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  1. Family comes first

    When Wayne Gretzky visited New Jersey on Dec. 7 as part of his personal Eastern swing, a reporter asked him about his mother. Everyone knew that Phyllis Gretzky was battling lung cancer back at the family home in Brantford, Ontario. "Not very good,"...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2005
  2. #SceneAndHeard Oct. 13: Josh Sweat reschedules official visits

    Gerry Hamilton

    The nation's No. 1-ranked prospect is back home in Virginia after having left knee surgery in New York last Tuesday. Once returning home Friday, Josh Sweat and his family sat down over the weekend to reschedule his official visits. Sweat already m...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. UA jersey tour: ATH Brian Cole

    Tom VanHaaren

    If you ask some of Brian Cole's friends and family, they would tell you they think Cole has a chance to be the best football player to come out of Saginaw. That's saying a lot since the Michigan city is home to some big-name football players, includi...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. Prince Sammons' amazing journey

    Tom VanHaaren

    Three years ago, Prince Sammons was known as Prince Micheal and living in Nigeria with his family with no idea what football even was. That's a long way from his current home and being one of the more sought-after 2016 football recruits in the countr...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. Scout's take: Murray to Washington

    Joel Francisco

    Why he committed to Washington: It was thought that Dejounte Murray would wait until the November signing period, but staying close to home so his family could watch him play and the close relationship with the Washington coaching staff -- which was ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. A tireless devotion to the hit

    Buster Olney

    It has always been Pat Gillick's way to know about each player's family and the relevant challenges of home life, and so when Ichiro Suzuki and his wife arrived in Seattle for the first time before the 2001 season, there was a conversation about apar...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  7. Baylor's 11th commit a hybrid DE/OLB

    Damon Sayles

    When James Jacobs III (Waco, Texas/Midway) picked up a Baylor offer three months ago, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Playing for a Big 12 school was something of a dream, and being a local kid, it would work well with family and home games. ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. 2014 athlete Bayes gets class started

    Corey Dowlar

    Jimmy Bayes (Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee) has a Big East school's 2014 class off and rolling. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound athlete felt like South Florida was the right fit for him and his family and committed this week. "It is close to home," Bayes s...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  9. ESPN 300 ATH Boyd shuffles visits

    Jared Shanker

    The recruitment of four-star athlete Tyler Boyd (Clairton, Pa./Clairton) has taken another major turn. Boyd and his family were scheduled to host West Virginia for an in-home visit Friday night, but his mother Tonya Payne said she spoke with the W...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. UConn lures Cole Ormsby from UMass

    RecruitingNation

    Senior defensive end Cole Ormsby (Windsor, Conn./Windsor) has flipped his commitment from the Minutemen to the Huskies, multiple sources report. "My family and I talked it over. It's close to home. It just felt right," he told the Hartford Courant...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  11. Three-star RB Mattison picks Oregon State

    Sam Khan Jr.

    Spring Branch (Texas) Smithson Valley running back Lawrence Mattison had the chance stay close to home, but the family feel and comfort that the Oregon State coaches provided the three-star running back led Mattison to become a Beaver. The 6-foot-...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  12. Massington talks UCLA, ASU visits

    Damon Sayles

    Wednesday evening was a good time for ESPN 300 wide receiver Eldridge Massington (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) to get some much-needed, time-sensitive questions answered. Massington and his family hosted Arizona State and UCLA during in-home vis...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  13. Tampa WR elects to stay home with USF

    Corey Dowlar

    South Florida's receiving corps was bolstered Wednesday night by local product Zach Benjamin's (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic) announcement that he will be staying home to play his college football. "After talking with my family friends and coaches, ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. Matthew Harris stays close to home

    Rising senior athlete Matthew Harris (La Grange, Ill./Lyons Township) committed Thursday to sign with Northwestern, The Doings Weekly reports. "I'll stay more close to home there," he said. "My family can watch me and I'll have an education that w...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  15. Memphis grabs local 'tweener Harden

    Undersized linebacker Lenard Harden (Memphis, Tenn./Ridgeway) committed to Memphis because it is close to home, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal: "I wanted to be close so that my family could come and watch me play. I like the program. ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  16. Cincinnati Colerain OL staying home

    Jared Shanker

    Cincinnati Colerain offensive tackle Dylan Wiesman will reportedly be staying close to his home to play his college football. "What stands out about UC is the hospitality there," Wiesman wrote in a text message to ESPN.com. "I felt like family fro...

    Blog | June 17, 2012