We know Chas Dodd is going to be the starting quarterback for the Scarlet Knights this season, but the future looks bright for true freshman Gary Nova.
Nova, a 6'2" 220 pound prospect out of Don Bosco Prep has looked very good in the first few days of training camp.
Before going to camp, in May of 2010, Nova committed to Pittsburgh. Offensive coordinator, Frank Cignetti left the Panthers, and was hired by the Scarlet Knights to be their new offensive coordinator.
Last season, 50 percent of the plays were wild cat. Coach Greg Schiano needed a knowledgeable coordinator to help his offense.
Gary Nova wanted to be with Coach Cignetti all along, so he de-committed to Pittsburgh, and committed to Rutgers.
Nova is considered to be a very good pocket passer, and is built very nicely in the upper body. He also has a very good arm and likes to drop back and have time to throw, showing his patience.
In 2009, his best season, with Don Bosco H.S. he completed 59.1 percent of all his passes for 1,668 yards, throwing 23 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions.
In his junior and senior season, the Ironmen went undefeated with Nova as their two-year starter, winning state titles both years.
Nova was 15th in the Top 25 Pro Style Quarterbacks, which is pretty impressive.
If Chas Dodd continues to struggle, and Gary Nova continues to impress during training camp and beyond, Nova might just get his opportunity next season to take this Rutgers team to a Big East title.
By looking at his stats, I certainly can't wait to see what Nova can bring to the table.