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Rutgers Recruiting Class Now in Flux

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Five Rutgers assistant coaches stood in the gym of Don Bosco Prep this morning, decked out in school colors and ready to put the final press on two of the top recruits in the state. As the clock struck 8, Greg Schiano was late. This was the first sign something might be wrong. The ever-punctual Schiano was not yet there, and the school’s first warning bell had rung.

Greg Toal, head coach at Bosco and gatekeeper to a class of seniors that has college coaches salivating, took notice.

At that point, there was no reason for alarm. By 10 a.m., there was panic as an ESPN report came to their attention that Schiano would soon be leaving Rutgers to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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