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Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:30 am

6/7 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- Georgia spends $600,000 on recruiting according to their budget for this year.

- Tennessee has spent nearly $400,000 on recruiting services since 2008.

- Offensive lineman Adam DePietro has Michigan State high on his list thanks to Spartans line coach Mark Staten.

- Oklahoma State recruiting has taken off under head coach Mike Gundy.

- Offensive lineman Michael Flint decommitted from Auburn last night.

- Offensive tackle Travis Averill picked up an offer from Washington.

- Michigan is close to wrapping up all their needs in the secondary for this upcoming class.
Posted on: June 2, 2011 2:15 am

May Big 12 Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The calendar has turned from May to June and it's time to see how schools are building their class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments for the Big 12, where several schools are starting to build momentum on the recruiting trail but two Texas rivals are battling it out for top dog.

Baylor (8)

Offensive lineman Tre-Von Armstead (Port Arthur, Texas)
Offensive lineman Cameron Bailey (Athens, Texas)
Defensive back Terrell Burt(Wylie, Texas)
Athlete Corey Coleman (Richardson, Texas)
Defensive back Aiavion Edwards(Stephenville, Texas)
Wide receiver Kiante' Griffin (Carrollton, Texas)
Athlete Lynx Hawthorne (Weimar, Texas)
Athlete Terrence Singleton (Port Arthur, Texas)

Iowa State (4)

Running back Barkley Hill (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
Quarterback Luke Knott(Lee's Summit, Mo.)
Quarterback Grant Rohach(Moorpark, Calif.)
Wide receiver Quan West (Willis, Texas)

Kansas (1)

Defensive back Daniel Gray (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.)

Kansas State (3)

Quarterback Tavarius Bender (Lincoln, Neb.)
Linebacker Will Davis (Southlake, Texas)
Wide receiver Vernon Vaughn (Kansas City, Kan.)

Missouri (5)

Defensive back Torey Boozer (Everman, Texas)
Defensive back Chaston Cuffee (Cleburne, Texas)
Linebacker Markus Golden (Hutchinson, Kan.)
Running back Jonathan Williams (Allen, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Running back Morgan Steward(Kansas City, Mo.)

Oklahoma (6)

Athlete Daniel Brooks(Rockdale, Texas)
Tight end Laith Harlow (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Defensive back DeVante Harris (Mesquite, Texas)
Offensive lineman Kyle Marrs(San Antonio, Texas)
Athlete Alex Ross(Jenks, Okla.)
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard(Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Oklahoma State (8)

Offensive lineman Tim Hines (Bryan, Texas)
Defensive back Ashton Lampkin (Fort Worth, Texas)
Defensive back Kenneth Marshall(South Houston, Texas)
Athlete Dominic Ramacher (Denton, Texas0
Athlete Kendall Sanders(Athens, Texas)
Linebacker Dalton Santos(Van, Texas)
Linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanda(North Richland Hills, Texas)
Quarterback Adam Wing (Morehead, Ky.)

Texas (16)

Defensive end Caleb Bluiett(Beaumont, Texas)
Defensive tackle Paul Boyette(Humble, Texas)
Quarterback Connor Brewer(Scottsdale, Ariz.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Defensive tackle Malcom Brown (Brenham, Texas) Linebacker Timothy Cole (Brenham, Texas)
Linebacker Alex De La Torre(Denton, Texas)
Defensive back Bryson Echols (DeSoto, Texas)
Running back Johnathan Gray(Aledo, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Offensive lineman Camrhon Hughes(Harker Heights, Texas)
Linebacker Peter Jinkens (Dallas, Texas)
Wide receiver Thomas Johnson(Dallas, Texas)
Wide receiver Cayleb Jones(Austin, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Defensive tackle Alex Norman(Dallas, Texas)
Defensive end Hassan Ridgeway(Mansfield, Texas)
Offensive lineman Curtis Riser(DeSoto, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Athlete Orlando Thomas(Copperas Cove, Texas)

Texas A&M (22)

Wide receiver Bralon Addison (Missouri City, Texas)
Offensive lineman Adrian Bellard(Brenham, Texas)
Athlete Devante Bourque (Crowley, La.)
Defensive tackle Logan David(Blinn JUCO/Brenham, Texas)
Defensive end Eric Davis (Tyler, Texas)
Quarterback Matt Davis(Houston, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Running back Troy Green(Brenham, Texas)
Defensive back Otis Jacobs (Perkinston, Miss.)
Quarterback Trevor Knight(San Antonio, Texas)
Offensive lineman Mike Matthews(Fort Bend, Texas)
Wide receiver Trent Momon(Hempstead, Texas)
Athlete Darion Monroe(Reserve, La.)
Wide receiver Jaevon Richardson(Baytown, Texas) Linebacker Michael Richardson(DeSoto, Texas)
Linebacker Jordan Richmond(Denton, Texas)
Running back Dennis Smith(Wimberley, Texas)
Defensive end Tyrone Taylor(Galena Park, Texas)
Athlete Corey Thompson(Missouri City, Texas)
Offensive lineman Kimo Tipoti(Hurst, Texas)
Defensive end Alonzo Williams (Abbeville, La.)
Running back Trey Williams (Spring, Texas), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Offensive lineman Michael Wilson(Aledo, Texas)

Texas Tech (7)

Defensive tackle J.J. Bynum (College Station, Texas)
Wide receiver Reginald Davis(Tenaha, Texas)
Linebacker Erick Hallmon(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Quarterback Clayton Nichols(Abilene, Texas)
Offensive lineman Christian Okafor(Houston, Texas)
Offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Haltom City, Texas)
Athlete Keenon Ward(Snyder, Texas)

Posted on: May 28, 2011 12:41 pm

Top 10 Tom Lemming recruiting misses

By MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak

MaxPreps/CBS Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming has identified many NFL superstars and college standouts over the last 30 years.

From Peyton Manning to Randy Moss, Beanie Wells to Seantrel Henderson, Lemming has consistently highlighted future stars from the high school ranks.

However, Lemming's track record is not flawless, as he and others have missed some players who quietly developed from unheralded recruits to some of football's biggest stars.

1. Barry Sanders

Sanders attended North (Wichita, Kan.), where he closed his high school career with a strong senior season. Lemming thought he was solid but unspectacular. He lacked good size and top-level speed, and didn't catch the attention of many college coaches.

"Every school in the country turned him down. He visited Northwestern, and they turned him down. Oklahoma State took him mostly because they missed out on everyone else," he said.

Sanders' son, also named Barry, has had a totally different recruiting experience. He's currently the No. 10 player in Lemming's 2012 Top 100.

2. Drew Brees

One of the top quarterbacks in the NFL flew entirely under Lemming's radar as a prospect hailing from Westlake (Austin, Texas).

"I missed Drew Brees completely," Lemming said. 

According to Lemming, Jim Chaney recruited the undersized Brees to Purdue after he was passed on by many bigger programs, including the Texas Longhorns.

"Nobody really went after him. He's from Austin and Texas turned him down," Lemming said.

3. Brett Favre

Favre, one of the greatest players at his position ever, played in an offense at Hancock (Kiln, Miss.) that was ill-suited to match his skill set, Lemming recalled.

"He could throw the ball through a brick wall, always could," he said. "His dad [and Hancoack North Central football coach] had him in an option offense. He didn't have the production," Lemming said.

The recently retired Favre made Lemming's magazine, but was not considered a future star.

4. Kurt Warner

Beating the odds and outperforming expectations were a common theme in Kurt Warner's career, and it began in high school at now-defunct Regis (Cedar Falls, Iowa).

The future Super Bowl MVP did little to lead anyone to think he'd play on Sundays one day, nevermind reach the pinnacle of the sport. Lemming was one of the many talent evaluators who underestimated Warner.

"I didn't have him in my magazine. I completely missed him," Lemming said.

After Regis, Warner headed to Northern Iowa, where he started only as a senior.

5. Terrell Owens

Now second in all-time receiving touchdowns, Terrell Owens was far from a ballyhooed prospect coming out of Russell (Alexander City, Ala.). Lemming wasn't sure how Owens' frame would project at the next level.

"He was very thin and didn't get recruited at all," he said. "He had to go to JuCo, and then he grew."

Owens, who would go on to become a third-round draft pick out of Tennessee-Chattanooga, never appeared in Lemming's magazine.

Read more of this story on MaxPreps 
Posted on: May 24, 2011 12:33 pm

Missouri adds two Texas athletes

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Missouri has dipped into the state of Texas for a good deal of talent for years under Gary Pinkel and they went back to the well again this week, adding the commitments of Everman (Texas) linebacker Torrey Boozer and Cleburne (Texas) athlete Chaston Cuffe on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

"Missouri offered two or three weeks ago," Cuffee told PowerMizzou.com. "I thought it was the place for me. I'm willing to keep wearing the black and gold, and my parents were behind me 100 percent."

Cuffee held offers from North Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder will come to Missouri and play safety but should line up at multiple positions all over the field for his high school team this upcoming season.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Boozer will head to Columbia as an outside linebacker and held offers from SMU, North Texas, Houston and Arizona.

"I committed to Missouri on Saturday," Boozer told the site. "That's the school I've wanted to go to. It wasn't just about football. It's a good academic school."

The two players are the fourth and fifth commitments for the Tigers' class of 2012. Boozer is the second linebacker for Mizzou and Cuffee the second defensive back in the class.

Posted on: May 23, 2011 10:33 pm

Colorado adds wide receiver to 2011 class

Posted by Bryan Fischer

There are still a few players out there still available to be signed to a scholarship in the class of 2011 and days after Ole Miss added a cornerback, Colorado picked up DeSoto (Texas) wide receiver Austin Vincent as a late addition to their recruiting class.

"The atmosphere at Colorado is really nice and the coaching staff is great," Vincent told BuffStampede.com. "I think I am going to have a good time up here."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver took an official visit to see the campus in Boulder and will head back to join the team for summer workouts in late June. Several schools were interested in Vincent and he originally planned to sign with Iowa but was a late qualifier.

UTEP, Kansas and Oklahoma State were among the schools that showed interest once he received a qualifying score but it was Colorado that came out on top.

"I did research on Colorado and looked at the roster and their depth chart and their coaching staff," he said. "They don't have that many receivers. They have a big time sophomore (Paul Richardson), a senior that is going to play in the NFL (Toney Clemons) and a transfer from Georgia (Logan Gray) at receiver. They are expecting me to play, too. They are expecting me to come in and compete. I just have to do my thing."

Buffalos' receivers coach Bobby Kennedy, a former assistant at Texas, was key in getting Vincent to head to the north.

"I already had a relationship and knew Coach Kennedy, who is going to be my position coach at Colorado, before when he was at Texas," Vincent said. "He is really the main reason I decided to visit Colorado and was a big reason why I committed. I am real cool with Coach Kennedy."

Due to NCAA rules with the signing period over, Vincent will not sign a letter of intent and can only sign scholarship grant-in-aid papers. He broke his leg last season but scored six touchdowns on just 16 catches prior to the injury.

Vincent is the 22nd commitment for Colorado in 2011 and third wide receiver to join the Buffs.

Posted on: May 16, 2011 1:21 pm

Ramacher heads to Oklahoma State

Posted by Bryan Fischer

While Oklahoma State lost one athlete over the weekend, they gained another as Denton (Texas) prospect Dominic Ramacher committed to the Cowboys. The 6-foot-3, 230 pounder made an unofficial visit to the school on Saturday, picked up an offer while he was there and was the newest member of the Oklahoma State class of 2012 by Sunday.

"I took my unofficial visit up there and I just fell in love with the place," Ramacher told Rivals. "The coach and everything, I just loved it. I want to major in journalism and when it came to the academics they got me everything I needed to know on it. Everything about it, I just fell in love with the school. I knew right away that was where I wanted to go, no doubt."

Ramacher holds offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon and Purdue among others. A versatile player, he is being recruited at full back, tight end and linebacker in college. His future spot once he gets to Stillwater is still to be determined however.

"They're pretty much recruiting me as an athlete," he said. "They told me, with all the things I can do, I was the kind of player they didn't want to pass up on so they offered. When the time comes they're going to find a position for me since I can really do whatever they need me to. They didn't offer me at a specific position which is another thing I liked about it."

Ramacher is the seventh commitment for the Cowboys' next recruiting class, all of whom are from the state of Texas.

Posted on: May 16, 2011 12:01 pm

Addison flips from Oklahoma State to Texas A&M

Posted by Bryan Fischer

In a move many expected, Missouri City (Texas) wide receiver Bralon Addison switched his commitment from Oklahoma State to Texas A&M over the weekend to become the Aggies' 22nd commitment.

"It feels great," he told Aggieyell.com. "When I told coach Sherman, he sounded excited."

Addison is good friends with quarterback Matt Davis and running back Trey Williams, both of whom committed to Texas A&M a few weeks ago at their spring game. The trio wanted to play together and the 5-foot-10, 185 pound Addison was comfortable enough with the school to go ahead and switch his verbal pledge.

"I told both of them and they're really excited," he said. "All three of us on the same offense? In word word--dangerous."

Addison was recently named receiver MVP of the Houston Nike Camp. While the Aggies now have a nation-leading 22 commitments in this class, the Cowboys are down to just seven.

Posted on: May 16, 2011 9:42 am

5/16 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- An overview of Oklahoma State recruiting with needs and targets for the class of 2012.

- Thoughts from offensive lineman and Ohio State commit Kyle Kalis growing up with a dad who played in the NFL.

- Sophomore Adam Breneman is already up to four scholarship offers.

- Linebacker Justin Horton received an offer from Temple.

- Colorado has their man in Shane Dillon.

- Linebacker Dillon Lee is set to pick a school tonight and will choose either Alabama, USC or Florida State.
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