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Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:22 am

3/6 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Alabama has only pros and no cons according to the #1 recruit in 2013, Robert Nkemdiche.

Kerry Coombs leaving Cincinnati for Ohio State has shaken up recruiting in the state a little.

 Florida and Florida State are the top two for linebacker Stacy Thomas.

 Linebacker Mike McCray could pick Michigan this weekend.

 Deion Sanders Jr. is bypassing signing with Houston or North Texas to go to prep school in Atlanta.

 From UCLA to Alabama, the offers are rolling in for Eddie Vanderdoes.

 High school coaches had good things to say when talking about Penn State's new head coach Bill O'Brien.

 Running back Eric Harrell picked up his first offer from Kansas.


 Ole Miss closed out their 2012 class with cornerback Anthony Standifier and added their third commit in 2013 in wide receiver Dannon Cavil.

 Linebacker Reggie Spearman committed to Indiana.

 Receiver Austin Bennett pledged to Arkansas over the weekend.

 Running back Chase Abbington is staying in state after committing to Missouri.

Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2011 12:09 pm

7/7 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Junior college linebacker Eddie Porter has Arkansas, Cal and Mississippi State as his top 3.

Clemson's prized recruits from last year are expected to make an instant impact.

Three Michigan State recruits are in Oregon for "The Opening."


Offensive lineman Jordan Watson is following his high school teammate to Kentucky and Jon Toth is following Watson.

Linebacker Jawand Blue verbally committed to Virginia Tech yesterday.

 North Texas added two to their class of 2012.
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:33 pm

Missouri adds two Texas athletes

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Missouri has dipped into the state of Texas for a good deal of talent for years under Gary Pinkel and they went back to the well again this week, adding the commitments of Everman (Texas) linebacker Torrey Boozer and Cleburne (Texas) athlete Chaston Cuffe on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

"Missouri offered two or three weeks ago," Cuffee told PowerMizzou.com. "I thought it was the place for me. I'm willing to keep wearing the black and gold, and my parents were behind me 100 percent."

Cuffee held offers from North Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder will come to Missouri and play safety but should line up at multiple positions all over the field for his high school team this upcoming season.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Boozer will head to Columbia as an outside linebacker and held offers from SMU, North Texas, Houston and Arizona.

"I committed to Missouri on Saturday," Boozer told the site. "That's the school I've wanted to go to. It wasn't just about football. It's a good academic school."

The two players are the fourth and fifth commitments for the Tigers' class of 2012. Boozer is the second linebacker for Mizzou and Cuffee the second defensive back in the class.

Posted on: February 25, 2011 11:42 pm

Longhorns grab number eight

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Slowly - for once - but surely, the Longhorns are creeping toward a double-digit number of commitments before the end of February. Friday night was DeSoto (Texas) defensive back Bryson Echols' turn to add to the number, verbally committing to Texas and becoming pledge number eight for the class of 2012.

"I just committed to Texas," Echols told Orangebloods.com. ""Education is big in my family, real big, so when they said 80-percent of their players graduate I said yeah I like that. That really stood out to me and I really liked that."

The 5-foot-10, 175 pound defensive back is the second player from DeSoto to commit to Mack Brown's latest recruiting class, joining teammate and MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 watch list member Curtis Riser. Echols also held verbal scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas and North Texas.

Echols was recruited by Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina, who briefly left for the same position at Arizona before returning to Austin. Having Akina at Texas seemed to be a key factor in pulling the trigger on a commitment. 

"That was the first person I met with. We met with him for a good 45-50 minutes when I first got there," Echols told Orangebloods. "It really seemed like all the coaches cared about me."

Echols is the only defensive back committed to Texas for the class of 2012 at the moment.

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