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ESPN 300 QB makes the call

6/16/2012

Four-star signal-caller Chris Laviano (Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity) has committed to Rutgers, multiple sources report.

Laviano, one of the nation's most under-recruited players according to ESPN, only had one other scholarship offer (Boston College). UConn, Florida, Maryland, Alabama and Tennessee showed some interest.

"I visited a couple of SEC schools, but they're looking for bigger guys," he told the Star-Ledger. "That's fine. It puts a chip on my shoulder. I know I can throw as well as anyone out there. It's just going to motivate me to work even harder."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder has started for Holy Trinity since his freshman season. Last fall, he passed for 1,713 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Laviano, the nation's No. 10 pocket-passer and No. 176 player overall, is now the highest-rated recruit for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers has seven pledges.