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Recruiting Insider: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Big Blue Nets Big Recruit

High school prospect Patrick Patterson wants to be "the savior" for Kentucky basketball. Good to know kids these days don't have egos. Jerry Tipton also chimes in with the particulars of Coach Billy Gillispie's recruiting pitch....

By Josh Barr  | May 17, 2007; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Top Prospect Shuns Football

This one stunned me. Kyle Long, a Charlottesville high school junior and the son of former NFLer Howie Long will pass up college football in order to pursue college baseball. Long has football scholarship offers and was rated Virginia's top football prospect in the class of 2008 by the authority...

By Josh Barr  | May 17, 2007; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Recruit Set to Pick Today

Huntington, W.Va., star forward Patrick Patterson is expected to announce his college choice this afternoon. Yesterday, one of his teammates announced his choice of a Division III school and Huntington officials used the opportunity to stage a mock new conference because of the anticipated circus. Personally, I think this shows...

By Josh Barr  | May 16, 2007; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Columnist Wonders About Gilchrist/Hokies

Dave Fairbank of the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press weighs in on Augustus Gilchrist's decision not to go to Virginia Tech, putting his name on a column I'm sure many will find controversial, even though it's where everyone seems to be talking about in hushed voices. Given the unusual circumstances...

By Josh Barr  | May 15, 2007; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Paint Branch Pair Makes College Plans

Colleague Alan Goldenbach forwarded an email from former Paint Branch football coach Ernie Williams, who writes that DB Brandon Saunders signed with Northeastern and WR Dayon Arrington, a second-team All-Met, will head to Hargrave Military Academy....

By Josh Barr  | May 14, 2007; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilchrist Speaks/What's Next?

I caught up with Augustus Gilchrist on Saturday and he confirmed that he won't be a Hokie this fall. However, Gilchrist did nothing to clear up the situation, adding that he had yet to "directly" ask for a release from his letter-of-intent. This would go along with a statement by...

By Josh Barr  | May 14, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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