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February 5, 2009

Local post-Signing Day notes

One shameless plug before highlighting several noteworthy local signings that occurred yesterday. I’ll be appearing on Rob Long’s show on 1370 AM at around 11:30 today to talk Terps recruiting.

• Meade quarterback Raymond Cotton chose Ole Miss over offers from Arkansas, Kansas State and Mississippi State. Cotton, who transferred to Meade from Faith Academy in Mobile, Ala., before his senior year, originally committed to Auburn. He reopened his recruitment after Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville was dismissed.

• Central Michigan signed four Maryland natives yesterday. River Hill defensive back Leron Eaddy, Dunbar running back Davon Muse, River Hill running back Malek Redd and Thomas Johnson defensive back D.J. Scott are all headed to Mount Pleasant, Mich.

• For a look at the eight players from Dunbar who signed Div. 1 scholarships yesterday, click here and here.

Matt Heacock, The Baltimore Sun’s 2008 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year, signed with Wagner College, an FCS school in Staten Island, N.Y. The Loyola senior led the Dons with 101 tackles last season.

• Heacock was far from the only Don picking a college yesterday. Wide receiver Brandon Floyd (Georgetown), defensive back Terence Garvin, tight end/defensive end Drew Hoppes (Gettysburg), quarterback Leon Kinnard (Connecticut), lineman Matt Lentz (Bryant) and fullback Doug Shaw (Towson) will all play college football.

• Shaw was one of three Baltimore-area players to sign with Towson yesterday. Poly teammates Arnold Farmer, a defensive tackle, and Chuck Johnson, an offensive lineman, both chose the Tigers. Towson’s 15-man class included 13 players from Maryland.

Bubba Harris, a 2008 Loyola graduate and The Baltimore Sun’s 2007 All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year, signed a letter of intent to play at North Carolina Central. Harris, 6 feet 1 and 235 pounds, spent last season at Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy.

• Gilman defensive lineman Brandon Copeland signed with Penn. The 6-foot-2, 267-pounder was dominant on Baltimore’s D-line at the Maryland Crab Bowl. Another MIAA lineman also went Ivy League yesterday. Boys’ Latin offensive tackle John Scheve signed with Dartmouth.

• Rhode Island landed signatures from two local standouts yesterday. City College quarterback Ellis Foster and Meade wide receiver Trevor Turner both signed with the Rams.

• Archbishop Curley kicker/punter Jake Peery inked with Lehigh. Peery, a small school all-state second-team selection, kicked and punted for the Baltimore team in the Maryland Crab Bowl last December.

• Milford Mill quarterback Kevin Fulton, another Crab Bowl standout, signed with North Carolina A&T. Fulton was a member of The Sun’s All-Baltimore County offense.

• Click here for a complete list of local signings. E-mail to notify our staff of commitments we’ve missed.

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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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