Ex-Rutgers QB Chris Laviano finds new home, and it's a Top 25 team

Three months after announcing his decision to transfer from the Rutgers football program, quarterback Chris Laviano has picked a college destination. Laviano, who started 18 straight games from early in the 2015 season to midway through last year,...

Ex-Rutgers QB Chris Laviano finds new home, and it's a Top 25 team

Three months after announcing his decision to transfer from the Rutgers football program, quarterback Chris Laviano has picked a college destination. Laviano, who started 18 straight games from early in the 2015 season to midway through last year,...

24 February 2017 Friday 23:02
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Ex-Rutgers QB Chris Laviano finds new home, and it's a Top 25 team

Three months after announcing his decision to transfer from the Rutgers football program, quarterback Chris Laviano has picked a college destination.

Laviano, who started 18 straight games from early in the 2015 season to midway through last year, is headed to San Diego State.

The Barstool Sports' Rutgers Twitter accoount, @BarstoolRU, was the first to report the news and a source confirmed Laviano's decision to NJ Advance Media on Friday night.

BREAKING: Chris Laviano has confirmed he will be transferring to San Diego State. Will be eligible for 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/ggpgcV2Fwl

-- RUStool (@BarstoolRU) February 24, 2017

Laviano explains decision to transfer

A 6-2, 221-pound fourth-year junior from Glen Head, N.Y., Laviano will be immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer for San Diego State, which finished 11-3 last season and was ranked No. 25 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Laviano played in 24 career games for Rutgers, throwing for 3,102 yards, 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on 268-for-480 passing (55.8 percent).

After starting the final 11 games in a 5-7 campaign in 2015, Laviano drew the starting assignment from coach Chris Ash in Rutgers' first seven games this past season before getting benched due to ineffectiveness.

He finished with 748 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions on 70-for-145 passing (48.3 percent) as the Scarlet Knights stumbled to a 2-10 record.

San Diego State appears to be in solid shape at quarterback, with starter Christian Chapman set to return for his junior campaign after throwing for 1,994 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions last season.

But Chapman will reportedly be sidelined for spring camp with while still recovering from offseason thumb surgery. MWCconnection.com, a SB Nation website that covers the Mountain West Conference, reported San Diego State's depth is limited due to four walk-on quarterbacks leaving the program in recent months.

Rutgers sets '17 spring camp slate

Keith Sargeant may be reached at ksargeant@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @KSargeantNJ. Find NJ.com Rutgers Football on Facebook.

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