Rutgers might have found its new starting quarterback.
Louisville graduate transfer Kyle Bolin, who backed up Heisman winner Lamar Jackson last season with the Cardinals, announced on Twitter that he'll be spending his final season of NCAA eligibility with the Scarlet Knights.
I'm proud to say my next home will be at Rutgers University. #TheHunt is on.— Kyle Bolin (@k_bolin9) April 26, 2017
Bolin was the only player besides Jackson to throw a pass for Louisville last season, completing 18 of his 27 attempts for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was more prolific the season prior, completing 56.9 percent of his 137 attempts in 2016 for 1,154 yards and seven touchdowns. Interceptions have been prevalent, though, with 10 of them to compare to his 13 career touchdown passes.
Bolin gets dropped into what has been a volatile quarterback room for Rutgers this offseason. Returning starter Gio Rescigno is in the mix, but the only other option prior to Bolin's announcement seemed to be incoming freshman Johnathan Lewis. This offseason, the Knights lost quarterbacks Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig to transfers, Tylin Oden to dismissal and Zach Allen to an ACL tear.
But Bolin's addition not only gives Chris Ash and Rutgers depth at a position where it was sorely lacking. It could give the team a new starting signal-caller.
And boy could the Knights use a jolt in the passing game after ranking last in the Big Ten last season, averaging just 138.3 yards through the air per game.