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Recruiting Insider: September 2, 2007 - September 8, 2007

Gilchrist Gets Release, What's Next?

Augustus Gilchrist has been given a release from his letter-of-intent by Virginia Tech and now can start trying to figure out his future plans. It ought to be interesting to see how things work out. Gilchrist had planned to go to prep school and applied to one high school as...

By Josh Barr  | September 7, 2007; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Gilchrist Working Out, Hoping to Enroll in January?

Much was made about Augustus Gilchrist's decision not to follow through on his letter-of-intent to play basketball for Virginia Tech, saying he wanted to go to a prep school this fall. Instead, however, Gilchrist is working out five days a week with a personal trainer, has asked for a release...

By Josh Barr  | September 5, 2007; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-Va. Hoping to Go Big

Virginia's football team could use plenty of help, but it's the basketball team that is hoping for a big pickup this weekend when St. Louis center John Brandenburg comes to campus for an official visit. He is expected to decide between Stanford and Virginia....

By Josh Barr  | September 5, 2007; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Cool New Feature

It's been in the works for a while and apparently has come to fruition. When The Post sends a photographer to a game now, the photog can create a gallery of pictures from the event. I hope it goes over well -- I think anyone who takes a look will...

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Weekend Wrapup, Part II

According to the Gainesville Sun, Friendly All-Met Joe Haden is the first freshman ever to start a season opener at cornerback for the Florida Gators. As for some more lightly-recruited former local players, how about Gonzaga alum Joey Haynos, who has blossomed from one-time walk-onto standout tight end....

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stone Bridge Lineman Picks Hokies

As anticipated after speaking with Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson last month, junior tackle Ed Wang has committed to Virginia Tech. His older brother, Ed, already plays for the Hokies....

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Former All-Met Surfaces in the Midwest

It shouldn't be surprising that former Robinson All-Met linebacker Olu Hall has transferred to Kansas State after being ruled academically ineligible at Virginia. K-State rookie coach Ron Prince was the offensive coordinator at Virginia last season. The Wildcats nearly beat Auburn this past weekend before losing 23-13....

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Team Makes Clubs Off Limits

While the Memphis basketball team already has three commitments for next season, any other aspiring Tigers should know that nightclubs are off limits for team members after two players allegedly were involved in a near-brawl with police this past weekend....

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weekend Wrapup, Part I

Weekend roundup, part one. Plenty of last season's top local players are getting a chance to play as college freshmen. All-Met wide receiver Arrelious Benn caught five passes for 74 yards for Illinois in its loss to Missouri. Redshirt freshman Eddie McGee, from H.D. Woodson, took over at quarterback for...

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2007; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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