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Recruiting Insider: January 20, 2008 - January 26, 2008

Another Local Player Chooses Illinois

No, not DeMatha wide receiver Kenny Tate. Not yet, at least. Though the Illini and Maryland remain in the picture for the two-time All-Met. Expect a decision from him next week. Buried in an email from Dunbar Coach Craig Jefferies describing his seniors getting ready to sign letters-of-intent comes this...

By Josh Barr  | January 25, 2008; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Meyer Not in the Clear Just Yet

While Florida Coach Urban Meyer thinks he's out of the woods, there are reports that things might not be so rosy in Gainesville regarding the recruitment of juco WR Carl Moore. A Sacromento Bee story last month noted that Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow spoke to Moore immediately after winning...

By Josh Barr  | January 24, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Bozeman Gets Another Local

Morgan State basketball coach Todd Bozeman continues to work local recruiting circles, this time landing a verbal commitment from La Plata forward Anthony Anderson, colleague Alan Goldenbach reports....

By Josh Barr  | January 24, 2008; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Richmond QB Picks Hokies

The Richmond Times-Dispatch player of the year, quarterback Ju-Ju Clayton committed to play for Virginia Tech. Clayton only had scholarship offers from Army, Norfolk State, Youngstown State and William &Mary until November, when the Hokies made their pitch....

By Josh Barr  | January 24, 2008; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Up and Coming" Dukes Land Recruit

Courtland defensive end Aaron Harper picked James Madison over scholarship offers from Liberty and William & Mary. "I like their program because everything they're doing looks new and up-and-coming," Harper said. Hmmm... Guess winning the I-AA national championship in 2004 wasn't enough to establish the Dukes as a top team...

By Josh Barr  | January 23, 2008; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local DB Makes MAC Pick

Potomac (Va.) defensive back Abdul Kanneh has accepted a scholarship to play for Kent State. He visited the school this past weekend and then made up his mind....

By Josh Barr  | January 23, 2008; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amaker Watches Recruits

Spent part of halftime at last night's Gonzaga-O'Connell game talking to Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker. He was watching from behind the O'Connell bench, having brought his mom to the game. The Crimson had two recruits playing: Gonzaga forward Max Kenyi and O'Connell center Frank Ben-Eze. Kenyi was terrific, scoring 22...

By Josh Barr  | January 23, 2008; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Player Switches from Terps to UNC

Scroll down for this one. One-time Wilde Lake running back Zach Brown, who spent this past year at Hargrave Military Academy, has changed his commitment from Maryland to North Carolina. I'll try to check with Wilde Lake Coach Doug DuVall and Hargrave Coach Robert Prunty to see what they think...

By Josh Barr  | January 22, 2008; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pryor Trips to Ann Arbor, No Decision Yet

What's next for Terrelle Pryor? The superstar quarterback enjoyed his visit to Michigan this past weekend but did not commit to the Wolverines. There could be official visits to LSU and/or Oregon. Penn State, Ohio State and Florida also are in the mix. The guess here is that Pryor does...

By Josh Barr  | January 22, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Florida's Meyer Turned Flips for Recruit

Coaches take often unusual steps to land players. In order to get juco wide receiver Carl Moore, Florida Coach Urban Meyer also had to recruit Moore's girlfriend, a one-time college gymnast. The problem? According to this report, by acting as an intermediary for the girlfriend to get a scholarship, Meyer...

By Josh Barr  | January 22, 2008; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Local Receiver Picks Penn State

Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis passes along this report: South Lakes senior wide receiver A.J. Price accepted a full scholarship to play football at Penn State on Sunday. During an official visit this weekend, the 6-foot-4, 175-pound second team All-Met chose the Nittany Lions over offers from Virginia and Michigan. The decision...

By Josh Barr  | January 21, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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