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Recruiting Insider: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Groh Thinks Highly of WCAC

Virginia Coach Al Groh thinks highly of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. We've always been very, very aware of the overall circumstance of those schools," Groh said. "The quality of play, excellent academics, the sense of discipline. We're very tuned into them for quite some time. The overall circumstances worked...

By Josh Barr  | October 10, 2008; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Not Your Typical Recruiting Story

For anyone who doesn't think that recruiting is an imperfect science, consider this story. I got an email earlier this week alerting me to the success of All-Met wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell of Arundel, who is lighting it up as a freshman at Rhode Island. I remember last year, when...

By Josh Barr  | October 10, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Auburn Cans OC; Cotton Back on the Market?

Colleague Katie Carrera passes along this item on Auburn recruit Ray Cotton. The Meade quarterback picked the Tigers in part because of offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, who this week was fired: Raymond Cotton Sr. said his son Ray was "rather shocked" when he found out that Auburn had decided to...

By Josh Barr  | October 10, 2008; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Small Forward Picks Navy

Big Boss Man Dan Uthman forwards this email from the folks at St. John's (Md.): Troy King, a senior at Saint John's (Md.), has verbally committed to Coach Billy Lange and the Naval Academy to continue his education and basketball career. During the 2007-2008 season, the 6-foot-7 small forward from...

By Josh Barr  | October 8, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Eagle Bank Bowl All-Star Game on Hold for a Year

Talked to one of the game organizers this morning and he said it is simply too much work to try to pull off a high school football all-star game that would be held in conjunction with this year's game Dec. 20 at RFK Stadium. The plan is to hold an...

By Josh Barr  | October 7, 2008; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Local Hoopster Makes Pick, Will Go to A-10

I'm trying to track down more information on this one, but a good source says that former Wise forward Maxie Esho has committed to play for Massachusetts. Esho, who is 6-7, did not play for the Pumas last season even though he was eligible and has since transferred to Lee...

By Josh Barr  | October 7, 2008; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Indiana Done With Sanctions?

Here's one that every other school will be following closely. Indiana, in the aftermath of Kelvin Sampson's misdoings, says it expects no further penalties from the NCAA. The Hoosiers are operating four scholarships under the NCAA limit of 13 this season, but only one of those is related to Sampson's...

By Josh Barr  | October 7, 2008; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Braswell, Dodson Make New Choices

Wow. Talk about a big day in local hoops recruiting. Chris Braswell and Darnell Dodson have found new homes. Braswell, who played at Suitland and DeMatha and previously committed to Georgetown, yesterday accepted a scholarship offer to play for Charlotte. His other suitors reportedly included Maryland, Virginia Tech and Indiana....

By Josh Barr  | October 7, 2008; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Will Terps' Struggles Impact Recruiting?

Just when you're thinking how well things are going on the field for Maryland and how their recruiting probably will get a bump, they turn in Saturday night's stinker at Virginia. On Thursday night, Ralph Friedgen, offensive coordinator James Franklin, defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, recruiting coordinator Dave Sollazzo and running...

By Josh Barr  | October 6, 2008; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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