Rutgers coach Gary Waters invited five players from Jim Salmon's Tim Thomas Playaz AAU team 7-0 Mookie Watkins and Marques Webb of Paterson Catholic, guard Jamar Nutter of Seton Hall Prep, 6-8 Will Sheridan of Sanford Prep (Delaware) and forward Terrence Roberts of St. Anthony's to campus in an attempt to sign them all as a package.
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Football - Governor's Bowl
The way Wali Lundy figures it, if he would've touched the ball 20 times, he could've rushed for 200-plus yards.
The recent graduate from Holy Cross High School ran just 12 times for 103 yards and scored the game's lone touchdown to earn MVP honors and lead the New Jersey All-Stars to a 7-0 victory over New York Saturday in the fifth annual Governor's Bowl before 3,360 at Columbia University. New Jersey avenged last year's 26-8 setback and took a 4-1 lead in the series.
Lundy leads N.J. to Governor's Bowl win
Rutgers coach Greg Schiano wasn't at Saturday's Governor's Bowl, but you didn't need to see his face to know he must have been smiling.
In an otherwise lackluster game, several future Rutgers football players made important contributions as the New Jersey All-Stars avenged last year's defeat, topping New York, 7-0, in the fifth annual Governor's Bowl All-Star Football Classic. The win gives New Jersey a 4-1 lead in the series, which began in 1998.
Future Rutgers quarterback Anthony Cali (Northern Burlington H.S.) completed 16 of 29 passes for 96 yards, drawing raves from receiver Bill Monan, who was a favorite target of Notre Dame-bound quarterback Chris Olsen in their days as teammates at Wayne Hills.
Jersey squad captures title
For years he was an Off-Broadway sensation. He wowed crowds in some of the most well-known houses in his genre. Once he finally took the stage the buzz had become deafening.
"Is that him? Is he as good as they say? Can he possibly live up to the hype?"
In his debut on Broadway, Wali Lundy was a bona fide smash hit.
They say that Lundy's runs are bright on Broadway
The injured quad muscle that spoiled Bryan Durango's outdoor track season has healed - just in time to allow him to play football for the New Jersey All-Stars against New York Saturday in the Governors Bowl at Columbia University.
"It's a lot better after doing rehab," said Durango "I have been practicing full speed. I am confident for this game."
A recent graduate of Memorial High in West New York, Durango was an all-county pick at running back and linebacker and a third team all-state selection at linebacker. But he'll be playing a new position, cornerback, in Saturday's game.
Injury won't stop Durango
We will be bringing detailed information along with quotes on Joe Porter's commitment later today. Stay tuned...
Art Bowers of St. Benedict's Prep scored seven points to help the Kings defeat the Knicks, 94-58, and win the camp championship yesterday when the 17th Adidas ABCD Camp came to a close at Fairleigh Dickinson's Rothman Center in Hackensack.
The Kings won seven of eight games during the camp behind Bowers, who averaged a team-leading 13.6 points while sharing the off-guard position with Omar Wilkes, the son of former NBA All-Star Jamaal Wilkes.
Bowers lifts team to title
One is a technophobe who attends hundreds of games each year despite never learning how to drive. One is a former insurance salesman whose first exposure to basketball came waiting tables at a country club. One has never applied for a job in his adult life and, even after 20 years in his field, sometimes still struggles to pay his bills.
Tom Konchalski. Bob Gibbons. Clark Francis.
They are among the top basketball recruiting analysts, and if the best high school players are chasing a bouncing orange ball somewhere in this country, they likely are scattered in the bleachers with their notepads, scribbling observations they later sell to an insatiable audience of college coaches and hoops junkies.
Recruiting gurus are popping up everywhere
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com