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Recruiting Insider: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Hoopster Gives Up Scholarship for Recruit

Maybe I'm jaded. But does anyone think a player would come up with the idea on his own to give up his $25,000 a year scholarship just in case his team gets too many recruits for the following year? Did the kid know on his own how many scholarships the...

By Josh Barr  | October 12, 2007; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Big Frank Bound for Beantown

Looks like local products Tommy Amaker and Kenny Blakeney are going to upgrade the Harvard basketball program. The Crimson got another commitment from a highly-regarded local player when O'Connell center Frank Ben-Eze pledged to play for Harvard. A few weeks ago, Gonzaga guard Max Kenyi committed to Harvard. Both players...

By Josh Barr  | October 12, 2007; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Some Morning Reading Material

A few non-recruiting links to start the day. Ever wonder what happened to Terence Morris? Well, he's got a game tonight at Madison Square Garden. Morris now plays for Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv. Not to be an NCAA shill, but the ability to go way back in the time machine...

By Josh Barr  | October 11, 2007; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Former All-Met Has Highlight Play

In case you haven't seen it, former Forestville All-Met football player Andre Jones finished off one of the plays of the season as he completed an 89-yard punt return on the game's final play to give Akron a 39-38 victory at Western Michigan. The video isn't too clear, but the...

By Josh Barr  | October 10, 2007; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One-Time Local Set For Fresh Start

Here's a good read on one-time Montrose Christian player Herb Pope. Once regarded as an elite prospect and wooed by Maryland just last year, Pope is a freshman at New Mexico State, where former D.C. area travel-team coach Chris Pompey is an assistant coach. The short story: Heavily recruited, Pope...

By Josh Barr  | October 9, 2007; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Product Set For First NFL Start

Sorry folks, was away from blogging for a few days, so there should be plenty of things to look at this week. Let's start with former Eleanor Roosevelt lineman Jared Gaither, who not too long ago was a high school senior playing organized football for the first time. Now an...

By Josh Barr  | October 9, 2007; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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