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Recruiting Insider: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Woodbridge Star's Final 5 Includes Terps, WVU

From colleague Matt Stanmyre: Just talked to Woodbridge volunteer assistant coach Darren Hill, a mentor to Vikings running back De'Antwan Williams, one of the nation's most coveted recruits. Hill said Williams has narrowed his list of potential colleges to West Virginia, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Maryland and Rutgers. Hill added that Williams...

By Josh Barr  | November 21, 2008; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Jenkins to Maryland?

That's what one reader emailed me asking about: Hi Josh, My name is Matt, and I'm a Maryland alum and football fan. Was reading up on your "Recruiting Insider" column - specifically about Jelani Jenkins, and I'm wondering what you think the chances are that the Terps will land that...

By Josh Barr  | November 21, 2008; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Chroniger Looking ACC/Big East

Caught up with DeMatha Coach Bill McGregor earlier this week and while he is focused on tomorrow night's WCAC title game against Good Counsel, I managed to slip in a recruiting question or two. McGregor said that quarterback Tom Chroniger, who once committed to Eastern Michigan then decided to look...

By Josh Barr  | November 21, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Most Popular Color in Recruiting

Here's a terrific column about the most popular color in recruiting circles: gray, as in shades of gray and not black or white. Every time the NCAA makes a new rule, coaches simply find a way to work around it. Plenty of ink for D.C. Assault and its pipeline to...

By Josh Barr  | November 20, 2008; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Voice in Favor of Turning Back the Clock

This is an often-discussed topic in this space, but I won't mind having one more person on my side. Paul Woody of the Richmond Times-Dispatch is on board with the notion that teenagers selecting their colleges is becoming way overhyped. He has an interesting idea about televising the announcements of...

By Josh Barr  | November 19, 2008; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stanford Makes Another Local Offer

Stanford continues to make a push in local recruiting circles, this time offering Good Counsel defensive end Troy Gloster a scholarship. It is the second scholarship offer for Gloster, a 6-0, 210-pound junior whose older brother Drew plays for Maryland. Gloster has 27 tackles and three sacks this season for...

By Josh Barr  | November 19, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jenkins' Decision Imminent?

Just stopped by Good Counsel to do some homework in advance of Saturday's WCAC title tilt with DeMatha. Talked to Good Counsel All-Met linebacker Jelani Jenkins about his college recruiting about to pick up, but he says that nothing is close to happening. Jenkins said that after Saturday's game, he...

By Josh Barr  | November 18, 2008; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Ruffin-Pratt Chooses UNC

Colleague Preston Williams has the story in today's paper: T.C. Williams senior Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, the reigning All-Met girls' basketball player of the year, committed today to the University of North Carolina. The 6-foot guard, a first-team Parade all-American last season, chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Virginia and Rutgers, she...

By Josh Barr  | November 18, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Next Year's Top QB Prospect?

Spent a few minutes during halftime of Wise's 14-6 victory over Eleanor Roosevelt chatting with Arundel Coach Chuck Markiewicz, who had a top-row seat scouting potential opponents. Markiewicz said that his quarterback, Billy Cosh, has gotten some interest from East Carolina, but that the recruiting process has yet to really...

By Josh Barr  | November 17, 2008; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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QB Gets First Scholarship Offer

It was a busy weekend of football as the playoffs got into full swing across the region, but let's start today's posts with Brooke Point quarterback Brian Hudson picking up his first scholarship offer, from Liberty University. Hudson had an impressive season, with 23 touchdown passes and just two interceptions...

By Josh Barr  | November 17, 2008; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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