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Recruiting Insider: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

River Hill's Campanaro Lighting It Up

River Hill RB Michael Campanaro, who promises to be one of the region's top juniors this fall, is in the midst of a whirlwind college tour. He was at Akron last Saturday and received a verbal scholarship offer, then went to Illinois on Monday and expects an offer from the...

By Josh Barr  | June 14, 2007; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tech Football Keeps Reeling Them In

Hylton tight end Eric Martin (scroll down for the item) is going to play for Virginia Tech, continuing the Hokies' recent recruiting run locally. In the past month, Tech also picked up commitments from Stone Bridge defensive back Jeron Gouveia and Stafford linebacker Jake Johnson. Update: Here's news about the...

By Josh Barr  | June 14, 2007; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Should Coaches Take the Bird?

So after reading the piece in last week's Richmond Times-Dispatch, I was curious. Do college coaches regularly ride around in helicopters as they search for recruits? Is their time really that valuable? A spokesman for Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen said that it was unusual for Friedgen to take the...

By Josh Barr  | June 13, 2007; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mt. Vernon Guard Makes Commitment, Becomes a First

Mount Vernon point guard Marquel De Lancey, a rising senior, has committed to play at Old Dominion, which - according to the Virginian-Pilot - is the earliest a player has even committed to play for the Monarchs. He also had interest from VMI and New Hampshire. I know mid-majors typically...

By Josh Barr  | June 13, 2007; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Munson Out At Tech?

It's a hot topic these days, whether former DeMatha All-Met point guard Nigel Munson will transfer from Virginia Tech, where he is slated to be the Hokies' starter this coming winter. Stags Coach Mike Jones said he's been inundated with calls seeking answers, but said he's not in a position...

By Josh Barr  | June 12, 2007; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brooke Point Lineman Gets Hokies' Offer

Looks like it's going to be a big year for football prospects in Stafford County. Brooke Point LB Donovan Miles has committed to West Virginia. Stafford LB Jake Johnson is bound for Virginia Tech. And at the bottom of this story, it's reporterd that Brooke Point OL-DL Isaiah Hamlette received...

By Josh Barr  | June 12, 2007; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Braswell Done at DeMatha

Spoke to DeMatha hoops coach Mike Jones this afternoon (keeping up with today's DeMatha theme) and he said that standout forward Chris Braswell will not return to the Hyattsville school for his senior year. The talented 6-foot-9 forward committed to Georgetown before this past season but then played in only...

By Josh Barr  | June 11, 2007; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Area's Top Prospect Close to a Decision?

Nope, not at all. Kenny Tate is the area's most sought-after recruit, but don't expect DeMatha's All-Met wide receiver to make a college choice anytime soon. Stags Coach Bill McGregor said he and his star player have yet to begin working up a list of prospective colleges. "He has basically...

By Josh Barr  | June 11, 2007; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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College Scholarships Can Cost Money

While it may seem like college scholarships are plentiful, not every scholarship is for full freight, leaving many athletes and their families to pick up the rest of the cost....

By Josh Barr  | June 11, 2007; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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