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And The Valley Shook

Defensive End Alec Bryant Commits

Tigers pick up a four-star defensive end from Texas In the fallout of LSU’s 2019 Junior Day weekend, the Tigers got a visit from a group of Texas prospects on Monday, and in the process, a new verbal commitment from four-star defensive end Alec Bryant. A 6-3, 230-pound prospect out of Pearland, Texas, Bryant is a composite four-star prospect and the ninth-rated weakside defensive end in the class — the 157th-rated player overall. Oklahoma was listed as his leader in the 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions. Bryant broke out as a junior with 16 sacks for Shadow Creek High School....

Virginia Tech Football | Roanoke Times

Virginia Tech finds winning strategy on recruiting trail by narrowing its focus

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech's focus during the weeks leading up to national signing day earlier this month wasn’t on the team’s 2019 signing class.

SportsDay

Texas grabs second commitment of weekend in four-star OL Jaylen Garth

It was a big recruiting weekend for Texas.A day after landing elite athlete Mookie Cooper, the Longhorns reeled in a verbal pledge from four-star offensive lineman Jaylen Garth.He announced his decision via Twitter.Garth picked Texas over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and a handful of other major programs.At 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, Garth is ranked as the No. 32 offensive tackle in the country and No. 35 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports Composite.Texas now has five commits in its 2020 recruiting class.

Arizona Daily Star

Speedy Ben Revere in Rangers camp with Triple-A deal

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Speedy outfielder Ben Revere is in spring training with the Texas Rangers after signing a Triple-A contract.

Burnt Orange Nation

What No. 4 ATH Mookie Cooper brings to Texas

A program in desperate search of explosive plays just landed a commitment from a prospect who can do exactly that. “Our way of generating explosive plays the last two seasons because of the skill set of our guys on the perimeter of our skill guys has been we were going to have to throw the ball down the field... Now, that’s something a lot more difficult to do than to throw a bubble pass to a kid, make two guys miss and take it 58 yards for a touchdown. So we understand that. I think you saw the offensive recruitment kind of gear towards that, and we needed guys with big-play potential...

Burnt Orange Nation

4-star S Darius Snow includes Texas in top group

The Longhorns are still firmly in the mix with one of the nation’s premier safety prospects. The Texas Longhorns are one small step closer towards potentially securing a commitment from one of the nation’s premier safety prospects. On Saturday, four-star Hebron product Darius Snow trimmed his list of options nearly in half, cutting his list from 25 offers to 13 teams, and Tom Herman’s program remains in the mix. Snow also named Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas A&M, and TCU as the team’s he’ll continue to...

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Texas adds more beef with three-star offensive lineman Jaylen Garth

The Longhorns flirted with recruiting danger in the 2019 class along the offensive line. Texas ended up signing three four-star offensive tackle prospects, but it wasn’t without drama. Tyler Johnson pledged early and remained committed, though Isaiah Hookfin signed on the final day of the early period and Javonne Shepherd waited until February. That won’t […]

Burnt Orange Nation

Texas lands commitment, extends offers during successful Junior Day

Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper is now a Longhorn, and multiple others have earned offers to join him at Texas. Junior Day is in full swing on the Forty Acres, and to this point, the festivities have been quite fruitful for Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns. In addition to hosting a small army of prospects from across the country, with the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes each represented, the Horns have secured a key commitment from one of the nation’s premier athletes in four-star Saint Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic athlete Mookie Cooker, and offers have been extended to several...

SportsDay

Texas adds commitment from four-star athlete Mookie Cooper

Texas is off to a hot start this recruiting cycle.The Longhorns picked up its fourth four-star commitment in the 2020 class in Saint Louis Trinity Catholic (MO) athlete Mookie Cooper this weekend.Cooper announced his decision via Twitter.Cooper picked Texas over offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, Wisconsin and several other major programs.Cooper is projected to play slot receiver at the next level.At 5-foot-9, 178 pounds, Cooper is ranked as the No. 4 athlete and No. 73 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite.

Burnt Orange Nation

Texas offers 2021 DE Ja’Tavion Sanders

A busy Junior Day produced a second offer on Saturday. Following a big commitment from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic athlete Mookie Cooper and an offer to rising Aldine MacArthur cornerback Joshua Eaton, the Texas Longhorns also extended an offer to 2021 Denton Ryan defensive end Ja’Tavion Sanders during the Junior Day on Saturday: After an amazing visit I am proud to announce that I have received an offer from the University of Texas #hookem @MotherJennifer @CoachDeLaTorre @CoachDayLa @DentonRyanFball pic.twitter.com/l4qa8GmWbW— Jatavion (@Jatavionsanders) February 16,...

And The Valley Shook

Defensive Lineman Jordan Berry Commits to LSU

Tigers pick up another West Coast prospect. LSU’s first junior day of the 2020 cycle has yielded its first commitment and the second West Coaster in the Tigers’ class in four-star defensive lineman Jordan Berry. He is a 6-3, 280-pound prospect from Harbor City, Calif., and a composite four-star prospect. Berry marks LSU’s second Californian in the class, joining superstar cornerback prospect Elias Ricks. Berry is the second defensive lineman in the class, joining Jacquelin Roy. Expect the defensive line to be a huge focus in this class. That makes 10 prospects in LSU’s class, which...

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UCLA adds top-ranked fullback to 2019 signing class

UCLA flips an Army signee from Hawaii more than a week after National Signing Day to bring its total for the 2019 recruiting class to 20 prospects.

A Sea Of Blue

Keion Brooks visiting Kentucky for Tennessee game

Major news on the recruiting trail as Keion Brooks is believed to be making his decision soon. As Keion Brooks nears a decision, Kentucky is making a push to secure his commitment. According to Chris Fisher of Cats Pause, Brooks will make his way to Lexington for an unofficial visit for Kentucky’s clash with the Tennessee Volunteers. He joins an already-stacked list of recruits visiting, which includes BJ Boston, Kennedy Chandler and Justin Powell. There’s no question, however, that Brooks is the most important visitor this weekend, as his college decision is believed to be coming in...

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: 2019 Class Defensive Recap

The defensive class has potential, but missed way too often to make people comfortable. With National Signing Day in the books, it makes sense to take one last look at the incoming class of UCLA Bruins to get a better handle on who is coming to Westwood. With this piece, focusing on the defensive recruits, I’ll be looking at who the headliner is, who could break out as soon as next season, and who to watch out for down the line. Let’s get started. Headliner: Shamar Martin This was difficult, as there wasn’t a clear-cut standout among the defensive recruits, but there were a handful of...

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star RB Sitiveni Kaufusi Commits to the Bruins

UCLA adds this powerful back from Hawai’i to its 2019 class. Chip Kelly loves the big recruits and he added one more to the 2019 recruiting class when Sitiveni Kaufusi from Punahou High School in Honolulu signed with the UCLA Bruins on Friday. “It was all a dream”... ✍ pic.twitter.com/dnWs3HwuKZ— SK4 (@SitiveniKaufusi) February 15, 2019 It’s official. ✍️Welcome to Westwood, Sitiveni Kaufusi!#GoBruins pic.twitter.com/h6OEmqvVeI— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) February 15, 2019 The Bruins offered Kaufusi after the National Signing Day and Sitiveni shared...

Arizona Daily Star

Nigeria's youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, left, shakes hands with opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar after signing an electoral peace accord at a conference center in Abuja, Nigeria Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Nigeria is due to hold general elections on Saturday, Feb.…

The Champaign Room

Illinois Football 2019 Signing Day Recap: WRs & TEs

Two transfers and two project freshman coming in to catch some passes for the Illini. To wrap up at look at the newcomers for the Fighting Illini football team, let’s take a look at what may be the key to the offense improving (or not) in 2019, the new receivers and tight ends. Jeff Thomas :( A.D. Miller The most important question regarding AD Miller, the graduate transfer WR from Oklahoma, isn’t if he can play well for Illinois, at this point. The most important question is if he will ever play for Illinois in the first place. An easy to overlook quote from Lovie Smith’s press...

The Champaign Room

Oskee Talk Episode 42 - Bring on the Buckeyes and Baseball

We welcome Anthony “Shmack” Pasquale to preview men’s basketball’s trip to Columbus and Illinois baseball.  We welcome Anthony “Shmack” Pasquale to preview men’s basketball’s trip to Columbus and Illinois baseball. 0:00-5:30 - TCR’s new identity - Giorgi in the pickup 5:30-7:45 - Last weekend was perfect for Illinois athletics 7:45-15:15 - Bring on the Buckeyes 15:15-26:00 - Illini Baseball Opening Day! 26:00-29:30 - Happy V-Day (We love The Alliance and not the Kareem Hunt signing) 29:30-33:10 - Illinois weekend schedule 33:10-End - All-Star Weekend ft. Illinois...

Roll 'Bama Roll

Meet the New Guys: Quarterbacks

These two guys will vie to become the future of the Alabama offense With the second National Signing Day squarely behind us, it is finally time to sit down and analyze every single recruit of the 2019 class. Make no mistake, this is no small endeavor. With the massive size of this signing class, I will likely add an extra week onto this series this year. Plus, it never hurts to have the #content stretched out just a little further into the offseason. When I started writing for Roll Bama Roll back in 2014 (can you believe it’s been 5 years??), it was for the sole purpose of covering...

Arizona Desert Swarm

Q&A with Arizona QB commit Will Plummer

Hear what the first member of UA’s 2020 class had to say Will Plummer became the first member of the Arizona Wildcats’ 2020 recruiting class in January. The 6-foot-2, 205 pound pro-style quarterback from Gilbert High School is ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, and is coming off his first year as a starting QB. The Arizona native finished with 3.229 yards on 251 completed passes, 25 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. He also added 515 yards and three scores on 92 carries. We caught up with him to discuss his commitment to Arizona, his game, and more. Here’s our Q&A. AZ...

thestate

Dion Lecorn a proud part of ‘turning point of the Steve Spurrier era’

There were some members of South Carolina’s 2007 signing class who didn’t realize at the time how highly regarded the class was. Dion Lecorn was not one of those players. …

Arizona Daily Star

Yu Darvish felt pressure after big contract with Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish felt pressure after signing a $126 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs.

Bruins Nation

UCLA Football Recruiting: 2019 Class Offensive Recap

The offensive recruiting class filled some holes but has some questions. With National Signing Day in the books, it makes sense to take one last look at the incoming class of UCLA Bruins to get a better handle on who is coming to Westwood. With this piece focusing on the offensive recruits, I’ll be looking at who the headliner is, who could break out as soon as next season, and who to watch out for down the line. Let’s get started. Headliner: Sean Rhyan On the one hand, of course the only consensus 4-star recruit would take this spot. But UCLA could have also convinced any number of...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

What’s the best three-game Syracuse football package in 2019?

Y’know, if you’re not just buying season tickets... Syracuse Orange football season tickets have already been on sale for awhile, for those looking to get in on 2019’s hype train before it completely leaves the station. But if six games just seems like too large of a commitment, SU has a solution for you: The three-game package, as has been the case in the past, let’s you pick any three games for a reduced rate from the single-game pricing. The math’s pretty similar to the full season package in many respects. But if you know you can’t go to all six and don’t want to deal with...

Centre Daily

Penn State target Nick Cross flips from Florida State to Big Ten foe

Nick Cross — a four-star safety and the No. 55 player in the country, per 247 Sports — was a Penn State target on National Signing Day, but decided to …

Burnt Orange Nation

The Longhorn Republic starts to feel optimistic about basketball

With key contributors stepping up, Texas basketball is starting to feel like a tournament team. The Texas Longhorns managed to turn one win into two this week, with big wins over the Baylor Bears and West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas’s expected contributors, Kerwin Roach II and Matt Coleman III, came up big, while Courtney Ramey stepped in to take some big shots. Can Texas continue its streak and build its tournament resume heading into its final seven regular season games? (2:58) National Signing Day came and went, with Texas securing its lone outstanding player Javonne Shepherd. The big...

Bama Hammer

Alabama Football: Potential impact freshmen next season

Alabama football and Nick Saban face a roster rebuild for the 2019 season. Preview eleven of the true freshmen with a chance to earn regular playing time. Fifteen members of the outstanding Alabama football, 2019 Signing Class enrolled early. Twelve more members of the class will enroll during the summer. Every one of them will attempt to train, […] Alabama Football: Potential impact freshmen next season - Bama Hammer - Bama Hammer - An Alabama Crimson Tide Community - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

All for Tennessee

Tennessee football: Vols, Jeremy Pruitt look bad departing from VFL Terry Fair

Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt replaced assistant coach and Vol for Life Terry Fair with Derrick Ansley. That makes the UT Volunteers look bad. For the second year in a row, Tennessee football parted ways with an assistant coach two days after National Signing Day. Last year, it was running backs coach Robert Gillespie. […] Tennessee football: Vols, Jeremy Pruitt look bad departing from VFL Terry Fair - All for Tennessee - All for Tennessee - A Tennessee Volunteers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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