7:01 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
The Salt Lake Tribune

Monson: Utah is losing Jack Tuttle, its best-ever quarterback recruit. Who’s to blame?

Jack Tuttle, the best quarterback recruit Utah has ever landed — no, I did not say the best quarterback — is transferring and we’ve got to find somebody to blame. It is our duty. You don’t just let a four-star guy coming out of California’s quarterback hotbed, a QB who was wanted by Alabama, LSU, Wisconsin, a fistful of teams in the Pac-12, and a bunch of other programs, just walk away without exacting a pound of flesh.

Baltimore Sun

Once an unheralded recruit, running back Ty Johnson now in a group of four Maryland football stars

After Maryland finished a disappointing 4-8 season with a disastrous 66-3 home loss to Penn State in November, Ty Johnson believed he had played his final game as a Terp. Despite his rushing yards dropping from his breakout sophomore year — a stat that was largely reflective of an offense that...

A Sea Of Blue

Defense attorney claims Bill Self and assistant wanted payments for recruit

The bombshell of all bombshells. During the trial that took place in New York this week concerning the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, many concerning conversations have been shared implicating that major programs and coaches have been directly involved in pay for play schemes. During closing arguments on Thursday, the most damning comment of the entire trial made a claim that could alter the future of one of the top programs in the nation: “Coach Self and Coach Townsend knew of and asked Adidas to make this payment to Fenny.” Michael Schacter, attorney of Adidas...

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Wednesday Quickies: Will Wade Edition

Wade is the latest name to emerge from the corruption trial. Each day of the college basketball corruption trial in federal court has brought forth new names of players and coaches. One of the names brought up on Tuesday was LSU Tigers coach Will Wade. According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, a transcript of a phone call was read during court that wasn’t admitted into evidence where Wade spoke over the phone with Christian Dawkins about a 2019 recruit, Balsa Koprivica, a top 40 recruit at the Montverde Academy in Florida. In that phone call, according to reports, Dawkins asked Wade about...

Centre Daily

Why haven’t Justin Shorter, Penn State freshmen WRs made an impact in 2018?

With six games gone and six to go, Penn State’s highest-ranked offensive recruit in more than a decade and the Nittany Lions’ star of training camp have yet to make …

Arizona Daily Star

Rick Pitino college basketball corruption

A corruption scandal led to the firing of former Louisville coach Rick Pitino and sidelined the playing career of standout recruit Brian Bowen Jr.

A Sea Of Blue

John Calipari on what will turn him off certain recruits

Calipari opens up about what will lead him to back off certain recruits. With all of the recruiting scandals in college athletics, John Calipari wants no part of any recruit that’s part of it. During Calipari’s appearance at SEC Media Day, Calipari was asked about recruits and/or guardians who ask for money or other illegal benefits during said recruitment. We’ve seen recent reports about guys like Zion Williamson and/or his family who were looking for a little extra to commit to a certain school. Calipari made it clear he’ll have no part in it. “We walk. We’re not...I’m not...

Banners On The Parkway

Xavier 2018-19 Player Preview: Keonte Kennedy

The recruit who came in from the cold is officially a Xavier player and one of only two incoming freshman. Welcome to the personnel portion of our 2018-19 season preview. We will be running down the players and coach who will represent the Musketeers this season and try to retain the Big East crown. We hope this helps you know what to expect for the upcoming year and, as always, enhances your experience following Xavier basketball this season! Keonte Kennedy was committed to Xavier, then not committed, then committed again. Kennedy is a 6-3 shooting guard who is definitely a guard, he’s...

Kansas City Star

KU assistant’s phone call discussing top recruit’s requests brought up at Adidas trial

Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend discussed the financial requests of a recruit during a phone call with one of the defendants in the Adidas college basketball corruption trial, according to …

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Louisiana cornerback Jordan Clark commits to ASU football

The ASU football team added another recruit with Jordan Clark of University Lab in Louisiana committing         

VU Hoops

Player Preview: Joe Cremo

‘Nova won the Cremo sweepstakes, so what should we expect from the transfer? VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! While Cremo was not a highly touted high school recruit (due in part to not playing on the AAU circuit), when he announced that he would be looking to transfer as a graduate student, thus being eligible to play immediately, a bevy of suitors...

A Sea Of Blue

John Calipari visits Vernon Carey

Kentucky continues to get buzz for Carey following his visit to Lexington. Vernon Carey just wrapped up his official visit to Kentucky, and now John Calipari is returning the favor. On Tuesday, Calipari met with Carey, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans. It comes as Carey is set to visit the Duke Blue Devils, one of the perceived leaders in this recruitment. This is an interesting trend that Calipari has had recently in visiting a recruit right after he takes an official visit to Kentucky. Calipari did the same thing with Scottie Lewis and James Wiseman, and now he’s doing the same...

State of The U

Recruit Game Recap — Week 7. How Miami Hurricane commits and targets played in week 7

St. Thomas Aquinas targets and commits continue to dominate 2019 Commits RB Marcus Crowley (Jacksonville Trinity) — 9 carries for 126 yards and three touchdowns. 1 reception for a 41-yard touchdown in 35-0 win over Westside ATH Damarius Good (Lake Brantley) — 6 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns, 1 reception for 27 yards in 42-18 win over Lyman DE Jahfari Harvey (Vero Beach) — 12 tackles and .5 sack in 34-31 win over Treasure Coast WR Jeremiah Payton (Fletcher) — BYE TE Larry Hodges (Tampa Jesuit) — 3 rushes for 31 yards and a touchdown, 1 reception for 15 yards in 52-15...

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 10-15-18: Did ya hear? The Ducks beat the huskies!

Akili's Heel is on a super secret ATQ mission, so looks like you're stuck with pappa 'Stache. We're #12! We're #12! The Nations No. 1 recruit seems to be very interested in the Ducks. Looks like Oregon will play in two College GameDays this year, cause Lee Corso and the crew are going to Pullman for the first time ever!

Streaking The Lawn

Football’s hype continues to grow

I like winning. Let’s keep winning. What a weekend it was for the Virginia Cavaliers football team, as Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall and the team picked up a signature win over the then 16th ranked Miami Hurricanes and landed four-star recruit Ben Smiley. The good news keeps on flowing in today’s ATC: Some takeaways from Virginia football’s upset of Miami (Daily Press) David Teel of the Daily Press recounted Saturday’s game, highlighting what was UVA’s first win in ten tries against ranked opponents dating back to 2014. The article quotes Coach Mendenhall, who, on...

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Breaking: Syracuse basketball lands 3-star combo guard Joe Girard III (NY)

The most prized recruit in upstate New York’s 2019 class has chosen the Orange over Duke, Notre Dame, and 3 others. New York State’s all-time leading scorer, 2019 3-star combo guard Joe Girard III has announced his plans to attend Syracuse at a grand event at The Queensbury Hotel Sunday night. Girard had announced that Syracuse, Duke, Notre Dame, Boston College, Penn State and Michigan had made his final six schools. In the 2017-2018 season, Girard became the state’s leading scorer, was named the Gatorade New York State Player of the Year, averaging 50 points, 7 rebounds, and 6...

A Sea Of Blue

Calipari visits Jaden McDaniels again; Terrence Clarke visiting UK

Cal is making a push for McDaniels, while a No. 1 overall recruit visits UK. Less than three weeks ago, 2019 power forward Jaden McDaniels cut his recruitment list to reveal that Kentucky, who was relatively new on the radar for McDaniels, was in his top five. John Calipari had visited the week before he released his new list, and Cal wasted no time going back out to Washington to follow up on that first visit. Kentucky’s John Calipari was in yesterday for top-five forward Jaden McDaniels, a source tells @Rivals; tales his first official visit to San Diego State this weekend...

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Jemarl Baker is healthy and ready to make an impact

Sharpshooter Jemarl Baker is healthy and ready to play a major role for the Cats this upcoming season. Shooting guard Jemarl Baker’s true freshman season did not go as planned. After singing as a four-star recruit from California, Baker was supposed to immediately be an impact player for the Cats as a situational three-point shooter. Instead, it turned into a redshirt season due to injury. Now healthy, Baker is in a position to play the critical role he was supposed to play last season. Coming off a season where Kentucky lost their 1,047-game streak with at least one three-pointer and...

Ball Durham

Duke Basketball: Joey Baker’s redshirt decision is nearing

When Joey Baker reclassified to the 2018 class he knew playing time would be hard to earn, but a decision needs to be made if he will redshirt for the 2018-19 season. Joey Baker is a four-star recruit who reclassified from the 2019 class to join the 2018 recruiting class at Duke. Baker is from […] Duke Basketball: Joey Baker’s redshirt decision is nearing - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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A USC basketball target is nearing a decision. Here’s where the Gamecocks stand

By the end of the weekend, South Carolina is expected to know if it’s added a high-priority recruit to its 2019 class. Whether the decision will be public by then …

Arizona Daily Star

Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school.

Baltimore Sun

At trial looking into college basketball corruption, witness alleges $60K payment by Maryland booster to 5-star recruit's guardian

A former Adidas consultant who was called as a government witness at a New York trial looking into college basketball corruption testified in court Thursday that a Maryland booster paid the guardian of former five-star prospect Silvio De Sousa $60,000 and requested it was paid pack for De Sousa...

A Sea Of Blue

JT Thor among recruits added to guest list for Big Blue Madness

Strengthening the pipeline with Huntington Prep could be huge for Kentucky moving forward. John Calipari and the Kentucky coaching staff did the absolute most that they could in the final hour to maximize the recruit presence at Big Blue Madness. Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers reported on Wednesday evening that four players, all from Huntington Prep, would be added to the guest list for Friday’s events, including 2020 five star player, Jaemyn Brakefield who is a big-time target for Kentucky. The following players will attend Big Blue Madness friday:2020 five-star Jaemyn...

Macon Telegraph

Georgia’s recruiting class ranks third nationally. It just got a boost with this commit

Georgia landed a coveted recruit for its 2019 class Wednesday. Lewis Cine, a 4-star safety from Trinity Christian School in Cedar Hill, Texas, verbally committed to the Bulldogs via social …

Arizona Daily Star

Berlin nixes police height rules to broaden recruit pool

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo three armed police officers patrol between runners prior to the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany. Berlin’s top security official says he’s decided to nix height requirements for police recruits in…

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Tyrese Maxey encouraging other top recruits to join him at Kentucky

Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey is using his time with the USA Basketball Junior National Team to recruit his teammates to join him at UK. John Calipari landed not only a top guard for 2019 with the commitment of Tyrese Maxey, but also a top salesman. Tyrese has been selling UK to other uncommitted recruits in his class since he committed to the school himself. At last weekend’s USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp, he stepped up the intensity of his recruitment pitches. “Usually, I’d just joke with them and say something about Kentucky, but this weekend I’ll be more serious...

VU Hoops

Player Preview: Collin Gillespie

With more opportunity for playing time, expect Collin Gillespie to build on a strong freshman campaign. VUHoops will be kicking off the 2018-19 Villanova Basketball season with an entire month of team coverage. Check in every day for new player previews, schedule breakdowns, team analysis, event recaps, and season predictions as we get closer to the first tip-off of the year! Collin Gillespie played 16 minutes in the NCAA Championship game. That sentence isn’t so strange to read today, but a year ago it would have been unthinkable. Gillespie, the number 200 recruit according to 247...

Derrick Brown: Auburn Tiger - "The Giant" Highlights [HD]

Derrick Brown came into Auburn as a five-star recruit and after two seasons on the Plains, he has solidified himself as one of the top defensive players on the team. Expect Brown to have a huge junior year.