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Recruiting Insider: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

RB Lacks Size But Has Plenty of Talent

Brooke Point running back Chase Barnett has rushed for more than 4,000 yards but because he is only 5-7 and 170 pounds, his only scholarship offer is from I-AA Liberty. Barnett says he has something to prove again this season and rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a...

By Josh Barr  | September 5, 2008; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Crab Bowl Rosters Announced

The intra-Maryland Baltimore vs. Washington all-star game will be held Dec. 20 at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Here is the Washington roster, I've tried to fill in positions/college commitments (Prince George's/Montgomery/SMAC): Brandon Greening, Calvert; LB Brandon Killebrew, C.H. Flowers; LB Lorne Goree, C.H. Flowers (Maryland); K Mark Magas, Damascus; DB...

By Josh Barr  | September 5, 2008; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Dunbar Alum Takes His Game to Top of the World

Here's one you don't see everyday. A former Dunbar High guard has transferred to the University of Alaska to play basketball. Paul Wayne played one year apiece at Salt Lake Community College, College of Southern Idaho and Cal State-Northridge before joining the Seawolves....

By Josh Barr  | September 4, 2008; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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QO Standout Hawkins in the Spotlight

Quince Orchard standout Travis Hawkins has plenty of scholarship offers, partly because he has the attitude that "hitting someone is something I love to do." As the Cougars prepared for the upcoming season, Hawkins recently told Coach Dave Mencarini not to take him off the field on defense, that if...

By Josh Barr  | September 3, 2008; 11:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Coach Makes Promise, Recruit Fumbles

Interesting story here. Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden promised running Jamie Harper the season's first carry as part of his recruiting pitch. Harper fumbled, Clemson fumbled away the game to Alabama, 34-10. Maybe more interesting: Sift through this to read Steve Spurrier's response. Never shy, the ol' ball coach wonders whether...

By Josh Barr  | September 2, 2008; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Will Boobirds Cast Terps in a Negative Light?

I'm curious what folks think of this. After all that was made of the decision to start Jordan Steffy ahead of Chris Turner and whether it would impact the Terps' recruiting efforts, I have to say I think a far bigger detriment will be the way fans jumped all over...

By Josh Barr  | September 2, 2008; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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