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January 29, 2013

COLEMAN ON RECRUITING: Memorial's Romar headed to Oklahoma

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PORT ARTHUR — Barnes indicated shortly after he de-committed from Iowa State that he was going to commit to the Red Raiders and is listed as verbally committed on Rivals.com.

Kingsbury was hired at Tech on Dec. 12 of last year after spending the 2012 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M.  Kingsbury has already landed a few recruits since taking over the Red Raiders job, including Navarro College running back Tyler Middleton.

Freshman running back Kameron Martin talked with Kingsbury, cornerbacks coach Kevin Curtis and safeties coach Trey Haverty.

Washington talks recruiting with website

In an interview at InsideTexas.com, a Longhorns recruiting site, Nederland junior defensive end De Shawn Washington talked about his recruiting experience this year. Washington answered a number of questions, including talking about the teams he’s heard from so far.

Those schools include Texas, Texas Tech, UTSA and Texas A&M, where he attended at least one game last season. Washington also revealed that Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis visited Nederland twice last season to check in and to compliment Washington on the progress he made from the beginning of the season to the end.

Washington will be at three “junior days,” where teams bring in promising juniors for workouts, at Texas Tech, UTSA and Texas.

NCAA changing academic requirements for 2016

There’s been a growing movement in the NCAA to raise the requirements for a freshman to gain immediate access to competition, and it’s set to go into effect in 2016. Why does that matter now?

Because freshmen in this school year, like Kameron Martin, will be subject to tougher standards and required to successfully complete 10 of the 16 total core courses before the start of their senior year.

These new requirements were the subject of a series of meetings that NFL vice president of player engagement Troy Vincent had over the weekend with top high school football players from Louisiana. Vincent invited the players in for multiple reasons, but also talked to them about the changing requirements and what that will mean to eligibility.

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