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Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:56 am
 

12/6 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

  Top quarterback Gunner Kiel will take an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend.

  Several Oklahoma State commits are upset at the Cowboys missing out on the title game.

  N.C. State commit Charlie Hedegus has some interest in South Florida.

  Steve Fairchild's firing has left Colorado State's recruiting in limbo.

  What happens if top running back Keith Marshall does not pick Georgia?

  Defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson rated his visit to Georgia Tech as a '8 or 9.'

  Carl Pelini was hired in part to fix FAU's recruiting problems.

  Rice fired recruiting coordinator/running backs coach Rick LaFavers.

Commitments

  Quarterback Tyler Cameron switched his commitment from USF to Wake Forest. The Bulls added a JUCO offensive lineman however.

  Wide receiver Chris Harper became the latest in a Southern California to SMU pipeline.

  Former Texas Tech pledge Christian Okafor has committed to Cal.

  Washington added North Torrance (Calif.) athlete Ryan McDaniel.

  Another commit for UCLA despite the coaching change as running back Paul Perkins pledged to be a Bruin.

Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:53 am
Edited on: November 16, 2011 11:54 am
 

11/16 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Brandon Weeden has transformed Oklahoma State and that will have an effect on recruiting.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is considering Michigan.

 Georgia is in the running for top 2013 player Robert Nkemdiche, who his coach says is better than anybody on Alabama's 1992 national championship squad.

 FAU's poor season won't impact the Owls recruiting, according to Howard Schnellenberger.

 N.C. State and North Carolina have benefited from a few change of hearts.

 Wide receiver Amara Darboh will take an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend.

 Daniel Glauser has a quest to be the first D-I football player from Switzerland and is considering Arkansas.

 Wide out Rayshawn Jenkins flipped his commitment from USF to Miami.

Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:14 pm
 

The whispers have just begun for Miami

Posted by Bryan Fischer

On Sunday, Miami added commitment to their class of 2012 in Tampa (Fla.) defensive tackle Earl Moore. He held offers from Florida State, South Carolina and several others. Moore might be the last bit of good news for the program in the wake of the devastating Yahoo! Sports report released detailing scores of extra benefits provided by a Hurricanes booster.

Just like North Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, USC or any other program dealing with a major infractions case, now is when the whispers start for Moore and other players. Facebook messages, currently unregulated, are likely filling recruits' inboxes with links to the Yahoo! story and a note that any coach on staff is free to talk. Head coach Al Golden's toughest task over the next few months is two-fold: keep his team focused and stick to his message about the violations and their possible aftermath.

There will still be players in South Florida that want to play for "The U" no matter what. One could see a day however, where Miami is competing with FAU and FIU for recruits instead of Florida and Florida State if sanctions are bad enough. But because we're only in the initial stages of the investigation, Golden and staff can preach that no one knows what will happen to the program - which is 100% true even if it doesn't look good.

But that doesn't mean every recruit won't be afraid of what could happen. If you're even an average recruit, why take the chance?

That's likely what plenty of opposing coaches are telling plenty of recruits right now. The whispers have just begun for the Hurricanes.
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:40 am
 

8/16 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- Defensive tackle Vontrell Williams will announce his commitment on CBS Sports Network in mid-September.

Kentucky commit Patrick Towles and Auburn commit Zeke Pike have found some common ground.

Will Muschamp has Florida off to a fast start in the recruiting process.

More on Auburn commit Trey Johnson making his pledge to the Tigers.

Top running back Keith Marshall said Georgia would be one of his three official visits, along with Notre Dame and Florida.

Offensive lineman Patrick Miller has LSU, Auburn and Miami in his top three.

Good profile of Oklahoma commit Durron Neal.

Arkansas is in the top three for hard-hitting safety K.J. Dillon.

One FAU recruit thinks former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach will be the Owls next head coach.

Commitments:

Chris Santini committed to Boise State Monday night.

Defensive back Erich Wilson verbally pledged to Colorado.
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:54 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 1:55 pm
 

8/15 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- Updates on two top offensive tackles, Zach Banner and Joshua Garnett.

- Athlete Demetrious Cox has narrowed down his list to 10 schools.

USC will have to rely on their top five recruiting class this season.

FAU's recruiting will get complicated with Howard Schnellenberger retiring.

 Penn State's recruiting class might get even better.

The SEC could expand their recruiting base if Texas A&M joins the conference. A few Aggie commits discuss the possible move.

Defensive end Channing Ward and defensive tackle Quay Evans talked about recruiting while at Mississippi State.

The surgery on Florida commit Matt Jones went well.

Kentucky commit Patrick Towles is ready for the season to begin.

 An update on Oklahoma commit Ty Darlington.

Good story on Auburn recruit Zeke Pike and quarterback coach George Whitfield saying he has no ceiling.

Commitments:

Defensive back Justin Simmons committed to Boston College.

Penn State picked up two big time players recently.

 
 
 
 
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