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Recruiting Insider: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Another Kicker Discovered in Unlikely Place

Okay, so maybe Dave Ruffer isn't alone. Texas Tech might have found its new kicker during a between-quarters promotion. Seems that you make a 30-yard field goal to win a prize and that's good enough for a tryout. Here's the thing. Having dealt with recruiting for many years now, I...

By Josh Barr  | October 24, 2008; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Notre Dame Finds a Player in a Most Unusual Place

From the far side of recruiting tales comes this story about Notre Dame's potential kicker this weekend. Gonzaga grad Dave Ruffer, a standout golfer in high school who did not play football, will be in uniform for the first time for the Irish and could be their kicker. Ruffer attended...

By Josh Barr  | October 24, 2008; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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"The Best Player You've Never Heard Of"?

Got an interesting one here. Eitan Chemerinski, a 6-9 forward at Jewish Day School, has committed to play for Ivy League defending champion Cornell, first-year JDS Coach Matt Feldman said. "He's going to be the best player you've never heard of, without a doubt," said Feldman, who previously was an...

By Josh Barr  | October 23, 2008; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McNamara Sends Another Player to N.C. A&T

Got an email from Bishop McNamara Coach Marty Keithline with the news that senior Lawrence Smith has committed to play for North Carolina A&T. He will reunite there with point guard Marc Hill, the Mustangs' on-court leader the past few seasons who is now a freshman at A&T. That's three...

By Josh Barr  | October 22, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps Land Big Forward from Connecticut

Is this a big pickup for Maryland? The Terps yesterday landed a commitment from Connecticut power forward Jordan Williams. Homestate U-Conn. Had not offered Williams, but plenty of other top teams had and he said he picked Maryland over St. John's....

By Josh Barr  | October 22, 2008; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Forest Park's Jackson picks GW

Correspondent Matthew Stanmyre has another scoop out of Prince William County: Forest Park senior guard Danni Jackson, a second-team All-Met girls' basketball player, orally committed to George Washington on Tuesday night, choosing the Colonials over Wake Forest. Jackson took an official visit to George Washington this past weekend, and made...

By Dan Uthman  | October 21, 2008; 9:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Update on De'Antwan Williams

Correspondent Matthew Stanmyre caught up with Scott Enlow, a volunteer assistant coach with Woodbridge, to talk about the Vikings' running back De'Antwan Williams: The other day I talked with Woodbridge volunteer assistant coach Scott Enlow, who has been a close friend and mentor to Vikings star running back De'Antwan Williams...

By Dan Uthman  | October 21, 2008; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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T. Roosevelt's Drakeford Chooses Terps (Updated)

Post sports writer Alan Goldenbach breaks this news: Theodore Roosevelt senior linebacker Darin Drakeford committed to Maryland on Monday afternoon, choosing the Terps over Illinois, which has had success recruiting the Washington area (especially D.C. public schools) thanks to assistant head coach and former Maryland recruiting coordinator Mike Locksley, a...

By Dan Uthman  | October 20, 2008; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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