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Football - The Governor's Bowl

I had the opportunity to see the Governor's Bowl on TV and here are some observations:

Anthony Cali

Looks like the real deal. Good arm strength, tight spiral, good mechanics, plays with poise in the pocket but agile enough to move with the flow. Nice touch on the long pass. No weaknesses that I could see.

Joe Radigan

It was difficult to tell about the height on his punts due to the camera angle. The announcers were raving about him and how people were awed by his kicking ability in practice.

Brian Leonard

Big, big kid with clear div 1A fullback size. I didn't see enough of him to gauge his speed. Needs a good look in summer camp.

 

Football Recruiting -  More on Pedro Sosa; on recruiting target Brett Weyman and walkon Joe Giacobbe

Offensive lineman Pedro Sosa, from Union City's Union Hill High School, has decided to play for nearby Rutgers.  The lineman decided to stay in New Jersey in spite of eighteen scholarship offers from some of the nation's most prestigious programs! 
Pedro Sosa Opts for Rutgers

Brett Weyman (6-3, 225, 4.5) of Avon Old Farms, CT is a phenomenal athlete who may become the next John Elway at quarterback. You may remember that Elway was a potential No. 1 draft choice in baseball and he used that ploy to get drafted by the Denver Broncos instead of a weaker New York team that had an earlier pick. Weyman is also an exceptional baseball player who has just been converted to play quarterback.
Top QB prospects

Giacobbe will join the Rutgers football program as a "prefered" walk-on, which means the Scarlet Knights' coaching staff will welcome him with open arms.
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Big East Football - Bad pub for the Canes

Former University of Miami football player Najeh Davenport was arrested by Miami Shores police Monday on suspicion of burglary and criminal mischief for allegedly defecating in a Barry University student's dorm-room closet in April.
The Miami Herald | 07/09/2002 | Former UM player Davenport arrested

MIAMI BEACH -- Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Brian Blades was arrested early Monday and charged with battery on a police officer, officials said. Blades was also charged with resisting arrest with violence and disorderly intoxication.
Sun-Sentinel: Hurricanes

 

Basketball

Lamizana has drawn rave reviews from several of those coaches, according to Gary Charles, the director of counselors here at the camp."The NBA scouts have definitely noticed him," said Charles, "because he's such a live body. Herve's very athletic. He shoots the ball well and he runs the floor well. He has the ability to play at the next level, but he's definitely going to have to refine some things."
Daily Record Sports - Lamizana stands tall at Nike camp

 

Where are they now? Tammy Sutton-Brown

Following a shootaround last Tuesday morning, Charlotte Sting coach Anne Donovan brought the team together as congratulations were in order."She congratulated Allison Feaster, who was named player of the week, and Dawn Staley for being voted to the All-Star team," said Charlotte's second-year center Tammy Sutton-Brown. "Then she congratulated me for making the All-Star team . .   I was just thrilled."
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When Anne Donovan opted to choose Tammy Sutton-Brown in the second round of last year's WNBA Draft, it wasn't just because of their New Jersey connection. The Charlotte Sting needed a post player and its head coach had a hunch that Sutton-Brown could develop as an offensive force beyond what she showed in her four years at Rutgers. "It was an educated gamble," Donovan, the Hall of Famer and Ridgewood native, said in a recent telephone interview. "We knew with that second round pick we were going to take a post player. We narrowed it down to (Sutton-Brown) and another player. She showed some real bright spots at Rutgers and with the Canadian national team, so it all added up to a lot of potential."
Herald News - northjersey.com
 

 

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Fan Feedback

I refuse to get excited about the possibility of Waters pulling the
recruiting of the "Fab Five." In two years he has signed no N.J. players, and
now we are to believe that he can get signed commitments from four top N.J.
players. If he get one of these players to sign it will be a major shock to
me. Too many Rutgers fan delude themselves into thinking rumors are fact.
They are so hungry for good news they get carried away with just the mention
of exciting prospect. This entire situation reminds me of Terry Shea's
pursuit of Andre Carter. People got their hopes up that Shea could get an
All-American player, and their hopes were dashed and their hearts broken. I
feel the same thing will happen will the "Fab Five." Wake up to the reality
and history of Rutgers recruiting and athletics.

Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net


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