SEC Football Daily: April 17th

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Auburn legend RB Bo Jackson will bike for the state of Alabama’s tornado relief. With a strengthened conviction for the residents who were impacted last year, Jackson will bike 300 miles during his ‘Bo Bikes Bama’ ride on April 24-28. He aims to raise $1 million for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, which helps communities that were impacted last April. Others who have pledged to ride with Jackson are Ken Griffey, Jr., Lance Armstrong, Eddie George, Ray Lewis, Cam Newton and Picabo Street. This is a great thing Jackson is doing. [AL.com]

Trent Richardson is also doing a great thing in going to the prom with cancer survivor Courtney Alvis. Richardson also did this in part to represent his mother, who is also a cancer survivor. This has made national news, and it’s a great story. It’s nice to see a big-time athlete do a great thing in the community such as this. [AL.com]

Georgia is off to a hot start in recruiting for 2013, and Mark Richt says it’s a good thing. Obviously when you can get commitments from several target players early in the game, it always makes it easier to target bigger players on the board down the stretch. You see this with Florida right now, and Texas has done it forever. If you can get several commitments early in the year, you can close stronger down the stretch, arguably. And you can get a head start to the 2014 class. Right now, Georgia has 14 players committed for 2013…a hot start indeed. [AJC]

Max Smith needs to step up for Kentucky and the vacancy at QB. Smith and Morgan Newton have been battling it out, and Newton went into last year being the starter at QB; however, that should change this year. Smith has had the better spring, and he threw for four touchdowns on 227 yards and 25 of 38 passing attempts this past weekend. Those are great numbers, and Smith has to step up and take this position for Kentucky right now. [Courier Journal]

The Alabama BCS National Championship Trophy broke over the weekend. This time, unlike Florida, it was not by a recruit but by a current player’s father. Orson Charles broke Florida’s BCS Trophy a few years back. Alabama fans say they aren’t worried because they’ll just win another one next year. Roll Tide. [Tuscaloosa News]

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