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Recruiting Insider: July 15, 2007 - July 21, 2007

Gilchrist Bound for Notre Dame Academy?

Sure seems that way, though there is no definitive word as I have been unable to reach Augustus Gilchrist and others potentially in the know, including Notre Dame Academy Coach Tim Fudd. Gilchrist was a second-team All-Met basketball player last year while playing for Progressive Christian. He signed with Virginia...

By Josh Barr  | July 20, 2007; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Soph Getting Attention from U-Md., G'town, VT, others

Courtland forward Josh Hairston is a talented 6-7 rising sophomore who is already on the recruiting radar of the area's top teams. He'll be playing this weekend in Las Vegas with D.C. Assault....

By Josh Barr  | July 20, 2007; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Hoops Recruit Chooses UNC

One of the nation's top basketball prospects, Richmond forward Ed Davis, yesterday committed to play for North Carolina, the latest top recruit to choose the Tar Heels. This news didn't have anything to do with Roy Williams nearly falling down as he left a news conference; Williams is suffering from...

By Josh Barr  | July 19, 2007; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Munson Transferring and More Va. Tech Notes

Plenty of stuff about the Hokies in today's papers. The Roanoke Times confirms what I posted Monday, that point guard Nigel Munson will transfer to be closer to home. Here's more about Brooke Point LB Isaiah Hamlette and his decision to pick Tech. Coach Frank Beamer expects to soon learn...

By Josh Barr  | July 18, 2007; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. Tech Gets Local Addition

Virginia Tech added another local commitment today, as Brooke Point defensive end Isaiah Hamlette told the Hokies he would accept a scholarship offer, picking Tech over rival Virginia. Hamlette is the third Stafford County player to commit, joining teammate Donovan Miles, a linebacker bound for West Virginia, and Stafford linebacker...

By Josh Barr  | July 17, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Locals Win National 7-on-7 Title; U-Md. Recruit Shows Well

The local entry in the NFL High School Player Development 7-on-7 national tournament won the title for the third consecutive year. Led by Ballou quarterback Emmanuel Yeager and recent Maryland commitment Tavon Wilson, a wide receiver and defensive back at H.D. Woodson, the D.C. squad turned things around after going...

By Josh Barr  | July 17, 2007; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hokies Get Two More Commitments

Virginia Tech picked up two football commitments on Monday as QB-DB Peter Rose of Amherst County, Va., and DB Lorenzo Williams of Fayetteville, N.C., pledged to the Hokies. According to the Roanoke Times, that gives the Hokies 12 commitments from rising seniors....

By Josh Barr  | July 17, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Twyman Taking His Time at Ball State

Got in touch with Sherwood All-Met guard Deontay Twyman, whose brief college career already has had a few bumps. Twyman enrolled at Ball State for the second summer session, which concludes Friday, and already he's having to go through a coaching change after Ronny Thompson resigned last week. Twyman, who...

By Josh Barr  | July 17, 2007; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Munson Won't Return to Va. Tech

This just in, from a source close to Nigel Munson, who confirms what's been going around the rumor mill for the past month or so: The former All-Met point guard from DeMatha High will transfer from Virginia Tech and will not return to Blacksburg for his sophomore year. A Tech...

By Josh Barr  | July 16, 2007; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tech Loses Another Recruit

It's been a rough stretch for Virginia Tech basketball, with second-team All-Met forward Augustus Gilchrist preferring to go the prep school route and point guard Nigel Munson considering a transfer. Now, the Hokies have lost a commitment from a rising senior, guard Shamarr Bowden....

By Josh Barr  | July 16, 2007; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Liberty DE Makes Most of Chances

Defensive end DeVaughn Parson of Liberty endured some rough times, but he earned a scholarship to play for Central Connecticut State in the fall. For those wondering why some kids get second and third chances, this is a great read - especially if Parson continues to make the most of...

By Josh Barr  | July 16, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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