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Recruiting Column: College recruiting pop quiz

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the recruiting process. This isn’t about where just the top five-star athletes are headed but rather a guide to the process and the pitfalls for student-athletes nationwide from Fred Bastie, the owner and founder of Playced.com. Playced.com is an industry leader in college recruiting

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VIDEO: Jordan Poole hit an identical buzzer beater to his Round 2 game-winner for Michigan

Jordan Poole is still riding high as the temporary king of Ann Arbor after his remarkable game-winning buzzer-beater knocked off Houston in the second round. The shot was one of the best of the tournament so far, and earned the Wolverines a spot in the Sweet 16.
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As it turns out, there was direct precedent for Poole’s game-winner: He did the exact same thing in high school. Seriously

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Track coach nabbed in child predator sting pleads guilty

Joshua Rutherford, a former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach accused of seeking child pornography and sex with a child, has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
On Monday, Rutherford, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted inducement of a minor according to federal court records. As part of the plea, another count of attempted inducement of a minor and two charges of seeking child pornography were dropped, the agreement states. Rutherford, of Camden-Wyoming, began chatting online under the handle DoverGuy777 in mid-February 2016 with an undercover investigator who he believed was the father of a 14-year-old girl.
During the chats, Rutherford said he had met underage girls for sex in the past and had received a picture of the butt of a 16-year-old girl online, the affidavit said