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Recruiting Insider: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Eighth Grader Makes Commitment, Gets Later Bedtime?

Still waiting for the first sixth grader to commit. For the time being, I'll have to settle for this eighth grader, who has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball for USC. Maybe I'm jaded, but don't you think that too much can change in four years that it isn't...

By Josh Barr  | June 21, 2007; 5:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Top RB Chooses BC; Another On the Way?

As I expected after talking to Friendly assistant coach Marcus Berry earlier this week, Patriots RB Josh Haden has committed to play for Boston College. Haden visited the Chestnut Hill campus last weekend and made up his mind on the ride back, his father, Joe, said. Haden also had been...

By Josh Barr  | June 21, 2007; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Will Supreme Court Decision Make Local Impact?

Wonder if this one will have any ramifications locally. The Supreme Court today ruled that high school athletic associations can make rules regarding the recruiting of athletes by their schools. In Tennessee, a school with a top athletic program had sued the state athletic association (the school is a member...

By Josh Barr  | June 21, 2007; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hoyas' Latest Recruit Is Finally Done

I wasn't quite sure how to handle this one. For starters, I'd blogged back in March that this was a done deal, with St. John's (Md.) forward Nikita Mescheriakov bound for Georgetown. The only holdup was certifying that Mescheriakov's grades and test score would fly with the NCAA. Then nothing...

By Josh Barr  | June 20, 2007; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hogan Ready, Set, Hike

It looks like Osbourn All-Met quarterback Brandon Hogan will make the grade and be eligible to play in the fall at West Virginia. According to Hogan and Coach Steve Schultze, Hogan has meet the NCAA's standards and only needs to make it through the Clearinghouse, which oversees all initial eligibility....

By Josh Barr  | June 20, 2007; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Columnist Thinks NCAA Move Is Off Base

This columnist doesn't like the NCAA's recent push to eliminate prep school diploma mills. It's a fine line, especially in Virginia, where prominent programs such as Oak Hill, Fork Union and Hargrave could be affected....

By Josh Barr  | June 20, 2007; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Explosive Forward Bound for Juco

Forward Cliff Dixon, who played as a senior at Suitland High in 2005-06 and was on the prep team at Progressive Christian this past season, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for Motlow College, a two-year junior college in Lynchburg, Tenn. After playing in just three games because of academic...

By Josh Barr  | June 19, 2007; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Forward Goes to U-Md.

Updated: Third-team All-Met Lynetta Kizer, a forward and rising senior at Potomac (Va.) High, spent some time in Colorado at the USA Basketball Youth Development Festival and today called Maryland Coach Brenda Frese to accept a scholarship offer to play for the Terrapins....

By Josh Barr  | June 18, 2007; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former All-Met Goes Rhody

Got an email asking about former All-Met LB Steve Weedon from Richard Montgomery. He signed with West Virginia, didn't qualify and spent last year at Valley Forge Military JC. Weedon is set to play this fall at Rhode Island....

By Josh Barr  | June 18, 2007; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-Va Nets Four; Busy Times at Friendly High

Virginia picked up four commitments this past Saturday, including two local players: DeMatha WR Rodney McLeod and Friendly S Devin Wallace. Wallace, who is 5-11 and 200 pounds, also had offers from Georgia, Virginia Tech and North Carolina. He was set to visit Maryland's one-day camp on Wednesday - where...

By Josh Barr  | June 18, 2007; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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