Four-Star Quarterback Decommits from Rutgers

November 18, 2013 at 11:35a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Rutgers class of 2014 QB commit Tyler Wiegers

Welp, this certainly isn't good news for Rutgers as they prepare to move into Ohio State's division next year. Take it away, NJ.com:

Four-star quarterback Tyler Wiegers has de-committed from Rutgers football, NJ.com has confirmed. The 6-4, 215-pound Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) standout tells NJ.com that although he has reversed his pledge, the Scarlet Knights are still in the mix for his recruitment. As for programs outside of Rutgers, Iowa has landed an official visit from the talented signal caller.

"I'm taking an official visit to Iowa and maybe one or two more," he said. "And I might take another visit to RU."

... The Scarlet Knights have been in a tail spin over the past couple weeks as they dropped a game at home to Cincinnati, 52-17, and had four players de-commit within that time frame. The program has also had to endure the bullying allegations of Jevon Tyree and family against defensive coordinator Dave Cohen.

What's the return policy on something like this? (Jim Delany undoubtedly keeps all receipts of his purchases.) Can we just pawn them off to the American conference? Somehow, this has to be Greg Schiano's fault.


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jeremytwoface's picture

Man.. I don't get it.
 
Why don't highly rated recruits want to play at Rutgers???

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Because the school has no history. Because the facilities suck. Because the athletic department looks inept after controversy after controversy. Because ...New Jersey.
The real question is...why would highly rated recruits want to play for Rutgers?

jeremytwoface's picture

I didn't think that sarcasm font was necessary for my comment, but maybe it was.....

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Yeah I clearly missed that one. :D

AAStagg's picture

Have to take issue with your 'no history' comment.  Rutgers and Princeton played the first official college football game back in the 19th Century -- before tOSU even had a team.   That's no reason for a current 4-star to play there, but it's certainly 'history'.

Remain calm.  It's only a game.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Rutgers holding a Rugby match in 1869 is a historical footnote, which is not the same thing.
 

1MechEng's picture

Who else decommitted from Rutgers recently?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

David Njoku, Adonis Jennings, Kiy Hester and Lamont Simmons.

I'm hopin' Blacknall is next. >.>

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Beat Meatchicken's picture

Kiy Hester and also a four star wide receiver I believe.

osubuck57's picture

Tough for top division I schools that win, to handle scandals, let alone mid-tier teams. They just de-commit and sign elsewhere, unfortunate news!!

SCOTTC.

bull1214's picture

if blacknall decommits he's sec bound unfortunately id say

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Too bad, unless he does end up in the B1G, we need teams to get better players to make our SOS better.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Terpnation's picture

Hes going to Iowa so yea hell end up in the conference.
 

brandonbauer87's picture

Welcome, Maryland fan. 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Yep, did read the article, he is visiting Iowa.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Terpnation's picture

Yea and theres like a 99.9% chance he commits to Iowa. This isn't completely out of the blue 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Give us Diggs. :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Give us Diggs. :/

They already broke him.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

He can be fixed. :(

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

DefendYoungstown's picture

That's not good news for anybody in the B1G... We need everybody to step their game up.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Jordan Wagner's picture

The good news is the latest decommitment is looking hard at Iowa.