Rumors and Wires: Week of December 28, 2009

January 2nd

UNDER ARMOUR GAME COMMITMENTS ….

-John Fulton CB Manning H.S. (South Carolina) chooses Alabama over LSU, Florida and Georgia. -Domique Easley (NY) chooses Florida over Miami
Kenny Shaw WR Dr. Phillips H.S. (Fla) chooses Florida St. over Michigan, Florida and Tennessee
Chris Dunkley WR Pahokee H.S. (Florida) chooses Florida over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia
– Tony Hurd Jr. CB – Marshall H.S (Texas) chooses Texas A&M over Auburn, California, Oregon
– Darius White – WR – Dunbar H.S. (Texas) chooses  Texas over Oklahoma, Florida and LSU

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Kenny Shaw to Commit at ESPN’s Under Armour All Star Game

Highly recruited Dr. Phillips High School (Florida) wide receiver Kenny Shaw has decided to make his college announcement at the ESPN Under Armour All Star game. It was previously believed that Shaw would make his commitment on his birthday which is January 15th but he has switched plans and will make his announcement at UA Game which will be played on January 2nd. Shaw is the 25th ranked player at his position by Rivals. The 6’0″ 170 lb Shaw caught 64 balls as junior for 914 yards and 10 TD’s to make a name for himself. He followed that up with strong outings in the summer camp circuit and closed it out with a strong senior campaign. It is believed by many that Florida St. is the leader for Shaw’s services. The recent rash of high profile commitments by the Noles certainly didn’t do anything to hurt the Seminoles in the eyes of this recruit. Schools also believed to be in the running for Shaw are Michigan, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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12/22/09: Video of the Day: WR Marken Michel – American Heritage H.S. (Florida)

Today’s video of the day comes from the fertile ground of South Florida,  specifically Broward County.  If you were starting a wide receiver corps,  you would start it with a guy like Marken Michel.  Michel is as polished a wide receiver as they come.  Of course,  when you are in high school,  there’s always room for improvement but Michel’s roomer is smaller than most others.  Michel runs precise routes,  has dazzling cuts and has the speed to take it to the house.  In an offense that is not exactly wide open,  Michel made his mark in 2009 by amassing over 500 yards in receptions and bringing home 9 touchdowns.  Watch him make defensive backs look silly in this video.  Click here to view Marken Michel’s highlight video.

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Rumors and Wires: Week of December 21, 2009

December 21st

West Virginia has become the latest school to offer standout 2011 Glenville H.S. (Ohio) quarterback Cardale Jones. Jones also has offers from Ohio St., Illinois, Bowling Green and Toledo. Jones is teammates with current Gridironstuds.com member Latwan Anderson.

Brandon Linder Commits to “The U”

The University of Miami 2010 recruiting class is getting near full capacity but they just got a commitment from a much coveted prospect. Highly recruited St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Brandon Linder made his pledge to Miami on Saturday to bolster the Canes’ recruiting class.

Linder has been as impressive an offensive lineman as there has been in his class. The 6’6″ 290 lbs. behemoth has been a starter on one of the nation’s most regarded programs for three years. As a sophomore, Linder was the starting center on a St. Thomas team that won the Florida St. 5A championship. As a junior, Linder moved to the all important position of left tackle and was in charge of protecting the backside of former Aquinas quarterback Ryan Becker as St. Thomas opened up their offense. This season, Linder anchored the men in the trenches and led Aquinas to the state semi-finals.

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Rumors and Wires: Week of December 14, 2009

December 20th

Miami Hurricanes have landed 3 star offensive line recruit Jermaine Barton from St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. (Florida). Barton will join Aquinas teammate Brandon Linder who also committed to the University of Miami on Sunday…more here.

December 17th

Miami Northwestern H.S. (Florida) running back Corvin Lamb has committed to Louisville. Lamb was also considering offers from Nebraska, Rutgers, North Carolina, Ole Miss and UCF.

Pahokee H.S. defensive tackle Richard Ash has decommitted from West Virginia and has now pledged to Michigan.

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