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Detroit Free Press

Jeremy Pruitt unsure if Michigan has helped Aubrey Solomon waiver case

Solomon, a former five-star recruit, transferred to Tennessee from Michigan in December. UT has yet to receive an answer on a waiver.        

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes High School Recruit Game Schedule: Week One

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz walks the field during warmups before the Miami spring game at Camping World Stadium in April. Diaz will be keeping an eye on Miami’s 2020 and 2021 recruits as many open their high school seasons this weekend. | Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Several Hurricane commitments and targets will be featured on the ESPN family of networks this weekend High school football in South Florida and around the country has officially kicked off and several Miami Hurricane verbal commitments and targets will be playing on the ESPN family of networks this...

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Better Know a Freshman: Marcel Brooks

Not many possess the defensive versatility of this Texas recruit. A forewarning to you readers: this article will be heavily slanted. Not only is he a Tiger, but Brooks is from my hometown so just be prepared. I’m going to slightly alter the format of this one just because his uniqueness causes issues with my previous style. The Film Not many times do you watch a highlight film and think he could play three positions at the next level. If I told you he was coming to LSU as a wide receiver? Yeah, I can see it. I mean he constantly gets open and knows how to get the extra yard. How about...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah lands basketball recruit Caleb Lohner, a prime BYU target

In May, a Salt Lake Tribune story described Wasatch Academy forward Caleb Lohner as having “the size and skill to change the trajectory of BYU basketball.”

Arizona Desert Swarm

6 newcomers who should make instant impact for Arizona in 2019

Jalen Curry | Photo by Ryan Kelapire Earlier this week, we looked at five returning players who are due for breakout seasons with the Arizona Wildcats. Today, we are shifting gears to the newcomers. Here are six that should make a difference from day one. Jalen ‘Boobie’ Curry, WR Who is he? Curry is a former four-star recruit from St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas where he was teammates with UA freshman quarterback Grant Gunnell. The 6-foot-2 Curry racked up 1,946 receiving yards, 21 touchdowns and 153 career receptions in just 17 high school games. Why he’s due: Arizona...

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Class of 2020 wing Andre Jackson talks Syracuse basketball recruitment

Photo by Michael Reaves/ We spoke with Andre Jackson after the Slam Summer Classic on Sunday and were able to get a recruiting update from the wing out of Albany. New York, N.Y. — For the second consecutive year, class of 2020 wing and Syracuse Orange basketball recruit Andre Jackson competed in the Slam Summer Classic at Dyckman Park in New York City. On Sunday, the athletic forward threw down four raucous dunks in a game against some of the best high school prospects in country. Jackson is currently ranked No. 66 in his class, but the Albany City Rocks didn’t have the same level...

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4* Shooting Guard Addison Patterson Commits to Oregon

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Coach Altman gets another recruit in a busy week Four star shooting guard prospect Addison Patterson has committed to Oregon this afternoon Addison Patterson officially commits to Oregon! @OregonMBB @addi_patterson @rod_roddie pic.twitter.com/GemmgBAz0F— Wes Brown (@wesblairbrown) August 18, 2019 Patterson recently reclassified to the 2019 class after being a part of the 2020 class. He attended Bella Vista Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a 6’6 180 Canadian native. According to 247 Sports, he’s rated as the fourth ranked shooting guard overall, second...

Building The Dam

Oregon State Football: Most Valuable Player Countdown - #10 Addison Gumbs

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports The transfer OLB could be the pass rusher specialists the Beavs have been waiting for. The countdown of Oregon State Football’s most valuable player continues with number 12. Just 12 more days until the home opener! Real college football is going to be played next weekend! #10 Addison Gumbs - Outside Linebacker We are on to our top 10! Coming in at number 10 is transfer outside linebacker Addison Gumbs. The former 4 star recruit originally ended up at college football powerhouse Oklahoma where he played 4 games as a freshmen and was thought to to be...

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Miami Hurricanes 2019 Player Preview: Jonathan Garvin

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports What will the Junior edge rusher do as an encore to a great sophomore season? When Jonathan Garvin came to Miami from the class of 2017, his signing filled several needs. He was a top 300 player and one of the best defensive ends in the nation. He came from Lake Worth, fulfilling the Hurricanes’ desire to getting back to dominating the state of Miami. And as a 4-star recruit, he was one of the best players that the Mark Richt-led Canes recruited from the 2017 class. Garvin flashed as a freshman, utilized as a rotational pass rusher for Manny Diaz’s...

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Better Know a Freshman: Thomas Perry

LSU Legacy lineman recruit has size. Recently-hired offensive line coach James Cregg was already coming off getting commitments from Charles Turner and Anthony Bradford heading into the summer. Cregg brought with him a Super Bowl-winning coaching pedigree, and was a coach alongside and under Ed Orgeron during their time at USC in the early 2010s. The summer camps came around and Cregg settled in on another big lineman, this one a little down the road in Lafayette. The Story There really isn’t much to this one. Perry, a massive offensive lineman from Teurlings Catholic in Lafayette,...

Arizona Desert Swarm

JuCo products Trevon Mason, Myles Tapusoa expected to bolster Arizona’s defensive line in 2019

Myles Tapusoa (99) and Trevon Mason (90) | Photo by Ryan Kelapire Iona Uiagalalei coached at the junior college level for nearly two decades before joining the Arizona Wildcats‘ staff last year, so he has high expectations for JuCo products that make their way to the Division I level. “My expectation for them is to come in and play right away. That’s what we want,” the UA defensive line coach said after Thursday’s practice. “You recruit JC guys, we want them to come in and make an impact as soon as possible.” In that case, new UA defensive linemen Trevon Mason and Myles...

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Practice Report (8/15)

Brady Vernon/House of Sparky Droppin dimes Thursday’s practice had a new twist. An extra player was on site in Tempe with former five-star recruit Jack Jones joining the Sun Devils for the season Next Practice: Friday, August 16 Last Practice: Wednesday, August 14 Injury Update The bubble squad included Jones, safety Kejuan Markham, wide receiver Geordon Porter, defensive lineman Stephon Wright, quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole and offensive weapon Paul Lucas. Not seen at practice included offensive lineman Zach Robertson, linebackers Kyle Soelle and Stanley Lambert. Defensive...


Former USC standout Jack Jones joins ASU football team

Former five-star recruit Jack Jones has joined the Sun Devils and will have two years of eligibility remaining.        

Burnt Orange Nation

2020 DE commit Van Fillinger set to begin his senior season tonight

2020 defensive end recruit Van Fillinger during a visit to Texas in June 2019. | @van_filli The Utah defender will be the first member of the #cloUT2020 class to take the field in the 2019 season. We’re now half-way through August, which means the start of another football season is nigh! The Texas Longhorns have made a lot of recruiting noise outside of their home state’s borders during the tenure of head coach Tom Herman, and with commitments from out-of-state recruits comes an earlier start to keeping up with the high school football season, as schools in several other states kick...


Randal Grimes emerging as potential No. 1 receiver for UNLV

Randal Grimes was a 4-star recruit when he came out of Arbor View in the Class of 2017, and big things were expected when he committed to USC ...

State of The U

2019 Hurricanes Player Profile: Scott Patchan

The veteran will play a key role on Miami’s stacked defensive line. | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Patchan provides some much needed experience for a young but talented Canes defense. Scott Patchan has had a bit of a bumpy career at Miami, as the redshirt senior has made the switch from DE to tight end, and then back to defensive end last season. Patchan was a talented and highly-regarded recruit out of high school, as he was rated as a four-star prospect at defensive end by ESPN and Rivals. Patchan was ranked as the 19th best SDE in the country, as well as the 53rd best player...

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N’Faly Dante Commits to Oregon Basketball

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The five-star recruit solves the issue of depth at the center position N’Faly Dante is reclassifying from the Class of 2020 to join the loaded 2019 Oregon recruiting class. The 6’11”, 230 pound center is ranked the 13th best player in the recently updated ESPN100. Francis Okoro was the only true big man on the roster before Dante’s commitment. Dante chose Oregon over programs like Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, St. John’s, Oklahoma State, and more. Dante, who played his high school ball at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, announced his decision...

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Jayden Daniels named starting quarterback

Richard Martinez/ House of Sparky The man under center is official The whispers came true on Monday night. Head coach Herm Edwards decided to end the speculation about the quarterback battle. Freshman Jayden Daniels will be the starting play-caller for ASU’s season opener on Aug. 29 against Kent State. Here is the video of Edwards’ announcement: Jayden Daniels named the starting QB. pic.twitter.com/6Nx5gnr8pT— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) August 13, 2019 Daniels will be the first true freshman quarterback to start a Sun Devil season-opener. The former four-star recruit...

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Miami Hurricanes Player Profile 2019: Jeremiah Payton

The true freshman is a special recruit who can make an impact for UM this season. | Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports In a loaded receiver room, the true freshman will try to make his mark. Miami’s 2018 recruiting class wasn’t highly ranked, there are some players emerging. True freshman receiver Jeremiah Payton might be the gem of this class. The Jacksonville native has made an indelible impact on the team, ever since he was an early enrollee this past year. Payton was rated as a consensus four-star, and was ranked as the eighth best recruit in all of Florida by ESPN. He was also...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Analyzing new Arizona commit Alphonse Oywak

Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Let’s take a deeper look into the Washington-based defender The Arizona Wildcats have added a new defensive back to the 2020 class in Alphonse Oywak earlier this month. Our original story can be found here. Here’s a closer look at the new recruit. Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds School/Hometown: Kentwood (Covington, Wash) Offers: Arizona, Air Force, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah State Rankings (per 247 Sports): No. 1,271 overall, No. 119 cornerback, No. 19 in Washington Highlights: Brandon Combs: This is another solid addition to the...

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Better Know a Freshman: Peter Parrish

LSU Quarterback recruit has talent to develop down the line. LSU was given a gift when Joe Burrow became available after looking to transfer out of Ohio State. Burrow, the enigmatic leader that has embraced his SEC role, gave LSU a solid starter last year and one who can settle in as one of the top players at his position in the conference. His arrival gave Myles Brennan more time to develop and gave the staff some ease that they wouldn’t have to possibly throw true freshman Peter Parrish to the wolves too quickly. Now, the position is in good hands for the foreseeable future, and...

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Better Know a Freshman: Raydarious Jones

The last of the three lanky corners may be the best of the group. If you’re starting to see a trend after the Cordale Flott and Jay Ward articles from earlier, you would be correct. Corey Raymond definitely has a type and all three fit the bill. Taller corners with a long, lanky frame that he sends over to Moffitt to bulk up and become dominant corners. When Raymond sees a recruit he wants, he becomes adamant in his pursuit, and Raydarious Jones was one of those guys. The Story Even when Mississippi State and Ole Miss are not competitive on the field, they are still tough to beat when it...

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Film Room: Way too early preview of the Louisville Cardinals

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Satterfield looks to rebuild the Cards The Louisville Cardinals finished the 2018 season with a record of 2-10 and ranked 98th per the S&P+. The administration fired Bobby Petrino and hired Appalachian State’s Scott Satterfield as a replacement. Coach Satterfield’s Mountaineers were 11-2 and ranked 29th per the S&P+ last season. The Cardinals are ranked 87th in the pre-season per the S&P+ and have struggled to recruit in the last few years under Petrino. Coach Satterfield had done a great job of developing and deploying talent at App State, but will now have to...

State of The U

Interview With Dyme Lyfe Founder and Former Miami Hurricane D.J. Williams

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/ Sat down with D.J. Williams to talk about Dyme Lyfe event on the 18th, and also his thoughts on the Miami-Florida game. D.J Williams was the number one recruit in the nation for the 2000 recruiting class before signing with the Canes. Williams played all four years at Miami, was a two-time First-Team Big East selection at linebacker in 2002 and 2003. D.J. was also part of the 2001 National Championship team for the Hurricanes. He was drafted 17th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2004 NFL Draft. Williams spent 11 seasons with the Broncos and Chicago...

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What’s in a 2020 Scholarship Offer?

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports What are some of the best scholarships offer designs around the country? The first day that schools are allowed to extend official written offers to 2020 high school recruits was August 1. More and more programs are trying to outdo each other in these designs to sway recruits every year. The Oregon coaching staff sent out theirs in a design as seen below for QB commit Jay Butterfield ‼️#ScoDucks pic.twitter.com/ClLhjoMrNB— JayButter#9 (@jay_butterfield) August 2, 2019 Oregon put a nice personal touch with the picture of the recruit in a Ducks...

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ASU Football: California offensive lineman commits to ASU

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Add another big man The football season might be starting up, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t time to recruit. It’s year-round, and non-stop. That was made evident when ASU received its 16th commitment of the 2020 recruiting class on Sunday afternoon. Three-star offensive lineman Aidan Finney out of Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA committed to the Sun Devils. Committed!! @CoachJCain @Koach_C pic.twitter.com/B9vcKwMACh— Aidan Finney (@finney_aidan) August 4, 2019 According to 247Sports, the 6-foot-7, 287-pound big man is...

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‘GTL’ now stands for Gym, Touchdowns, Laundry

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports It’s never too late to own the offseason #content engine. While we were concerned about how Tommy DeVito would be able to replace Eric Dungey’s production as the Syracuse Orange’s quarterback this year, we were equally worried about how the former four-star recruit could replicate his predecessor’s ability to generate content. As you well know, Dungey was a human highlight reel, and also a meme. Power Five quarterbacks are probably more predisposed to the former than the latter. Alas, most quarterbacks don’t understand the Syracuse tradition of being...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona freshman QB Grant Gunnell is ‘way ahead of the curve’

Photo by Ryan Kelapire Meanwhile, Kevin Doyle is not throwing If the Arizona Wildcats had a game this week, offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone says he would be more than willing to throw quarterback Grant Gunnell into the fire. “Rhett (Rodriguez), Khalil (Tate) and Grant, I have no problems with any of those guys playing in a game,” he said Thursday, roughly a week since the start of fall camp. That is high praise for a true freshman but Gunnell, a former four-star recruit who enrolled early and participated in spring ball, is “way ahead of the curve,” Mazzone said. “I think we...

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.