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Recruiting Insider: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006

Tucker Taking Time

St. John's defensive end Tony Tucker paused on the other end of the line for a second. "This always happens to me," he said. "Sorry." Tucker was in the midst of naming the colleges he is interested in. It is a lengthy list that includes Maryland, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech,...

By Josh Barr  | August 10, 2006; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Fine Paint

Paint Branch coach Ernie Williams has a pair of Division I-A prospects. Wide receiver Dayon Arrington is well known among college recruiters, showing well at summer camps and Virginia's 7-on-7 passing tournament. Williams said the only thing standing between the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Arrington and some scholarship offers is a...

By Josh Barr  | August 9, 2006; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hoop Talk

For those who put believe in recruiting rankings, rivals.com today updated its list of 150 top basketball prospects and there are plenty of local players on the list, starting with No. 1. Forward Mike Beasley, a first-team All-Met in 2004-05 while playing at Riverdale Baptist, is the new No....

By Josh Barr  | August 8, 2006; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Another Terp

Following up from last week, Gwynn Park tight end Taylor Watson verbally committed to Maryland during a visit to Terrapins Coach Ralph Friedgen, Gwynn Park Coach Danny Hayes said. Entering his third year as a starting tight end, Watson also will be used on defense this season, Hayes said....

By Josh Barr  | August 8, 2006; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Little MAC?

More and more the Washington area's top players are making college commitments, a trend that is not limited to the top prospects and continues with Ballou running back Dwan Thornton accepting a scholarship offer from Akron, according to Ballou Coach Moses Ware. Undersized at 5 feet 7 and 165...

By Josh Barr  | August 8, 2006; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Alaeze Files

For those - like me - wondering where former Maryland recruit Melvin Alaeze would wind up, there is an answer. The one-time Baltimore-area standout defensive lineman has enrolled at Illinois and will be eligible to play this season, according to an Illinois spokesperson. Coming out of Randallstown High, Alaeze...

By Josh Barr  | August 7, 2006; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Size Matters

Two football players for whom size was the biggest - no pun intended - concern have made verbal commitments. Massaponax lineman Anthony Mihota, who has bulked up to 6 feet 5 and 270 pounds, has accepted a scholarship offer from Virginia. Douglass linebacker Jerrell Wedge, slightly undersized at 5-10...

By Josh Barr  | August 7, 2006; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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