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Recruiting Insider: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Indiana Moves 'Home' Game to Landover

How important is visibility among recruits on the East Coast? Indiana will move its 2010 home game against Penn State to FedEx Field, in part so that the Hoosiers can get closer to an area they - and others - are trying to recruit. Penn State has eight Washington-area recruits...

By Josh Barr  | August 26, 2009; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Indiana, Penn State, football  
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DeMatha Running Back Makes Big Ten Pick

DeMatha running back Marcus Coker has committed to play for Iowa. Coker, who is 6 feet and 230 pounds, had narrowed his choices to the Hawkeyes, Minnesota and Wake Forest. He had never been to either of the Big Ten schools -- or even their respective states -- before a...

By Josh Barr  | August 26, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  DeMatha, Iowa  
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Web Sites Present New Dynamic in Recruiting

Colleagues Steve Yanda and Eric Prisbell have a good story in today's paper about how Web sites are changing recruiting. The problem? There is no way to regulate - for recruits, colleges or the NCAA -- these sites. Sure, a school could decline to provide credentials for home games, but...

By Josh Barr  | August 25, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Basketball  
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D.C. Skill Players Getting Offers

Colleague Alan Goldenbach files this dispatch: More offers are pouring in for D.C. players, and the schools recruiting them are not all the usual suspects. While H.D. Woodson's 6-foot-4 senior wide receiver Alonzo Russell has some familiar suitors offering him (Pittsburgh and West Virginia), a trio of Coolidge senior skill-position...

By Josh Barr  | August 25, 2009; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Coolidge, DCUAA, H.D. Woodson, Kansas, New Mexico, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia  
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Gonzaga's Lindsay Picks Richmond

Get ready for some more basketball commitments as seniors try to firm up their scholarship plans before school starts. The latest to make up his mind is Gonzaga guard Cedrick Lindsay, who on Sunday accepted an offer to play for Richmond, Eagles Coach Steve Turner reported. Lindsay, who is 6...

By Josh Barr  | August 23, 2009; 10:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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