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

Spotlight on Randolph, a Future Terp?

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Gwynn Park's Raynard Randolph -- a 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman with offers from Rutgers, Tennessee, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, West Virginia, Michigan State, Illinois and Maryland. A 17-year-old with a passion for pass-blocking, Randolph has been a team captain at Gwynn Park since his sophomore season and...

By Josh Barr  | July 17, 2008; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Terps QB Recruit Bolts for Memphis?

Meant to post this one yesterday. While the Terps picked up Caleb Porzel for 2009, they lost a 2008 recruit. Quarterback Tyler Bass, who signed a letter-of-intent in February, instead will enroll at Memphis after Maryland planned to enroll him in January as a grayshirt. It's an unusual situation; usually...

By Josh Barr  | July 16, 2008; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Braswell Looking Around; Hoyas Still in the Picture

So Chris Braswell is headed back to Hargrave Military Academy for another year of prep school in the fall and now he's taking another look at his college choices. The former Suitland and DeMatha player had committed to play for Georgetown but now is examining all his options. I guess...

By Josh Barr  | July 16, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Basketball Standout Has Two Football Offers

When talking about Caleb Porzel, Good Counsel Coach Bob Milloy noted that rising junior cornerback Louis Young holds offers from Maryland and Virginia Tech. "He started for varsity as a ninth-grader on basketball and he started for me as a 10th-grader on the football team," Milloy said when I asked...

By Josh Barr  | July 15, 2008; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pittsburgh Gets Huge Commitment

Big one here. National Christian forward Dante Taylor, a second-team All-Met has committed to play for Pittsburgh. "They recruited him for over a year now," National Christian Coach Trevor Brown said. "He likes their style of play. They get a lot of New York kids. The academic support they get...

By Josh Barr  | July 15, 2008; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Porzel Chooses Terps

Just caught up with Good Counsel speedster Caleb Porzel, who yesterday committed to play for Maryland. Porzel originally committed to play for Virginia, before later changing his mind amid some perceived offseason turmoil in Charlottesville. "It's home," Porzel said. "I just loved the environment there. It's very active. The coaches...

By Josh Barr  | July 15, 2008; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Proposed Early Signing Period Won't Solve Problems

So the American Football Coaches Association favors creating an early-signing period for football. Ok, that's good. The problem? They favor creating such period in mid-December. Forgive me, but what's the point? Of the kids who switch commitments and other bumps in the road, I'd guess most happen well before this...

By Josh Barr  | July 14, 2008; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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