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State of The U

4-star DB Tyrique Stevenson names Miami in his top 2

Which will it be? On Sunday night, Miami (FL) Southridge 4-star DB Tyrique Stevenson named his top 2. And, neither team in there should be a surprise: the Miami Hurricanes and the Georgia Bulldogs. With my recruitment coming to an end I would like to thank all coaches and programs for taking the time to recruit me and offer me but I will be choosing out of The University of Miami & The university of Georgia Dec 19 pic.twitter.com/nDeDZDz1T8— The Freak 7️⃣⚡️™️ (@dreamchaserTy10) December 17, 2018 Stevenson had previously named the Canes and Bulldogs as his top 2 teams, so...

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 12-17-18: Cruitin’

Football had a big recruiting weekend gaining a commitment from the highest ranked recruit in program history, Kayvon Thibodeaux. Oregon also added the commitment of 4* safetly Avantae Williams. Early signing period begins this week with Oregon ranked 5th nationally by 247 sports. Basketball was lead by Payton Pritchard to a victory over Boise State this weekend. Pritchard scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as Oregon pulled away in a game they were forced to play without Bol Bol due to injury. Women’s basketball will get a chance for a big bounce back from the Michigan State...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Marquez Beason to sign with Illini on Wednesday

The top recruit for the Illinois football team in the class of 2019 is signing on the first day of the early signing period. Marquez Beason announced via Twitter on Monday morning that he will be signing his National Letter of Intent at Duncanville High School at 8:30 AM CT on Wednesday. Early signing period […] Illinois Football: Marquez Beason to sign with Illini on Wednesday - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Duke Basketball Report

YouTube Gold: 1988 McDonald’s Game

With a future Duke great who barely got mentioned This video of the 1988 McDonald’s game is really interesting on several levels. First and as always how many of these guys are simply forgotten. Matt Steigenga won the dunk contest. Second, there’s a much younger Bob Hurley coaching the East a couple of years before his son Bobby played in the game. Third, Indiana recruit Eric Anderson, who died one week ago, is on the roster. And fourth, Duke recruit Crawford Palmer started and fifth there’s another Duke recruit who comes off the bench who Keith Jackson calls “Lattner.” People...

A Sea Of Blue

4-star WR says he’s “fallen in love with Kentucky”

Four-star recruit Devonta Lee seems to be very much in play for the Wildcats after his official visit. In a crucial recruiting weekend for Mark Stoops and his staff heading into Wednesday’s early signing deadline, Kentucky hosted many recruits this weekend for official visits. Recruits got the opportunity to attend the Kentucky Basketball team’s win over Utah and see the football program honored on the court for their Governor’s Cup victory over Louisville. Very cool moment at the last TV timeout. All the big dogs from @UKFootball recognized on the floor along with @UKCoachStoops...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

What went wrong for Syracuse basketball against Old Dominion?

Come, stay and hangout. You can be frustrated here. You thought that Syracuse would be better than last year, eh? You thought that because Syracuse was returning every major contributer from last season (sorry, Braedon Bayer), added four-star recruit Jalen Carey, knock-down three point shooter Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes would be eligible to play after sitting out his transfer year, didn’t you? Me too. In the words of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, “We have been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amuck and flat-out deceived.” Rather than taking care of business in its...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Daily Recruiting Update Dec. 16

Check out the Bama Hammer Alabama football ‘Daily Recruiting Update’ for Dec. 16, as we count down to the Early Signing period on Dec. 19. Alabama football fans were mightily disappointed on Saturday when the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit, Kayvon Thibobeaux chose Oregon over the Crimson Tide and FSU. Repeating what recruiting experts have […] Alabama Football: Daily Recruiting Update Dec. 16 - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Autzen Zoo

Oregon Football Lands No. 1 Recruit in the Country

Despite a slightly underwhelming 2018 campaign, Mario Cristobal and Oregon Football stay hot on the recruiting front by landing the nation’s no. 1 overall prospect Want some absolutely incredible Oregon Football news to distract you from the basketball headaches? Well, some MASSIVE news broke Saturday afternoon as Kayvon Thibodeaux, a name I’m sure you’re all […] Oregon Football Lands No. 1 Recruit in the Country - Autzen Zoo - Autzen Zoo - An Oregon Ducks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Team Speed Kills

Kayvon Thibodeaux commits to Oregon

The nation’s top recruit is heading to Eugene. The No. 1 recruit in America has just made his decision. Kayvon Thibodeaux, a five-star defensive end from Thousand Oaks, California, has elected to commit to the Oregon Ducks. Thibodeaux made the announcement at halftime of the New Mexico Bowl. #ESPN300 No. 1 overall @kayvonT8 commits to #Oregon over #Alabama #FSU #Gators pic.twitter.com/xcBchxaw04— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) December 15, 2018 As you can well tell from the hashtags, Mario Cristobal and the Ducks scored a big recruiting victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide and...

Addicted To Quack

5 Star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux commits to Oregon

5 star defensive end recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux has committed to the University of Oregon over finalists Alabama, Florida, Florida State live on ESPN during the halftime of the New Mexico Bowl. He hails from Oaks Christian High School in Thousand Oaks, CA. A 6’4 239 defensive end prospect that would be the highest ranked signee in program history, even beating out one of the GOAT Ducks, Haloti Ngata. According to 247 Sports, his primary recruiter was Safeties coach Keith Heyward and secondary recruiter was OLB coach Cort Dennison. 247 Sports has him ranked the second best in the nation,...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Illini target Peyton Powell reopens recruitment

The Illinois football team has been after Peyton Powell for quite some time. Powell is a 6-foot-2, 182-pound athlete from Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. He is rated as a four-star recruit who is the No. 290 player in the class of 2019 and the No. 13 athlete in the nation. He is also […] Illinois Football: Illini target Peyton Powell reopens recruitment - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Garnet And Black Attack

The Feed Pail: Gamecock commit Zacch Pickens earns SC’s top football award

The Gamecocks add another Mr. Football. Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share them back here with you. Gamecock commit Zacch Pickens named SC’s Mr. Football — Lou Bezjak, The State South Carolina has added another Mr. Football to its roster, this time in the form of T.L. Hanna defensive lineman Zacch Pickens, who is a five-star recruit and rated the top prospect in the state. Pickens becomes the 10th Gamecock to earn the award, and the second in a row after quarterback Dakereon Joyner took it...

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: DB Carl Jones Commits to the Bruins

The 3-star recruit from Bakersfield HS flips to UCLA after decommitting from Colorado. The 2019 UCLA Bruins football recruiting class got a little bit bigger this afternoon when 3-star DB Carl Jones announced his commitment to the Bruins. Jones made the announcement on B Varsity Live, which is a weekly show on Bakersfield.com. BVarsity Nightly November 29, 2018Bakersfield High senior Carl Jones makes his verbal commitment LIVE in studioPosted by BVarsity Live on Thursday, December 13, 2018 While 247Sports.com lists him as an athlete, it seems clear from the video that UCLA is...


Four-star QB recruit Jayden Daniels chooses Arizona State over Utah, UCLA and California

The University of Utah lost out in its pursuit of one of the top remaining uncommitted athletes in the 2019 recruiting class...

State of The U

3 defensive coordinators Mark Richt should consider for 2019

Replacing Manny Diaz won’t be easy. But it won’t be impossible, either Miami Hurricanes fans might want names like Greg Schiano, Jim Leonhard, and Bob Shoop but with Miami’s current struggles in both recruiting and on-field success- the ‘Canes might have to settle a little further down the pecking order. The Hurricanes are more than likely going to look for someone young that can recruit and coach linebackers. Keep in mind when Manny arrived in Coral Gables many had their doubts. While at Mississippi State he was known as an all-risk / all-reward type of coordinator whose defenses...


Duke Rowing Recruit Spotlight: Ginger del Real

Duke Rowing Recruit Spotlight: Ginger del Real

Arizona Desert Swarm

Former Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly disgruntled at Villanova?

Jahvon Quinerly was all set to become an Arizona Wildcat before the federal investigation into college basketball shook the sport and muddled his plan. After Arizona was implicated in the probe, the former five-star recruit — who may or may not have been a key figure in the investigation himself — decommitted from the UA and eventually pledged to the Villanova Wildcats, who had been tracking him throughout the recruiting process. Well, that does not appear to be a happy marriage. The freshman point guard has only played 70 minutes all season, and after playing one minute in a stunning...

A Sea Of Blue

Josh Allen making all the All-American teams

Josh Allen is well on his way to becoming a consensus All-American. Who knew former two-star recruit Josh Allen would become a program changer and lead a stout Kentucky defense? Mark Stoops and his staff, that’s who. Back in 2015, Allen was headed to Monmouth, a university not even playing in the FBS until Stoops and Co. swooped in and took a chance on a two-star kid from New Jersey. And after four years, that faith has paid massive dividends. You just can’t say enough about what Josh Allen has done for this Kentucky defense: 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss (tied for 10th in the...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona’s cornerback group has experience, depth for 2019

Suddenly, CB appears to be one of Arizona’s best position groups The Arizona Wildcats were hit hard by injuries at cornerback in 2018, turning what was supposed to be a solid group into a young and inexperienced one. Arizona’s top corner, senior Jace Whittaker, suffered a shoulder injury which kept him out for all but one game. Preseason injuries to walk-on Malcolm Holland and fourth-year contributor Sammy Morrison also left the group thin. Grades also impacted Arizona’s CB group. Three-star recruit Jhevon Hill never made it to campus after he failed to qualify, while sophomore Tony...

Arizona Daily Star

Grant Gunnell could be Arizona Wildcats' quarterback of the future

QB from Texas is UA's second-highest ranked recruit this year.

Centre Daily

Penn State wrestling mailbag: Has Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia pulled away from Mark Hall?

Penn State hasn’t wrestled in more than a week. However, it wasn’t a quiet week with prized-recruit Robbie Howard verbally committing to the team. This week is finals week for …

A Sea Of Blue

JJ Weaver visits Louisville and now plans to wait until spring to sign

That would seem to be less than ideal for Kentucky with arguably its best recruit. It looks like Kentucky will have to sweat out the JJ Weaver recruitment a little while longer. The four-star defensive end is committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, but he now is planning to wait until February to sign his national letter of intent, according to Rivals’ Chris Person. By not signing in the early period, which begins next week, Weaver is sending a pretty clear message that he’s not 100 percent committed to Kentucky, especially since this came right after Weaver visited the Louisville...

Canes Warning

Miami football flips three-star center Jakai Clark from Illinois

Jakai Clark the nation’s 14th ranked center in the Class of 2019 according to 247 Sports has flipped his verbal commitment from Illinois and has decided he will sign the Miami football program. Clark is an important recruit for the Miami football program that lost two offensive linemen who flipped to Florida last week. Clark […] Miami football flips three-star center Jakai Clark from Illinois - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Can Nick Saban hold on to Golding and Gattis

Alabama football coach Nick Saban must recruit not just players but also assistant coaches, including those on the current Crimson Tide staff. Alabama football coach, Nick Saban flipping Dax Hill and Jeffery Carter was big news. A bigger recruiting coup might have been persuading Pete Golding to not accept a big raise to become the Ole […] Alabama Football: Can Nick Saban hold on to Golding and Gattis - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Illini gain scholarship with Jakai Clark flip

The Illinois football class of 2019 took a small hit to the group on Monday morning. When the Illini lose a recruit, it always hurts. No matter what recruit it is, the Illini need more depth on the team and losing players is never a good thing. Keeping the offensive line strong is extremely important […] Illinois Football: Illini gain scholarship with Jakai Clark flip - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


ASU football wraps practice in Tempe before road trip to Las Vegas

ASU football departs Tuesday for its bus trip to Las Vegas and a bowl game just four days before early recruit signing.         

Dawg Sports

Georgia pulls nation’s top center recruit away from Alabama

Kirby Smart and company picked up a huge commitment this morning with the announcement of Oxford, Alabama center Clay Webb that he’ll be playing his college football at the University of Georgia. Webb chose the ‘Dawgs over a host of other offers, primarily from his other finalists Alabama and Clemson. He’s ranked the #1 prospect in the state of Alabama and the #22 player in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings. In short, Webb is one of the bluest of blue chips. Webb’s commitment is big news for a couple of reasons. Obviously nabbing one of the top offensive line...

State of The U

Recruit Game Recap — States

Miami coaches had plenty of reasons to fill seats in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium over the weekend. South Florida was represented well this past weekend as Orlando once again hosted the FHSAA State Championship games. St. Thomas Aquinas, Chaminade-Madonna, Cardinal Gibbons, and Columbus all represented their respective classes in state championship games. Chaminade-Madonna came out victorious with a 31-10 victory over King’s Academy and Cardinal Gibbons won 48-10 to seal the 5A championship. Despite excellent efforts, Columbus fell to Mandarin 37-35 after missing a last second...

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.