Posted on: September 14, 2011 10:24 am

9/14 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Maryland commit A.J. Liddell is on Georgia's radar.

Good article on USC commit David Sills and five other star freshman quarterbacks.

UNC and other North Carolina schools are having trouple keeping recruits at home.

A look at several Nebraska targets for 2012. Three top recruits will be in Lincoln for the Washington game.

Top 2013 recruit Altee Tenpenny took in Arkansas' game last week.


Offensive lineman Fernando Villanueva committed to Washington State.

Arizona picked up safety Devian Shelton.
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:27 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 9:27 pm

UNC recruiting put in a difficult spot

Posted by Bryan Fischer

There might not be a more interesting recruiting situation in the country than at the University of North Carolina. Their head coach was fired before the season - but after ACC Media Day. The program is in the middle of putting together their response to a set of serious allegations from the NCAA and, by the way, they're still facing a rebuilding job from a pure numbers standpoint because they've had so many players declared ineligible or leave to the NFL draft.

It's going to be a tough road to Signing Day for interim head coach Everett Withers. Not only must he continue to keep the current 12 players in the Tar Heels' recruiting class committed but he'll have to deal with plenty of negative recruiting out on the road. Unlike a USC, Miami or Ohio State that can sell players on their history and tradition of sending players to the NFL when times are tough, North Carolina isn't an elite school when it comes to that. Given the fact that there is so much uncertainty surrounding possible - and by possible we mean likely - NCAA sanctions, it's going to be difficult for the school to land high end talent.

That's not to say they can put together a solid class however. UNC is well known for its academics and Chapel Hill is a great college town. There's a good deal of talent in the Carolinas and nearby states such as Virginia and Tennessee. There's some solid players already committed at the moment, such as offensive lineman J.J. Patterson, tight end Justin Meredith and quarterback Patton Robinette. If they can build around that group, possibly target a few speedsters on either side of the ball and evaluate others well, there's no question the program can make it through this year before learning how handcuffed they'll be going forward.

Butch Davis, John Blake and the school administration have put the Tar Heels football program in a tough spot. They certainly can dig out of it with good effort but it will be an uncertain road until Signing Day and beyond.

Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:18 am

MaxPreps Final Signing Day Team Rankings

The College Team Recruiting Rankings are assigned by a formula created by CBS College Sports Researcher Brian Raab.

College   Ranking Commits Top 100 Movement Highest Recruit
1 Notre Dame 23 8 - Aaron Lynch (#22)
2 Florida State 24 7 James Wilder (#2)
3 Alabama 19 8 Hasean Clinton-Dix (#24)
4 Auburn 25 5 Cyrus Kouandjio (#3)
5 LSU 22 7 La'El Collins (#7)
6 Clemson 26 6 Stephone Anthony (#4)
7 Georgia 25 5 Ray Drew (#18)
8 Southern California 26 6 George Farmer (#20)
9 Ohio State 24 4 Braxton Miller (#8)
10 Texas 22 4 Malcolm Brown (#10)
11 Tennessee 23 4 Antonio Richardson (#40)
12 South Carolina 30 1 Brandon Shell (#17)
13 Oregon 21 2 De'Anthony Thomas (#15)
14 Illinois 32 1 Reilly O'Toole (#99)
15 Florida 18 4 Jeff Driskel (#14)
16 Washington 25 2 Austin Seferian-Jenkins (#27)
17 Virginia 25 1 Darius Jennings (#71)
18 Iowa 24 1 Rodney Coe (#73)
19 North Carolina 22 2 Marquise Williams (#80)
20 California 18 2 Viliami Moala (#34)
21 Arkansas 25 1 Brey Cook (#29)
22 Mississippi 19 1 C.J. Johnson (#37)
23 Michigan State 21 1 Lawrence Thomas (#21)
24 Wisconsin 21 1 Melvin Gordon (#89)
25 Stanford 19 1 Wayne Lyons (#45)
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