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Recruiting Insider: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Illini Get Another Local Pledge

Illinois cornerback Joelil Thrash earlier this week committed to play for Illinois. I hope to have more on this later today....

By Josh Barr  | July 11, 2008; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A Day in the Life of a College Assistant

Ever wonder about the life of an assistant coach on the road? Colleague Zach Berman spent a day earlier this week up I-95 with George Mason assistant Chris Caputo. Among the players Mason is hot after is Bishop McNamara rising senior Rashad Whack....

By Josh Barr  | July 11, 2008; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brooke Point Defensive End Considering U-Va, VT

Brooke Point defensive end Lanford Collins has narrowed his choices to Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Penn State but is in "no rush to make a decision," according to the Free-Lance Star. Teammate Chase Barnett, a running back, holds an offer from Liberty, as does Riverbend defensive back D.J....

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Roosevelt's Ross Brings Unique Set of Skills

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Eleanor Roosevelt's Isaiah Ross, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker and defensive lineman. Ross's 111 tackles, 13 sacks, eight forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns helped the Raiders to a 5-5 finish and earned him offers from Maryland, Illinois and Buffalo. Named the team MVP in 2007,...

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2008; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Recruit Skipping College to Play in Europe

Arizona recruit Brandon Jennings is skipping college to turn pro in Europe and folks are wondering if this could be the start of a trend. I'd also kick into the discussion this thought: Will it put pressure on the NBA to relax its age restriction?...

By Josh Barr  | July 9, 2008; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Vaughn Eligible to Play This Season

Georgetown put out a release (text below) that transfer Julian Vaughn will not have to sit out a season after transferring from Florida State. No reason is listed for the exception, saying that Vaughn wanted to keep things "private." Not sure how everyone feels about this, but not providing a...

By Josh Barr  | July 8, 2008; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Get Good News on Mosley

So Maryland recruit Sean Mosley reportedly will meet the NCAA's minimum academic eligibility standards and can then apply for admission to the university. That's great news for the Terrapins, who have had a rough offseason. A word of caution, though: Top-tier recruits like Mosley tend to be more scrutinized than...

By Josh Barr  | July 7, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Should Recuits Get Second Chances?

This was a hot topic locally last year and is making its annual appearance in the news. A Nebraska recruit who reached a plea agreement and received probation after allegedly robbing a man of $900 plans to enroll in summer school next week and be ready for the start of...

By Josh Barr  | July 7, 2008; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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