After meeting with Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti Thursday morning, basketball recruit Gilvydas Biruta elected to stay at Rutgers, according to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. Just last Saturday, Biruta listed five schools that he was considering attending next year after he requested a release from his LOI. Maryland was one of the five schools that Biruta listed as a possibility.
Lots of story lines with this one. How hard did Maryland go after Biruta? We’ll probably never know since Biruta is staying at RU. What did Pernetti tell Biruta in their meeting to convince him to stay? Few Rutgers fans, if any, were expecting Biruta to be a Knight next year after he flat-out listed schools he wanted to attend other than Rutgers. Did Pernetti give him a hint at who the new coach might be? I hope we get some insight into that meeting at some point.