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Recruiting Insider: August 19, 2007 - August 25, 2007

Top Prospect Chooses Seminoles

To play baseball... Arundel All-Met infielder-pitcher Tyler Hibbs has committed to play baseball for Florida State. Hibbs and St. John's All-Met outfielder L.J. Hoes leave today for an international tournament in Mexico....

By Josh Barr  | August 23, 2007; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rankings, Schmrankings

I've said plenty of times how little I believe in recruiting rankings. The most-hyped players have a hard time meeting expectations (see Antonio Logan-El for a recent example), while the lesser-known players often excel (see E.J. Henderson for another example). In the wake of former Robinson All-Met Olu Hall apparently...

By Josh Barr  | August 22, 2007; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More On Whitaker and His Move to Receiver

As expected, there's plenty of stories today about Ike Whitaker's move to wide receiver at Virginia Tech. Whitaker said that freshman Tyrod Taylor reminds him of Marcus Vick. (I'll skip the obvious opportunity to make a joke here.) Also, Whitaker said he's okay with the move, figuring otherwise he'd been...

By Josh Barr  | August 22, 2007; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whitaker Done At Quarterback, Moves to Receiver

I'm not sure how this will play out, but Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer announced today that former All-Met quarterback Ike Whitaker will move full-time to wide receiver. I'm sure the folks in Blacksburg are working on this for tomorrow's papers, but here are the obvious questions, with Beamer stating...

By Josh Barr  | August 21, 2007; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Cornerback Taking His Time

Bishop McNamara standout cornerback Cameron Chism has several scholarship offers, but it will be quite some time until he makes a college choice, Mustangs Coach Bryce Bevill said. The list of schools that have offered Chism includes Maryland, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Rutgers, Temple and Connecticut. "He's going...

By Josh Barr  | August 21, 2007; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lazear Ready to Play at WVU

So I wasn't sure what to think at first when I read this story. Should I laugh that My Main Man Pat has such a terrific memory? Should I be ticked that another journalist would give Lazear the platform to say whatever he wants and not call me? Should I...

By Josh Barr  | August 20, 2007; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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