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Recruiting Insider: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

WCAC Guard Chooses Drexel

Been a busy 24 hours on this end, but I wanted to make a quick post. St. John's Coach Paul DeStefano called last night to report that guard Derrick Thomas had committed to play for Drexel. Thomas spent last season on the Cadets' JV after transferring from a New England...

By Josh Barr  | January 30, 2009; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Basketball  | Tags:  Derrick Thomas  
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Seneca Valley Standout Chooses MAC

Seneca Valley Coach Fred Kim reports that free safety Xavier Hughes has committed to play for Ohio. The Screaming Eagles have a handful of other players yet to firm up their college plans. Kim said that cornerback Joe Rankin has an offer from Army, an official visit set to Division...

By Josh Barr  | January 29, 2009; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pointing the Finger for Terps' Struggles

It appears the blame game has started in College Park, where Coach Gary Williams and associated AD Kathy Worthington had a nice tit-fot-tat as they disagree on why Tyree Evans and Gus Gilchrist aren't suiting up for the Terps this season. Maryland's struggles are a topic of strong interest for...

By Josh Barr  | January 28, 2009; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Basketball  
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Loudoun Recruiting Items; Interest in Williams Heating Up

Colleague Paul Tenorio has a few recruiting tidbits from Loudoun County. Stone Bridge wide receiver-defensive back Nick Sheehan has accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Virginia Tech, while teammate Matt Custer, an offensive lineman, received a similar offer from Maryland. Scroll down to read about Loudoun County linebacker Chase Williams,...

By Josh Barr  | January 27, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Chase Williams  
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All-Met Kicker Chooses Virginia Tech

All-Met kicker Andrew Lloyd of James Wood has committed to play for Virginia Tech. Lloyd's father, Philip, reports that the Hokies recently offered Lloyd a preferred walk-on slot, with the opportunity to compete for a scholarship. Philip Lloyd said the Hokies also like that Andrew Lloyd can punt. North Carolina...

By Josh Barr  | January 27, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Andrew Lloyd  
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Iowa: "Not All Cornfields and All That"

Caught up with Wootton wide receiver Stephane N'goumou upon his return from Iowa to discuss his commitment to play for the Hawkeyes. "The trip was nice," N'goumou said. "I liked a lot of things about Iowa. The town. The city is nice, the culture is great. The people are nice....

By Josh Barr  | January 27, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Local Footballer Picks New Mexico

Hopefully those New Mexico faithful that emailed and, yes, called earlier this month will be happy to know that DeMatha offensive lineman Calvin McDowney has committed to play for the Lobos after taking an official visit to Albuquerque this past weekend. This is truly a success story. I chronicled McDowney's...

By Josh Barr  | January 26, 2009; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Calvin McDowney, New Mexico  
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Former Coach Helps Player Land at Iowa

So the road to Iowa apparently runs through Indiana. At least it did for Wootton wide receiver Stephane N'goumou, who this weekend committed to play for the Hawkeyes. "You remember Gunnard Twyner?" Wootton Coach Greg Malling said. "He got it started." Twyner, the former Kennedy coach now living in Indiana,...

By Josh Barr  | January 26, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Stephane N'goumou  
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Terps Get Started on Next Year's Recruiting Class

It didn't take long for Wise free safety Titus Till to make his college decision. Till, a 6-2, 190-pound junior last month was offered a scholarship by Maryland and this weekend he committed to play for the Terps. "I loved the whole atmosphere of the campus and the coaches and...

By Josh Barr  | January 26, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Titus Till  
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