Tag:Big 12
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:10 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham already has a billboard



Posted by Tom Fornelli


You think they're excited about Dorial Green-Beckham commiting to Missouri in Columbia?

The nation's top recruit made the news official only a few hours ago and there are already billboards up congratulating him for his decision. Which means that the state of Missouri has some of the fastest billboard artists in the world, or there was an inkling where Green-Beckham would end up before that letter of intent came in on Wednesday morning.

Or maybe Dorial put it up himself. He's just that good.

Photo courtesy of Gabe DeArmond

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central. 
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.

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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 10:46 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 11:00 am
 

POLL: 2012 National Signing Day

Posted by Eye On Recruiting

National Signing Day has become one of the most anticipated dates in the college football offseason, with coaches, players, and fans awaiting the Letter of Intent from the most prized recruits in the nation.  

We want to hear your opinion on the biggest topics of the day, and the results will be shown during the National Signing Day Special on CBS Sports Network



Don't forget to also check the MaxPreps' Team Recruiting Rankings page to see how the teams stack up as the players put pen to paper on Signing Day. You can also sort the committed recruits by conference and check out Tom Lemming's Top 100 Recruits for the class of 2011. More Recruiting Coverage
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 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. 

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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.

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Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:35 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 9:00 am
 

DT Edmund Ray commits to Texas A&M

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Defensive tackle Edmund Ray had originally given his commitment to Missouri, but nothing is official until a player signs his letter of intent on National Signing Day, and when Ray signed his on Wednesday morning it wasn't directed to Mizzou. Instead Ray commited to Texas A&M.

The St. Louis product is 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, and though he played both defensive tackle and defensive end in high school, he's projected to play defensive tackle in college.

Ray becomes the sixth player to sign a letter of intent with the Aggies in 2012.

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