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Recruiting Insider: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007

Another Local Player Drinking Champaign

Colleague Alan Goldenbach passes along this tidbit. H.D. Woodson DB Victor Brown has joined the mass of local players heading to play football for Illinois. For those wanting to check up on All-Met WR Arrelious Benn of Dunbar, who enrolled at Illinois for the spring semester, scroll halfway down the...

By Josh Barr  | May 25, 2007; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Extra Work for Nittany Lions

Seems that Penn State's incoming recruits and their new teammates - including many from the Washington area will have extra duties this fall. I'm curious what folks think of this. Should the whole team be punished? Or should those who allegedly committed the transgressions be the only ones affected? Penn...

By Josh Barr  | May 24, 2007; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Neers Pick Up a Commitment in Winchester

WVSports.com is reporting that Handley standout J.J. Dorsey has accepted a scholarship offer from West Virginia, adding to the Mountaineers' recent success in Virginia and Maryland....

By Josh Barr  | May 23, 2007; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wake Forest Losing a Basketball Player?

Wait! I don't normally blog about transfers from Wake Forest to Northwestern or Colorado, but... this story in the Chicago Tribune claims that a player who got into nine games last season might be the answer at center for Northwestern. He scored 10 points and had four points in 27...

By Josh Barr  | May 23, 2007; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Athlete to Leave Tech Because of Shootings?

Well, it appears Augustus Gilchrist is not the only athlete saying he wants out of a scholarship at Virginia Tech because of last month's shooting spree. Tight end Brandon Barden apparently wants to transfer to Vanderbilt. He lived in the dorm where two students were shot and killed. Barden's mother...

By Josh Barr  | May 23, 2007; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Football Players to Be Steroid Tested?

Recruits from the Lone Star State might not be able to get an unfair advantage on their peers. Texas has moved one step closer to steroid testing of high school athletes....

By Josh Barr  | May 22, 2007; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fridge Visits Stafford County

Scroll down to the second item here to see that Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen was in Stafford County yesterday, recruiting Brooke Point LB Donovan Miles. An obvious addition when I update my list of top football prospects next month, Miles already has the eye of the region's top programs...

By Josh Barr  | May 22, 2007; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bonnies Get Another Local Hoopster

Former Friendly standout Hilary Haley has signed a letter-of-intent to play for St. Bonaventure. Haley signed with East Carolina out of high school but spent this school year at North Atlanta Prep....

By Josh Barr  | May 21, 2007; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Montrose Guard Picks Georgia

Montrose Christian guard Troy Brewer, who blossomed late in the season, signed a letter-of-intent to play for Georgia. Brewer's recruitment picked up during the season. He averaged 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds....

By Josh Barr  | May 21, 2007; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Multitasking is So Old Fashioned

The days of playing a different sport each season are looking older and older. Here's a story that deals with the issue of picking a sport to best position oneself to obtain a college scholarship....

By Josh Barr  | May 21, 2007; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Herbstreit Backpedals From Big Event

I'm not sure what the effect of this will be, but ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has taken his name off the title of a high school football extravaganza in Ohio. DeMatha travels there this September....

By Josh Barr  | May 21, 2007; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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