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Recruiting Insider: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Armwood Out of U-18 Trials; He and Vinson ave Short Lists

Montrose Christian forward Isaiah Armwood opted out of next week's USA Basketball under-18 team trials in Washington because he cannot afford to take off from summer school as he wants to ensure he is eligible to play as a college freshman, Montrose Coach Stu Vetter said. "It's an honor to...

By Josh Barr  | June 26, 2008; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Forestville's Arnett Set to Decide

Insider special/super correspondent B.J. Koubaroulis passes along this report: According to Coach Charles Harley, Forestville junior DeOnte Arnett -- a 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end -- is expected to make a verbal commitment on Wednesday. Rated as high as 11th among the nation's top defensive ends, Arnett has a tremendous wing-span,...

By Josh Barr  | June 26, 2008; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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An Inside Look at Beasley

In case you haven't seen, here are three entertaining videos of former All-Met Mike Beasley and his preparation leading up to tonight's NBA draft. They're pretty amusing. And while they don't have anything to do with recruiting, you can see the work required to get better....

By Josh Barr  | June 26, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Locals Dot Nominees For All-American Bowl

Plenty of locals among the gazillion players nominated for this year's U.S. Army All-American Bowl: River Hill All-Met defensive back Michael Campanaro Tuscarora cornerback Dominic Clarke Lackey safety Darrell Givens Good Counsel All-Met linebacker Jelani Jenkins Liberty linebacker Corey Lillard Dunbar wide receiver Deon Long Gwynn Park lineman Raynard Randolph...

By Josh Barr  | June 25, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Locals Trying Out for U-18 National Team

Montrose Christian rising seniors Terrell Vinson (an All-Met) and Isaiah Armwood are among the 25 players who will compete at Verizon Center next week to be named to the under-18 national team that will compete in Argentina next month. Georgetown incoming freshman Hollis Thompson and Virginia incoming freshman Sylven Landesburg...

By Josh Barr  | June 24, 2008; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maze Starts Second Career Before U-T

Good god. A buddy just showed me this video of one-time Maryland recruit/eventual Tennessee signee Bobby Maze. Tough to watch the whole thing, but pretty comical. Enjoy....

By Josh Barr  | June 24, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Point Guard to Skip College for Europe?

Keep an eye on this. Arizona recruit Brandon Jennings is keeping open the possibility of skipping college to turn pro in Europe. Jennings, a point guard who played at Oak Hill Academy last season, has yet to meet the NCAA's minimum academic standards for freshman eligibility. If he doesn't qualify,...

By Josh Barr  | June 24, 2008; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Coaches Stay In Front of NCAA Enforcement

This is a terrific read on the history of college athletics recruiting and how coaches have always tried to stay one step ahead of the NCAA and its predecessors. There's mention of then-Oklahoma assistant Barry Switzer virtually living with a quarterback prospect. Tales of how Maryland, Virginia Tech and Virginia...

By Josh Barr  | June 24, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DeMatha-Good Counsel on ESPN2

It's never too early to talk football, is it? Coming off its flop on national TV to start this past season, DeMatha will return to the airwaves this fall, with ESPN2 picking up the Stags' game at Good Counsel. The game will be moved up one day, to Thursday, Oct....

By Josh Barr  | June 23, 2008; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Lemming Says Paterno's Status Hurting Recruiting

While Penn State is crushing the competition in recruiting the Washington area and the Philly Inquirer recently reported that Coach Joe Paterno's tenuous job situation isn't hindering recruiting, this story and analyst Tom Lemming say say otherwise. However, I'm not sure I buy the rationale that it is Paterno's age/job...

By Josh Barr  | June 23, 2008; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Virginia Interested in Georgia Point Guard

Here's a look at Virginia's recruiting prospects, highlighting Georgia point guard Mfon Udofia's performance at the NBA Players Association Top 100 camp last week in Charlottesville. There's also a quick look at rising junior forward Travis McKie from Richmond, who already holds scholarship offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and...

By Josh Barr  | June 23, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Linebacker Talks About Picking Terps

Caught up with C.H. Flowers linebacker Lorne Goree over the weekend to talk about his decision to commit to Maryland. He said he also took a visit to West Virginia but that choosing the Terrapins was quite easy. "There's a lot of love at Maryland," said Goree, wo played two...

By Josh Barr  | June 23, 2008; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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