Sources have confirmed that former Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano has officially transferred to San Diego State University.
BREAKING: Chris Laviano has confirmed he will be transferring to San Diego State. Will be eligible for 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/ggpgcV2Fwl— RUStool (@BarstoolRU) February 24, 2017
Chris Laviano first announced he was leaving the program back in November and has finally found his destination. He will be heading to SDSU as a graduate transfer with immediate eligibility. San Diego State finished the 2016 season 11-3 and finished the year ranked number 25 in both the Coaches and AP Poll.
While on the banks, Laviano started 18 consecutive games over the course of two seasons, amassing 2,247 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore, and 748 passing yards and 5 touchdowns this past season.
It is an interesting move by the Aztecs, as starting quarterback Christian Chapman will be sidelined for the spring as he recovers from thumb surgery. That is not the only issue for the Aztecs quarterback group as four walk-on quarterbacks have recently left the program:
“There are only two quarterbacks on the roster who can actually throw during spring and that is sophomore Ryan Agnew who will be taking over the first-team reps and get most of the work. The other is Neil Boudreau, also a sophomore, but he is actually a punter but is moving to quarterback during spring to help with depth. He played quarterback in high school so it is not as if Boudreau is making the move out of the blue.
Depth is limited not just due to the Chapman injury but four walk-on quarterbacks left the program in Jimmy Walker, Mason Hall, Casey Brown and Daniel Prieto.
To combat that depth Long will dip into his coaching staff who have quarterback experience to throw a few passes when needed.”
It makes sense for the Aztecs to bring in veteran depth to the quarterback group, however it will be difficult to overtake Christian Chapman who threw for 1,994 yards, including 20 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions.
Just tonight, Ryan Dunleavy of NJ Advance Medis reported that another former quarterback in Hayden Rettig has landed with a new school as well.
The third quarterback to transfer from the program since the end of the season is Mike Dare. Nothing has been reported on his next move yet.
We wish them all the best.