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Cincinnati Enquirer

U of L women's basketball wins more than UK but spends much less to recruit

Kentucky womens basketball spent more than three times as much as Louisville to recruit players during the past five years.         

thestate

What South Carolina’s offensive coordinator thinks about three receivers he’s signed

South Carolina football is set to add a trio at the receiver position — a blue-chip prospect, an under-the-radar recruit and a player who signed with USC for the second …

thestate

What surprised South Carolina’s Bryan McClendon about Ryan Hilinski? His bravery

With a new quarterback in four-star recruit Ryan Hilinski, South Carolina offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon had a sense of what he was getting. But in one area, the coach admitted …

Miami Herald

Miami Hurricanes add Louisiana defensive back recruit to No. 3-ranked Class of 2020

After a quick courtship, Daran Branch is the newest member of the Miami Hurricanes’ Class of 2020. A three-star cornerback in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, Branch orally committed to Miami …

thestate

South Carolina running backs coach Thomas Brown on Zacch Pickens, short-yardage plays

South Carolina football running backs coach Thomas Brown talks about the possibility of using freshman and former five-star recruit Zacch Pickens in goal-line packages and what the Gamecocks need to do better in short-yardage situations. …

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes QB Tate Martell’s eligibility waiver APPROVED!

The former 5-star recruit can suit up and play in games for the Canes this season The Miami Hurricanes got some huge news this afternoon when the NCAA approved QB Tate Martell’s immediate eligibility waiver. Here is the release on the ruling from Miami Athletics: CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Tuesday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has approved a waiver for quarterback Tate Martell, which makes him immediately eligible for competition. ”We are pleased with this ruling and appreciate the NCAA recognizing that this waiver...

Duke Basketball Report

Tuesday’s 2019 NCAA Tournament Linkorama

You get the wings and we’ll bring the beer DUKE/NCCU The Chronicle’s guide to the 2019 NCAA tournament Welcome to The Chronicle’s 2019 Bracket Challenge Former STAB star DeLaurier helps guide Duke freshmen into NCAA Tourney All-District Boys Basketball: Duke recruit Wendell Moore 3-peats as player of the year Dawn Staley on Zion Williamson’s return to South Carolina for NCAA tournament Zion sets doubts aside, gets ready for NCAA’s biggest party It’s official: Duke, Zion coming to Columbia for NCAA Tournament Duke Is on Top but Can’t Relax Winning is nothing new for Duke’sRJ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Murray State's Ja Morant is a future NBA lottery pick who presents a challenge for Marquette

The Murray State sophomore guard has gone from an unheralded recruit to being one of the top prospects for the NBA draft.        

thestate

Where Ryan Hilinski can benefit from spring practice with the Gamecocks

There’s a line of demarcation when a recruit such as Ryan Hilinski finally enrolls early with a college football team. Before that line, it matters how he shows in all-star …

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: DL Jay Max Jacobsen Commits to the Bruins

The three-star recruit is the first 2020 commit for UCLA. The UCLA Bruins and Chip Kelly added their first 2020 commit today, as three-star defensive lineman Jay Max Jacobsen announced via Twitter today that he will be heading to Westwood. After a long talk with my family and coaches I would like to announce that I am committed to the University of California, Los Angeles!! pic.twitter.com/IEFNjAuZAE— jaymax jacobsen (@jaymaxjacobsen) March 16, 2019 Jacobsen is a 6-4, 230 pound defensive end from Temecula Valley High School. Jacobsen is currently the 134th ranked high school...

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting in the 2019 Class

Keep track of the latest Kentucky Wildcats Basketball recruiting news in the Class of 2019. The Kentucky Wildcats are primed to finish with another special recruiting class under John Calipari. Kentucky enters the spring with four commitments, the latest being five-star forward Keion Brooks, who 247 Sports ranks No. 13 overall. Brooks will be joined in the frontcourt by five-star forward Kahlil Whitney, who is a top-10 recruit in all major recruiting services and ranked as high as No. 7 by 247 Sports. The Wildcats have also ended its drought of not getting players from the Bluegrass...

Dawn of the Dawg

Georgia football: grading recruitment of running backs in 2019

Georgia football signed the no. 2 recruiting class in the nation. But how well did they recruit running backs? When Georgia football signed a pair of elite running backs in the 2018 class, they became set for a few years. But running back U doesn’t stop recruiting running backs, ever. Georgia didn’t sign one of […] Georgia football: grading recruitment of running backs in 2019 - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Detroit Free Press

Michigan State football: Dearborn TE Tommy Guajardo commits for 2020

Dearborns Tommy Guajardo is a 3-star prospect and is the No. 24 recruit in Michigan for the class of 2020.        

A Sea Of Blue

Former Duke player was the recruit taken to strip club by Georgia Tech assistants

We now know who the recruit was that was taken to a strip club by GT assistants. Last night, news broke of recruiting violations that happened at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets basketball program involving former assistants under current head coach Josh Pastner. One of the allegations released were that the Georgia Tech assistant coaches took a recruit to a strip club and was given $300 cash to use at said strip club. The recruit involved? According to Jeff Goodman, it is former Duke Blue Devils player Wendell Carter Jr and the assistant who took him on the trip was former Georgia...

OU Daily

OU men's basketball: Oklahoma recruit Jalen Hill named Nevada's Gatorade State Player of the Year

Oklahoma recruit Jalen Hill has been named Nevada's Gatorade State Player of the Year.

Detroit Free Press

Michigan State's Foster Loyer proves Tom Izzo didn't recruit him as charity

Michigan State basketball needed Foster Loyer on Friday against Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament, even if it didnt know it.        

Duke Basketball Report

Questions Raised At VT, Georgia Tech, Wendell Carter’s Name Raised

Bad news all around Some potentially unpleasant developments around the ACC as first Georgia Tech is about to get hit with three NCAA notices of allegation including one involving his loser former friend Ron Bell. The other two involve former assistant Darryl LaBarrie and former Georgia Tech star Jarret Jack. Apparently the two coordinated to take Wendell Carter out to a strip club when they were trying recruit him for Georgia Tech. We hope Mrs. Carter didn't find out. We enjoyed her when she was at Duke but she’s not someone you want to get on the bad side of and taking her baby to a...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona signee Nico Mannion one of three finalists for Gatorade National Player of the Year award

Arizona Wildcats signee Nico Mannion is one of three finalists for the 2018-2019 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award, it was announced Friday morning. The other two nominees are Memphis signee James Wiseman and junior guard R.J. Hampton, an uncommitted recruit ranked sixth overall in the 2020 class by ESPN. Relatedly, Mannion was also named the Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year for the second straight season. The award recognizes athletic achievement and off-the-court excellence, of which Mannion has plenty. The 6-foot-3 point guard led Phoenix’s Pinnacle High...

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Not James Wiseman: ESPNU mistakes Memphis prep school player for nation's top recruit

Emmanuel Umoffia became the subject of a case of mistaken identity at FedExForum Thursday.        

Hookem.com

WATCH: Fired tennis coach’s lawyer says accusation in admissions scandal ‘has been devastating’

Dan Cogdell, the attorney for former Texas tennis coach Michael Center, appeared on the Today Show on Thursday to speak out amid accusations that his client took part in a college admissions scheme. Center, who is accused of accepting a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a student get into UT as a tennis recruit, […]

Addicted To Quack

Quack Fix 3-14-19: Crushing the Cougs

Oregon dominated Washington State in the first round of the Pac 12 tournament, 84 - 51. The Ducks got off to an 18 - 3 start and the Cougars never threatened the lead for the rest of the game. Oregon faces Utah in the quarterfinals tonight in their quest to earn the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. GoDucks offers three observations from the third practice of spring football. The focus points are on competition at the linebacker spot, running back depth, and the progress of number 1 recruit Kayvon Thibodeaux. It’s HIHwW for baseball. The Ducks host the huskies this week...

A Sea Of Blue

Thursday Quickies: Keion Brooks Watch Edition

One day away from his decision, all eyes are on Keion Brooks. Just one day away from Keion Brooks announcing his decision, Kentucky and Indiana are anxiously awaiting his decision. By now, news usually begins to leak from a recruit’s camp of what the decision will be, but that hasn’t happened a lot with Brooks, a testament to how close he and those around him have kept news on the recruitment. Kentucky and Indiana were both reportedly in to visit with Brooks this week, but there hasn’t been a whole lot on the rumor mill about how those visits went and if anything changed because of...

Dawn of the Dawg

Georgia football: grading recruitment of wide receivers in 2019

Georgia football signed the no. 2 recruiting class in the nation. But how well did they recruit wide receivers? How was Georgia football supposed to bounce back at wide receiver after losing two juniors to the NFL Draft, two more seniors to graduation and seeing the no. 1 receiver in the nation decommit in the […] Georgia football: grading recruitment of wide receivers in 2019 - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Los Angeles Times

How USC’s 'side door' allowed unqualified athletes to gain admission

A prominent Napa Valley vintner worked feverishly last fall to secure his daughter’s admission to USC as a water polo recruit. The catch: The girl wasn’t qualified to join the powerhouse team that is routinely among the nation’s best. That didn’t stop the father, according to court documents. His...

A Sea Of Blue

4-star OT John Young trims list and Kentucky makes the cut

The major in-state recruit has cut his list to six. Four-star Christian Academy of Louisville offensive tackle John Young released his top six schools Monday. Top 6... pic.twitter.com/QgzuNZAL1e— John Young (@the_johnyoung) March 11, 2019 The list includes the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Purdue Boilermakers, Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines. He has taken unofficial visits to each of his finalists. Vince Marrow has been the primary recruiter for Young, and the Cats currently hold the lone pick on his crystal ball page. According to the...

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Extend Scholarship Offers to 11 More

On the second #8CLAP8TH, UCLA football extended scholarship offers to 11 more recruits. Last month, UCLA football offered scholarships to 19 recruits as a part of the first #8CLAP8TH offer event. This month, UCLA offered scholarships to 11 more recruits. Before we get into who was offered this month, I took a look at the 63 recruits who I wrote about last month as having been offered either in February or prior to February. Why was this necessary? Because, sometimes, a recruit’s ranking can change. A guy who had been a three-star recruit may earn a fourth star or, as was the case for TJ...

SportsDay

3 questions facing Texas entering spring football, like finding a backup for QB Sam Ehlinger

Breaking down the spring football outlook for Texas: Coach: Tom Herman (Two seasons, 17-10) Last season: 10-4 overall (7-2 Big 12) Returning starters: Five offense/three defense Spring practice opens: March 11 Spring scrimmage: April 13 Three questions 1. How much momentum from the Sugar Bowl? Everything has been building since the end of the Big 12 championship game to Oklahoma. Texas upset Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, quarterback Sam Ehlinger finally answered the question hanging over the program with “Longhorn Nation, we’re baaaaaaack!” and the landing of top receiver recruit Bru...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: 2020 CB Dontae Manning receives Illini offer

The Illinois football team has recently been known to target Missouri recruits, but they mainly have been from the St. Louis area. Illinois’ most recent scholarship offer is to a state of Missouri recruit, but this one is from a different part of the Show Me State. Dontae Manning announced this past Thursday on Twitter […] Illinois Football: 2020 CB Dontae Manning receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini 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.