Penn State had great success with one Posluszny, but they won't get a chance with the next. David Posluszny (right), younger brother of Paul, Penn State's two-time All-America linebacker, gave an oral commitment last Saturday to Notre Dame. David, a 6'2", 215-pound junior at Hopewell High in Aliquippa, Pa., had scholarship offers from about a dozen schools, but Penn State, waiting to see how he recovered from a shoulder injury, had yet to make a formal bid.
Virginia Tech fans had to like the results of the Capital Classic: Hokie recruits dominated the game. Forward Augustus Gilchrist from Progressive Christian (Camp Springs, Md.) was MVP with 24 points and nine rebounds, forward Jeff Allen of Hargrave Military (Chatham, Va.) had 16 points and 15 boards, and guard Malcolm Delaney of Towson (Md.) Catholic had 31 points.
Bob Clague left Britain for Hawaii at age 24 for an engineering job, figuring he would stay six months. Instead he lingered and found himself teaching students about the game he grew up playing. Now 65, he is retiring after leading Punahou (Honolulu) to 16 state boys' soccer titles in 32 years—his last coming in February, in his farewell season.
Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) set a national high school record in the 800-meter sprint relay with a 1:28.43 at the Arcadia Invitational Friday. (The old mark of 1:28.95 had been set in 2003 by a Glenville [Cleveland] team that featured future Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.) Bryshon Nellum (above), who is heading to USC next year, ran the 400-meter anchor leg in 45.6 seconds for Poly.
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