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Rutgers Football: Rutgers Adds A Very Cool 2016 Commitment From Special Olympics Camper

The Special Olympics are a very important cause for Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood, and the Scarlet Knights have participated in the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics of New Jersey (SONJ) for the last several years. 

Today, Flood hosted a football camp for 300 middle and high school participants from the SONJ Play Unified School Partnership Program. The youngsters received instruction from Rutgers players and members of the coaching staff, and one camper in particular made a verbal "commitment" to the program.


New SONJ addition to the 2016 F.A.M.I.L.Y.!! #WarDaddyOfTheDay#UnifiedRelay@SONewJersey@specialolyUSA

— Kyle Flood (@KJJFlood) June 17, 2015

">@specialolyUSA CHOP!

— Kyle Flood (@KyleFloodRU) June 17, 2015

That tweet from Flood features the customary "New addition to the F.A.M.I.L.Y" reference that he makes whenever Rutgers receives an actual commitment--NCAA rules prohibit him from referring to high school prospects by name.

Also in the photo with Flood and the "addition" is defensive line coach Jim Panagos. Panagos' "War Daddy of the Day" award was given to the hardest-working defensive lineman after every spring practice session this year, and is the reason for the #WarDaddyoftheDay hashtag. 

The camp itself is an awesome endeavor by Flood and his staff, and likely provided this lucky camper with a moment he'll cherish forever.