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A Salute to the 2020 Alabama Seniors: Najee Harris

Najee makes a Leprechaun Leap. | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports From Shy Recruit to Team Leader. In 2017, the coaching staffs of Alabama and Michigan were in hot pursuit of 5-star California running back Najee Harris. As a high school sophomore in April of 2015, Harris attended a Bama camp and it was here that he made his commitment to attend the University of Alabama. A year and half later, a frenzy of rumors and misdirection would lead to one of the most dramatic recruitments in college football. The nation’s No. 2 rated prospect had kept exceptionally quiet about his...

A Sea Of Blue

Top-5 recruit Elijah Fisher talks recruitment and interest in UK

SLAM Magazine The Kentucky Wildcats have struggled mightily on the court this season. That is no secret. But that does not mean the future of the program is not bright, as John Calipari and his staff continue to stay in contact with the best recruits. The No. 3 player in the class of 2023, Elijah Fisher, recently spoke to 247 Sports about hearing from Kentucky and where he is in his recruitment. “No schools have been reaching out to me personally but a lot of schools have been reaching out to my coach,” Fisher said of his recruitment. “Kentucky reached out to my...

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New Miami football coach Ismael Aristide recruiting prowess drew Manny Diaz attention

The ability of new Miami football assistant coach Ishmael Aristide to recruit South Florida as a defensive analyst for Texas A&M drew the attention of Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz. That was the biggest reason Diaz hired Aristide to coach strikers for the Hurricanes. Aristide was hired by Miami last month. Aristide is a Miami […] New Miami football coach Ismael Aristide recruiting prowess drew Manny Diaz attention - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Kansas City Star

Wichita’s Gradey Dick, highly ranked 2022 basketball recruit, picks Kansas Jayhawks

Gradey Dick, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound junior small forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, announced Wednesday night he will play basketball for the KU Jayhawks. Dick — ranked …

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Miami Hurricanes will continue recruiting QBs after Kaden Martin commitment

The Miami Hurricanes football program will continue to recruit quarterbacks following the commitment of Kaden Martin as a dual-sport athlete. Martin will focus on baseball at Miami according to David Wilson of the Miami Herald. The scholarship for Martin will be from the Miami baseball program. Martin is a highly ranked baseball prospect who is […] Miami Hurricanes will continue recruiting QBs after Kaden Martin commitment - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Arizona Daily Star

Sean Miller hopes he can return Cats to 'top of the mountain,' but questions about his contract persist

There is now just a year remaining on Sean Miller's deal, a situation that makes it difficult to recruit or to even convince current players he’ll be around much longer to guide them.

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OU football: 2022 4-star recruit Gentry Williams lists Sooners as top-6 destination

Four-star 2022 athlete Gentry Williams named OU in his top-six desired schools on Tuesday.

Burnt Orange Nation

4-star DE Zac Swanson reveals top 4 schools

247Sports The Longhorns made the cut for the Arizona edge rusher. Fours-tar Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy College Prep defensive end Zac Swanson announced on Monday that he has narrowed his top grouping of schools down to four. Swanson named Texas along with Kentucky, Oregon, and USC in his top list of schools. Swanson is listed as the 20th-ranked strong-side defensive end prospect in country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and is the No. 344 overall recruit nationally. I want to thank all the schools who have given me the opportunity to further my football...

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Kentucky makes cut for 4-star recruit Zac Swanson

Oregon, Texas and USC are also in the hunt. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year when it comes to college football recruiting. It is recruiting list season ladies and gentleman, and it just so happens the Kentucky Wildcats made the cut for another top prospect. Monday evening, 2022 four-star defensive end Zac Swanson out of Brophy Prep in Phoenix (A) cut his list to four schools, and the Cats made the cut. Alongside them are the Texas Longhorns, USC Trojans and Oregon Ducks. I want to thank all the schools who have given me the opportunity to further my...

Ball Durham

Duke basketball: Blue Devils showing interest in intriguing recruit

A top-notch prospect has recently attracted some Duke basketball attention. In describing his repertoire to Stock Risers recruiting insider Jake Weingarten this weekend, Gill St. Bernard’s School (N.J.) sophomore small forward Mackenzie Mgbako brought up the name of former Duke basketball one-and-done sensation and two-time NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum: “I would describe my game as […] Duke basketball: Blue Devils showing interest in intriguing recruit - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Kansas City Star

Wichita hoops recruit Gradey Dick sets decision date. KU is among schools on his list

Gradey Dick, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound junior small forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, will announce his college choice at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Instagram, he reported Friday. …

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Kentucky makes cut for 4-star cornerback Myles Pollard

Three-star prospect out of Brentwood, TN includes Kentucky alongside several other big name programs On Thursday afternoon, 2022 recruit Myles Pollard released his top six schools, and Kentucky made the list alongside some big programs around the sport. The Cats are listed alongside Oklahoma, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Washington. Top6‼️#BoomerSooner⭕️ #BBN #GBO #GoBlue〽️ #BowDown ☔️ #Hokies pic.twitter.com/PG6vkrqKuc— (@me1espollard) February 25, 2021 Pollard, from Ravenwood High school in Brentwood (TN), cuts his list...

Ball Durham

Is Jordan Goldwire playing his final Duke basketball home game?

It’s possible two Duke basketball guards could each have two Senior Nights. If senior Jordan Goldwire wanted to utilize the extra year of eligibility the NCAA is giving every present-day player across the country, then there’s no doubt the Duke basketball staff would welcome the former three-star recruit back for a fifth season. And seeing […] Is Jordan Goldwire playing his final Duke basketball home game? - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Duke Rowing Recruit Spotlight: Audrey Kline

DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are excited to announce the addition Audrey Kline, who will compete for the Blue Devils during the 2021-22 season.

A Sea Of Blue

4-star recruit Treyveon Longmire gives update on recruitment

@TreyveonLongmi1 The Corbin star holds over 20 scholarship offers. The global pandemic has changed just about every facet of the sporting world that occurs outside of the lines of play. From the very beginning, college sports fans knew that the recruiting game was going to change in a major way. Nearly a year later, and many of the impacts are just beginning to be felt for members of the classes of 2022 and 2023. The Commonwealth currently has a thriving nucleus of legitimate Division-I football prospects. Recent recruiting cycles have produced more depth and...

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4-star sharpshooter Brandin Podziemski announces top 5 schools

Prep Hoops Kentucky has made the cut for the 2021 shooting guard. Though they’re starting to catch fire, the 2020-21 Kentucky Wildcats have still struggled to the point they have to win the SEC Tournament in order to make the NCAA Tournament. A big reason for their problems has been struggles shooting the ball from the outside. While they’ve shot better as of late, the Cats still rank 199th nationally in three-point percentage (33.2%). A class of 2021 recruit who is expected to be a high-level shooter at the college level is four-star shooting guard Brandin...

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Miami football coach DeMarcus Van Dyke had head start knowing CBs

New Miami football coach DeMarcus Van Dyke stated that he has a head start working with the cornerbacks because helped recruit all of them. Van Dyke was the assistant director of recruiting for Miami since 2019 before being elevated to CB coach last month. Van Dyke was the defensive quality control analyst in 2018. Miami returns […] Miami football coach DeMarcus Van Dyke had head start knowing CBs - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Arizona Desert Swarm

Azuolas Tubelis exceeding expectations in freshman season at Arizona

Photo by John McCoy/ Azuolas Tubelis was considered the best European recruit in his class to go the college route, yet he has still managed to exceed Sean Miller’s expectations in his freshman season. After averaging 17 points and 11.5 rebounds in Arizona’s road split against the Los Angeles schools—a performance that earned him Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors—the Lithuanian forward is now averaging 12.2 points and 6.8 rebounds on the season while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. That puts him at fifth in the Pac-12 in rebounding, 11th in field goal...

The Champaign Room

PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 173 - Gopher domination

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Recapping a dominating victory over Minnesota. On this episode of Oskee Talk, we recap Illinois’ win over Minnesota. We preview Illinois’ matchup with Michigan State. We talk about Illini football’s latest recruit. We finish the episode with our Illini of the week.

Burnt Orange Nation

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Report: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian to receive six-year, $34.2 million contract

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Plus: Check out Texas recruit QB Maalik Murphy at 7v7 The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian, a former offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide who was hired to replace Tom Herman, will likely soon sign a six-year, $34.2 million deal if approved by the UT System Board of Regents. And per the Statesman’s report, it almost undoubtedly will. From the Statesman: “Sarkisian’s annual salary starts at $5.2 million for the 2021 season and escalates by $200,000 each year until it tops out at...

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5-star WR Kevin Coleman reveals top 8 schools

Stltoday.com Longhorns remain in the hunt for one of the top wide receivers in the country. 2022 Saint Louis (MO) St. Mary’s five star wide receiver Kevin Coleman narrowed his list of schools down to eight earlier this evening, and the Longhorns remain in the hunt for the talented pass catcher. Coleman is the third ranked wide receiver prospect nationally according to 247Sports’ composite rankings and is the 18th overall ranked recruit nationally. “I stand on what I believe in, certified, I'm too legit” - @pooh_shiesty @Hayesfawcett3 #4shaad #Top ...

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ASU Football: Pair of 2022 four-star recruits from Nebraska list Sun Devils in top five choices

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Out there in the fields Herm Edwards and company have put in the work in Nebraska it appears. On Saturday, Deshawn Woods and Devon Jackson, the top two recruits in the 2022 class according to 247Sports, each listed Arizona State in their top five choices. Woods, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive lineman is rated as a four-star offensive lineman by 247Sports and Rivals. 247Sports lists him as the top recruit from Nebraska, third best offensive guard in the nation and he’s ranked as 101st top prospect nationally. He put Missouri, Texas A&M,...

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Jim Boeheim follows up on Jalen Johnson comments: ‘I haven’t even seen Jalen Johnson play this year to be honest.’

Andersen Independent Mail-USA TODAY NETWORK Jim Boeheim closed his press conference on Saturday with a follow up on Jalen Johnson’s decision to leave Duke. Syracuse, N.Y. — After the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Jim Boeheim followed up on his comments from earlier in the week regarding Duke freshman Jalen Johnson. Johnson, a five-star recruit at Duke, decided last Monday to forego the remainder of his freshman season to prepare for the NBA Draft. Johnson is a projected lottery pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He was averaging...

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Duke Rowing Recruit Spotlight: Anya Hasija

DURHAM, N.C. – Head Coach Megan Cooke Carcagno and the Duke rowing program are excited to announce the addition of Anya Hasija, who will compete for the Blue Devils in the 2021-22 season.

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Alabama LB Ale Kaho enters transfer portal

Photo by UA Athletics/Collegiate Images/ After three seasons in Tuscaloosa, the former five-star is moving on. According to Matt Zenitz, Alabama LB Ale Kaho is moving on. Have learned that Alabama linebacker Ale Kaho has entered the transfer portal— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) February 19, 2021 Kaho, a five-star recruit in the 2018 cycle on the Top 247, has been a standout on special teams and carved a role at fullback in goal line, but has never been able to crack the rotation at linebacker. It was assumed that he would be in the mix to fill the hole left by Dylan...

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John Calipari has contacted Nick Smith; UK gets prediction for top-25 recruit

TayTapes ARK Most Underrated Smith would give UK a much-needed shooter in the future. In their pursuit for much-needed shooting depth, Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari has reportedly reached out to four-star shooting guard Nick Smith Jr. per a report from Stock Risers. A major development in Kentucky's recruitment of Top-25 junior Nick Smith Jr. The Sylvian Hills star tells @Stockrisers he has indeed heard from John Calipari, who is looking forward to recruiting Smith.More on the Wildcats new target and pursuit: https://t.co/jx6UTlshpN...

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: Full scouting report on Illini commit RJ Melendez

On February 15, 2021, the Illinois basketball team landed the commitment of RJ Melendez, a Kissimmee, Florida native and top 100 national recruit. Melendez fell under the radar late in the 2021 recruiting cycle, as he was one of the final nine recruits in the top 100 who had not made his commitment and just one […] Illinois Basketball: Full scouting report on Illini commit RJ Melendez - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Penn State football TE Zack Kuntz enters transfer portal, per report

Penn State redshirt sophomore tight end Zack Kuntz entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Wednesday afternoon, according to 247Sports. Kuntz, a former four-star recruit in the Class …

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.