for the starting job.