February 28, 2013
Commitment No. 1: Mandeville QB Glen Cuielette talks Tulane
Mandeville quarterback Glen Cuielette committed to Tulane this week without visiting, but he did not see the need for coming to campus. He already was very familiar with what the Green Wave was all about.
HIs cousin, Nick Narcisse, played for Tulane from 1999-2003, catching five passes in the Wave's 2002 Hawaii Bowl victory. A few other relatives also attended Tulane.
When Tulane became the first school to offer him a scholarship, he accepted quickly.
"They are very loyal," he said. "That's really key. I thought I could trust them. They just seem like a big family out there, and that's what I'm looking for."
Although one website predicted in January that Cuielette (6-feet-1, 205 pounds) would end up playing linebacker or safety in college, he committed to Tulane because assistant coach Mike Neu and head coach Curtis Johnson said they were looking at him only as a quarterback. They began recruiting him heavily just after signing day.
He had a big year in his first season as a starter in 2012, throwing for about 2,500 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while leading No. 13 seed Mandeville on a surprise run to the semifinals of the Class 5A state playoffs. The Skippers upset No. 4 seed Baton Rouge Central 38-20 and No. 5 seed Baton Rouge Catholic 28-21 before giving eventual state champion and top seed Rummel its toughest test in a 17-14 loss.
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