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Recruiting Insider: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Going All Over to Get Noticed

Colleague Jeff Nelson turns his Recruiting Spotlight onto Tuscarora standout Dominic Clarke, who has accepted a scholarship offer to play cornerback for Ohio State. Attending a relatively new school in Frederick County, Clarke and his father, James, took the approach that they had to visit as many camps and combines...

By Josh Barr  | November 13, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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From Walk-On to Walloper for Hokie LB

Plenty of stuff being written about former Oakton High linebacker Cody Grimm, whose only scholarship offer was to I-AA William & Mary. The son of former Redskins standout Russ Grimm learned in the film room from his father and has become one of Virginia Tech's hardest hitters. Let it be...

By Josh Barr  | November 13, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lots of Girls Put Ink to Paper, Williams Going to UNC

Lots of local girls basketball players signing LOI today, including five at Maryland 4A power Eleanor Roosevelt: Olivia Applewhite(Dayton), Ahjah Hall (Duquesne), Elashier Hall (Syracuse) and Nikia Gibbs, (St. Francis, Pa.). Another Raider, Alexis Malloy, is bound for Air Force. River Hill's Ryann Dannelly signed with Richmond. C.H. Flowers center...

By Josh Barr  | November 12, 2008; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Who's Going to Sign?

Going through the files, here is a list of basketball players who have made verbal commitments. Not all of these players will sign letters-of-intent in the week-long signing period that began today. The Ivy League and service academies do not participate in the LOI program, while some players will not...

By Josh Barr  | November 12, 2008; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Virginia About to Land a Big One

Man About Charlottesville Jeff White has some news this morning: Virginia is in the running for one of the nation's top unsigned basketball players. Renardo Sidney, a well-traveled, 6-10 forward from Los Angeles, is scheduled to visit Virginia this weekend. With the early signing period set to being tomorrow -...

By Josh Barr  | November 11, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Virginia QB Recruit Recovering from Knee Injury

This was making the rumor mill a few weeks back. Sherando quarterback Ross Metheny, a Virginia recruit, missed the end of the season after having surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. Metheny's injury, a torn medial collateral ligament, is expected to heal in time for him to be able...

By Josh Barr  | November 11, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps, Hokies Among Those Interested in Edison Linebacker

Colleague B.J. Koubaroulis files this report: Despite playing linebacker and running back for undefeated No. 11 Edison (11-0), senior Stephon Robertson has received offers from both James Madison and Delaware to play safety. Robertson, a 6-0, 190-pounder who runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, has earned a lot of late interest...

By Josh Barr  | November 11, 2008; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bo Knows Football?

Sure seems that way, that Bo Revill might be a little young to remember the "Bo Knows" Nike campaign. But the 6-foot-6 quarterback, a junior at Battlefield High in western Prince William County, is on the radar for several major programs despite being in just his first full season as...

By Josh Barr  | November 10, 2008; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Felder Still Set for Penn State

Caught up with Oxon Hill interim coach Walter Cross on Saturday before the Clippers played Wise and he said that wide receiver Brandon Felder is progressing nicely as he recovers from surgery to repair torn knee ligaments. Felder committed to Penn State over the summer but was injured in a...

By Josh Barr  | November 10, 2008; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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