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Recruiting Insider: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Jenkins Taking His Time

Colleague Steve Yanda has a terrific read today on Good Counsel All-Met linebacker Jelani Jenkins and how he has handled all of the attention that goes along with being one of the nation's top recruit. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the whole recruiting process: While the growing trend is...

By Josh Barr  | October 2, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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How Lalich Ended Up at Oregon State

Want to know how U-Va. castoff Peter Lalich wound end at Oregon State? It started with Lalich making a list of major college programs whose universities run on the quarter system? Why is that important? Because by going to a school on the quarter system, Lalich somehow is able to...

By Josh Barr  | October 1, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Terps Go to NYC for a Forward

Maryland added to its future roster, getting a commitment from 6-8 forward James Padgett of New York. He averaged nine points and nine rebounds last season and reportedly picked the Terrapins over Pittsburgh, who had just taken a commitment from Bishop McNamara's Talib Zanna....

By Josh Barr  | October 1, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Penn State Plucks Another from the D.C. Area

Got word late last night that Westlake speedster Devon Smith has committed to play for Penn State, joining the line of players heading up U.S. 15 to State College. I'll have more on this later today or tomorrow....

By Josh Barr  | October 1, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Another Stone Bridge Player Makes ACC Pick

Colleague Paul Tenorio, man of all things Loudoun, files this report: Stone Bridge senior quarterback Patrick Thompson will be joining his twin brother Zach Thompson at Wake Forest next season after accepting an offer from the Deamon Deacons on Sunday evening, according to their father, Bulldogs coach Mickey Thompson. Patrick...

By Josh Barr  | October 1, 2008; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former U-Md. Assistant Lands Another Local

Add one more to the commitment list. Severna Park senior forward Brendan Bald this weekend committed to play for Vermont. Catamounts Coach Mike Lonergan, the former Catholic U. head coach and Maryland assistant, has made recruiting the Washington area a priority, with Good Counsel's Jordan Clarke and Georgetown Prep's Garvey...

By Josh Barr  | September 29, 2008; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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7-Footer Bound for the Big East

Running out the door, but just got an email from Bishop McNamara Coach Marty Keithline announcing that center Talib Zanna has committed to play for Pittsburgh. More later today......

By Josh Barr  | September 29, 2008; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Local Guard Pledges for Winless Team

I'll have more about this one later in the week, but wanted to post this info. Potomac School guard P.J. Miller tonight gave a verbal commitment to play for New Jersey Tech, which last season became the first Division I team to ever go 0-29 in a season. Miller's dad...

By Josh Barr  | September 28, 2008; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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