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Recruiting Insider: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Nearly 100 Local Players Going On I-A or I-AA Rides

Nearly 100 local players signed or committed to Division I colleges, including Friendly All-Met linebacker Eteyen Edet, who has transformed himself into a top recruit for Maryland. A few players were left off our list yesterday, including Robinson RB Peter Ferrara (Lafayette), Flint Hill WR-DB Shane Savage (Cornell) and Coolidge...

By Josh Barr  | February 7, 2008; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The College Wrapup

Here's a wrapup from the college perspective: Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Navy. Virginia Coach Al Groh talked about why the Cavaliers didn't have more in-state recruits. Virginia Tech's heavy in-state class included a last-minute addition from Delaware. Maryland also did well locally and had six players enroll midyear. This is...

By Josh Barr  | February 7, 2008; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nevada Player Made It All Up

Lots of stuff to get to today. Let's start with the obvious. The Nevada high schooler who claimed he had been duped by a middleman acting as a recruiter? Made the whole thing. Just wanted to play D-1 ball, he said. Wow. You've got to wonder what comes next. My...

By Josh Barr  | February 7, 2008; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Perfect 10 (Plus) for DeMatha

Nobody puts players in college like DeMatha, which this year has 11 players already signed or committed to Division I schools. (The Ivy League and service academies don't participate in the letter-of-intent program.) From 1990 to 2005, the Stags had double-digit Division I recruits every year, but fell off with...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morgan State Triples Up

Colleague Alan Goldenbach passes along this note from Friendship Collegiate Coach Aazaar Rahim, who writes that WR Winfred Diggs, QB Delonte Williams and LB Chris Lloyd all signed letters-of-intent to attend Morgan State University...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Locksley Talks D.C.

Here's an excerpt from a chat done earlier today by Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, who was asked about his connections to the Washington area. I didn't play at Dunbar, John, but I whooped them up pretty good three times while I was at Ballou. My relationship with Coach Jefferies...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two Things About Terrelle Pryor

Two items caught my attention in this USA Today story about Terrelle Pryor. First, recruiting analyst Tom Lemming has an excellent point about the hype surrounding Pryor, saying that "ven though he's a unique player, in everybody's mind he becomes even better because people are giving him publicity." Second, comes...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Checking Out the Colleges

Here are the link to the region's top college programs and their newest recruits, with with links to video highlights for most players: Virginia Tech Virginia Maryland...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-Md., U-Va, Va. Tech Recruiting Stories

Maryland thinks it has its best recruiting class in Ralph Friedgen's tenure. Virginia Tech once again got most of its state's top players. Here's a good read about Stonewall Jackson RB Ryan Williams and how a trip from Blacksburg to Manassas by Frank Beamer and three assistants helped the Hokies...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nation's No. 1 Prospect Says He Will...

How crazy has recruiting gotten? Well, the nation's top ranked recruit will have a news conference shortly to say that there is no news! Yep, that's right, Jeannette (Pa.) quarterback Terrelle Pryor will go ahead with the news conference because "my principal still wants me to do it because everyone...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Most Bizarre Story of the Recruiting Season

In case folks haven't seen, I've got a story today about a recruit who accepted a scholarship offer that doesn't exist. Certainly one of the most bizarre recruiting stories ever. The short version: offensive lineman Kevin Hart, from a small Nevada town, at a school-wide assembly announced he was going...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Football Signing Underway!

Busy day today. Just got back in front of the computer after traveling to Friendly High, where eight players signed their letters-of-intent this morning: WR Lamaar Thomas - Ohio State LB Eteyen Edet - Maryland DB Devin Wallace - Virginia OL Quinton Sales - Massachusetts WR Carlos Davis - Old...

By Josh Barr  | February 6, 2008; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Looking Back One Year at Top Juniors

With the signing period for football starting tomorrow (I hate the term National Signing Day), here's a look at how I did last spring when projecting the area's top 20 recruits. Obviously, some folks were left off this list. But from 1 to 14, I did pretty well. From 15...

By Josh Barr  | February 5, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cavs, Hokies Add Recruits

Virginia added two more recruits over the weekend. Virginia Tech added another wide receiver, giving the Hokies 20 of their 27 commitments from in-state players. Here's more on the latest additions....

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Some Local Commitments

Jae Jackson, who guided the Bowie football team back to success in recent seasons, emails to report that defensive backs De'von Richardson and Rod Hill are bound for Navy and Marist, respectively. Also, Big Boss Man Dan Uthman has the report that Old Dominion got a verbal commitment from its...

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Good Reads Leading Up to Signing Period

Colleague Matt Stanmyre has a good read on HBCUs recruiting white players. According to some coaches, it's a growing trend. The Chicago Tribune looks at the "bump rule", which stipulates that college coaches are supposed to avoid contact with recruits during certain times and are only allowed to greet them...

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Expert Calls Recruiting Rankings "Fool's Gold"

Here's one more story calling phooey on recruiting rankings. What makes this one interesting, I think, is that some of the recruiting gurus are basically admitting the rankings don't matter. Says longtime expert Allen Wallace, the rankings are "fool's gold." "You come to understand that you just can't really tell...

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On-Field General Chooses Army

Bishop Ireton tight end-linebacker Andrew Rodriguez, the son of one of the army's leaders in Afghanistan, has chosen to play at West Point, Ireton Coach Tony Verducci writes in an email. Rodriguez was a second-team All-Met last season....

By Josh Barr  | February 4, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMatha Running Back Headed to Big East

Got the heads up this afternoon from DeMatha do-it-all extraordinaire Tom Ponton that Stags fullback Ryan Clarke has committed to play for West Virginia. At 6-1 and 235 pounds, Clarke has the size, the issue in recruiting for him was finding the right fit, DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor said last...

By Josh Barr  | February 3, 2008; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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