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Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:57 am
Edited on: October 20, 2011 9:58 am
 

10/20 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Offensive tackle Adam Pankey will take a visit to Pitt this weekend.

Adolphus Washington and Dwayne Stanford will announce their college choices on November 9, both are considering Ohio State.

Alton Howard talked about his trip to Cincinnati, his leader Tennessee and about UCF in this video.

Florida is doing a bit of JUCO recruiting under new head coach Will Muschamp.

Notre Dame has a huge recruiting weekend with USC coming into town.

Michigan State impressed a bunch of recruits with their win over Michigan.

Wide receiver Cameron Posey committed to Purdue.



Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:02 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Green-Beckham, Kiel added to Army Bowl roster

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Two of the top players in the country - well, the top two players according to Maxpreps - have been added to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster according to Rivals. Springfield (Mo.) wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and Columbus (Ind.) quarterbackand Indiana commit Gunner Kiel were both announced to be a part of the game Friday, giving the annual high school talent showcase two of the biggest stars in the country.

The game is Saturday January 7, 2012 and the full roster is below.

Ishmael Adams (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Bralon Addison (Missouri City, Texas), Committed to Texas A&M
Anthony Alford (Petal, Miss.) Lemming Top Player
Arik Armstead (Elk Grove, Calif.), Committed to USC  Lemming Top Player
Alex Balducci (Portland, Ore.), Committed to Oregon
Zach Banner (Lakewood, Wash.) Lemming Top Player
Brandon Beaver (Compton, Calif.)
Vince Biegel (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.), Committed to Wisconsin  Lemming Top Player
Travis Blanks (Tallahassee, Fla.), Committed to Clemson  Lemming Top Player
Drae Bowles (Jackson, Tenn.), Committed to Tennessee
Keith Brown (Miami, Fla.), Committed to Miami
Jonathan Bullard (Shelby, N.C.)
Deon Bush (Miami, Fla.) Lemming Top Player
Joel Caleb (Midlothian, Va.) Lemming Top Player
Leonte Carroo (Ramsey, N.J.), Committed to Rutgers  Lemming Top Player
Alex Carter (Ashburn, Va.), Committed to Stanford
Tim Cole (Brenham, Texas), Committed to Texas
Ty Darlington (Apopka, Fla.), Committed to Oklahoma  Lemming Top Player
Toshiro Davis (Shreveport, La.), Committed to LSU
Nick Dawson (Charlotte, N.C.)
Jordan Diggs (Cape Coral, Fla.)
Stefon Diggs (Olney, Md.) Lemming Top Player
Kyle Dodson (Cleveland, Ohio), Committed to Wisconsin
Cedric Dozier (Lakewood, Wash.)
Ukeme Eligwe (Stone Mountain, Ga.), Committed to Florida State
Devin Fuller (Old Tappan, N.J.) Lemming Top Player
Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo.)
Paul Griggs (Charlotte, N.C.), Committed to Purdue
Darius Hamilton (Ramsey, N.J.) Lemming Top Player
Eli Harold (Virginia Beach, Va.), Committed to Virginia  Lemming Top Player
Josh Clemons (Valdosta, Ga.) Lemming Top Player
Germone Hopper (Charlotte, N.C.), Committed to Clemson
Tracy Howard (Miramar, Fla.)
D.J. Humphries (Charlotte, N.C.), Committed to Florida  Lemming Top Player
Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit, Mich.), Committed to Michigan
Jarron Jones (Rochester, N.Y.), Committed to Notre Dame Lemming Top Player
Nick Jordan (Coppell, Texas), Committed to Texas
Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, Ohio), Committed to Michigan  Lemming Top Player
Luke Kaumatule (Honolulu, Hawaii), Committed to Stanford
Gunner Kiel (Columbus, Ind.), Committed to Indiana
Brian Kimbrow (Memphis, Tenn.), Committed to Vanderbilt  Lemming Top Player
Raphel Kirby (Stone Mountain, Ga.), Committed to Miami
Dillon Lee (Buford, Ga.), Committed to Alabama Lemming Top Player
Javonte Magee (San Antonio, Texas) Lemming Top Player
Erik Magnuson (Carlsbad, Calif.), Committed to Michigan  Lemming Top Player
Byron Marshall (San Jose, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Mike Matthews (Fort Bend, Texas), Committed to Texas A&M
Tyler Matthews (McPherson, Kan.), Committed to TCU  Lemming Top Player
Ellis McCarthy (Monrovia, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Tyriq McCord (Tampa, Fla.)
John Michael McGee (Texarkana, Texas), Committed to Oklahoma
Taylor McNamara (San Diego, Calif.), Committed to Arizona
LaDarrell McNeil (Dallas, Texas), Committed to Tennessee
Cyler Miles (Denver, Colo.), Committed to Washington  Lemming Top Player
Kwontie Moore (Norfolk, Va.), Committed to Virginia
Chris Muller (Boyertown, Pa.), Committed to Rutgers
Kyle Murphy (San Clemente, Calif.)
Brian Nance (Euless, Texas)
Durron Neal (St. Louis, Mo.), Committed to Oklahoma Lemming Top Player
Jordan Payton (Westlake Village, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Mario Pender (Cape Coral, Fla.), Committed to Florida State  Lemming Top Player
Ethan Perry (Spring Branch, Texas), Committed to TCU
Dante Phillips (Venice, Fla.), Committed to Florida
Zeke Pike (Edgewood, Ky.), Committed to Auburn  Lemming Top Player
Bradley Pinion (Concord, N.C.), Committed to Clemson
Ondre Pipkins (Kansas City, Mo.), Committed to Michigan
Edward Pope (Carthage, Texas), Committed to TCU
Hassan Ridgeway (Mansfield, Texas), Committed to Texas
Jovon Robinson (Memphis, Tenn.), Committed to Auburn
James Ross (Orchard Lake, Mich.), Committed to Michigan
Jabari Ruffin (Downey, Calif.), Committed to USC
KeiVarae Russell (Everett, Wash.)
Kendall Sanders (Athens, Texas), Committed to Oklahoma State
Barry Sanders (Oklahoma City, Okla.) Lemming Top Player
Tommy Schutt (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Committed to Penn State  Lemming Top Player
Kevon Seymour (Pasadena, Calif.)
Justin Shanks (Prattville, Ala.), Committed to Florida State
Aziz Shittu (Atwater, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Elijah Sumate (Ramsey, N.J.)
Jordan Simmons (Encino, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Geno Smith (Atlanta, Ga.), Committed to Alabama  Lemming Top Player
Dwayne Stanford (Cincinnati, Ohio) Lemming Top Player
Michael Starts (Waco, Texas), Committed to Texas Tech
Kent Taylor (Land O'Lakes, Fla.) Lemming Top Player
John Theus (Jacksonville, Fla.) Committed to Georgia Lemming Top Player
Shaq Thompson (Sacramento, Calif.) Lemming Top Player
Max Tuerk (Santa Margarita, Calif.), Committed to USC
Dan Voltz (Barrington, Ill.), Committed to Wisconsin  Lemming Top Player
Chad Voytik (Cleveland, Tenn.), Committed to Pitt
Ryan Ward (New Lenox, Ill.), Committed to Iowa
Adolphus Washington (Cincinnati, Ohio) Lemming Top Player
Carlos Watkins (Forest City, N.C.)
Dominique Wheeler (Crockett, Texas), Committed to Texas Tech
Trey Williams (Spring, Texas), Committed to Texas A&M  Lemming Top Player
Derrick Woods (Inglewood, Calif.)
Yuri Wright (Ramsey, N.J.) Lemming Top Player
T.J. Yeldon (Daphne, Ala.), Committed to Auburn


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Posted on: October 6, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Tennessee heads north for DT Danny O'Brien

Posted by Bryan Fischer

College coaches are always trying to recruit a year ahead so they can get a jump on offering the next must-have recruit. Tennessee jumped on Flint (Mich.) defensive tackle Danny O'Brien early, extending him his first scholarship offer, and that paid off Thursday afternoon as the big lineman committed to the Vols.

“The feeling I felt at Tennessee was just a feeling I never got at other schools,” O’Brien told 247Sports. “I definitely can see myself there for four to five years, and I can’t wait to play at Neyland Stadium.”

One of the top interior linemen in the Midwest, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound O'Brien selected Tennessee over offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida, Iowa and Michigan State. While the early offer certainly helped the Vols' case, the deciding factor in favor of the program was the connection he made with his primary recruiter.

"I’m close with a lot of the coaches, but definitely (linebackers) coach (Peter) Sirmon," O'Brien said. "We’ve been on the phone every other week since I was a sophomore, and he helped me through a lot of things I’d gone through in recruiting. He connected with me, and I’m however many miles away. Those coaches are tremendous, and they do a great job there. I can’t wait to play for them.”

O'Brien is the 18th commitment for Tennessee in the class of 2012 and the fourth along the defensive line.

"He refuses to stay blocked, does a great job of handling the double-team, and he's very athletic for a 285 pounder with good lateral agility," analyst Tom Lemming said of O'Brien. "He moves well down the line, has a great motor, and never lets up. I really like this young man's potential, desire, and attitude."
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:58 am
Edited on: October 5, 2011 9:58 am
 

10/5 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

- New rules will change the state of recruiting at junior colleges.

Defensive tackle Danny O'Brien will announce his commitment on Thursday and is considering Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and Alabama.

Alabama commitment Brandon Greene could switch his commitment to Georgia.

Mississippi State's assistant recruiting coordinator Mark Ouimet has resigned.

Offensive lineman Kyle Murphy will take an official visit to Florida.

Luke Adams quietly committed to UCF late Sunday night.

Running back Drake Martinez was offered by Nebraska.

Jordan Washington talked about getting an offer from Ohio State.

Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:24 am
Edited on: September 30, 2011 11:26 am
 

Miami commit Trent Taylor flips to Tennessee

Posted by Bryan Fischer

With an NCAA investigation well underway and a tough couple of months for Miami, many wondered when some of the players in their top 10 recruiting class would start to have second thoughts about the Hurricanes. After an official visit to Knoxville, Lakeland (Fla.) defensive end Trent Taylor had enough doubts about the program to switch his commitment to Tennessee late Wednesday night.

“He really enjoyed his visit when he came up (to Tennessee),” Taylor's high school coach Robert Whitaker told GVX247.com. “He liked the coaching staff and stuff. There were so many unknowns with Miami."

Taylor also held offers from Alabama, Florida and Florida State among others. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder is rated as the 16th-best defensive tackle in the country but has the speed and pass rush moves to play end if needed.

"Trent is a hustler from the word go, he's a power rusher who can bull rush, and a speed rusher who can quickly avoid pass blockers and get to the QB in a hurry," analyst Tom Lemming said of Taylor. "He always seems to get under the blocker's pads and pushes them into the backfield, and sometimes into the QB. Gives great effort, never lets up and never gives up, is smart enough to stay in position and rarely gets caught in misdirection, and is a sure tackler."

Taylor is the 17th commitment for the Vols' class of 2012. He has 21 tackles and two sacks through four games this season.


Posted on: September 28, 2011 9:55 am
 

9/28 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

A.J. Williams is blocking in high school but will be catching passes at Michigan. Lineman Tristan Nickelson is high on the Wolverines.
Miami's highly touted 2008 recruiting class never met expectations.

Utah will have to deal with quarterback Keith Price this week, someone they once recruited before landing another QB.

The coach for defensive end Dalvin Thomlinson denied rumors about his top player and Alabama.

Top offensive tackle Jordan Diamond says Arkansas will receive an official visit after the season.

The Florida-Alabama game will be as big as it gets in recruiting.

Florida State commit Dante Fowler and his father spoke out about the former's indefinite suspension.

Georgia commit and five-star John Theus will visit Notre Dame on an official visit.

Clemson is one of the favorites for defensive lineman D.J. Reader.

Alton 'Pig' Howard has official visits set to Tennessee and Cincinnati.
Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:45 am
Edited on: September 27, 2011 9:50 am
 

9/27 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Miami commit Keith Brown could be the first big decommit and is favoring Clemson.

Florida State has the best recruiting class in the state of Florida.

- A breakdown of big offensive lineman Andrus Peat's options.

Nevada is looking to reach in to Texas for some players this year.

Texas could be looking at taking two quarterbacks in the 2012 class.

Defensive end Jordan Jenkins could be close to a decision and will pick either Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn or Tennessee.


Posted on: September 2, 2011 7:56 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Business as usual in recruiting if A&M heads East

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Stop if you've heard this before, but it appears that Texas A&M is departing the Big 12 for the SEC. While the move appears all but done to some, to Aggies' head coach Mike Sherman, things around the program could be the furthest thing from his mind. The talk in the media during the week might be all about conference realignment but his team it has been purposefully avoided.

“We’re a very matter-of-fact, work-every-day type of team,” Sherman said. “We don’t think too far ahead – we’re not that smart.”

While Sherman and his team may be focused on their opener against SMU this weekend, other coaches have weighed in on the move and, in particular, the possible affect on recruiting if the Aggies move East. Florida head coach Will Muschamp knows the back roads around the state from his years at Texas but said that his strategy wouldn't change much even if the move occurs.

"If that happens, so be it. I've been really focused on our game," Muschamp said earlier this week. "We're going to recruit the best players in the country. If some of those are in Texas, so be it. It's a great state for high school football. The coaches are outstanding in the state of Texas. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

Other SEC coaches, many of whom were only minimally aware of recent developments about the move, had no problem commenting on what - if any - affect the move would have on their programs.

"We're always going to recruit the state of Texas," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "We've had good success there in the last three years and we're going to work hard to recruit the best players in the country. I don't really have a lot of thoughts on Texas A&M because it'd be very premature for me to discuss anything about that."

"It's not going to hurt us," Mississippi State's Dan Mullen added. "Texas has not been a huge recruiting area for us. We do recruit a little over there so I'm sure it's not going to hurt us extending the footprint into the Houston area and, really, the whole state."

"I can understand why everybody wants to come to out conference," Ole Miss' Houston Nutt said. "The stadiums are full, you're on TV every game and it's just a competitive, competitive conference. The best in America."

If there is one program who might be looking at a bounce, it's Tennessee thanks to the ties of head coach Derek Dooley.

"I've recruited Texas my whole career," Dooley said. "Coaching at SMU and LSU and Louisiana Tech, I've recruited just about every part of Texas for a long time. We have two commitments right now from that state. There's a lot of talent down there but there's a lot of good teams recruiting them too."


 
 
 
 
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