Ka'Lial Glaud is no stranger to the recruiting trail. Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Iowa and North Carolina are schools that are very interested. He visited Iowa City in early December, and enjoyed his time.
"I really liked hearing about the academics," the Scout.com three-star linebacker prospect stated. "I also got a chance to chill with the players and get to know everybody."
One of the Hawkeyes he was able to spend time with was redshirt freshman defensive lineman Mike Daniels, who hails from Blackwood, NJ. Thatss within driving distance of Glaud's hometown.
"He was cool (to be with)," Ka'Lial said. "He is from out here so I knew who he was already."
Glaud's coaching contact at Iowa is Darrell Wilson, the linebacker and special teams coach. They had a great visit and have something in common.
"He is real cool." Glaud says. "I met him before. He is from out in this area. He used to be the coach at Woodrow Wilson in Camden. Everybody out here already knows him."
On all his visits, Glaud is being told which position the prospective coaching staff would like to see him play if he chooses their school. The Iowa coaching staff did the same.
"They want me to play linebacker if I come there." Glaud revealed. "They told me they are going try me at all the (linebacker) positions. Whichever one I play best at is the one I'm going to play."
Glaud plans to take all of his visits and make a decision before the February signing date. In addition to his trip to Iowa, he has been to Rutgers, West Virginia, and Maryland. The possibility of visiting North Carolina after the calendar turns to 2009 is on the horizon as well.
He lists the schools he has visited, or will visit, as his favorites. Playing time, how comfortable he is the coaching staff and players, and his family's thoughts are the most important things that will weigh into his decision. Geography will not be a factor.
"No, not at all." Glaud said when asked about distance playing a factor into his decision. "If I am going to Iowa, my family is going to Iowa with me."