Published June 6, 2012 - 4:13am
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Former Arkansas RB Darren McFadden is hosting his own football camp this week at his former high school. The Darren McFadden Football Camp will be finishing up today, and it focuses on fundamentals of football and the concept of a team. The camp is open to ages 7-14, and maybe, just maybe, he’ll show them his bling. “Kids, this is a $90,000 necklace. I’m rich and can run like the wind.” [Arkansas Sports 360]
Neither Florida nor Georgia will be asking any recruits to come to Jacksonville as part of the new SEC rule that says teams can give complimentary tickets to recruits if they are the home team. That’s probably a good thing, because that’s just one massive party up in Jacksonville, and no high school football players need to be caught up in any of that mess. “It’s very difficult to do that on the road, as far as personnel and tickets involved,” McGarity said. “Right now, it’s such a difficult ticket for that game, and you would need in the neighborhood of 500-600 tickets for recruits that you would have to free up. Obviously, those seats would have to be good seats.” [AJC]
The biggest name missing from Mississippi State’s 19 newcomers on Monday was DL Nick James. And State just picked up a walk-on QB. James, however, is now on campus and taking classes, so that is no longer the case. James is one of eight DL who State signed last recruiting cycle. Dual-threat QB Jamil Golden (6-3, 200) enrolled in summer classes this week, and he is really a great pick up for the Bulldogs. He held offers from Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Memphis and Arkansas State. [Clarion Ledger]
Missouri reinstates backup QB Corbin Berkstresser. He was suspended because he was facing a Class D felony for an alleged hit and run. This is great news, as No. 1 QB James Franklin is uncertain to start the season while recovering from a shoulder injury. Berkstresser was charged last week with a misdemeanor. The victim’s car was struck, and he left without notifying the owner. [Kansas City]
Three Aggies are expected to have great seasons, as they were voted on by the SEC’s 14 media relations directors. WR Ryan Swope, LB Sean Porter and OL Luke Joeckel are expected to be three of the best players in the SEC this year. Swope has great numbers at WR, and Porter just looks like a stud at LB. We’ll find out how good these players are this year, and I’m thinking they will surprise a few by how good they really are. [Aggie Sports]