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June 27, 2008

A few links

I've been ridiculously busy catching up with Maryland’s flurry of football commitments this week, so there won’t be a traditional ‘Weekly recruiting roundup’ today.

(Check out this page to keep track of the Terps’ 2009 class. It has bio pictures -- courtesy of -- and a commitment story for each recruit.)

In the next few days, I’ll have features on River Hill running back/slot receiver Malek Redd, who committed to Central Michigan this week, and New Jersey linebacker Ryan Donohue, who committed to Maryland on Tuesday. reports that Long Island kicker Nick Ferrara committed to UM yesterday, so I’ll try and catch up with him, too.

For now, here are a few of the more newsworthy links from the past week.

The Washington Post‘s Josh Barr reports that Forestville defensive end DeOnte Arnett will end his recruitment Wednesday, choosing between Cincinnati, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio State and Tennessee. Barr likes Maryland’s chances.

The guess here is that Arnett gives the local team quite a boost and pledges for the Terps.

• Plainfield, N.J., point guard Isaiah Epps had an eventful week. The 2010 prospect visited Maryland unofficially Tuesday and also learned his high school head coach, Pete Vasil, would not return to Plainfield next season. ZagsBlog explains the situation here and gets an interesting quote from Vasil regarding Epps’ recruitment.

“He had a great time,” Vasil said of Epps’ visit [to Maryland]. “Now he’s got to do the right thing and make the right decision.”

Epps will be 18 in August and only has one year of high school eligibility remaining before potentially going prep.

• Virginia Beach shooting guard Andre Dawkins, a 2010 prospect, committed to Duke last night over offers from Maryland, Clemson, Virginia Tech and several others.

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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