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Recruiting Insider: September 21, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Nation's Top Players/Teams Coming to D.C. Area?

That's what I'm hearing. Talk has been circulating for a few weeks that an end-of-season high school basketball championship will be staged this year, and it appears likely now that the event is going to happen. Details are hard to find -- event organizers wouldn't comment on their plans. However,...

By Josh Barr  | September 26, 2008; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Georgetown Gets in on the Act, Nabs Top Junior

When will the parade of top local juniors making college commitments stop? The latest is Georgetown Prep guard Markel Starks, who yesterday accepted a scholarship offer to play for Georgetown. "My phone has been ringing like crazy," Little Hoyas Coach Dwayne Bryant said. "Angry coaches. You have no idea." The...

By Josh Barr  | September 25, 2008; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Magill Says Delaware 'Felt Right'; U-Md., VT in Hunt at QO

Quince Orchard tight end Cody Magill did the summer camp circuit and had 13 scholarship offers, including several from I-A schools like Syracuse and Miami of Ohio. But when he went to a game at Delaware, making his college choice was easy. Picking a I-AA offer "didn't really matter to...

By Josh Barr  | September 25, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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SEC QB Recruit Leading His New Team

It hasn't taken long for Auburn quarterback recruit Ray Cotton to mesh with his new teammates. Cotton, who moved to the area in August, has revitalized the Mustangs, who at 2-1 already have doubled last season's win total....

By Josh Barr  | September 25, 2008; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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QO Senior Makes (Somewhat) Surprising Choice

Quince Orchard tight end Cody Magill had several I-A scholarship offers but last night gave a verbal commitment to play for I-AA powerhouse Delaware, according to Cougars Coach Dave Mencarini. I'll have more on this later today....

By Josh Barr  | September 25, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps, Cavs, Hokies in Hunt for DeMatha Juniors

Last DeMatha post this week? Junior forward Victor Oladipo holds offers "all over the place," according to Stags Coach Mike Jones: Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Providence, Massachusetts, George Mason, Auburn and a few others. "But I don't think he's anywhere near making a decision," Jones said. Junior forward Jerian...

By Josh Barr  | September 24, 2008; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Top Juniors in a Rush to Decide

So what is going on with the rash of top juniors who have already decided on their college choice? DeMatha guard Josh Selby is bound for Tennessee, while last weekend Gonzaga's Tyler Thornton and Courtland's Josh Hairston pledged for Duke. "It's the trend," DeMatha Coach Mike Jones said. "I'm sure...

By Josh Barr  | September 23, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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DeMatha Coach Talks About Guard's Choice

As I was preparing to go on the set last night to reveal this week's football rankings on Washington Post Live, I got a call from DeMatha Coach Mike Jones to talk aboiut point guard Josh Selby's verbal commitment to play for Tennessee. Jones said that he "was standing in...

By Josh Barr  | September 23, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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DeMatha Guard Chooses Tennessee

DeMatha point guard Josh Selby has committed to play for Tennessee after taking an unofficial visit to Knoxville, a DeMatha official confirmed tonight. Selby had a ton of scholarship offers after a terrific summer on the travel-team circuit. I'll have more on it this week....

By Josh Barr  | September 21, 2008; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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