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Rutgers weekend roundup

Rutgers interim coach Kyle Flood dropped two news nuggets during an impromptu news conference this past weekend:

  • He had already interviewed for the vacant head coaching job.

  • Rutgers has not lost one commitment since Greg Schiano left for Tampa Bay.

"The response from the recruiting class is just tremendous," Flood said at halftime of the Cincinnati-Rutgers game Saturday. "As of now, everyone who committed to us from the beginning is still committed to us. And we intend on keeping it that way."

Although Rutgers still has all 17 of its commitments with signing day looming on Wednesday, the Scarlet Knights did lose out on quarterback Devin Fuller, who announced this weekend he would play for UCLA. Fuller, rated the top prospect in the state of New Jersey and No. 30 on the ESPNU150, said the coaching change at Rutgers did not play a big role in his decision.

Another top New Jersey prospect, Darius Hamilton, will announce his decision Tuesday night. Rutgers is a finalist.

As for the next head coach, athletic director Tim Pernetti has reportedly spoke with FIU coach Mario Cristobal for the job, according to the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The newspaper went on to report that Flood and Cristobal have emerged as the front-runners.

One more Rutgers item -- quarterback Tom Savage had his appeal to be eligible immediately denied by the NCAA. It is unclear what his future plans are as of right now.