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February 4, 2009

Flip of a coin helps Rutgers land 3-star Glaud

Rutgers and West Virginia won't play each other until next fall, but the Scarlet Knights already lead after the first quarter.

Shortly before Ka'lial Glaud a linebacker from Atco (N.J.) Winslow Township was set to announce where he would play college football on Wednesday morning, he still was divided between West Virginia and Rutgers. His principal jokingly gave him a quarter to help him along. But it was no joke to Glaud, who decided it would be West Virginia if it was heads and Rutgers if it was tails.

"Tails came up, so that's when I decided Rutgers," Glaud told the Courier-Post of Camden, N.J. "I didn't know where I was going to go."

Although Glaud's final decision came down to the flip of a coin, Winslow Township coach Michael McBride said the choice was not arbitrary.

"He took all five of his official visits, he compared categories of importance at each school and he talked to his support group," McBride said. "If you want to criticize a kid, how about the ones who commit to three different schools and don't take the process seriously? That's not Ka'lial."

Glaud is a three-star prospect ranked the No. 25 player in New Jersey; he took visits to Rutgers, West Virginia, Louisville, Maryland and Iowa.

"I've had kids choose a school and spend four or five years there and love it, and I've had kids pick schools and stay for a year and transfer because they made a mistake," McBride said.

David Fox is a national writer for Rivals.com. He can be reached at dfox@rivals.com. National recruiting analyst Mike Farrell also contributed to this report.



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