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  1. Florida State OG Josue Matias bucks tradition in Dominican Republ...

    Jared Shanker

    Josue Matias was urged by his Dominican father to play baseball, but Matias instead focused on football. It paid off with a scholarship to play on the offensive line at Florida State and the opportunity to be the first NFL player born in the Dominican Republic.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  2. Virginia's Ian Frye battles through father's in-game heart attack...

    Jared Shanker

    Mark Frye makes sure his rental cars come with unlimited miles. His son Ian's football games are not always all that close to their Bristol, Virginia, home, but Mark hadn't missed a single kick. So when Ian, the place-kicker for Virginia, connected o...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Too early to make call on Winston's future

    Jared Shanker

    Jameis Winston's camp is going to keep beating the drum until people start believing: Winston is playing two more football seasons at Florida State. Winston's father, Antonor, told AL.com in an article published Wednesday that his Heisman-winning ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. Top recruit in Pa. picks WVU over Pitt

    Jared Shanker

    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. -- Dravon Henry sat back in his seat inside the Aliquippa Municipal Building. Flanked on each side was his father and mother, who was celebrating her birthday with a surprise college decision from her son, the No. 1 player in Pennsylva...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Henry, No. 1 in Pennsylvania, sets date

    Jared Shanker

    Can you keep a secret? Dravon Henry is committing to a school Dec. 9. "It's my wife's birthday," Henry's father, Roland, said. "She's the only one who doesn't know." Roland says his wife doesn't read the websites or newspaper, so the hope is sh...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Junior 300 OT hears from SEC coaches

    Jared Shanker

    This week has a very SEC and Southeastern flavor for 2015 ESPN Junior 300 two-way lineman George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati/Winton Woods). Brown's father said he spent Wednesday morning speaking with South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, who told Brown ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Cincinnati RB C.J. Hilliard chooses Iowa

    Jared Shanker

    For the second straight recruiting class, Iowa will land a running back from the state of Ohio. Cincinnati St. Xavier running back C.J. Hilliard committed to the Hawkeyes on Thursday morning. Hilliard called the coaches with his father and coach S...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  8. Bars following father, not brothers, to ND

    Jared Shanker

    With brothers at both Michigan and Penn State, offensive tackle Alex Bars (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) was facing a tough decision. Join Blake at Michigan or Brad at Penn State? Alex went an entirely different route and followed in t...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Watch List ATH Jabrill Peppers shakes off past

    Jared Shanker

    Jabrill Peppers has become one of the best players in New Jersey. But it wasn't always easy for the Watch List athlete, who lost his older brother and saw his father imprisoned at an early age.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  10. ATH Dareian Watkins names a final 5

    Jared Shanker

    Five programs remain in the race for the commitment of Galion (Ohio) athlete Dareian Watkins. Watkins' father, Heath, said Dareian has a final group of Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State and Northwestern. Heath said Dareian is not consi...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  11. New BC commit Walsh familiar with Boston

    Jared Shanker

    When James Walsh (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) flipped to Boston College from Ohio on Saturday, it seemed as if the 2013 quarterback was moving further away from his family. He will actually be closer. Walsh's father lives and works in Boston, so ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  12. QB Leftwich follows teammate's father

    Jared Shanker

    Sean Kugler was named UTEP's coach Monday. On Tuesday, he made a call to his son's quarterback. North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) quarterback Mack Leftwich plays with offensive lineman Patrick Kugler, Sean's son. When Sean Kugler called Leftwich on T...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. QB Leftwich follows teammate's father

    Jared Shanker

    Sean Kugler was named UTEP's coach Monday. On Tuesday, he made a call to his son's quarterback. North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) quarterback Mack Leftwich plays with offensive lineman Patrick Kugler, Sean's son. When Sean Kugler called Leftwich on T...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  14. George Panos waiting for Wisconsin hire

    Jared Shanker

    Wisconsin Class of 2014 commitment George Panos (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) said to his father in jest how it would be great to see Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez coach the team in the Rose Bowl. Someone was listening, as that is exactly w...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  15. Peyton Newell picks up NC State offer

    Jared Shanker

    Hiawatha (Kan.) defensive end Peyton Newell is closing in on 20 offers. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound junior added offer No. 18 Tuesday when NC State extended Newell an offer, his father, Frank, said. Jerry Petercuskie is recruiting Newell for NC State....

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  16. Trotwood-Madison teammates and ESPN 150 members Cam Burrows and M...

    Jared Shanker

    Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood, Ohio) stars and ESPN 150 members Mike McCray II and Cam Burrows will get to play together one last time at the Under Armour All-America Game.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012