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Recruiting Insider: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

More On Terps/Jennings

Here's more on Terrence Jennings backing off his commitment to Maryland, which came as a complete "surprise" to his high school coach. There's plenty of speculation today about the real story behind this news, from whether Jennings' ability to get into Maryland played a role to whether opposing schools have...

By Josh Barr  | September 21, 2007; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Terps' Top Hoops Recruit Wavering

Uh oh. Maryland fans aren't going to be happy about this one. Scout.com is reporting that Terrence Jennings, the standout power forward who committed to the Terps over the summer, now says he wants to take another look at other schools....

By Josh Barr  | September 20, 2007; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Thomas To Terps?

It seems possible, according to Friendly offensive coordinator Marcus Berry. Friendly standout running back Lamaar Thomas took an official visit to Maryland this past weekend and is headed to Ohio State for an official visit this weekend, Berry said. Thomas plans to visit Illinois the weekend after that and could...

By Josh Barr  | September 20, 2007; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UNC Investigating Possible Recruiting Violations

While North Carolina picked up a verbal commitment yesterday from O'Connell guard Kendall Marshall, it remains to be seen whether Chicago-area guard Iman Shumpert also picks the Tar Heels. The school is investigating possible recruiting violations concerning Shumpert after he told a Web site that he played pickup basketball with...

By Josh Barr  | September 20, 2007; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vaccaro Now a Hot Commodity

Here's an interesting yarn about a guy who used to be heavily involved in the recruiting circuit. Now that he's retired from the shoe company business, Sonny Vaccaro is in demand on the speaking circuit. He spoke at Harvard Law School yesterday and is scheduled to be at Maryland next...

By Josh Barr  | September 20, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marshall Talks About Picking UNC

Just got off the phone with O'Connell sophomore guard Kendall Marshall, who this afternoon announced he has accepted a scholarship to play basketball for North Carolina. "Carolina has always been a dream school of mine," Marshall said. "It's always been a dream of mine to go there. Getting an offer...

By Josh Barr  | September 19, 2007; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wootten Talks About Marshall's Timing

O'Connell Coach Joe Wootten said that sophomore Kendall Marshall decided to make a choice so early in high school career because he felt strongly about the choice. "If you asked them in the spring before recruiting heated up, I don't think they had any intention of this," Wootten said. "As...

By Josh Barr  | September 19, 2007; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marshall Picks UNC

O'Connell sophomore guard Kendall Marshall announced he has accepted a scholarship to play for North Carolina. I'll have more in a few minutes......

By Josh Barr  | September 19, 2007; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Star Sophomore Set to Announce

O'Connell sophomore guard Kendall Marshall, who first made A1 of The Post at age 11, today will announce his college decision. Knights Coach Joe Wootten said Marshall will pick between North Carolina, Georgetown and Villanova. Am I the only one to think this is just another example of the recruiting...

By Josh Barr  | September 19, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Little Hoya Heading North

Georgetown Prep guard Garvey Young has committed to play basketball at Vermont, where he'll play for former Catholic University head coach and Maryland assistant coach Mike Lonergan. Young led the Little Hoyas in scoring last season, averaging 14.8 points per game last season. "It was the best overall fit," said...

By Josh Barr  | September 18, 2007; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hokies Get Hoops Recruit

Virginia Tech's basketball team has picked up a recruit from the senior class. Puerto Rican native Victor Davila is a 6-8 forward who chose the Hokies over Wake Forest, Clemson, Iowa State and Charlotte....

By Josh Barr  | September 18, 2007; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland Chasing Thomas

As for Maryland and its recruiting efforts, Coach Ralph Friedgen and most of his staff were in attendance Saturday to see Friendly beat Forestville, 32-12. Friendly running back Lamaar Thomas, who holds three dozen scholarship offers, caught a touchdown pass, returned an interception for a touchdown and rushed for 71...

By Josh Barr  | September 17, 2007; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hokies Running Away With In-State Recruiting

Okay, back in business after a week off and there's plenty to blog about. But this item should provoke thought among local football fans. Man About Roanoke Doug Doughty has an early version of his list of the top prospects in Virginia. Virginia Beach quarterback E.J. Manuel, who has committed...

By Josh Barr  | September 17, 2007; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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