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Arizona Desert Swarm

Freshman Hallie Pearson hopes to shore up Arizona’s backline in 2018 and beyond

Hallie Pearson is an Arizona Wildcat, in part, because she was in the right place at the right time. In December 2015, the Carmel, Indiana native was playing in a national showcase in Sanford, Florida when Arizona’s coaching staff just so happened to be there watching a different recruit. She had no trouble grabbing their attention. “It’s just one of those weird recruiting things,” said UA head coach Tony Amato. “(Assistant) Paul (Nagy) recognized that Hal was a centerback that fit the qualities that can play in the Pac-12, and because she’s from Indiana, it seemed like,...

BT Powerhouse

Mark my words: Xavier Tillman is about to take over the Big Ten

The sophomore forward is the perfect candidate to have a breakout year for Michigan State Getting lost in the shuffle at a program as prestigious as Michigan State seems like a difficult thing to do. Yet wedged behind a sea of established upperclassmen and highly-regarded incoming freshmen, a potential key contributor to the Spartans 2018-’19 season has managed to become an afterthought in East Lansing. Luckily for sophomore forward Xavier Tillman, being a collegiate basketball footnote isn’t anything new. Typically one would expect a four-star recruit, not to mention the top overall...

The Smoking Musket

25 Things Mountaineer Fans Need To Forget Before They Die: The Rise and Fall of Jason Gwaltney

Let’s talk about what looked to be a supernova burning out in record breaking time. We’ve already talked about Tajh Boyd and Logan Hestie, two prized recruits that claimed to be the future of West Virginia football. We, of course, know that Boyd ended up signing elsewhere and Hestie never played a meaningful down of college football. Today, we’re talking about another highly-touted recruit whose career came crashing down around him after just six games as a Mountaineer. Jason Gwaltney rewrote nearly every Long Island high school football record in his time at North Babylon High...


Shameik Blackshear now working at multiple spots in the Gamecocks defense

Will Muschamp’s Gamecocks teams are usually big on getting players working at multiple positions when it’s beneficial. The coaches plan to work that magic with a former top recruit still …

Roll 'Bama Roll

Predicting the 2018 SEC Football Season: Arkansas Razorbackwards

Moving backwards. I gotta be honest. I’m going to miss ol’ punching bag Bert being in Fayetteville. But Bielema just could not get things going. It is a tough place to recruit and Arky is not a fertile state for football prospects. The winning move for the program would have been to hire a dynamic coach with a history of winning. Instead, the Razorbacks fired Bert as well as their NCAA-powerful AD, and hired a long-time high school coach who had mild success at SMU. Granted, he improved each season (2-10, 5-7, 7-5) but this is NOT the kind of guy needed to take an SEC team back to...

State of The U

The Recruiting Rules: Rule 3 - Recruit Locally, then Nationally

College football is fiercely regional, and recruiting should be as well. On the go90 series Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, SB Nation National Recruiting Analyst Bud Elliott said the following: “Typically, if you’re going to be a good recruiting school, you’ve got to own your own backyard, then cherry pick from other areas.” While programs across the country aspire to be seen and compete on a national scale, the real heart of college football is its fiercely local/regional nature. Balancing those two things can be tricky, and takes work, but as Bud alluded to, the next Recruiting...

A Sea Of Blue

Tyler Herro highlights from all 4 Bahamas games

Herro was the breakout star of Kentucky’s Bahamas demolition. The Kentucky Wildcats looked like a national title favorite during their four-game Bahamas trip, and Tyler Herro was a big reason why. The freshman guard from Wisconsin was Kentucky’s lowest-ranked recruit in the 2018 class, as some rankings had him barely in the top 35. Yeah, there aren’t 30 players better than Herro, and he proved that in a big way with what he did against four teams with pro hoopsters. Herro finished the trip hitting 23/40 shots for an average of 17.3 points per game, the highest average of any Kentucky...

State of The U

The Recruiting Rules: Rule 2 - Communication is key

Recruiting is about relationships, so some relationship advice works well here. Recruiting is like dating. You find someone you like. Maybe a couple different people. Talk to them a bit. Maybe go on a date or two. But, through it all, the thread of communication from both sides indicates the level of interest. This brings me to the second recruiting rule: COMMUNICATION IS KEY. For many teams, and for many elite players, building a recruiting relationship is a multi-year endeavor. It starts with the team being visible in the community/city/state/area where they’re trying to recruit. By...

State of The U

The Recruiting Rules: Rule 1 - Get a QB Every Year

The position that matters the most on the field matters the most in recruiting, too If you’ve read even a single Class Breakdown or Recruiting Radar piece I’ve written in the last 5+ years, you already knew what Recruiting Rule #1 was going to be: You have to have a QB in every recruiting class. Now that we’ve all said that, let’s get to the question that I know many of you have had: why? The reason is simple: Quarterback is the single most important position on any team. And, a couple years ago, Bud Elliot of SB Nation ranked QB as the 2nd toughest position to recruit. Yes,...

A Sea Of Blue

Kofi Cockburn planning visit to UK

Cockburn is setting up visits and plans to be in Lexington. Four-star center Kofi Cockburn has plans to take a visit to Kentucky, according to Adam Zagoria. Cockburn, a 6-10, 255-pound big man, is the No. 26 player, and the No. 8 center, in the class of 2019 on 247 Sports’ rankings. He now plays at Oak Hill Academy with fellow Kentucky recruit Cole Anthony. Cockburn, who previously expressed interesting in visiting Lexington, currently has 30 offers, though Kentucky is not yet one of them. His offer list does include Kansas, LSU, Tennessee, Auburn and UCLA. The current favorites for...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona has ‘no idea’ if Texas A&M transfers Robert Congel and Santino Marchiol will play in 2018

As of now they are not eligible Texas A&M transfers Robert Congel and Santino Marchiol have been practicing with the Arizona Wildcats in fall camp, but head coach Kevin Sumlin said Saturday he has “no idea” if they will be eligible to play in 2018. As of now, Sumlin said, they are not eligible. Marchiol, a linebacker, redshirted as a freshman last season. The former four-star recruit has been getting reps with the second unit and would provide much-needed depth for the Wildcats. The Englewood, Colorado native was the No. 17 inside linebacker in the 2017 recruiting class. His primary...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse basketball recruits Joe Girard and Andre Jackson ball at Dyckman

The Syracuse recruits/Albany City Rocks duo showed up in NYC to ball at Dyckman. The busy summer basketball schedule for Syracuse Orange recruit Joe Girard continued last week as he and his Albany City Rocks teammate, Andre Jackson, showed up to ball at New York’s premier outdoor court, Dyckman. Slam has been running its showdowns at Dyckman this summer, which ultimately lead up to the Summer Classic on August 18th. Last Monday, Girard was Slam’s honorary guest and even though he plays his high-school basketball in BFE, Warren County, New Yorkers were still interested to see the...

Baltimore Sun

Three-star lineman is first Maryland football recruit to decommit since explosive reports

Three-star offensive lineman Parker Moorer decommitted from Maryland on Saturday, the first Terps recruit to leave the Class of 2019 since the publication of reports that have tarnished the program’s image and thrown the team’s staff into disarray. Moorer, a rising senior from North Carolina who...

Kansas City Star

Combo guard Kira Lewis picks Alabama over KU, others; Cunliffe visiting Xavier

Kira Lewis, a prize basketball recruit in the class of 2019 who had Kansas and many others on his list of prospective colleges, on Friday committed to Alabama while switching …

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky misses the cut for Nico Mannion

After recently being connected to Mannion’s recruitment, Kentucky is left off his final four. Nico Mannion is a 5-star point guard recruit from the Class of 2019 that Kentucky had recently reportedly been in the mix for. The high-flying 6’2” guard has been one of the biggest risers during the summer basketball season, even cracking the top-20 in ESPN’s high school recruiting rankings. Unfortunately, he will not be playing his college ball at Kentucky. Mannion posted his final four schools on his Instagram page, and those are Duke, Villanova, Arizona, and Marquette. The relationship...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Get to Know Your Orange Man: #52 OL Carlos Vettorello

A player who could surpass his recruit ratings should get Orange fans revved up Name: Carlos Vettorello Position: Offensive Line Year: Freshman Height: 6’4” Weight: 283 Hometown: Royal Oak, Michigan High School: University of Detroit Jesuit 2017 Stats: Carlos was a starter on the offensive and defensive line for UDJ. 2018 Projections: Vettorello might benefit from the new redshirt rule as he could see some action this year. With a lot of experience in front of him, he’s not likely to crack the two-deep this Fall, but Dino Babers might have found himself a cornerstone for the...

A Sea Of Blue

‘Good possibility’ Kentucky offers Oscar Tshiebwe

Tshiebwe is a rising 2019 recruit that’s now on Kentucky’s radar. Kentucky now has three 2019 commits, but who will be next is uncertain. Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader thinks there’s a chance that the next Wildcat commit is four-star center Oscar Tshiebwe, if he gets a scholarship offer. He has deep ties to the West Virginia program, but if UK offers a scholarship — and there’s a good possibility of that — it could be tough for him to turn down the Wildcats. Tshiebwe is 6-9, 230 pounds. He’s the No. 56 player and the No. 12 center in the 2019 class on the 247...

Arizona Daily Star

Immigration Service Discharges

In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking…


Memphis Tigers OL Obinna Eze is starting to live up to his recruiting hype

Freshman offensive lineman Obinna Eze was a four-star recruit and after redshirting last year, hes showing why he could be a potential anchor up front        

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona RB Nathan Tilford ‘looks good in a uniform’ but ‘has to keep progressing’

Nick Wilson and Zach Green are gone, so Tilford has a big opportunity in front of him J.J. Taylor will be the Arizona Wildcats’ featured running back this season, but there are plenty of touches to be had behind him. The team has to replace Nick Wilson and Zach Green, who combined for 194 carries, 926 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns in 2017. Sophomore Nathan Tilford seems like a natural fill-in. The former four-star recruit boasts a 6-2, 200-pound frame along with some speed and elusiveness, making him an ideal complement to the shifty, 5-foot-6 Taylor. “You’d like for a big guy like...


South Carolina makes cut for another high-profile basketball recruit

South Carolina has yet to land its second commitment in the 2019 class, but the Gamecocks are lining up names to remember. Quincy Guerrier, a four-star small forward from Canada, …


He was USC’s top recruit a year ago. Now he aims to be voice for Gamecocks defense

The challenge ahead of Jamyest Williams is significant. The sophomore on South Carolina’s football team is moving to a position he hasn’t played in years. Safety isn’t all that unlike …

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utes needed the line depth that a controversial recruit may have given them, but instead he has joined USC

Nick Ford’s development as a redshirt freshman is improving the outlook for Utah’s offensive line, which returns four starters. Yet the need to determine the line’s top three reserves is coach Kyle Whittingham’s biggest concern after one week of preseason camp.

Miami Herald

UM athletes are feeding Miami’s homeless in a converted food truck (in between practice)

Monday through Friday, Robert Burns plays football. On Saturday, he drives a food truck. A three-star recruit out of Gulliver Prep, Burns is entering his second season as a running …

VU Hoops

Tuesday’s Arizin

The freshman will have a lot asked of him this season Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! It was a busy night at the Reilly household, so not a lot of time to wax poetic on the news of the day. Suffice it to say that I’m becoming more and more a fan of Quinerly with every passing day. Hopefully you are too! In other “news”, Isaiah Wong included Nova in his Top 5, other recruiting news, and Quinerly is still quite awesome. Enjoy! Villanova basketball: What top recruit Jahvon Quinerly brings | SI.comWe kick off our college hoops freshmen profile series with Jahvon Quinerly, who's expected to...


Controversial ex-ASU recruit Davon Durant signs with Orlando franchise of Alliance of American Football

Former five-star recruit of Todd Graham never got on the field for the Sun Devils following an arrest.         

Team Speed Kills

Aundre Hyatt commits to LSU, reclassifies to 2018

Will Wade wrangles in another elite recruit. LSU Tigers basketball coach Will Wade’s hot streak on the recruiting trail continued on Monday. The head coach for the Tigers pulled in a top recruit in 2019, but the caveat is that he will be reclassifying to join the 2018 class instead. Aundre Hyatt will be playing for the Tigers beginning this fall, as first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. 2019 prospect Aundre Hyatt has signed with LSU and will reclassify to 2018, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 6, 2018 Hyatt is yet another name who will be joining one of...

Dawn of the Dawg

Georgia football: One 2020 recruit the Dawgs can steal from Ohio State

With Ohio State about to fire head coach Urban Meyer, many programs including Georgia football may steal from the Buckeye’s recruiting classes. After the news broke Wednesday and the idea of Urban Meyer being fired from Ohio State seemed like more of a reality, my attention turned towards recruiting. Thursday, I pondered which recruits from […] Georgia football: One 2020 recruit the Dawgs can steal from Ohio State - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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.