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Recruiting Insider: August 10, 2008 - August 16, 2008

Local Player Is A-10 Bound

Potomac School center Brian Freeman has committed to play for Fordham. He also had scholarship offers from Delaware and Northeastern and was getting plenty of other interest. Fordham assistant "Travis Lyons from DeMatha [a 1994 All-Met] had been involved all along," Potomac School Coach Sean Whalen said. "I think it's...

By Josh Barr  | August 14, 2008; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In a Surprise, Taylor to Baylor

Put this one in the surprising files. Kicked off the team at Penn State, former All-Met lineman Phil Taylor has enrolled at Baylor, according to his high school coach, Gwynn Park's Danny Hayes. "I guess he likes Texas," Hayes said. "I had a long talk with [Penn State assistant] Larry...

By Josh Barr  | August 14, 2008; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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More from Spurlock Picking U-Va. over G'town

Just got off the line with Tristan Spurlock, who reports he's "doing real good" after accepting a scholarship offer from Virginia last night. "I think everybody pretty much knows it came down to them and Georgetown for my last two," Spurlock said. "Both of them are close enough to home....

By Josh Barr  | August 14, 2008; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Spotlight on Oakton Linebacker

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Oakton's Jack Tyler, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker who enters his senior season with 193 career tackles and three interceptions. Following his junior year, when he recorded 113 tackles at inside linebacker and spent time at fullback, Tyler is expected to draw heavy recruiting interest this...

By Josh Barr  | August 14, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Talented Guard Chooses U-Va

Oops. Tried to post this last night after getting confirmation, but for some reason it didn't publish: Tristan Spurlock, who played last season at Montrose Christian, has committed to play for Virginia. It is not much of a surprise. The Cavaliers have long been after Spurlock. It is unclear where...

By Josh Barr  | August 13, 2008; 11:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Local Forward Makes Choice

Colleague Matt Stanmyre passes along this news: Stonewall Jackson rising senior forward Samantha Jordan has orally committed to Lafayette. That gives the Raiders two Division I-bound players after rising junior guard Kyani White orally committed to Virginia Tech earlier this summer....

By Josh Barr  | August 13, 2008; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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North Carolina QB Recruit on the Rise

Not much news on the recruiting front and college and high school teams hit the practice field for preseason practice and less time is devoted to the wooing of players. But this certaintly is interesting. West Springfield quarterback Bryn Renner was one of the players on the rise this summer...

By Josh Barr  | August 12, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Star Lineman Down to Five, Including Terps

St. John's second-team All-Met lineman Pete White has narrowed his college choices to Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, Miami and, interestingly, Oregon. How did the Ducks get in the mix? "I really like their offensive line coach," White said between practices one day last week. "I like their offense." Oregon offensive line...

By Josh Barr  | August 11, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Hofstra Nets Local Guard

Brian Wiley, coach of the D.C. Heat AAU team, emails with the news that Riverdale Baptist rising senior Candace Bond has committed to play for Hofstra, reaching her decision after a recent unofficial campus visit....

By Josh Barr  | August 11, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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N.C. State Doing Well in the District

Colleague Alan Goldenbach files this report to start off the week: H.D. Woodson is setting up a nice little girls' basketball colony at N.C. State. Former All-Met Tia Bell will be a sophomore there this year, while rising senior center Jeniece Johnson committed last fall. Now, the Wolfpack have also...

By Josh Barr  | August 11, 2008; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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