Tag:Tom Lemming
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:04 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2012 1:08 pm

Trey Williams officially signs with Texas A&M

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Kevin Sumlin has seen some members of his first recruiting class leave for other schools on Wednesday, and he's helped flip some of his own, but the best news he received all day may have been when Trey Williams faxed in his letter of intent to play for the Aggies.

Williams' commitment to the Aggies hasn't really been in doubt since he verbally committed back in April, but given the nature of college football recruiting, and all the flips we've seen already today, Sumlin can move forward knowing he has his running back of the future.

Williams is ranked as the top wingback in the 2012 class by MaxPreps, and the five-star back is ranked #32 over all. He's the highest-rated running back the Aggies have signed since Christine Michael, who Williams could find himself splitting carries with in 2012.

Williams is 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, but he also runs a 4.37 40-yard dash. Williams' signing combined with that of wide receiver Thomas Johnson give the Aggies a couple new offensive playmakers as they make the move to the SEC.

Tom Lemming called him "the most exciting player in south Texas." Though you don't have to take Lemming's word for it, you can just check out some of the highlight videos.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
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 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 8:56 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am

Chance Allen chooses Oregon over Oklahoma State

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Wide receiver Chance Allen of Missouri City, Texas had originally given his verbal to Oklahoma State, but on Wednesday he signed his letter of intent to play at Oregon.

Allen will provide the Ducks with a big target, as he checks in at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds. According to MaxPreps' Tom Lemming, Allen is "a dominating red-zone receiver, he runs great routes, knows how to get open, and is as sure handed as they come." 

Allen becomes the 20th commitment in Oregon's class, and the second receiver to commit to the Ducks, along with Dwayne Stanford.

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central. 
Posted on: January 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 6:26 pm

5-star OL Zach Banner chooses USC

Posted by Tom Fornelli

USC added a very large man to its offensive line on Monday afternoon.

Five-star, 6-foot-8, 295-pound offensive lineman Zach Banner announced on Monday that he has committed to USC. Obviously, this is big news for the Trojans both literally and figuratively, as Banner is one of the most coveted offensive lineman prospects in the country.

Banner has some impressive bloodlines as well. The Lakewood, Washington product is the biological son of former NFL and Washington offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy. Needless to say, if Banner can go on to have a career similar to that of his father's, then this will be a fantastic pickup for the Trojans.

According to MaxPreps' Tom Lemming, while Banner may not be the most polished offensive lineman in the 2012 class, he has the most upside. 

Banner chose USC over Washington and Oklahoma.

Photo credit: Jeff Napier, MaxPreps 
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:45 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 1:01 pm

Dalton Santos switches to Texas

Posted by Tom Fornelli

As we mentioned on Saturday when we told you about Daje Johnson committing to Texas this weekend, switching his commitment from TCU, he might not be the only recruit to have a change of heart in Austin this weekend. Turns out, he wasn't.

Linebacker Dalton Santos, who had originally committed to Tennessee, changed his commitment to Texas on Sunday--going from one UT to another.

"He committed to Texas this morning and he's fired up to be a Longhorn," Dalton's father, Albert Santos, told Orangebloods.com.

An Under Armour All-American, Santos is a 6-foot-3, 252 pound linebacker out of Van, Texas. He was considered one of the best linebacker prospects in the state of Texas this season. Tom Lemming of MaxPreps called Santos "one of the more physical defensive players in the state, he's very athletic with good tools, he will come right at you on every play, and never backs down."

Santos is the 26th member of Texas' 2012 class.
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:40 am

VIDEO: N.C. State's Tom O'Brien on recruiting

Posted by Bryan Fischer

North Carolina State head coach Tom O'Brien sits down with CBS Sports Network's Tom Lemming to explain how he evaluates players and what he looks for in recruits.

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