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Memphis football receives commitment from three-star RB Jarod Conner

Three-star RB Jarod Conner of Hattiesburg, Miss. becomes Memphis 13th commit in its 2019 class        

The Champaign Room

Players We’re Hyped About: Running Back Mike Epstein

The sophomore looks to thrive in Rod Smith’s offense. Mike Epstein’s only a sophomore, but he’s already stuck through it with the Illini and three different head coaches. Epstein, a native of Fort Lauderdale and a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas, committed to the Tim Beckman Regime prior to his junior year in high school. Bigger programs came calling when he excelled as an upperclassman at Aquinas and, despite Illini football going through a tremendous amount of instability, Epstein stayed true to his commitment and came to Champaign. When he arrived on campus, Epstein immediately...

Arizona Daily Star

Rep. Martha McSally, after nod from Trump, helps set up Tucson veterans fair

Criticized coverage of defense bill signing by media, says Sen. John McCain and President must work out differences.

VU Hoops

Wednesday’s Arizin

There’s just too many topics to touch on today! Happy Hump Day Nova Nation! Today is one of those days where I just can’t pick one story to touch on. So instead, I’m gonna give a quick take on all of them. Here we go! Eric Paschall is the most underrated player in the country heading into next season. Not only is he my pick for Big East POY, but he’s my dark horse candidate to become a first team All-American. Good on Kris Jenkins signing in Germany with Bremerhaven. The G-League didn’t quite work out for him, but now he’s better suited to play at the professional level...

Roll 'Bama Roll

Jumbo Package: Tide gets Jacobs back, but two other running backs are now nicked up

Alabama’s offense needs Brian Robinson and Najee Harris What Kira Lewis commitment means to Alabama basketball | AL.com How can Alabama basketball lose an All-SEC PG and 1st round NBA pick, but still get better? The maturity of the rest of the roster, more consistency, and the great class CAJ is bringing to Tuscaloosa is how. Here’s what Kira Lewis’ commitment does for the Tide. Perhaps lost in Friday’s news is Jared Butler. The No. 97 player in this incoming signing class is also a point guard. In today’s game, you can’t have too many guards on the floor and traditional...

Miami Herald

This Chaminade-Madonna standout grew up admiring UM greats. Next year, he’ll be at The U

When Mother’s Day came around back in May, Keontra Smith knew it was time to unveil his college commitment. “I just wanted to make it special,” he said. And with …

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky Basketball: What we learned from the Bahamas trip

Kentucky’s in great shape. Here’s what really stood out from the week. Kentucky’s Bahamas tour showed that this team is a good deal ahead of schedule when it comes to its development. That’s a big deal for a team with National Championship expectations. The Wildcats looked really good. But that’s not all we learned. We saw a lot of specifics as to why Kentucky is in such good shape. Here are four things we learned from the Big Blue Bahamas tour. Tyler Herro can flat-out score Ever since Herro joined the 2018 signing class, we heard about what a great shooter he is. Turns out...

All for Tennessee

Tennessee Vols morning report: QB race update, A.J. Johnson

An update on the Tennessee Vols quarterback race and A.J. Johnson signing a pro contract lead our Volunteers news for Tuesday, August 14, 2018. We are almost halfway through the month of August, meaning football season is drawing closer and closer. And with that comes more Tennessee Vols news on a daily basis, which we […] Tennessee Vols morning report: QB race update, A.J. Johnson - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

Recruiting: Why Belleville DE Tyrece Woods picked Michigan for 2019

Belleville DE Tyrece Woods says his Michigan roots, U-Ms defensive coaching staff, led to his commitment.        

Writing Illini

Illinois Basketball: Illini make top 5 for top target EJ Liddell

Some much-needed good news came down the Illinois basketball pipeline on Monday afternoon. Longtime target EJ Liddell decided to cut his list down to just five programs. He ended up keeping Ohio State, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois in the mix for his commitment. This list cut comes at a great time considering how […] Illinois Basketball: Illini make top 5 for top target EJ Liddell - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Addicted To Quack

Jonah Tauanu’u, 2019 4* Offensive Lineman, Commits to Ducks

Another lineman for Cristobal! When news broke that Mario Cristobal would become the next head coach of Oregon, there were some that denounced the hire, claiming that it was a short-sited way to appease the current roster and salvage the 2018 recruiting class. Though we still don’t know how Cristobal’s Duck legacy will develop, it has already become clear that the former National Recruiter of the Year is living up to his reputation- and the commitment of four-star offensive lineman Jonah Tauanu’u inches the new coach towards the best recruiting class in Oregon history. At 6-foot-5,...

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Mountaineers Pick Up Commitment From Georgia Linebacker

Mountaineers Pick Up Commitment From Georgia Linebacker West Virginia’s football program picked up its 13th verbal commitment for its class of 2013 when Jared Bartlett, […]

Roll 'Bama Roll

Four-star OL Darrian Dalcourt commits to Alabama

The Tide reclaim the early top spot in the 2019 recruiting rankings. Alabama got another big commitment last night, this time from OG/C Darrian Dalcourt out of St. Frances (MD). From BamaOnline: Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley led the charge on the interior offensive lineman. “We have a really good relationship,” Dalcourt said of Locksley. “I talk to him a lot. We’ve built a strong relationship.” He’s also become close with offensive line coach Brent Key. “As a player he says I’m pretty athletic and that he would love me at center,” Dalcourt said. Dalcourt goes...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Fall camp No. 6 under the lights and the Black Mamba

Alabama football got a break from the summer heat Thursday night. The Tide players also had a special treat listening to NBA legend, the Black Mamba. Alabama football players are the recipients of many lessons. They are taught to be the best players they can become. They are taught a level of commitment and discipline […] Alabama Football: Fall camp No. 6 under the lights and the Black Mamba - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Collegian

Snyder signs contract extension, will remain K-State’s head coach until 2022

After signing a five-year contract extension, Bill Snyder will continue to lead the Wildcats until 2022.

Bama Hammer

Alabama Basketball: Avery Johnson pulls in another 5-Star guard

Alabama basketball added to its 2018 class on Friday when Top 30 player, Kira Lewis committed to Avery Johnson. Lewis will re-classify from the 2019 class. In the Alabama basketball 2017 signing class, the Crimson Tide was rated as the No. 8 among all Division 1 teams. The jewel in that class was 5-Star, Collin Sexton. With […] Alabama Basketball: Avery Johnson pulls in another 5-Star guard - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Smoking Musket

Take Me Home ‘19: The Georgia Pipeline Brings A Speedy Linebacker To West Virginia

Doug Belk is making that Peach State Pipeline work for the Mountaineers West Virginia’s focus shift from Florida to Georgia has really paid off for Dana Holgorsen and company. The Mountaineers pulled two signees from the Peach State in each of the last two signing classes, which appears to have primed the proverbial pump. The pipeline seems to be flowing at a steady pace, as the Mountaineers picked up their fifth class of 2019 commitment from Georgia. Collins Hill standout Jared Bartlett announced his intentions to continue his football career at West Virginia this evening via...

Burnt Orange Nation

How Bryan Carrington became one of college football’s elite recruiters

Get to know the man behind the movement. Shhh... Of everything there is to know about Bryan Carrington, two things stand out to get this all started. First of all, a simple tweet — one without any words or even any characters — can send waves of excitement through the Texas Longhorns fan base: — Bryan Carrington (@BCarringtonUT) August 4, 2018 It’s not just an emoji, though — it’s a movement, as the Longhorns Director of Recruiting says about his public announcement of a silent commitment on the recruiting trail. The other thing to know? This man is living his...

Team Speed Kills

2019 five-star forward Kahlil Whitney commits to Kentucky

Another five-star for Coach Cal. Ho hum. This may shock you, but John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats landed a five-star commit on Wednesday afternoon. As Calipari’s Wildcats are set to play their preseason tour of the Bahamas, 2019 five-star forward Kahlil Whitney announced his commitment to Kentucky via Twitter. I am committed to The University Of Kentucky!! pic.twitter.com/WkjfKR3XO1— THE DRAGON (@KahlilWhitney) August 8, 2018 Whitney chose the Wildcats over Oregon, Georgetown, and Illinois, the three other teams he included in his top four a couple weeks back. Whitney...

Arizona Daily Star

South Sudan's president grants amnesty to Machar, all rebels

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president has granted amnesty to armed opposition leader Riek Machar and all rebel groups days after signing a power-sharing agreement in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war.

Journal & Courier

Coach Speak | 5 things about Purdue receiver commitment T.J. Sheffield

The Boilermakers added another playmaker to the 2019 recruiting class when Tennessees T.J. Sheffield committed.         


South Carolina makes cut for another high-profile basketball recruit

South Carolina has yet to land its second commitment in the 2019 class, but the Gamecocks are lining up names to remember. Quincy Guerrier, a four-star small forward from Canada, …

Cincinnati Enquirer

Five-star forward Kahlil Whitney commits to Kentucky basketball's 2019 recruiting class

Kentucky picked up its second commitment from a class of 2019 small forward in a week, this time from five-star Kahlil Whitney.         

A Sea Of Blue

Calipari sends message on ‘Why You Come to Kentucky’

Calipari sends a message of why players should come to Kentucky and what the program stands for. John Calipari knows how to pitch the Kentucky Basketball program, and he is pitching the program to anyone who will listen on Twitter today. Not long after Kahlil Whitney announced his commitment to the Wildcats, Calipari followed it up with a series of tweets about what UK stands for and why it’s a special thing to be part of. See for yourself below: This is one of the reasons you come to Kentucky – to play on the biggest STAGE across the world. https://t.co/lScrA41yTb— John...

Addicted To Quack

Jordon Scott (AKA Fat Mac) for Piesman Campaign

Will Fat Mac evolve into the Mini Fridge? We don’t know when, we don’t know how, and we can only guess what kind of awesome dance he’ll whip out when it happens, but Jordon Scott will score a touchdown in 2018. Scott’s freshman year showed unlimited potential; he was nominated as one of FWAA’s Freshman All America, he made 247sports’ true-freshman all america, and was nominated by his teammates as Freshman of the Year. Willie Taggart struck it big (literally) in his first and last season at Oregon with the commitment of Scott. The 345-pound, 6’1 tackle out of Largo, Florida...

Canes Warning

Miami football loss of 2019 DT Daxon opens door for other targets

The Miami football team’s loss of 2019 verbal commit three-star defensive tackle Denzel Daxon is not a huge de-commitment for the Hurricanes next recruiting class. Daxon’s loss leaves Miami with recent commit Jalar Holley as the only Defensive tackle for 2019. Daxon’s change of mind opens the door for other defensive tackles considering Miami. Daxon […] Miami football loss of 2019 DT Daxon opens door for other targets - Canes Warning - Canes Warning - A Miami Hurricanes blog

Team Speed Kills

Texas A&M grabs commit from 2019 4-star WR Dylan Wright

Wright’s commitment came as a bit of a surprise. But Jimbo Fisher continues to add top-tier talent to the Aggies. The Texas A&M Aggies have quite a talented group on the horizon for 2019. That assembly got even better on Monday evening. Dylan Wright, a proficient wide receiver in the 2019 class, committed to the Aggies. He announced his commitment in a video on his personal Twitter account. I wanna start off by saying rip cstruggs he was one of my biggest role models he gave me a drive just through his music. since he passed I feel tht I need to give him his honor so with further do I...

Cincinnati Enquirer

Richie Incognito calls Vikings coach Mike Zimmer '(expletive) liar' for denying his claim

Richie Incognito fired back at Mike Zimmer after the Vikings coach said his team had "no interest" in signing the guard.         

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