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1/17 Recruiting Roundup

Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:16 am
Edited on: January 17, 2011 9:20 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day everyone! Hope you take some time to reflect on the day and what it means. If you’re off work today -and even if you’re not - enjoy the links below as well.

- Speaking of today, here’s a terrific story on Ralph David Abernathy IV, a Cincinnati commitment and grandson of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s right-hand man of the same name. 

- Florida early enrollee Mike Blakely will miss spring football due to shoulder surgery. One of the top running backs in the country, the 5-foot-9 Blakely is expected to be fully healed by fall camp. 

- The loss of Jim Harbaugh was Stanford’s loss and USC’s gain. In addition to not having to face a coach that had the Trojans’ number, they also grabbed one of the Cardinal’s recruits. Sunnyvale (CA) running back Amir Carlisle is now headed to Los Angeles as the 25th commit for 2011. You might be scratching your head about the 25 commits for USC with sanctions but I’ll have an update on the appeal and scholarship math this week.

- TCU's run to the Roses has paid off with some in-state recruiting success as defensive lineman Jon Lewis has flipped his commitment from Texas Tech to TCU after an official visit. 

- Philadelphia High in Mississippi is probably best known for producing standout running back Marcus Dupree but a current player is drawing the same attention from colleges around the country. Linebacker C.J. Johnson, a former Mississippi State commit, is looking at Ole Miss and LSU in addition to the Bulldogs. 

- Miami has picked up a commitment from California kicker Matt Goudis. 

- Georgia Tech had a very successful recruiting weekend, grabbing three commitments from official visitors. The biggest pickup is offensive lineman Errin Joe but the Yellow Jackets are pushed hard to land Notre Dame commit Stephon Tuitt. 

- Colorado coach Jon Embree continues to add to his first recruiting class as head coach of the Buffs. Washington D.C. cornerback Sherrard Harrington becomes the 7th member of the class of 2011 for Colorado.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 9:01 pm

1/17 Recruiting Roundup

Well move back then jacktard. Weather isn't everything. For just about anyone, California is just about the worst place in the country to live and work in. From high taxes, to choking pollution, to horrific crime, to clogging traffic, to staggering real estate costs, to piss-poor education, I am not sure there is a single nice thing about California outside of the climate (and the ethnic food).

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 5:16 pm

1/17 Recruiting Roundup

CA has the best weather. Much better than SEC country. I am from CA & currently live in the South and the humidity sucks big time. Pro Atheletes from all around the world from all types of sports come to train in CA because we have the best conditions available!

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 4:11 pm

1/17 Recruiting Roundup

I agree with the comment about USC hogging all the top recruits. What will they do when they can't "pay" ----offer scholarships to all their recruits. I know that athletes can only work a certain amount, study a certain amount and practice a certain amount. This is not surprising. Lane Kiffin is a much better coach than David Shaw. I went to high school with Shaw but even I don't know if he is capable as a head coach. Dennis O'Donnell from kpix 5 said that if charisma would lead to winning the national title then Shaw would have multiple championships. What a joke. Everyone knows that just because someone aced an interview does not mean that they really are qualified to be a coach...EX Mike Singletary! I'm a Stanford fan, but even I am perplexed as to why Bowlsby would hire the unproven Shaw. I read recently that Harbaugh's OC does not control the entire offensive schemes. Harbaugh has a coach that is in charge of calling plays in the red zones, 3rd downs, running plays, passing plays, etc. Harbaugh maintains overall control of the offensive calling. I still think Shaw should have followed Harbaugh to the 49ers and lear more from him. But hey, that's why young people are always in trouble....Josh McDaniels, Todd Haley...they never learn! I would have went with Vic Fangio. His defense is what made Stanford a top 4 team. Not much has changed about the offensive side, but once Fangio came onboard Stanford's defense was able to match up well with their potent offense. Stanford's loss is the 49ers' gain.

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2011 1:42 pm

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Why not USC allows players to play in best weather in the country. They draw over 90,000 a game and on TV as much as any other team. If USC goes unbeaten they play for BCS title as well over anyone else. There are few programs with more history of great teams then USC. Just like Bama did before Saban they will get past this 2 years bowl ban. Just too great a tradition and hot bed of talent in So Cal for USC not to get back on top. To play in best weather it does come down to USC and Sec as top programs with best weather to play in.

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 12:33 pm

1/17 Recruiting Roundup

SC always grabbing top recruits LOL.

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