While some college coaches across the nation will be going all "Office Space" on their fax machines on Wednesday, that doesn't appear to be the case with FIU. It's looking like FIU is going to pull in one hell of a recruiting class if all the final pieces fall into place and it seems like they will.
No word from planet Mars today, as we approach t-minus 8 hours until NSD. The folks at Apopka High and MC will likely be the first ones to have word from Larvez "Pooh Bear" Mars. But as soon we got it, you'll have it on here.
Quick sked note: FIU and Rutgers signed all the paperwork today so say goodbye to the Tampa Bulls on the 2009 sked and book a trip to Piscataway, New Jersey for Sept. 19 this year. Or book a seat for Sept. 11, 2010 at FIU Stadium when the Panthers open the season against the Scarlet Knights. Spoke to PG today and FIU is currently in negotiations with teams from the ACC, Big East, Pac-10 and Big 12 for more home-and-home series. Let's see which teams from those conferences visit FIU Stadium in the future.
Will start out on Wednesday at Archbishop Carroll where defensive back Terrance Taylor will become a Panther and there's still a chance that Taylor's teammate, Cory Ammons could decommit from UCF and join TT at FIU. Then will drive over to FIU to find out about your new Panthers.
There will be one GPP blog going on Wednesday, but I will be updating throughout the day -- so don't go punching your keyboard, because you only see the same blog title all day. There will be updates going on it so scroll down and read the updates.
GOLD: Pete, Since you will be at the stadium tomorrow, can you take a few pictures of the field house for the good GPP people in DC.
PP: Will try and get some on here. In the next month or so, will take a tour of fieldhouse and have it on here for you as well.
FIUBlueandGold: Will any the current football players be participating at the 6pm event and will any of the guys that are signing be there too?
PP: There might be some current FIU players there, but don't expect any signees there, unless some of the January signees drop by.
PP: In the next 2 or 3 weeks, MLS should make their announcement on the 2 expansion teams.
FIU Fanatic: Pete...why isn't your report (and very nice, btw)on FIU Recruiting not included in the "Recruiting" section of High School sports?
PP: I sent an e-mail to the MH on-line people to place the story in that section. Thanks for saving me time from researching the rankings of Mars for CC.
fiufan751: What happened to the baseball lineup and additional turtle news that you were going to provide?
PP: fiufan751, I have not forgotten, but we got this NSD thing going on. Will have Turtle's preseason lineup and other thoughts from the GPP interview later on this week.
PP: Remember nothing is official until the faxes start rolling in Wednesday morning, but there's a good chance of ET phoning FIU home. How about that GPP Recruiting Theory? ET apparently didn't like the green and gold Gatorade and prefers the blue and gold Gatorade.