Chris Laviano and Hayden Rettig have company. In a move that immediately spiced up the Rutgers quarterback open competition, TCU's Zach Allen announced Wednesday that he is headed to Rutgers where he will be an immediately graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. He graduated in three years. A former highly regarded three-star prospect who originally committed to Syracuse and flipped to TCU, Allen's collegiate passing career amounts to 2-for-2 passing for 17 yards in one game during the 2014 season behind Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin. TCU moved Allen to wide receiver last season and he caught one pass for eight yards. He also served as the special teams holder. Experience aside, Allen profiles as the ideal dual-threat fit in Rutgers offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer's power spread offense — something that cannot be said of either inconsistent returning starter Chris Laviano or strong-armed but inexperienced backup Hayden Rettig.
Zach Allen, TCU transfer, spices up Rutgers QB battle
Asbury Park Press | Jun 8