Rutgers Football: Blake Rankin & Bryant Gross-Armiento to transfer

Redshirt Soph. QB Blake Rankin - The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

Rankin will transfer to find a starting spot at QB, while Gross-Armiento seems to have left due to personal reasons.

This news come per Matt Hladik, who cites a source live at Rutgers practice:

The redshirt sophomore quarterback from Bloomsburg, PA cited playing time as a reason for leaving:

Rankin was a mid-range three star recruit who came to Piscataway as a dual-threat quarterback. His athleticism provided a lot of hope and promise for a dynamic player, but he just couldn't develop his game enough to merit consideration over Nova or Dodd during his time on the banks.

Of course, Flood was notorious for (stubbornly) sticking with Nova through a lot of bad performances, so the debate will rage on as to how fair of a shot Rankin actually received. After all, you can't develop a quarterback if you don't give him the first-team reps to improve his game. It's a futile debate now that he's gone, and it'll be interesting to see who wins the competition now that it's down to three likely candidates: Gary Nova, Mike Bimonte, and Chris Laviano.

As for Bryant Gross-Armiento, his decision to transfer will likely not affect the team in any significant way. The 6'1", 190 pound redshirt freshman was sitting out the spring due to personal reasons. Gross-Armiento was nowhere to be found on the pre-spring depth chart, and was not likely going to challenge for a starting safety spot.

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