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Rutgers QB Johnny Langan wins appeal & is eligible for 2019 season

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Good news for the Scarlet Knights as they add a signal caller to the mix

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Johnny Langan in action during the 2019 Scarlet-White game.
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Rutgers received good news on Thursday, as it was announced that former Boston College quarterback Johnny Langan, who transferred into the program this offseason, won his appeal with the NCAA and is eligible for the upcoming season. He was originally ruled ineligible due to transfer rules, but his appeal overturned that decision and he received the waiver to play this season. Langan announced the news on his instagram page and was confirmed by NJ Advanced Media as well.

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Im Eligible!! Time to work ‍☠️

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The details of Langan’s transfer case have not been disclosed, but in a climate when most transfers have been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, it was disappointing that his situation didn’t receive the same result. Thankfully, Rutgers didn’t give up and Langan is now eligible. He has four years of eligibility remaining.

The Scarlet Knights need all the help they can get in the quarterback room. While incumbent starter Artur Sitkowski has taken the majority of the snaps with the first team in training camp, reports indicate that Texas Tech graduate transfer McLane Carter has started to garner more consideration after throwing for three touchdowns in last Saturday’s scrimmage. Adding Langan, who redshirted at Boston College last season after starring in high school at Bergen Catholic, gives offensive coordinator John McNulty another option to consider. Most likely, Langan will battle true freshman Cole Snyder for the third string role heading into this season. The decision on who does ultimately start at quarterback looms large on this season.

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