College football is a revolving door in terms of personnel and Rutgers has seen that play out at the quarterback position in the past day. Last night, signal caller Cole Snyder became the second quarterback to verbally commit to the program in the class of 2019. This morning, NJ Advance Media’s James Kratch reported that Tom Flacco has left the program.
Flacco’s strength was running the ball and showed that ability in the spring game last April. However, head coach Chris Ash made it clear that the true competition for starting quarterback this fall is between Gio Rescigno, Johnathan Lewis, and Artur Sitkowski. Rutgers also has walk-on Rob Nitkowski and true freshman Jalen Chatman in their QB room for next season.
Per Kratch, Flacco leaves as a graduate transfer and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining to play at FCS school Towson. Flacco had transferred to Rutgers from Western Michigan, but never played a down in a game. Although having him for next season would have helped with depth, the reality is it was a long shot that he would have played any meaningful snaps.