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Recruiting Insider: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

QB Hires PR Firm, Hits Sports Bar, Pledges to BYU

So you're one of the nation's top-rated rising senior quarterbacks. You're from Sammamish, Wash., just east of Seattle. And you decide that you want to choose a scholarship offer from Brigham Young over all the other schools wooing you. Some think that maybe Utah's success this season in the Bowl...

By Josh Barr  | June 5, 2009; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Syracuse Offers Broad Run Wide Receiver

Man About Loudoun County Paul Tenroio reports that Broad Run wide receiver Adrian Flemming picked up a scholarship offer from Syracuse this week. Flemming, who is 6-4, previously had been offered by Marshall and Delaware....

By Josh Barr  | June 5, 2009; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Purdue Joins the List for Battlefield Quarterback

Spoke earlier this week with Battlefield Coach Mark Cox, who reports that rising senior quarterback Bo Revell is getting plenty of attention from college recruiters but has yet to receive a scholarship offer. "He's gotten a lot of interest," Cox said of the 6-6, 230-pound Revell. "He's got a busy...

By Josh Barr  | June 4, 2009; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Olasewere Ready to Hit the Big Apple

Sort of. Springbrook All-Met forward Jamal Olasewere, who blossomed as a college prospect late in the season and led the Blue Devils to a second consecutive Maryland 4A championship, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for Long Island University. Here is the school's official release, though I'm still looking for...

By Josh Barr  | June 2, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Top Hoopster Heading to the CAA

One of the nation's top basketball players will take the court in the CAA next year. Elena Delle Donne, a 6-5 guard, originally signed with Connecticut before saying she was burned out and enrolling at hometown Delaware and playing volleyball as a freshman. Now, she will join the Blue Hens'...

By Josh Barr  | June 2, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Top Prospect Leaves Frederick for Prep School

So top prospect J.R. Ferguson is leaving St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick to play his senior year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. It's a curious move, with Ferguson expressing his desire to move up in recruiting rankings as the chief reason for the transfer. The question here...

By Josh Barr  | June 1, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Too Early to Say Where UK's Haul Ranks

While John Calipari seemingly got all the players he wanted since being hired at Kentucky - including former Eleanor Roosevelt All-Met Darnell Dodson - it's too early to start thinking of the incoming group of Wildcats as one of the best recruiting hauls ever. For while basketball recruiting can be...

By Josh Barr  | June 1, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eighth DeMatha Junior Receives I-A Offer

Fullback Austin Bailey is the eighth DeMatha junior to receive a division I-A scholarship offer. Miami of Ohio offered the 5-11, 240-pound Bailey. "He's the strongest guy, pound-for-pound, on the team," Stags Coach Bill McGregor said....

By Josh Barr  | June 1, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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