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Recruiting Insider: January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009

Will Illinois Land a Big Recruit?

One of the more intriguing recruiting battles -- which surely will affect Washington-area football players -- is being played out far from the Beltway. Penn State assistant coach Larry Johnson, credited for much of the Nittany Lions' success recruiting locally, apparently is being wooed by Illinois. The Illini, you might...

By Josh Barr  | January 8, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Illinois, Larry Johnson, Penn State  
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Hawkins Still With Terps, But Might Take Other Visits?

Quince Orchard All-Met defensive back Travis Hawkins will not enroll for the second semester at Maryland and might take some official visits to other schools, but he remains committed to play for the Terps, Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini said. According to Mencarini, Hawkins, who is considered a top-notch cornerback,...

By Josh Barr  | January 8, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Travis Hawkins  
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Spotlight on Georgetown Recruit

Today's Recruiting Spotlight takes a look at Georgetown Prep junior guard Markel Starks, who already has committed to play for Georgetown. Starks always has been talented and now he's adding poise and maturity to his game....

By Josh Barr  | January 8, 2009; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Basketball  | Tags:  Markel Starks  
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More on Tavon/West Virginia

Here is more on yesterday's news that Dunbar-Baltimore star running back Tavon Austin has committed to play for West Virginia. Austin said the Mountaineers' small, shifty backs like Steve Slaton (and Noel Devine) played a large part in making his decision. But this might be the most interesting quote...

By Josh Barr  | January 7, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Tavon Austin  
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Tavon The Great Bound for West Virginia

Dunbar-Baltimore superstar running back Tavon Austin today committed to play for West Virginia. Jim Laise of wvsports.com was kind enough to pass along his dispatch: The running back-athlete who has been at the top of lead recruiter Lonnie Galloway's "Wish List" since Galloway arrived at West Virginia a year ago...

By Josh Barr  | January 6, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Stone Bridge OL Picks William & Mary

Colleague Paul Tenorio with the news: Stone Bridge offensive lineman Trevor Springman became the seventh Bulldog senior to commit to play college football when he was verbally committed to William & Mary on Saturday, according to Stone Bridge Coach Mickey Thompson. Springman, a 6-5, 261-pound guard, was a first-team all-Liberty...

By Josh Barr  | January 5, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jenkins Plans Penn State Trip

Not much news among the locals in this weekend's high school football all-star games. Good Counsel All-Met linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who played in the UnderArmour All-America game on Sunday night, plans to take his next official visit to Penn State on the weekend of Jan. 16-18. He visited Florida last...

By Josh Barr  | January 5, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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