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A Sea Of Blue

Monday Quickies: Bryce Hopkins Decision Edition

YoungBallerz TV Hopkins is set to make his college choice. Today provides an opportunity for Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari and his staff to go two for two in recruiting over the past week. Last Thursday, 2022 No. 19 recruit Skyy Clark announced his commitment to the Kentucky program. Tonight at 7:30 PM EST, No. 30 recruit Bryce Hopkins will announce his decision. See y’all on Monday at 6:30pm CT‼️ #thecommitment— Bryce Hopkins (@BryceHopkins) October 23, 2020 According to 247 Sports, the 6-7 power forward is heavily favored to also land with the Wildcats....

OU Daily

OU football: Sooners lose commitment from 2021 3-star recruit Caleb Johnson

2021 three-star defensive back and wide receiver Caleb Johnson is de-committing from OU and reopening his recruitment, he announced via Twitter on Monday.

State of The U

Miami Hurricane recruit recap: Week 8

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz celebrates a touchdown against Florida State in Miami’s 52-10 win on September 26. | Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Hurricane verbal commitments were extremely impressive in week eight It finally felt like a normal Friday night in Miami as Dade County public schools began their high school football seasons last week. Miami-Northwestern and Miami-Central played a thriller last Friday that featured six Hurricane verbal commitments. Northwestern defeated rival Central 21-14 at Traz Powell Stadium thanks to a...

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Potential blueblood recruit explains Blue Devil interest

The Duke basketball staff should advance to the offer stage for one junior. Unlike seemingly every other program on the planet, Duke basketball has still yet to extend a single 2022 offer. In fact, despite a perceived need for a handful of new additions following the season after next, Mike Krzyzewski and his assistants have […] Duke basketball: Potential blueblood recruit explains Blue Devil interest - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: Illini extends offer to class of 2023 Baye Fall

An offer has been extended to class of 2023 big, Baye Fall, who would be a huge addition to the Illinois basketball program. Fall, a 6-foot-11 five-star center from Colorado, is the latest recruit to receive an offer from Illinois. The announcement was made via Twitter on October 18 by a local reporter. After just […] Illinois Basketball: Illini extends offer to class of 2023 Baye Fall - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Arizona Desert Swarm

4-star forward DaRon Holmes commits to Dayton over Arizona, others

Cheryl Evans/The Republic, Arizona Republic via Imagn Content Services, LLC Once the top high school talent in Arizona, DaRon Holmes will be playing college ball in the midwest, not the desert. The 2021 4-star forward committed to the Dayton Flyers on Saturday over the Arizona Wildcats, Marquette Golden Eagles and California Golden Bears. 2021 Top-50 Prospect DaRon Holmes has committed to Dayton. He is the highest ranked recruit to ever choose the Flyers. “I just feel like this is the best place for me to grow and become the best I can be.” pic.twitter.com/Pqqpg85Po3— Tipton...

Detroit Free Press

Michigan football, not Michigan State, makes top RB recruit Donovan Edwards' top seven

West Bloomfield RB Donovan Edwards included Michigan football on his list of top seven schools.        

Dawg Sports

Georgia adds cornerback Kamari Lassiter to 2021 class

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Bulldogs continues their strong momentum on the recruiting trail this evening with the commitment of Tuscaloosa (American Christian Academy) cornerback Kamari Lassiter. Lassiter picked the Red and Black over fellow finalists Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. He also claimed offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Oklahoma. Lassiter is rated only a 3 star recruit and the 26th best cornerback in America per the 247Sports Composite rankings. But I suspect the offer list above is probably a more accurate reflection of his place on...

Dawn of the Dawg

Where Kamari Lassiter fits in with Georgia

Kamari Lassiter has decided to commit to Georgia, here is where he fits. Kamari Lassiter is the latest recruit to commit to Georgia. He becomes the 17th commit in Georgia‘s 2021 recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 6 according to the 247 Sports Composite. He chose Georgia over Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. Lassiter is […] Where Kamari Lassiter fits in with Georgia - Dawn of the Dawg - Dawn of the Dawg - A Georgia Bulldogs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

State of The U

Miami Hurricane recruit schedule: Week 8

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz prepares for Miami’s game against Duke in 2019. | James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Dade County rivalry game between Northwestern and Central highlights tonight’s schedule Dade County public high school football has finally begun and one of the 305’s biggest rivalries will be renewed tonight. Miami-Northwestern will take on Miami-Central tonight at 7:30pm at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami. Northwestern features four Hurricane commitments in 2021 wide receiver Romello Brinson, 2021 cornerback Tim Burns Jr., 2021 tight end Kahlil Brantley, and...

A Sea Of Blue

Recruiting experts pick Kentucky to land top-10 recruit Daimion Collins

Edits Recruiting This one is shaping up to be a battle between Kentucky and Oklahoma. This has been a very positive week for the Kentucky Wildcats as Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin were both ruled eligible for this season. Then on Thursday night, the Cats added a player to their 2022 class when top 3 combo guard Skyy Clark announced he was committing to Kentucky. Now we have another positive recruiting update, but for the 2021 class. On Friday afternoon, the Cats picked up a pair of 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions for 2021 power forward Daimion Collins from Eric Bossi and Brian...

A Sea Of Blue

CBS has UK outside top 10 AFTER Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin ruled eligible

UK Athletics CBS isn’t sold that the Wildcats are a legitimate contender. Pretty much every year under John Calipari, the Kentucky Wildcats begin the season as a top-five team. One would think that’d be the case again this year with the roster Calipari has assembled, which includes: A top-five recruit in Brandon Boston Jr. A top-10 recruit in Terrence Clarke An All-ACC performer in Olivier Sarr A former five-star recruit returning for his sophomore year in Keion Brooks Jr. Former Creighton point guard Davion Mintz, who’s started 79 career games A five-star point guard in...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona assistant coach discusses recruiting strategy during pandemic, throws shade at ASU

Photo by Ralph Freso/ The Arizona Wildcats haven’t been able to have in-person contact with a recruit in nearly eight months. That’s the case for every college football team during the coronavirus pandemic, as the NCAA has kept things in a “dead period” since mid-March. So why, then, does it seem like Arizona is having one of its best recruiting cycles in recent memory, certainly the best one in the Kevin Sumlin era? The UA has 24 commitments in the 2021 class, getting to that number on Oct. 4 when junior college defensive back Antonio Brooks joined the group. 247Sports has the...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Sopsher exit and defensive line championship depth

Alabama football is in a strong position for a CFB Playoff return, but the lack of defensive line depth is a concern. Alabama football defensive lineman, Ishmael Sopsher was a Top 50 player in the 2019 recruiting class. For most of that cycle, he was rated as a 5-Star recruit. From Amite, LA, the Crimson Tide […] Alabama Football: Sopsher exit and defensive line championship depth - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Five-star recruit notes ‘strong relationship with Coach K’

A Duke basketball target is examining his choices and pondering a decision. Most insiders do not see Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and chief assistant Jon Scheyer as the favorites to land Montverde (Fla.) senior Caleb Houstan. However, the five-star small forward himself continues to dish out praise for the Blue Devils, as he […] Duke basketball: Five-star recruit notes ‘strong relationship with Coach K’ - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee's Jeffery Brazziel is a fast-rising 2022 recruit with several offers, including Marquette

The 6-5 junior is a smooth left-hander who hopes to get a waiver to play at Martin Luther this year.        

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Expectations for Luke Ford in 2020

Finally, the time has come for Luke Ford to hit the field for the Illinois football team. The former No. 42 ranked recruit in the nation in the class of 2018, and Carterville, Illinois native, originally committed to Georgia but transferred back home to be closer to family and his ailing grandfather. After being denied a waiver […] Illinois Football: Expectations for Luke Ford in 2020 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

BT Powerhouse

Nebraska, Michigan Make Top-5 List For Five-Star Recruit Bryce McGowens

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports Former Florida State verbal commit Bryce McGowens has announced his top-five and two Big Ten schools made his list. The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Michigan Wolverines are in the mix, along with Florida State, Georgia, and LSU. 2021 five-star Bryce McGowens is down to five schools: Michigan, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, and Florida State. pic.twitter.com/bpInGM3FgP— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) October 19, 2020 The 6-foot-5 shooting guard hails from Greenville, South Carolina. He is rated the No. 25 overall prospect in the nation per 247Sports composite...

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky Football commit’s crazy catch makes SportsCenter

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue Armond Scott continues to impress on the field, getting Wildcats fans very excited. What a catch! Kentucky football 2021 commit Armond Scott made an outrageous catch on Friday that made SportsCenter! Check it out: THIS CATCH IS WILD (via @NEOhsSports) pic.twitter.com/NM6PYzZKQb— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2020 The video got over 700,000 views and it had Cats fans everywhere getting excited about what’s to come. Scott is currently a 3-star recruit out of Euclid, Ohio that has all the tools to become a future star at UK. 247 has him ranked...

State of The U

Miami Hurricane recruit recap: Week 7

Sebastian the Ibis leads the Miami Hurricanes onto the field before their game against Notre Dame in October 2016. | Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports 2022 verbal commitment Brandon Cleveland registers three sacks in big win Miami Hurricanes 2022 defensive line recruit Brandon Cleveland was impressive in his team’s blowout victory last Friday. Cleveland amassed three sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in Tampa-Carrollwood Day’s 59-18 victory over Winter Haven-Akelynn’s Angels Christian Academy. Cleveland, who chose Miami over Florida State according to 247sports.com,...

thestate

He’s the next big recruit from SC. The Gamecocks want him to headline 2021 class

There was a moment when Gaffney High School football coach Dan Jones wondered if a bigger Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins might lose just a little of that explosion. The four-star defensive tackle …

A Sea Of Blue

No. 2 recruit Jalen Duren offered by Kentucky

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Only Emoni Bates is ranked ahead of Duren. A new offer is out in 2022, and it’s to one of the best players in all of high school hoops. On Sunday night, five-star center Jalen Duren was offered by the Kentucky Wildcats. He is ranked No. 2 overall in the Class of 2022 by 247 Sports Composite, which measures all of the major recruiting rankings. Tipton Edits broke the news first. Kentucky has offered 2022 five-star Jalen Duren, he tells me.— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) October 19, 2020 A 6-10, 230-pound center from Philadelphia (PA), Duren plays at...

A Sea Of Blue

Bruiser Flint breaks down Wildcats; has high praise for Terrence Clarke

UK Athletics Flint says John Calipari has talked about Terrence Clarke in the same manner as John Wall and Anthony Davis. With the new college hoops season getting closer, the hype surrounding this year’s Kentucky basketball team continues to grow. Today, new Kentucky assistant Bruiser Flint met with the media to break down the 2020-21 Wildcats, including some high prasie for five-star guard and top-10 recruit Terrence Clarke. “Cal, when I used to talk to him, even before this, would talk about him (Clarke) in the same way to me as the John Walls and the Anthony Davises and things...

House of Sparky

ASU Basketball: Sun Devils land 2021 forward Justin Rochelin

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Three commit of the class Bobby Hurley added the third player to the Sun Devils’ 2021 recruiting class on Saturday. Justin Rochelin, a forward from Northridge, Calif., posted on his Instagram his commitment to Arizona State. View this post on Instagram 100% committed let’s work! A post shared by justin bryce † (@justin.rochelin) on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:29pm PDT Rochelin is listed as a consensus three-star prospect. 247Sports ranks the Heritage Christian School product as its 262nd ranked recruit in the 2021 class, 51st...

Ball Durham

Duke basketball staff gets chance to seal deal with top recruit

Duke basketball’s next chat with Patrick Baldwin Jr. could decide the race. The longer it takes for Hamilton (Wis.) senior Patrick Baldwin Jr. to make up his mind, the more intense the five-star’s recruitment seems to become. Because according to what the prime Duke basketball target recently told Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers, most of his […] Duke basketball staff gets chance to seal deal with top recruit - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Miami Herald

Leonard Taylor is ‘locked in’ with Miami and he’s trying to add another 5-star D-tackle

Of course, coaches weren’t going to stop calling and trying to recruit Leonard Taylor after he orally committed to the Miami Hurricanes in August. He’s a top-10 overall recruit and …

WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage - Blue Gold News

Disruption Still The Focus, Although Often Unmeasured, For WVU Defense

Since Neal Brown came aboard as West Virginia’s head football coach in 2019, disruption has been the watchword of his defense. That key factor also stretches back to his time at Troy, where he wasn’t always able to recruit the biggest or strongest players. There, he focused on quickness, speed and technique, finding defenders who […]

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.