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Recruiting Insider: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

UMBC Gets Early Commitment

The one and only Dave Yanovitz files this report: St. Mary's-Annapolis guard Nick Groce, a 6-2 junior who helped lead the Saints to the MIAA-B boys' basketball title game following a season-ending injury to star guard Josh Morgan-Green, has made an early verbal commitment to UMBC. Groce, who moved from...

By Josh Barr  | June 5, 2008; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Williams to Blame?

So David Steele says that Gus Gilchrist's transfer is no fault of Gary Williams. Don't know that I buy that line of thinking. While I wouldn't blame Williams specifically for Gilchrist's departure, it cannot be argued that Williams oversees a program that seems to be in chaos. From Bobby Maze...

By Josh Barr  | June 5, 2008; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Gilchrist's Career Takes Another Bizarre Twist

So Gus Gilchrist is transferring from Maryland. It's a huge blow for the Terrapins, who are staggering through this offseason. Shane Walker is transferring. Bobby Maze is out, though some might say he was never a good fit. Then there was the mess with Tyree Evans. Now Gilchrist. And Sean...

By Josh Barr  | June 4, 2008; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Jenkins Planning College Trips

Good Counsel All-Met linebacker Jelani Jenkins has 30-plus scholarship offers and plans to use the upcoming weeks to figure things out. His father, Maurice, said that Jenkins as an upcoming West Coast trip to visit USC, UCLA and Stanford. There also will be trips to colleges in Florida and another...

By Josh Barr  | June 3, 2008; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Big Lineman With Long List

Ran into St. John's Coach Joe Patterson at yesterday's All-Met luncheon. Almost didn't recognize him now that he bought a razor and shaved his beard. Anyway, he reports that standout lineman Pete White will use the summer to take unofficial campus visits and holds scholarship offers from: Maryland, Tennessee, Florida,...

By Josh Barr  | June 3, 2008; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Good Alternative to an Early Signing Period

While SEC coaches want the early to create an early signing period for football - something I don't think is close to happening - here's what I think is a much better idea: Prohibit all those early scholarship offers. If a player can't be offered until the start of his...

By Josh Barr  | June 3, 2008; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forestville Standout Narrows His List

Plenty of football updates to pass along today. Let's start with Forestville's DeOnte' Arnett, who has whittle his list to five final choices, according to Knights Coach Charles Harley: Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio State and Cincinnati. Arnett, a 6-4, 247-pound defensive end, plans to visit all five schools this summer...

By Josh Barr  | June 3, 2008; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"Zook Loophole" to Close?

Last month I wrote about Ron Zook getting around the NCAA's new so-called Saban Rule by olding coaching clinics at various high schools during the spring evaluation period when head coaches are not permitted to make recruiting visits to those schools. Well, now it seems SEC coaches want to close...

By Josh Barr  | June 2, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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