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Recruiting Insider: December 9, 2007 - December 15, 2007

More on Gilchrist/Terps

Here's my story today on Maryland recruit Augustus Gilchrist. As I expected, a good source confirmed he and Maryland had appealed to the ACC for a waiver from the conference's policy that a recruit must sit out a year and lose a year of eligibility if he previously signs with...

By Josh Barr  | December 14, 2007; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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D.C. Back Also Headed to the MAC

Colleague Alan Goldenbach passes along that Dunbar defensive back Jharron Armstrong has committed to play for Kent. It was Armstrong who returned an interception for the clinching touchdown of Dunbar's Turkey Bowl victory over H.D. Woodson last month. Armstrong had three interceptions this season. He also had offers from Akron...

By Josh Barr  | December 14, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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D.C. Lineman Headed to the MAC

St. John's football coach Joe Patterson reports that offensive lineman Korey Nealon Thursday committed to play for Eastern Michigan. Neal is a 6-2, 267-pound senior who also plays basketball for the Cadets....

By Josh Barr  | December 14, 2007; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gilchrist Ineligible For U-Md. Until Dec. 08? Seems So

Second-team All-Met forward Augustus Gilchrist, who clearly could give the Maryland basketball team a boost inside, will not be able to play for the Terrapins until after the first semester of the 2008-09 school year. According to ACC associate commissioner Shane Lyons, Gilchrist must sit out a season of competition...

By Josh Barr  | December 13, 2007; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Two DeMatha Players Make Choices

DeMatha center Robbie McDowell committed to play for Delaware. Offensive tackle D.J. Sellman committed to play for Liberty....

By Josh Barr  | December 12, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tate Headed to College Park?

Well, he is this weekend. Though no guarantees about next fall. DeMatha All-Met receiver Kenny Tate took an official visit to Illinois last weekend and this weekend will take an official visit to Maryland. The 6-4, 215-pound senior plans trips to Penn State and Florida in January. Though at times...

By Josh Barr  | December 12, 2007; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Carroll Standout Still Hopes to Qualify

Former Carroll standout Jamar Samuels is hoping to suit up for the Kansas State basketball team this season. He's one of two K-State recruits who failed to meet the NCAA's minimum academic standards and is currently taking one class at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. Of K-State, Samuels said:...

By Josh Barr  | December 12, 2007; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Big Red Coming to Town?

Look for the Big Red to come to town. There are a few assistants with local ties already mining the Washington area. Mike Locksley at Illinois and James Franklin at Kansas State are the most notable. It seems logical to expect Quince Orchard alum John Papuchis, recently hired as a...

By Josh Barr  | December 10, 2007; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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A Lesson In Patience, Persistence

For those who need a reminder about hard work and persistence, here's former Maryland quarterback Shaun Hill, who yesterday saw his first meaningful NFL action in his sixth year in the league. Hill's previous experience consisted of holding a clipboard and taking a knee in the final two plays of...

By Josh Barr  | December 10, 2007; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Player Is Big East-Bound

Good Counsel defensive end Cory Boatman took an official visit to Syracuse this weekend and has committed to play for the Orange, Falcons Coach Bob Milloy said....

By Josh Barr  | December 10, 2007; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Player Picks West Virginia

West Springfield kicker Tyler Bitancurt on Sunday committed to play for West Virginia. The Mountaineers last week offered Bitancurt a scholarship and he took an official visit to Morgantown over the weekend. Before leaving, he pledged to play for Coach Rich Rodriguez. West Springfield Coach Bill Renner calls Bitancurt the...

By Josh Barr  | December 9, 2007; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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