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Recruiting Insider: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

Another Local Bound for the ACC

Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis passes along that he got word from Til Campanaro that his son, All-Met defensive back Michael Campanaro, committed to play for Wake Forest during a campus visit today. More to come during the week......

By Josh Barr  | April 19, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ultimate Recruiting Lure?

This is either the ultimate recruiting lure or a $35,000 faux pas, take your pick. When a tight end prospect was in Gainesville recently, he stopped to take a picture with Tim Tebow's (sturdier) Heisman Trophy. Somehow, 6-3, 225-pound Orson Charles knocked over Florida's BCS championship trophy, shattering the Waterford...

By Josh Barr  | April 17, 2008; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Prospect Chooses Memphis

Derrick Rose is going for the NBA, but Memphis started landing replacements on Wednesday, nabbing Philadelphia guard Tyreke Evans. Evans said he picked the Tigers over hometown school Villanova. Make of it what you will: Evans's signing was the lead story on the Web site of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, but...

By Josh Barr  | April 17, 2008; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Spotlight on Good Counsel RB Caleb Porzel

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Good Counsel junior Caleb Porzel sitting down with reporter B.J. Koubaroulis. Porzel, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back, has clocked a 4.32-second 40-yard dash. He used that speed to rush for 976 yards and 16 touchdowns, also finding the end zone on a kick-off return and...

By Josh Barr  | April 16, 2008; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tavon Austin Making Campus Visits

Tavon Austin makes it look like you're playing a video game when he's on the football field, zig-zagging among defenders and leading the Dunbar-Baltimore football team to state titles. He is in the process of making junior day visits to colleges, but it could be some time before he makes...

By Josh Barr  | April 16, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Land Juco Guard With Spotty Past

As anticipated, junior college guard Tyree Evans is set to sign with Maryland today. Evans is considered a top talent whose off-court issues have hounded him the past few years. Coming out of high school in Richmond and prep school in Massachusetts, he originally committed to Cincinnati before the scholarship...

By Josh Barr  | April 16, 2008; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Land a Coyote

Clarksburg Coach Larry Hurd was almost as elusive as running back Avery Graham, but colleague Alan Goldenbach finally caught up with Hurd to confirm that Graham became the school's first player to secure to a Division I-A football scholarship when the 6-foot, 180-pounder orally committed to Maryland. Last year, Graham...

By Josh Barr  | April 16, 2008; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More on Beasley's Choice

Here are the writeups on Mike Beasley heading to the NBA. Beasley told reporters his mind wasn't made up until last evening's news conference, but his older brother knew what was coming and Beasley's agent of choice, Joel Bell, also was in attendance. Now, though, Beasley is a basketball adult...

By Josh Barr  | April 15, 2008; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beasley Headed for NBA

Breaking news here. Mike Beasley's going pro. Stunner, I know. But anyone who thinks he should stay in college is crazy. He's ready for the NBA. Why should he stay at K-State? "I'd like to thank Kansas State and everyone on my team for giving me the love and support...

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Czyz, Mosley Shine; U-Md. Rumors Abound

Some thoughts from the Capital Classic. Olek Czyz is tough. He acknowledges needing to work on his jumper and game away from the basket, but he left everyone impressed with his tenacity and willingness to work around the basket. Most guys 6-7 prefer to play on the outside. A late...

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Local Speedster Is Big East Bound

Big Boss Man Dan Uthman passes along this commitment from Thomas Johnson Coach Ben Wright. Wide receiver and defensive back D.J. Scott, a rising senior, has committed to play for Syracuse. Scott, who is 5-10 and 170 pounds, had 11 interceptions this past season as the Patriots advanced to the...

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Local Bound for Wake Forest

Colleague Alan Goldenbach, threatening to take over the insider, reports that H.D. Woodson All-Met Patrice Johnson came back from an official visit to Wake Forest this weekend and committed to the Demon Deacons. The 5-foot-10 senior guard plans to sign on Wednesday, the start of the five-week spring signing period....

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Prelim Game Lacks Flash, Players Seeking Colleges

Have to say, no one made much of an impression in the layup-and-dunk prelim game as the District All-Stars beat their suburban counterparts, 131-128. Progressive Christian fifth-year guard Jasper Williams led all scorers with 23 points. He was one of only a handful of players in the game with a...

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Beasley Bound for NBA

If you're wondering what K-State (and former Riverdale Baptist All-Met) star Mike Beasley is going to say tonight when he holds a news conference to discuss his future, wonder no longer. Despite his mother, Fatima Smith, saying, "I have no idea," and Coach Frank Martin saying, "Everything's being evaluated," -...

By Josh Barr  | April 14, 2008; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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