It’s been a busy weekend on the transfer market for Rutgers football. On Saturday, former Georgia cornerback Jawuan Briscoe announced he was joining the program. On Sunday morning, former Temple quarterback announced he was coming to the banks as well.
You may remember Wyatt’s name, who the current staff recruited for the 2016 class as a preferred walk-on. He even committed at one point, before ultimately choosing Temple. With head coach Matt Rhule leaving for Baylor after this past season, Wyatt chose to exit the program.
Wyatt, a dual threat quarterback is listed at 6’4” and 208 pounds. He played high school ball at Overbrook in Clementon, New Jersey. Adding a player from South Jersey only helps improve relationships in an area of the state Rutgers has struggled in recent years.
While not being highly rated in high school, Wyatt was only offered by Army and had walk-on interest from Syracuse, Pitt, Boston College, and UConn, as well as Rutgers and Temple, according to 247 Sports. His size and dual threat ability make him an intriguing addition to the roster.
Since the news just broke, nothing has been confirmed by Rutgers, but it’s likely Wyatt will join the program as a walk-on, which he was at Temple. That would mean he doesn’t have to sit out next season. Adding competition to every position group has been a goal of Ash’s since his arrival to Rutgers. Wyatt adds depth to the quarterback room for new offensive coordinator Jerry Kill. This is a good add for the program with little risk.
Here are Wyatt’s highlights from his senior season of high school.
Congrats to Tommy Wyatt and welcome to the banks!!