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Photo: Florida State QB Uses Poolside Picture To Tell Recruits To Make The “Right Choice” Tomorrow

Tomorrow is National Signing Day.  Over the next 24 hours or so, college coaches, players (and, unfortunately, fans) will try to make their final pitches to the top high school football players in the country.  Florida State quarterback J.J. Cosentino made his on Twitter this afternoon. It was simple, but could prove to be effective.  Dear Recruits, make the right choice tomorrow...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: 4-Star OL Tramonda Moore Won’t Sign Wednesday, Likely Junior College-Bound

Oklahoma City (Okla.) John Marshall four-star offensive tackle Tramonda Moore, the top-rated player in Oklahoma, will not sign anywhere on National Signing Day and is likely bound for a junior college, according to a report from The Oklahoman.  Moore’s decision had been expected to come down to either Oklahoma State or Oklahoma.  BREAKING: Tramonda Moore won’t sign Wednesday...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Rehabbing Clemson WR Mike Williams Is Back Running Routes

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, who suffered a broken neck in the season opener last fall, is continuing to make strides in his rehab.  Today, Williams returned to running routes with quarterback Deshaun Watson, posting video of the session on Twitter.  Got back to it today with lil bro @ShaunWatson4 #ReturnOf7 pic.twitter.com/a7TboPjziT — Mike Williams (@darealmike_dub...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star WR Kelvin Harmon Announces NC State Commitment

Palmyra (N.J.) four-star wide receiver Kelvin Harmon, a one-time South Carolina commit, announced tonight that he has committed to NC State.  Harmon chose the Wolfpack over fellow ACC program Miami.  For the next 3-5 years I’m running with the PACK #WPN #PACK16 pic.twitter.com/RAljv8fT6M — Kelvin (@Wide_Receiver9) February 2, 2016 Harmon is the No. 88 wide receiver in the...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

PGA Golfer, Iowa Fan Zach Johnson Is “Fed Up” With Jim Harbaugh

This afternoon, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance three-star offensive lineman Alaric Jackson was supposed to announce his college choice, and he appeared set to pick the Hawkeyes. However, Michigan swooped in with a late offer, and Jackson announced he was pushing back his decision.  Due to some difficulties going on in this process of recruiting I will be postponing my commitment to...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville 7-Footer Anas Mahmoud Throws Behind-The-Back Pass Through Marcus Paige’s Legs For Assist

It’s not every day that you see a lanky seven-footer throw a perfect behind-the-back pass through a star point guard’s legs in transition for a layup, but Anas Mahmoud is out here defying expectations today. The Louisville center delivered a perfect pass, nutmegging North Carolina’s Marcus Paige for a perfect assist to Damion Lee. Anas he didn’t pic.twitter.com/2INWxn1HWF...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star ATH Jordan Fuller Commits To Ohio State

Westwood (N.J.) Old Tappan four-star athlete Jordan Fuller has committed to Ohio State, choosing the Buckeyes over Penn State and Michigan. Fuller announced the news in a video produced by Varsity Aces, NorthJersey.com’s high school sports page. The commitment can be viewed by clicking that link or viewing below.  Shoutout to my family, coaches, and community for all the support...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star CB Damar Hamlin Stays Home, Commits To Pitt

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic four-star cornerback Damar Hamlin is staying home.  The 6-foot-1, 175-pound recruit announced his commitment to Pitt a few minutes ago during a local television broadcast. Hamlin chose the Panthers over Penn State and Ohio State.  DAMAR HAMLIN IS A #PITT PANTHER!!!! pic.twitter.com/JXw52y2WLR — Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) February 1, 2016 ...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Al Golden hired as Lions tight ends coach

Former Miami (Fla.) head coach Al Golden has a new job. Monday afternoon, it was reported that the Detroit Lions have officially hired Golden to be their next tight ends coach. Golden, who coached the Hurricanes from 2011-2015, has never held such a position. Golden, at Temple and Miami, posted a 59-59 record as a head coach. The #Lions have hired former University of Miami head...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4 Louisville Alumni Took A Group Picture At Yesterday’s Pro Bowl

While they have flown under the radar a bit at times, Louisville’s program under Bobby Petrino and Charlie Strong has been very good. Four former Cardinals who played for the two coaches played in yesterday’s NFL Pro Bowl: tight end Gary Barnidge, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, defensive end Elvis Dumervil, and center Eric Wood. Great to see the Louisville team photo at the...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Safety Brandon Jones Announces All-Texas Top 3

Four-star safety Brandon Jones, the top player at his position in the country per 247 Sports, will be playing his college football in the state of Texas. But will he be bringing his services to Baylor, Texas or Texas A&M? Monday, two days before National Signing Day, Jones announced his all-Texas top three. He gave no indication which of the three was in the lead. It’s a Texas...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Unveils Custom Kobe 11′s

Duke has lost four of its last five, and for the first time since 2007, the Blue Devils are not ranked in either poll. Perhaps some fresh new kicks will do the trick and get the team back on the right track. Monday, Duke tweeted out a short video of the custom new Kobe 11′s that the team received. If you’re a Duke fan, you’ll love them. Them new Kobe’s though pic.twitter...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Former Michigan Commit De’le Harding Heading To Illinois

After a stretch in which four players decommitted and eight transferred out, the Fighting Illini got a piece of good news today. Three-star linebacker De’le Harding, a former Michigan commit, will be taking his talents to Champaign. Can confirm that #illini have received a commitment from Maryland linebacker De’le Harding, a former Michigan commit. — Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF Lands 4-Star OL Aaron Dowdell

UCF football went 0-12 in 2015, but the Knights just scored a major victory on the recruiting trail with the commitment of Atlanta (Ga.) Creekside four-star offensive lineman Aaron Dowdell.  Dowdell announced the news on Twitter.  I am officially committed to The University of Central Florida #chargeon pic.twitter.com/ic4czI12IY — Aaron Dowdell (@Biga_75) February 1, 2016 ...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star Recruit Upset With Oklahoma Fan’s Angry Tweets

Here’s a tip, college football fans. Never tweet at recruits. It never works out well. Monday night, five-star linebacker Caleb Kelly, who is reportedly down to Oregon, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, posted screenshots of a few angry tweets that were sent his way (supposedly) by a Sooners fan. Kelly urged his fellow recruits to ignore these kinds of messages. Usually don’t comment...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star DE Mark Jackson Flips From Texas A&M To Oklahoma

Sooners fans are getting some great news Monday night, as four-star defensive end Mark Jackson has reportedly flipped his commitment from Texas A&M to Oklahoma. Jackson, who originally pledged to become an Aggie back in May, took his final official visit this past weekend in Norman. The change of heart comes just two days before National Signing Day. The news was reported by...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Congratulates Justin Tuck On His Retirement

After 11 NFL seasons, which included two Super Bowl wins and two selections to the Pro Bowl, former Notre Dame great Justin Tuck has retired from football at 32 years old. Tuck made his announcement via social media on Monday afternoon. After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football. I've had 11 great… Posted by Justin...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama QB Blake Barnett Is Recruiting For The Tide On Twitter

Alabama currently has one of the top 2016 recruiting classes in the country and is looking to add more high-level talent on National Signing Day in two days.  Current red-shirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett is actively recruiting for the Crimson Tide on Twitter. He’s also giving off the indication that this is something he’s planning on doing for the remainder of his time...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Arizona State Uses Adele Lyrics To Recruit 2017 4-Star CB Deommodore Lenoir

College use all types of creative tactics when it comes to the mail they send potential recruits. Quoting popular songs or musical artists is par for the course, but we might have our first-ever Adele-themed recruiting letter.  Arizona State sent 2017 four-star cornerback Deommodore Lenoir a letter quoting Adele’s hit song “Hello” with the lyrics changed to try and entice...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: 4-Star JuCo Running Back Tyren Jones Won’t Sign With South Carolina Due To Academic Issues

One of the top players in South Carolina’s 2016 recruiting class will not make it to Columbia, according to a report. Tyren Jones, a former Alabama running back that spent his 2015 season at Hutchinson Community College, will not sign with the Gamecocks due to academic issues, per 247Sports. According to sources, South Carolina will not sign three-star running back Tyren Jones...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

5-Star DE Terrell Hall Announces Final 4 Ahead Of Wednesday Decision

Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College five-star defensive end Terrell Hall will announce his college destination on Wednesday afternoon on ESPNU.  This afternoon, Hall confirmed which four programs he will be choosing from on National Signing Day. Keep God First! #RollTide #Tribe16 #GoTerps #HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/ny8mz0aorh — Terrell Hall (@_TrillTrell_) February 1, 2016...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Lands Commitment From 6-Foot-8 Offensive Tackle Tre Johnson

With National Signing Day just a few days away, Miami landed a very big piece for its offensive line. We mean that literally. Tre Johnson, a 6-foot-8 tackle from Orlando chose the Hurricanes over ECU this afternoon. I have officially committing to university of Miami pic.twitter.com/RtCJfzms5I — tre johnson (@trej567) February 1, 2016 Johnson is a three-star recruit, and ranked...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Alabama Wide Receiver Chris Black Will Play Final Season At Missouri

Chris Black, a former four-star recruit, never quite broke out as a wide receiver at Alabama, but he has his degree, and will play his final collegiate season at another SEC school. Black will play at Missouri in 2016. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.” Proud to be a tiger #Mizzou #UNO pic.twitter.com/R6jHBBOF2B — Chris Black ...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Reports: 4-Star OG Stewart Reese Commits To Mississippi State

Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central four-star offensive guard Stewart Reese has committed to Mississippi State, according to multiple reports.  Reese chose the Bulldogs over Syracuse.  .@FPCFootball OT Stewart Reese (No. 1 @TCPalm Super 11) has committed to #MississippiState. #HailState #TCPrepZone — Jon Santucci (@JonSantucci) February 1, 2016 247Sports three-star OL Stewart Reese...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star CB Nigel Knott Commits To Alabama In Bleacher Report Video

Madison (Miss.) Germantown four-star cornerback Nigel Knott announced his commitment to Alabama in a Bleacher Report video moments ago.  Knott chose the Crimson Tide over Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Oregon. To view the entire video click here or on the link in the tweet below.  For the next three to four years… I will be attending…..https://t.co/9xUwdM5HHU pic...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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