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Recruiting Insider: February, 2012

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Penn State football signing day 2012: Brent Wilkerson

The DeMatha TE-DL is part of the first class of the post-Joe Paterno era.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National signing day 2012: Potomac RB-DB Ronald Darby commits to Florida State

The Potomac (Md.) speedster commits to the Seminoles over Clemson and Auburn.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Stanford football signing day 2012: Alex Carter signs with Cardinal

The Briar Woods All-Met is headed west to the Cardinal.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 02/01/2012

West Virginia football signing day 2012: Sam Lebbie

The All-Met linebacker heads up the Mountaineers’ recruiting class.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  12:03 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Colorado football signing day 2012: Kenneth Crawley, John Walker, DeJon Wilson head to Boulder

A trio of H.D. Woodson football players are joining the Buffaloes.

By James Wagner  |  11:25 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/01/2012

National signing day 2012: Friendship Collegiate OL-DL Eddie Goldman commits to Florida State

Friendship Collegiate All-Met signs with Florida State.

By James Wagner  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

National signing day 2012: Good Counsel WR-DB Stefon Diggs to announce commitment on Feb. 10

The All-Met Defensive Player of the Year will announce his college choice on Feb. 10.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 01/30/2012

C.H. Flowers defensive end Monte Taylor chooses North Carolina

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end commits during his official visit, opting for North Carolina over Western Michigan.

By James Wagner  |  09:07 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Oakton LB C.J. Reimann, Westfield RB Kendell Anderson commit to William & Mary

Oakton linebacker C.J. Reimann and Westfield running back Kendell Anderson, both second-team All-Met selections, committed to William & Mary.

By Paul Tenorio  |  06:50 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 01/29/2012

Live stream: Gonzaga vs. Paul VI Catholic

We streamed the big matchup between No. 1 Paul VI and No. 2 Gonzaga.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  11:32 PM ET, 01/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Livestream: No. 3 DeMatha at No. 4 Paul VI Catholic

Can’t make it to Fairfax for Friday’s big game? Watch it right here.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 01/26/2012

H.D. Woodson All-Met defensive back Kenneth Crawley talks about commitment to Colorado

The senior defensive back, a former Tennessee recruit, chooses Colorado over Kansas because he “fell in love with the school.”

By James Wagner  |  06:59 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Centreville All-Met DE Ken Ekanem picks Virginia Tech

Centreville’s two-time All-Met defensive end is expected to pick Virginia Tech next week after his visit to Notre Dame is canceled.

By Paul Tenorio  |  05:50 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Centreville TE-DE Ken Ekanem to announce college choice Feb. 1

We’ll have a live broadcast of Centreville All-Met Ken Ekanem announcing his college choice on National Signing Day.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  05:44 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Potomac (Md.) cornerback Ron Darby eliminates Maryland from consideration; Florida State believed to be most likely choice

One of the nation’s most sought-after players, the senior has narrowed his choices to Florida State, Florida, Auburn and Notre Dame

By Josh Barr  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Where are they now: Greg Whittington, Linas Kleiza and more

This week we catch up with Greg Whittington, members of the Christopher Newport University volleyball team and more.

By Alex Berlin  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/25/2012

DeMatha TE-DL Brent Wilkerson reaffirms commitment to Penn State

After making an official visit to State College, DeMatha TE-DL Brent Wilkerson was reassured Penn State is the school for him.

By Josh Barr  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Friendship Collegiate’s Eddie Goldman to focus on Alabama, Auburn, Florida State with a week left before National Signing Day

Friendship Collegiate DL Eddie Goldman is considering three schools — Alabama, Auburn and Florida State.

By James Wagner  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Maryland recruit Seth Allen not rushing back from broken hand

Fredericksburg Christian guard Seth Allen, who had been averaging 21.3 points per game, was injured just after Christmas during an on-court workout

By Josh Barr  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Dealing with that special breed of fans: Your parents

TRANSITION GAME | Your parents can be just as passionate about your sport and your success as you are.

By Monica McNutt  |  05:58 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Sidwell Friends G Josh Hart is up to nine scholarship offers, including one from Georgetown

Junior swingman is up to nine scholarship offers, including one from Georgetown, but says he has yet to narrow his college choices

By Josh Barr  |  12:02 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Gonzaga F Kris Jenkins taking things slow as bigger schools start calling

Pittsburgh, Villanova, Clemson are latest schools to inquire about the 6-foot-6 Gonzaga junior who has been the region’s hottest player

By Josh Barr  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 01/22/2012

Boys’ basketball: Who should be No. 1?

CAST YOUR VOTE | With top-ranked DeMatha falling twice last week, who should be the new No. 1 team: No. 2 Montrose Christian or No. 3 Gonzaga?

By Washington Post sports editors  |  09:47 AM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012

All-Met Offensive Player of the Year Rob Chesson keeping options open

The Old Mill running back, the All-Met Offensive Player of the Year, is leaning toward Towson but won’t make a commitment yet.

By Eric Detweiler  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Damascus freshman WR-CB Jalen Christian gets scholarship offer from South Carolina

South Carolina assistant coach Steve Spurrier Jr. visits, leaves scholarship offer for talented wide receiver and cornerback

By Josh Barr  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/19/2012

DeMatha vs. Gonzaga: Previewing the WCAC basketball clash

VIDEO | Josh Barr breaks down Saturday’s matchup, which features the area’s top post player (DeMatha’s BeeJay Anya) and the area’s hottest player (Gonzaga’s Kris Jenkins).

By Washington Post sports editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Football: Carroll’s Ngakoue drawing interest

Junior Yannick Ngakoue picked up his first offer (from West Virginia), and his coach expects many more to follow.

By Josh Barr  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Landon All-Met guard Joe McDonald commits to George Washington

Landon senior All-Met guard Joe McDonald committed to George Washington on Wednesday, choosing the Colonials over Princeton.

By Paul Tenorio  |  12:16 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Virginia Tech offers Mountain View receiver DaeSean Hamilton

Offers could start to roll in for versatile junior

By Preston Williams  |  10:17 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Dunbar’s Derwin Gray improving grades, earns Nebraska, Ohio State offers

After missing nearly all of his junior season, the lineman, one of the top recruits in the 2013 class, says he is working to improve his GPA.

By James Wagner  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Advice for the young star athlete

TRANSITION GAME | Some athletes become stars early on, but it’s not always easy dealing with older teammates when that happens.

By Monica McNutt  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Woodgrove’s Brad Gilson commits to Columbia

Woodgrove senior Brad Gilson, the area’s second-leading scorer, will take his lethal long-range jump shot to New York City next fall.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Landon All-Met guard Joe McDonald nears choice between Princeton, George Washington

Landon senior All-Met guard Joe McDonald says he will commit to either Princeton or George Washington, with the decision possibly coming in the next few days.

By Paul Tenorio  |  04:15 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Briar Woods’s Lina Granados selected to Colombian U-20 national team

The Briar Woods senior will travel with the team to South American U-20 Women’s Championship, a World Cup qualifier.

By James Wagner  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Bell’s Taron Oliver is a budding big man

The freshman, who doctors say could grow as tall as 6-foot-11, is standing out in his first few weeks of high school basketball.

By James Wagner  |  01:21 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Frederick’s Lauren Tolson picks Richmond

Frederick senior Lauren Tolson, the area’s leading scorer, verbally commits to Richmond.

By Eric Detweiler  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Broad Run All-Met OL Jackson Matteo de-commits from Temple, weighing walk-on offers to Virginia Tech, UVA

Broad Run senior All-Met OL Jackson Matteo de-committed from Temple on Thursday and is weighing preferred walk-on offers from Virginia and Virginia Tech.

By Paul Tenorio  |  05:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Broad Run All-Met quarterback Connor Jessop commits as preferred walk-on at Virginia Tech

Broad Run All-Met quarterback Connor Jessop will be a preferred walk-on for the Hokies next fall.

By Paul Tenorio  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 01/12/2012

H.D. Woodson’s John Walker is headed to Colorado

The defensive back becomes the second H.D. Woodson senior to chose to play in college for Colorado.

By James Wagner  |  10:05 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Potomac (Md.)’s Ronald Darby meeting with Maryland, schedules visit to Florida State; Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame still in mix

Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are still in the mix for the speedy Potomac (Md.) defensive back.

By Josh Barr  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Friendship Collegiate’s Albert Reid commits to Maryland, becomes second high-profile local RB to choose Terps

The Friendship Collegiate All-Met is the second high-profile running back to commit to the Terps this month, joining Good Counsel’s Wes Brown.

By James Wagner  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Centreville All-Met DE-LB Ken Ekanem narrows choice to Virginia Tech, Notre Dame

Centreville two-time All-Met DE-LB Ken Ekanem has narrowed his list to Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

By Paul Tenorio  |  03:51 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Boys’ basketball: Washington Christian’s Shaun Pender opts to become big fish in small MISAL pond

One of the area’s top scorers opted to leave Carroll after one season for the smaller pastures of Washington Christian. Will a Div. I offer follow?

By Josh Barr  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012

DeMatha’s Brent Wilkerson visits Nebraska, will travel to Penn State

By Josh Barr  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Where are they now: Rudy Gay, Eddie Royal and more

This week we catch up with Rudy Gay, Roy Hibbert, Eddie Royal and more.

By Alex Berlin  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 01/09/2012

G Will Ferguson transferring from O’Connell to Herndon

The junior guard, a college prospect, plans to play the rest of the season for the Hornets

By Josh Barr and Paul Tenorio  |  10:46 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Episcopal’s Kethan Savage slowed by injury

Episcopal’s Kethan Savage has been limited since landing on his back after being fouled while attempting to dunk Friday.

By Josh Barr  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Zach Dancel talks about transferring to Maryland, hints that others might follow

Former Good Counsel Zach Dancel explains his decision to transfer to Maryland, and hints that others might follow.

By Josh Barr  |  06:31 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/06/2012

H.D. Woodson All-Met Kenny Crawley de-commits from Tennessee; considering Auburn, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, others

Auburn, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas and Michigan among schools the H.D. Woodson All-Met is considering. Maryland is also back in.

By James Wagner  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Loyola recruit Will Rassman shining in his first year as a starter for fourth-ranked Gonzaga

Buried on the bench last season, the 6-foot-8 senior center has come through in the paint for the fourth-ranked Eagles

By Josh Barr  |  12:26 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Good Counsel RB Wes Brown commits to Maryland

Good Counsel running back Wes Brown, a second team All-Met, committed to Maryland on Thursday night during the Under Armour all-American game on national television.

By Paul Tenorio  |  08:24 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Good Counsel RB Wes Brown will announce choice tonight

Second-team All-Met has Maryland among his final four choices and many think the Terps could be his choice, with Vanderbilt, Colorado and Miami also in consideration

By Josh Barr  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/05/2012

DeMatha TE-DE Brent Wilkerson, who committed to Penn State in March, will visit Nebraska this weekend

Senior thought the recruiting process had wrapped up when he committed to Penn State in March, but now he is reconsidering other choices and Oklahoma could be in the mix as well.

By Josh Barr  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Former Suitland WR Levern Jacobs commits to play for Maryland

A one-time Marshall recruit, he was surprised by the Terps’ scholarship offer on Wednesday but quickly accepted

By Josh Barr  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Safety Zach Dancel transfers to Maryland, will Good Counsel RB Wes Brown follow?

Former Good Counsel standout Zach Dancel leaves New Mexico; will Falcons RB Wes Brown follow him to the Terps?

By Josh Barr  |  03:42 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Video: Previewing the high school football All-American games

VIDEO | Josh Barr previews this week’s high school all-American games, which feature Alex Carter, Stefon Diggs, Eddie Goldman, Ronald Darby and others.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  09:14 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Where are they now: Quinn Cook, Larry Asante and more

This week we catch up with Quinn Cook, Ty Lawson, Larry Asante and more.

By Alex Berlin  |  06:46 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Offseason is right time to get with the program

TRANSITION GAME | Some crucial steps worth taking for graduating seniors poised to become college student athletes.

By Monica McNutt  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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