Tag:Colorado State
Posted on: February 12, 2012 2:51 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Huggins is number six for Texas A&M

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Texas A&M had a very good haul on Signing Day with their 14th-ranked recruiting class and it looks like the Aggies might be able to best that effort based on their start with the 2013 class. Dallas (Texas) defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins was the latest to commitment to the SEC-bound program, picking A&M on Saturday.

"I like the tradition, the coaches, the academics, all of that," Huggins told AggieYell.com. "Really, I like everything."

A 6-foot-3, 280-pound interior presence also held offers from Colorado State, SMU and Texas Tech with plenty of others showing interest.

Huggins' Skyline High teammate, wide receiver Thomas Johnson, signed with Texas A&M and it looks like the Aggies are getting two impact players on both sides of the ball in consecutive years.

"I'm a straight defensive tackle," Huggins added. "I like to take on blockers and get in the backfield after whoever's got the ball."

The pledge gives new head coach Kevin Sumlin six commitments for 2013, three of whom play along the defensive line.

Photo by Lonnie Erickson
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:23 am

1/12 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Fresh off a national title, Jim McElwain is eager to hit the recruiting trail for Colorado State.

 Florida State hopes to build another top ranked recruiting class.

 Brian VanGorder is ready and able to recruit for Auburn now.

 Quarterback Nick Schuessler has moved to the top of Mississippi State's recruiting board.

 Running back Mike Hilton committed to Ole Miss but will visit North Carolina.

 Quarterback Anfornee Stewart has Michigan State as his leader.

Georgia may be close to offering safety Jordan Moore.
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:02 am
Edited on: August 22, 2011 11:03 am

Ranking the Mountain West recruiting classes

Posted by Bryan Fischer

1. TCU

One could technically include this class in the Big East rankings but they top the Mountain West rankings for the last time. Quarterback Tyler Matthews has had a terrific summer and is a sharp signal-caller and the rest of the class is full of speed athletes like defensive back Daje Johnson.

2. Boise State

There seems to be more talent in this class, at this point, than other years thanks to the rise in the Broncos' profile. The staff has done well in talent-rich Florida, Texas and California and have a great quarterback incoming in Nick Patti.

3. San Diego State

The departure of head coach Brady Hoke last year means a new recruiting pitch for the Aztecs but they've managed to bring in some quality players. Quarterback Matt Morin is a strong-armed pick up for the program and they have several other underrated local talents halfway until Signing Day.

4. Air Force

It's always hard to judge service academy recruiting classes but at the moment, Air Force is winning the recruiting version of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Running back Johnathan Johnson has BCS offers and the rest of the class is full of solid players.

5. Colorado State, New Mexico, UNLV, Wyoming

These four school do not have any commitments for the class of 2012.

Posted on: February 1, 2011 9:27 am
Edited on: February 1, 2011 9:28 am

2/1 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Less than 24 hours before the pens meet the paper and the faxes start rolling in. Of course, there’s still a handful of players who will be committing today and after Signing Day to keep everyone on their toes.

- The nation’s top recruit, Jadeveon Clowney, is such a big deal that he doesn’t mind Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier’s calls go straight to voice mail. He’ll find time for them in between the TV appearances.

- An update on the state of recruiting in Maryland. One recruit from the area might be leaning towards Miami over Virginia and West Virginia.

- TCU’s elevated profile from a few BCS appearances has translated into recruiting classes that are competing with the rest of the Big 12.

- A defensive end committed to Mississippi State has flipped his commitment to Vanderbilt. That’s just one more hit to the Bulldogs recruiting class and the departure of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is one reason why.

- The Hampton Roads area of Virginia is known for producing great talent and they have another in recently named Parade All-American Demetrious Nicholson

- After a test score issue, receiver Rontavious Atkins is now headed to Western Michigan and not USF.

- Nice Q&A with Florida State commit Nick O’Leary, a tight end who is also the grandson of golfer Jack Nicklaus.

- Colorado State’s class took a big hit (literally) with the decommitment of Largo (FL) lineman Adarius Rayner.

- Nice snapshot of Georgia Tech ahead of Signing Day.

- UCLA picked up a recruit in the badly needed area of the offensive line.

- Across town, recruiting hasn’t slowed at all at USC despite the sanctions.

Posted on: January 18, 2011 10:38 am

1/18 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Hope those that had yesterday off had a great three day weekend. College coaches around the country didn’t get a day off however, most were out recruiting as you can see from the links below. 

- Ohio State picked up their 21st commitment in linebacker Ejuan Price. His cousin, Dorian Bell, is a redshirt freshman for the Buckeyes. 

- As expected by several experts, linebacker Anthony Sarao has switched his pledge from Stanford to USC. The first contact by the USC staff was after the U.S. Army All-American game and about a week later, Sarao is headed to Los Angeles. 

- Ron Zook has always been able to get talent out of Florida and he’s bringing some more of it up north with the commitment of defensive back Eaton Spence

- Orlando-area linebacker Steven Michel has committed to Colorado State. 

- Highly regarded linebacker Tony Steward didn’t commit on an official visit to Clemson and it remains a race between Florida State and the Tigers. 

- Details on defensive end Ray Drew and his recent visit to Miami and bond with defensive tackle John Jenkins

- MaxPreps.com breaks down the recruitment of Savon Huggins and asks where he’ll wind up at. 

- The up and down and around recruitment of linebacker Kris Frost has finally – we think – come to a close after Auburn finally accepts his commitment.
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