Tag:Tom Fornelli
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:48 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 12:49 pm
 

OT Kyle Dodson flips from Wisconsin to Ohio State

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Score another one for the Urban Meyer machine.

Kyle Dodson, an offensive tackle out of Cleveland, Ohio, had originally committed to play at Wisconsin back in June. That commitment did not stick, as Dodson announced on Wednesday that he would instead be playing at Ohio State next fall.

Reports that Dodson would be flipping his commitment first surfaced in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Wednesday morning.

Tom Lemming calls Dodson one of the "premiere tackle prospects in the Midwest." He's certainly got the frame for it, as Dodson checks in at 6-foot-6 and weighs 315 pounds.

The good news for Wisconsin is that the Badgers picked up lineman Jake Meador on Wednesday morning, which helps offset the loss of Dodson to Ohio State.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:18 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 1:15 pm
 

Torshiro Davis chooses Texas

Posted by Tom Fornelli

There have been quite a few surprises on National Signing Day, and the latest involves outside linebacker Torshiro Davis.

Davis, from Shreveport, Louisiana, had originally committed to play football at LSU nearly a year ago to the day. Then, surprisingly,when he signed his letter of intent on Wednesday it was Texas he was committing to. Davis had visited Texas along with Alabama in spite of his commitment to Texas, but maintained throughout the process that he was strongly leaning toward LSU the entire time.

It seems that changed in the last few days.

When asked what had changed for Davis, he said "some of the players don't seem happy down there [at LSU]."

Davis stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 222 pounds. He also runs a 4.56 40-yard dash, and will be a welcome addition to the Longhorns pass rush in the years to come.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:41 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 11:45 am
 

Notre Dame loses Greenberry to Houston

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Notre Dame fans became a bit worried when five-star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry visited Houston earlier this week after giving a verbal commitment to the Irish, and it appears those worries weren't without reason.

CBSSports.com's Bryan Fischer confirmed on Wednesday that Greenberry had signed his letter of intent to play at Houston.

This comes as a big surprise as Greenberry had maintained all along that he wanted to go to school with his cousin, cornerback Tee Shepard. Shepard is a Notre Dame signing who signed his letter of intent to the school on Wednesday.

Greenberry is the ranked third amongst all wide receivers by MaxPreps, behind only Dorial Green-Beckham and Cayleb Jones. While losing Greenberry to Houston doesn't kill what's a pretty strong 2012 class for Notre Dame, it's also not the kind of news Brian Kelly and his staff were expecting to hear today. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:23 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 11:23 am
 

Trae Elston chooses Ole Miss

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Trae Elston, a cornerback from Oxford, Alabama, is going from one Oxford to another.

Elston announced on Wednesday morning in a televised press conference that he'd be going to Ole Miss, giving new head coach Hugh Freeze an excellent addition on the defensive side of the ball. Elston made the announcement by pulling off his jacket to reveal a white shirt and red tie before putting on his Ole Miss hat.

The three-star prospect is ranked at #122 in the 2012 recruiting class by MaxPreps. 

Elston stands at 6-feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was a high school teammate of Kwon Alexander, who announced he'd be attending LSU a few minutes before Elston made his announcement.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:55 am
 

Stanford picks up WR Michael Rector

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Washington has done an impressive job of luring recruits away from previous commitments ever since hiring Tosh Lupoi, but on Wednesday morning the Huskies felt the sting of having one of their own commitments flip.

Wide receiver Michael Rector had previously committed to the Huskies, but on Wednesday the Bellarmine Prep (Wa.) product signed a letter of intent to play at Stanford.

Rector is 6-foot-2 and 189 pounds. He played both wide receiver and defensive back in high school, and was one of the more prolific receivers in the state of Washington. Tom Lemming called Rector "super fast" which should benefit the Stanford offense, as he may provide a reliable deep threat that the Cardinal seemed to be lacking at receiver in 2011.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central. 
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:30 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:40 am
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The entire college football world has been wondering where wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham would play his college ball, and the kid known as DGB put an end to the suspense on Wednesday morning.

Green-Beckham announced that he'd be signing his letter of intent to play at Missouri, choosing to stay closer to home.

The other schools in the running for Green-Beckham's services were Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Obviously, this is a huge signing for Missouri and head coach Gary Pinkel as the school gets ready to join the SEC. You need playmakers to win in the SEC, and the Tigers may have signed the best one available.

Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 225 pounds, Green-Beckham is considered the top player in the country by MaxPreps, and has often been compared to Randy Moss thanks to his size, athleticism and skill.

"It's taken 17 years but I've finally found a wide receiver who is as good as Randy Moss," says Tom Lemming. "For years I've said Randy Moss was the best high school player I have seen, and Mr. Beckham has similar skills. He has great size, long arms, a true F.A.T. 100-meter time of 10.5, and superior production. The nation's No. 1 player, he appears to have no weaknesses. He will be the most celebrated prep football player in the country."

No word on whether or not this signing will lead to a giant boost in helicopter rentals. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:13 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:16 am
 

LB Kenneth Bynum delays signing

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Linebacker Kenneth Bynum had given his commitment to Cincinnati, but he will not be signing his letter of intent on Wednesday.

Bynum's father confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday morning that his son would delay signing so that he could visit Tennessee this weekend.

The Raines (Fla.) product measures at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds and is considered a three-star prospect.

While February 1st is the first day that recruits can officially sign letters of intent to a school, players don't have to sign right away. Last year Jadeveon Clowney, the top player in the country, didn't sign his letter of intent to play at South Carolina until February 14th.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:21 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:21 am
 

Oregon nabs Bralon Addison from Texas A&M

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oregon is doing a very good job of taking verbal commitments from the Big 12 on this National Signing Day.

Wide receiver Bralon Addison had originally given his verbal commitment to Texas A&M, but he signed on with the Ducks on Wednesday. Addison is from Missouri City, Texas, just like wide receiver Chance Allen, who flipped from Oklahoma State to Oregon on Wednesday as well

It appears the Houston suburb is becoming an Oregon town.

A three-star prospect, Addison checks in at 5-foot-10, 182-pounds. He's Oregon's 21st commitment in its 2012 class. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
 
 
 
 
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com