Published July 13, 2012 - 4:06am
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Alabama’s top commit Reuben Foster decommitted yesterday and committed to Auburn. Foster, originally from Georgia, set a press conference to announce the flip. Foster has since moved high schools to Auburn, Alabama, where he was obviously influenced in some manner to make the switch. I’m sure all kinds of crazy stories will surface, just like always when a recruit flips from one in-state school to another. Foster is a complete stud. [AL]
Georgia’s list of the top 10 football players of all time is a tough list to make. Obviously, you start with Herschel Walker at No. 1, but it gets harder after that. This writer has Charley Trippi, David Pollack, Jake Scott, Champ Bailey, Garrison Hearst, Frank Sinkwich, Bill Stanfill, Hines Ward and Terry Hoage on his top 10 list. The list does not include David Green, AJ Green or Knowshon Moreno. And only one of those top 10 players (Pollack) was coached by current head coach Mark Richt. [AJC]
LaDarius Perkins comes in at No. 2 on Mississippi State’s top 25 biggest players for 2012. With Vick Ballard now gone, it will be left up to Perkins to give the Bulldogs yards and touchdowns on the ground. Perkins only weighs around 190lbs, and questions are being asked about his durability to run between the tackles. We know he can take it outside and turn the corner, but he’s going to have to get the tough yards this year, too. Perkins has been preparing himself for this role, though: “You can get bigger and faster but it’s all about execution and knowing what you’re doing on the field,” Perkins said of his transformation in December. “If you know what you’re doing on the field, everything will come naturally.” [Clarion Ledger]
South Carolina looks more like a national championship contender than their in-state rival Clemson. The Gamecocks will have a strong rushing attack led by Marcus Lattimore and quarterback Connor Shaw and a dominant defensive front led by Devin Taylor and Jadeveon Clowney. Only one ACC team has won the BCS (FSU ’99), and South Carolina will put a hurting on the Tigers again this year. [Post and Courier]