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Pride in choosing the Scarlet Knights

Matt McBride

Hofstra offensive lineman Matt McBride was devastated to learn his school was dropping football, but a few hours later Rutgers was on the phone and his recruitment was under way. After taking an official visit this weekend, McBride was offered and accepted a scholarship to Rutgers, the school he wanted to go to out of Holy Trinity High in Hicksville, N.Y.

Four hours after being told Hofstra was dropping its football program, a member of the Rutgers coaching staff was talking to Pride offensive lineman Matt McBride. It wasn't a vulture-type call, but rather one born through a connection. Rutgers offensive line coach Kyle Flood knows a few members of the Hofstra coaching staff, and when news broke about the school dropping football, Flood called to...

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