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

Wise Lineman Commits to Old Dominion

Wise defensive tackle Charles Owens on Friday night committed to play for Old Dominion. A 6-foot-1, 300-pound senior, Owens had drawn interest from North Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina State and Richmond, but Old Dominion was the only school to offer him a scholarship. "Everyone was monitoring him but no one...

By Josh Barr  | October 9, 2009; 8:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football, Old Dominion, Wise  
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Mountain View Receiver Is a Top Junior Prospect

Colleague Jason Mackey profiles Mountain View wide receiver Anthony Johnson, a junior who should be one of the Washington area's top prospects next year. He already is attracting interest from Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Rutgers and Pittsburgh....

By Josh Barr  | October 9, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Anthony Johnson, Football, Mountain View, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, West Virginia  
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High School Coach Irked by Recruiting of Younger Players

While the football recruiting process continues to evolve and trend toward colleges getting involved with younger players, high school coaches aren't thrilled. Consider the take of one prominent local coach, who asked to remain anonymous because he did not want his comments to affect colleges interest in his players: "It's...

By Josh Barr  | October 9, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football  
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River Hill's Coale Coming On Late

When Max Coale began high school, he appeared headed for a Division I lacrosse scholarship. Now, the River Hill senior might be playing BCS conference football next year. After throwing himself into the football recruiting cauldron for the first time this past spring, Coale, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound lineman who is...

By Alan Goldenbach  | October 7, 2009; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football, River Hill  
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Camps, Combines Playing Bigger Role

I've got a story in today's dead-tree edition on how recruiting timetables are changing prompting camps and combines to play an ever-growing role in a prospect's recruiting. Consider Potomac sophomore Ron Darby, who held scholarship offers from Maryland and North Carolina before ever taking a varsity snap. He's not alone....

By Josh Barr  | October 6, 2009; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football, Maryland, Potomac  
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