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Recruiting Insider: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

A Ute movement in D.C.?

(Couldn't pass up the easy reference to the movie, "My Cousin Vinny.") Add a new school to the list that has D.C. football on its radar -- Utah. The Utes gained a commitment from Coolidge senior Avery Williams, who, according to recruiting experts, plays a position on the football field...

By Alan Goldenbach  | January 8, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Coolidge, Football  
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Kouandjio, others ready for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Folks wanting an early glimpse at many of next year's college football freshman class can tune into Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio (Channel 4, 1 p.m.). Four local players will suit up for the East team: DeMatha All-Met offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio, Thomas Johnson linebacker Nick Forbes...

By Josh Barr  | January 8, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Alabama, California, Football, Rutgers, Tennessee, Wake Forest  
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With grades rising, Hawkins back on the radar

Coming into this school year, it seemed inevitable that Eastern senior Phil Hawkins, who has Division I talent in both football and basketball, would be headed to a junior college next year, or, at the very least, a prep school. Colleges stopped recruiting him last year because it seemed he...

By Alan Goldenbach  | January 7, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Eastern, Football  
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Starks says it all with his play

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Georgetown Prep guard Markel Starks' 28-point performance in Tuesday's 71-63 victory over Bullis was the way in which Starks dominated the game. With a quiet confidence, Starks continually drove to the basket, exhorted his teammates to keep shooting and generally exuded an air of...

By Josh Barr  | January 7, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Basketball, Georgetown, Georgetown Prep, Markel Starks  
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Austin not feeling the Draft

It was no surprise to see two former All-Mets, Florida cornerback Joe Haden (Friendly) and Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn (Dunbar) announce they are forgoing their senior seasons and entering April's NFL Draft. Not only are both are expected to be first-round picks, but this was the plan for both...

By Alan Goldenbach  | January 4, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ballou, Dunbar, Football, Friendly, North Carolina  
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Another DeMatha lineman named all-American

DeMatha junior offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, who is 6 feet 7 and 295 pounds and already holds more than a dozen scholarship offers, has been selected to play in next year's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Game organizers announced the first 19 players for the game, including linebacker Curtis Grant from...

By Josh Barr  | January 4, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Arie Kouandjio, Cyrus Kouandjio, DeMatha, Football  
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