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Signing day, etc.

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Mapped out a general blueprint of the signing class, and have been monitoring the Herd’s hoops game at Houston. So far, so good a few minutes into the second half.

Our Tommy Atkinson called around to some area high school coaches … Pierria’ Henry is still torn on the basketball/football question. Coach John Messinger said MU has offered football with option to play basketball. Clemson came up to watch him Tuesday, and Henry also visited NC-Charlotte after his official to Marshall.

SC’s Tyler Harris and Moe Makhene are walking on. Woodrow Wilson’s Clinton Van Horn is coming along (I’m betting he has good academic-based aid, seeing his other schools), as is Hurricane’s Tyler Pate.

In the morning, I will be adding background and observation to the signings, as they happen.

Looking at Way to Herd?

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A Palm Beach Post blog is predicting Marshall will land Robert Way, but where will Glades Central teammate Davonte Allen go? I have since read he has made up his mind between the Herd and WVU, but is not tipping his hand.

Marshall would get Way over Florida Atlantic, which won’t impress a lot of people. I have the amateur, long-distance good hunch about it, but what do I know?

On the Chevelle Buie watch: He has posted on his Facebook page that he loves both Marshall and ECU and it’s going to come down to a “gut feeling inside of me and God.” He has a signing ceremony at 2 p.m. at Cocoa High, and he may be taking every minute up to it to make the call.

If so, that may be the first time in a year or three the suspense in the MU has lasted past noon. Snyder was particularly good about ending the suspense in a hurry. I personally appreciated it, that’s for sure.

NO Pierria Henry commit (yet)

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This isn’t from a source. This is from Henry himself. Although, it must be noted he did not play in his basketball game Saturday so he could take his MU visit. Figure Aaron Dobson hosted him, eh?

In case you are wondering, anybody playing football and basketball (or any sports) on scholarship, you count for football. (It’s commonly known as the “Bear Bryant Rule.”)

Rich Rodriguez’s new role

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Can’t make this one up:

<<CBS SPORTS PRESENTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

Wall-to-Wall Content Spread Across CBS Sports’ Television and Digital Properties Featuring Recruiting Expert Tom Lemming

Former Michigan Coach Rich Rodriguez in Studio to Offer Insight and Analysis

CBS Sports is providing fans the most extensive multi-media coverage of college football’s annual National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 2 with in-depth content across CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NETWORK, CBSSPORTS.COM, MAXPREPS.COM and the CBSSPORTS.COM COLLEGE NETWORK. CBS College Sports Network offers seven hours of live television programming featuring recruiting expert Tom Lemming and guest analyst former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez.

CBSSports.com and MaxPreps.com will provide exclusive online coverage leading up to signing day along with breaking news and in-depth analysis on February 2.

>>

Tempting to record it for giggles … probably won’t, though.

WR Davonte Allen to the Herd?

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Came up on an unrelated search, don’t know if that’s a go. If JuJuan Seider and Zach Smith are on the case, the Herd has a shot.

For Monday, I am recounting the Herd recruiting class of 2006, after a few paragraphs of general grumpiness. Try to get through those as best you can… 😉

FB recruiting item

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One thing I tripped over while in the office on this fine Friday night:

After last weekend on WR Robbie Anderson, South Plantation High, Fla.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-01-09/sports/sfl-robbie-anderson-recruiting-visits-010911_1_official-visits-wide-receiver-robbie-anderson-marshall

Recruiting, for the minute

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Word is Marshall has landed defensive end Rashaw’de Myers, the defensive end from Cocoa, Fla., who was committed to Colorado State. Some of the others you probably know about, but I have heard Stefone Grace of North College Hill has *not* gotten on board, at least yet.

The latest commitments

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First off, I did chat with Eddie Sullivan and yes, he’s solid … and furthermore, he could be accompanied by one of his receivers at Boca Raton, Terrell Williams. Williams, though, still has to beef up his test scores.

Mike Fleurizard, the 6-4, 285-pound defensive tackle from Dwyer High in West Palm Beach, Fla., is discussing things with his family about now, but he wants to come to Huntington.

Garrett Scott, the offensive lineman from Coffee County, Ga., and Joe Johnson from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., also has committed.