Athan Kaliakmanis Commits to Rutgers

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis has signed with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, he announced on social media Tuesday. The redshirt Junior will join the offensive coordinator who recruited him and coached him briefly in Dinkytown, Kirk Ciarrocca.

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Athan Kaliakmanis joins multiple familiar faces at Rutgers

Kaliakmanis was once projected to be one of the best and most talented quarterbacks to ever step foot on campus. He was a 4-star phenom out of Antioch, IL and Fleck literally skipped entire recruiting classes of quarterbacks to show him Minnesota’s level of commitment. transferring

But he struggled to grab hold of the starting spot when given an opportunity in 2022 and the belly flopped when handed the starting job in 2023, after Tanner Morgan left. Now, he and his WR brother Dino Kaliakmanis, will head to the East Coast and rejoin, not only Ciarrocca, but multiple familiar faces.

Rutgers defensive coordinator and defensive line coach are both former Gophers coaches, who the Scarlett Knights gave hefty raises to escape Dinkytown.

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