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Three-Star OL makes choice

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Doylestown (Pa.) Central Bucks South offensive guard Dave McClain has made his decision and he'll be headed to the Big East.
"I committed to Rutgers," said the 6-foot-4, 325-pounder. "I really loved it there and was hooked when I visited. The coaching staff at Rutgers was, by far, the best staff I've dealt with of all the coaching staffs, coach McNulty is a great guy and coach Schiano isn't like a father figure, he's like a brother figure. You can really go to him with anything."
McClain chose Rutgers over offers from Purdue, Marshall and Louisville.
"I know the other programs, at least Purdue and Louisville, are a bit more established, but I feel good about the direction at Rutgers," he said. "The coaches are really building something there and I think they are on the right track. I think I can also play early if I work hard and the education program at Rutgers is very good. I want to be a teacher and their program allows you to get certified in New Jersey, which is one of the hardest states to get certified in, so I know if I can get certified there, I can do it anywhere."
McClain, ranked as the No. 17 guard in the country, was hosted on his one-day visit by Mike Teel.
"He's a great guy and all the players made me feel at home," he said. "It's also only 40 minutes away from home and I can get a great education and play football in front of my friends and family."
McClain will be recruiting for Rutgers as well.
"I think the main reason they don't get as many top kids as they deserve is because kids don't take visits there," he said. "If you visit Rutgers, I think you'll be very interested. Steve Slaton is one of my best friends and I'm going to see if I can get him to take a long look."
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