Tag:Kent Taylor
Posted on: August 9, 2011 9:36 am

8/9 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- The CEO of Cincinnati Bell has become a mentor for defensive end Adolphus Washington.

- The always interesting Athlon Consensus 100 is out, bringing together all of the online ranking services.
- Tight end Kent Taylor is narrowing down his list on Wednesday.

Georgia commit Derrick Henry and fellow running back Kelvin Taylor are both special players.

Michigan's 2012 class is almost complete with Ondre Pipkins' commitment.

Could Florida be in-line for more five-stars?


Michigan State added offensive tackle Kodi Kieler as commitment 14 for this class.

Running back Mike Hilton committed to Ole Miss over Mississippi State and Kentucky. Running back I'Tavius Mathers has also committed to the Rebels.

Very nice pick up for BYU as defensive end Troy Hinds committed to the school.

Athlete Taylor Barton will leave Florida for college after committing to Illinois.
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:39 am
Edited on: July 25, 2011 9:44 am

7/25 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

-- Barry Sanders Jr. would be highly recruited even if he didn't have a famous father.

Offensive lineman Will Adams will choose either Georgia Tech, Louisville or Kentucky today.

They're using social media to their advantage in recruiting at UConn.

 Answering a few questions about prospects in Michigan.

 Defensive end Taiwan Johnson is trying to set up a visit to Arkansas.

 Tight end Kent Taylor enjoyed his visit to Florida for Friday Night Lights.


Indiana picked up a pledge from JUCO linebacker Darrius Stroud.

Mississippi State added three commitments from its recent camp.

 C.J. Moore is onboard Virginia's class of 2012.
Posted on: May 31, 2011 10:06 am
Edited on: May 31, 2011 10:12 am

5/31 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Quite the Memorial Day yesterday, especially if you were a Buckeye fan. Many thanks to all who have served or are serving now, for all that you do to protect this country. Now on to something very American, college football... recruiting links:

- Michigan and Michigan State are poised to take advantage of the issues at Ohio State.

- Tom Lemming talked about all of the Miami commitments and had this to say about them

- Some strong words from Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson on the topic of oversigning. 

- Two Williams, Duaron and Leonard, dominated to win the Under Armour Big Man Challenge

- Offensive line is an area of need for Michigan that the staff has to address. 

- Running back Keith Byars Jr. and quarterback Kevin Anderson will be two players to watch in the Miami area.

- A few Chicago area players who have made a name for themelves this spring

- A look at the rise of tight end Kent Taylor

- Clemson is making a push for quarterback Chad Kelly, newphew of NFL quarterback Jim Kelly. 
Posted on: May 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Auburn's Big Cat Weekend hosting plenty of talent

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's Big Cat Weekend for Auburn and if you haven't heard about it (there were a few secondary violations at the event in 2009 that made the news), you might want to get up to speed quickly because there's plenty of talented headed to the Plains for the 2011 edition. This weekend is the Tigers' biggest recruiting effort of the year and involves a huge number of top prospects from all over the country. Given that the school just won the BCS national championship, this year's edition could be the most sucessful.

Below is a list of notable recruits expected to be there via of The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:

WR Stefon Diggs, Olney, Md.
OL D.J. Humphries, Charlotte, N.C.
LB Kwon Alexander, Oxford, Ala.
OL Vadal Alexander, Buford, Ga.
CB Travis Blanks, Tallahassee, Fla.
OL Shane Callahan, Parker, Col.
OL Kyle Dodson, Cleveland, Ohio
CB Joshua Holsey, Fairburn, Ga. (Auburn commit)
CB Cyrus Jones, Baltimore, Md.
ATH Brian Kimbrow, Memphis, Tenn.
WR Ricardo Louis, Miami, Fla.
LB Cassanova McKinzy, Birmingham, Ala. (Auburn commit)
TE Justin Meredith, Anderson, S.C.
OL Patrick Miller, West Palm Beach, Fla.
LB Javierre Mitchell, Leeds, Ala.
TE Ricky Parks, Hogansville, Ga.
QB Zeke Pike, Edgewood, Ky. (Auburn commit)
RB Jovon Robinson, Memphis, Tenn.
DL Justin Shanks, Prattville, Ala.
CB Geno Smith, Atlanta, Ga.
TE Kent Taylor, Land O’Lakes, Fla.
WR JaQuay Williams, Franklin, Ga.
RB T.J. Yeldon, Daphne, Ala.
ATH Evan Berry, Fairburn, Ga. (class of 2014)
ATH Elliott Berry, Fairburn, Ga. (2014)
RB Jordan Huff, Mobile, Ala. (2013)
DL Dee Liner, Muscle Shoals, Ala. (2013)
DL Henry Poggi, Baltimore, Md. (2013)
LB Tre’ Williams, Mobile, Ala. (2014)

Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:54 am

5/19 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Elite 11 in Columbus tomorrow and it has a chance to be the best stop out of all of them. Zeke Pike and Gunner Kiel among those scheduled to attend.

- Like a good quarterback gives credit to his offensive line, Brady Hoke is giving all of the credit for Michigan recruiting to his assistants.

- Quarterback Patton Robinette picked up an offer from Northwestern and a few other South Carolina notes.

- Colorado's Jon Embree feels handcuffed by the rule preventing head coaches from going on the road to recruit. He's not alone.

- Defensive end Jamichael Winston picked up an offer from Arkansas.

- Former Razorback tight end D.J. Williams was one of the reasons why the Hogs received a visit from tight end recruit Kent Taylor.
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:46 am

5/10 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The NCAA is conducting a "mock" enforcement hearing today at their headquarters. I wonder what recruiting rules some fake coach will break?

- A couple of updates on Michigan recruiting, including possibly stealing an Ohio State commit. Assistant Fred Jackson is the man responsible for the Wolverines' in-state success.

- Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman is reeling in the recruits early.

- A high school football star is learning tough life lessons to do his best.

- The nation's top tight end Kent Taylor is trying to stay grounded in the recruiting process.

- Texas and Florida State are the two schools on the top of the recruiting world early in the process.

- Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Auburn are on top for a talented pair of recruits who are a packaged deal.

- Offensive tackle Ryan Ward was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Posted on: April 22, 2011 9:39 am

4/22 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Happy Earth everyone. In addition to rinsing, reusing and recycling, be sure to reuse the Eye on Recruiting blog by continuing to visit for all of the latest recruiting information.

- Several top recruits have made their way to East Lansing to unofficially visit Michigan State.

- Athlete Dvario Montgomery was recently named a US Army All-American.

- Oklahoma State commit Dalton Santos is high on Arkansas after visiting for their spring game.

- Maryland and Mississippi State are the two latest offers for tight end Kent Taylor.

- Good look at how much top 25 BCS schools spend on recruiting as a school.
Posted on: April 20, 2011 7:06 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 7:07 pm

Updated list of 2012 U.S. Army All-Americans

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The folks at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Rivals have compiled an updated list of all the players in the class of 2012 invited to the prestigious high school all-star game. Here's the list, which will eventually be divided into East and West teams.

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead, committed to USC
Defensive end Alex Balducci
Offensive tackle Zach Banner
Linebacker Vince Biegel
Defensive back Travis Blanks
Wide receiver Drae Bowles
Safety Deon Bush
Defensive back Joel Caleb
Wide receiver Leonte Carroo
Linebacker Josh Clemons
Offensive lineman Ty Darlington
Safety Jordan Diggs
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs
Athlete Cedric Dozier
Linebacker Ukeme Eligwe
Athlete Devin Fuller
Offensive tackle Joshua Garnett
Wide receiver Deontay Greenberry
Defensive end Darius Hamilton
Defensive end Eli Harold
Defensive back Tracy Howard
Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries
Defensive tackle Jarron Jones, committed to Penn State
Offensive tackle Kyle Kalis, committed to Ohio State
Athlete Brian Kimbrow
Quarterback Zach Kline, committed to Cal
Defensive end Javonte Magee
Offensive tackle John McGee
Defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy
Tight end Taylor McNamara
Safety LaDarrell McNeil
Offensive tackle Chris Muller
Wide receiver Davonte Neal
Wide receiver Durron Neal
Wide receiver Jordan Payton, committed to USC
Running back Mario Pender, committed to Florida State
Quarterback Zeke Pike, committed to Auburn
Linebacker Jabari Ruffin, committed to USC
Athlete Kendall Sanders, committed to Oklahoma State
Running back Barry Sanders Jr.
Cornerback Kevon Seymour
Running back Rushel Shell
Defensive tackle Justin Shanks
Defensive back Tee Shepard, committed to Notre Dame
Defensive tackle Aziz Shittu
Safety Elijah Shumate
Offensive tackle Jordan Simmons
Defensive back Geno Smith
Defensive end Noah Spence
Tight end Kent Taylor
Offensive tackle John Theus
Safety Shaq Thompson
Wide receiver Dominique Wheeler
Running back Trey Williams, committed to Texas A&M
Cornerback Yuri Wright
Running back T.J. Yeldon

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