Jack Schetelich has officially signed his National Letter of Intent with Villanova, the school announced this morning. The 6'2" 185 lb Cranford, New Jersey quarterback originally committed to Villanova in late July, at the time becoming the sixth verbal in Villanova's 2016 class.
Schetelich -- a dual-threat quarterback -- threw for 4 touchdowns and ran for another two in the New Jersey North 2, Group 3 title game. Four of those scores were in the first half. During his senior season, he completed 102 of 162 passes for 2,020 yards (12.5 ypa) and connected with his receivers for 24 touchdowns in the air, while being picked off just three times. He rushed for another 1,122 yards and 22 more touchdowns on the ground as well.
His team went 12-0 in 2015 and Schetelich was named All-State second team for the effort.
Depth Chart (* denotes walk-on)
|(RS) Sophomore||Zach Bednarczyk||6'1"||200 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Adeyemi DaSilva||6'5"||200 lbs.|
|Freshman||Jack Schetelich||6'2"||185 lbs.|
|Sophomore||Jackson Bradley*||6'2"||205 lbs.|
|Senior||Peter Burkly*||5'9"||180 lbs.|
Villanova already saw some positive signs from Zach Bednarczyk in the 2015 season, after he was pressed into service following John Robertson's injury. It might be tough for any of these young quarterbacks to step into Robertson's shoes this fall, but they all fit a similar mold of dual-threat quarterbacks that seems to work very well for 'Nova. While Bednarczyk likely has the inside track to win the job this season, Da Silva and Schetelich will potentially compete as well, and both are great athletes.
If he doesn't play this year, expect a redshirt, which would position him well to be the heir-apparent a few years down the road.
Welcome Jack to 'Nova Nation!