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Streaking The Lawn

Virginia’s Connor Shellenberger is built for the NCAA Tournament

Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via The sophomore exploded versus Brown in the first round after a slow finish to the season. Heading into the 2021 NCAA Tournament, Connor Shellenberger had played a solid redshirt freshman season for the Virginia Cavaliers. His 55 points in 13 games (4.2PPG) led the team as his contributions from the midfield provided a good counter for the attack-heavy offense. But, when May and the tournament play came, he made good on the potential he’d displayed from a young age as the country’s number one recruit in the 2019 class. In...

BT Powerhouse

2023 4-Star Forward Gus Yalden Commits to Wisconsin

Ebony Cox / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK Wisconsin added to their 2023 recruiting class this week with the news that 6’9” forward Gus Yalden has committed to the program. C O M M I T E D Home @BadgerMBB @UWBadgers @bigten pic.twitter.com/gjXuBJuFx4— gusbus (@gusbus2023) May 17, 2022 Yalden is ranked as a four star recruit by 247Sports and is just inside their top 100 prospects nationally in the 2023 recruiting class. 247Sports lists him as the 12th best center (though Yalden refers to himself as a forward in his commitment announcement) and...

A Sea Of Blue

Will Kentucky basketball add any more players to its 2022-23 roster?

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Does Kentucky add more firepower, or are they fine how they are? With the late addition of guard, Adou Thiero, the Kentucky Wildcats now have 10 scholarship players for next season's 2022-23 roster. Thiero, a late-blooming 2022 high school prospect, went from unranked just a month ago, and is now considered a 4-star recruit, according to the latest 247 Sports rankings. With 10 scholarship players on the roster, that begs the question: Will John Calipari add one more? Of course most fans would hope for Calipari to add at least one...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Illini trying to get into the mix for a top 150 recruit

Illinois football is trying to land a big fish late in the recruiting cycle for the class of 2023. It isn’t late for the 2023 class as far as commitments go, but by offering a player right now, it is going to be tough to get in the mix. The Illini actually have a great […] Illinois Football: Illini trying to get into the mix for a top 150 recruit - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

A Sea Of Blue

Tommy Ziesmer commits to Kentucky

Tommy Ziesmer on Twitter Another in-state recruit will be heading to Lexington. How about a late afternoon Yahtzee to get your Saturday night started Big Blue Nation!? And once again, it’s an in-state prospect that has chosen to stay home and play for the Kentucky Wildcats, as Boyle County edge Tommy Ziesmer announced his commitment to Mark Stoops’ program today. He took to twitter to announce the news. KENTUCKY!!! I’m HOME! UK FOOTBALL COMMITT pic.twitter.com/XqAtXS9Mzy— tommy ziesmer (@tommy_ziesmer) May 14, 2022 Ziesmer chose the Cats over offers from...

All for Tennessee

Tennessee basketball: Auburn Twitter melts down over Julian Phillips’ commitment to Vols

Fan bases whining about a recruit following the money when committing to a rival school rings hollow now with NIL money bringing it out into the open. That didn’t stop the Auburn Tigers fan base from raging at Tennessee basketball after landing five-star Julian Phillips this past week. Also, a school that hired Bruce Pearl […] Tennessee basketball: Auburn Twitter melts down over Julian Phillips’ commitment to Vols - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: A top Ohio recruit visited the Illini

Illinois basketball is looking to continue their recent recruiting success in the state of Ohio. The Illini managed to snag four talented players in the class of 2022. Among those great athletes is Sencire Harris, the No. 84 player in the class and the best player coming out of the state of Ohio. Harris hails […] Illinois Basketball: A top Ohio recruit visited the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

All for Tennessee

Tennessee basketball: Top five transfer portal players for Vols to target

There are still four available scholarships for Tennessee basketball to use. The Vols have added transfer Tyreke Key and four-star recruit B.J. Edwards, but they lost Kennedy Chandler to the NBA, John Fulkerson to graduation and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, Justin Powell, Victor Bailey Jr., Handje Tamba and Quentin Diboundje to transfer. Rick Barnes is still doing work […] Tennessee basketball: Top five transfer portal players for Vols to target - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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2023 Four-Star Pryce Sandfort to visit Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday

Photo by Quinn Harris/ The Huskers are set to host a key 2023 recruit this weekend on an official visit Early last month, the Nebraska Cornhuskers put out a key offer in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Fred Hoiberg and his staff decided to offer 2023 small forward prospect Pryce Sandfort. He will be making an official visit to Lincoln on Saturday. Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Nebraska! pic.twitter.com/BIVFTH8moW— Pryce Sandfort (@prycesandfort) April 7, 2022 Sandfort comes out of Waukee, Iowa and is currently playing for Waukee Senior High...

Miami Herald

Top Miami target Jalen Brown dishes on NIL, possible timeline as recruitment heats up

Jalen Brown is the most sought after recruit in Miami-Dade County, which means a couple different things right now. With the summer fast approaching, the five-star wide receiver has no …

Kansas City Star

‘I don’t think our job is to recruit’: Kansas Jayhawks’ NIL collective leader says

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors on Monday issued name, image, likeness “guidance” seemingly focused on preventing boosters — including NIL collectives — from making contact with prospective student-athletes, …

A Sea Of Blue

Monday Headlines: Ron Holland Edition

Photo by Twitter The top-10 recruit lists his final eight destinations for 2023. On April 12th, Kentucky basketball officially reached out to Ron Holland. He’s the ninth-overall player in the 2023 class rankings and the third-overall power forward. The 6’8 recruit released his Top-8 on Sunday evening, which included Kentucky as a finalist. 2023 five-star Ron Holland has cut his list to eight options, he tells @On3Recruits. Story: https://t.co/7HNyBaDHdg pic.twitter.com/7HMPGZLsLz— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) May 8, 2022 Other Southeastern Conference schools...

A Sea Of Blue

Big changes coming to NIL rules?

Photo by Nancie Battaglia/NCAA Photos via A recent report reveals that college AD’s want new NIL regulations in place. A change to the NIL rules of college sports might be changing sooner rather than later. According to Ross Dellenger, college leaders want the NCAA to start investigating recruiting violations related to NIL. Under current NCAA rules, NIL does not mean pay-for-play, meaning boosters cannot legally agree to pay money for a certain recruit/transfer to commit to a school for money or a guaranteed NIL deal. Under new ruling, schools with boosters that...

A Sea Of Blue

Friday Headlines: Navigating NIL Edition

Kentucky Sports Radio’s Jack Pilgrim published a piece late Thursday evening saying Kentucky expects the hammer to drop on schools using pay-for-play to recruit with NIL. Several programs, including teams in the Southeastern Conference, have used booster money for cash rewards to land recruits. Pilgrim says “as other money-happy programs continue to spend, Kentucky basketball has taken a firm stance against pay-for-play while continuing to create lucrative NIL opportunities for its players the ‘right way.’” “We’re not going to break the rules.” Those...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Why three-star recruit Mateaki Helu de-committed from Utah and then quickly changed his mind

Mateaki Helu received his first offer to play Division I football in eighth grade. It came from BYU.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Four-star American Fork football recruit Hunter Clegg has BYU and Utah among his finalists. Here’s what he says he wants in a school

Hunter Clegg, who will be a senior at American Fork in the fall, is inching closer to making a decision on where he will play college football.

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: A glimpse of what the Illini are getting with Skyy Clark

The excitement should be building for Illinois basketball point guard Skyy Clark. Just on paper, Clark is a four-star recruit who is ranked as the No. 26 player in the class of 2022. That is enough for every Illini fan to post the Chris Farley GIF of him flipping up his sunglasses in amazement. But […] Illinois Basketball: A glimpse of what the Illini are getting with Skyy Clark - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football makes cut for elite 2023 Texas OL Ian Reed

Could Josh Heupel steal a recruit from the backyard of his original arch-rival, the Longhorns? Well, he’s got Tennessee football at least competing to do just that, as they are now in contention for an elite 2023 offensive lineman out of Austin, Texas. Ian Reed, who comes out of Travis County’s Vandergrift High School in […] Tennessee football makes cut for elite 2023 Texas OL Ian Reed - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

A Sea Of Blue

Final On3 2022 basketball rankings have Cason Wallace as a top-5 recruit

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Wallace jumped up, but there are some major discrepancies with Chris Livingston. On3 has released their final class of 2022 college basketball recruiting rankings. Whenever a list of the top 150 prospects for a class comes out, expect to see Kentucky Wildcats mentioned numerous times. This year is no different. Kentucky has just two 5-star commits heading to Lexington, but they are also in the mix for Leonard Miller who was dubbed the No. 2 prospect. On3 noted that, if Miller does play at the collegiate level, Arizona is the current...

A Sea Of Blue

Calipari says UK has a silent pledge after Adou Thiero visits and sets decision date

Adou Thiero on Twitter UK is also getting recruiting predictions for Thiero. The Kentucky Wildcats are about to add another recruit to their 2022 class, according to head coach John Calipari. During a Monday radio interview with Mike Pratt and Dan Issel, Calipari revealed that Kentucky had scored a recruiting pledge that will be revealed soon. He obviously couldn’t say who, but it won’t take much detective work to figure out who it likely is. Had a great official visit to Kentucky, Thank you @UKCoachCalipari and the rest of the coaching staff for having my family...

Burnt Orange Nation

Andrew Jones declares for the NBA Draft

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports The sixth-year senior officially ends a legendary career in Austin. The Texas Longhorns will be without one of the cornerstones of the team next year as Andrew Jones officially announced that he is declaring for the NBA Draft. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrew Jones (@drewdotcash_1) Jones joined the Longhorns in 2016 as an elite recruit out of Irving MacArthur High School as the No. 29 player in the country and the No. 5 player in the state. The McDonald’s All-American fit the bill as...

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Top-rated Ohio junior Rayvon Griffith of Taft chooses hometown Cincinnati Bearcats

Taft junior Rayvon Griffith, the top 2023 Ohio basketball recruit, announced his college decision Sunday evening.       

Building The Dam

Shalexxus Aaron transfers to Oregon State WBB

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports The talented guard is headed to Corvallis Shalexxus Aaron has committed to play for Oregon State women’s basketball next season. The former four-star recruit started her career with USC, before playing last season with Texas Southern. She announced her decision on Twitter Sunday afternoon. DAM straight! go beavs •••what’s meant to be will always find a way ✨ pic.twitter.com/yGvRok9yfQ— Shalexxus Aaron (@shalexxus) May 1, 2022 Shalexxus Aaron suffered a number of injuries during her time at USC and decided to grad...

State of The U

Miami Hurricanes 2022 Path to the NFL Draft: OL Navaughn Donaldson

Photo by Mark Brown/ Once a Top Tier Prospect and Despite Experience at Multiple Positions, the Mauler Faces an Uphill Battle due to untimely injuries as he seeks an NFL Roster Spot As a Miami native from Miami Central High, Navaughn Donaldson has been a fixture for Miami’s offensive line since 2017 (and really since 2015 when he committed). As a highly touted recruit, Donaldson immediately made an impact for the Canes and showed versatility at a number of positions. However, an untimely injury in his third year derailed his progress. Regardless, Navaughn hopes to...

House of Sparky

ASU Football: Sun Devil Prospect Snapshot, DJ Davidson to Giants

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via | Icon Sportswire via Who would’ve guessed this order? With the No. 147 pick (fifth round) in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected former Arizona State defensive tackle DJ Davidson. Davidson is the third Sun Devil off the board in this year’s draft class. Davidson is the first in-state (Desert Ridge HS) Sun Devil to be drafted since N’Keal Harry (Chandler HS) went to the Patriots in 2019. A three-star recruit, Davidson committed to UCF in 2016, but decided to take the year off and enroll early at ASU for the...

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.