Published May 15, 2012 - 4:20am
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If FSU does indeed jump to the Big 12, the SEC could expect to look at Virginia Tech and NC State. The whole catalyst here is obviously FSU, but if that were to happen, a massive TV market in Washington DC would come with the Virginia Tech addition. Also, the Raleigh-Durham market would be another good addition. Recruits would eat this up in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where Michael Vick and Percy Harvin are from. I still think we are making our way very fast to a Super Conference. [Bleacher Report]
Auburn WR Trovon Reed was arrested over missing court date for unpaid parking tickets. Reed said he paid the tickets last week, and he posted a $500 bond. Reed also said the coaches were aware of it and that he thought had taken care of it. Obviously he did not. Reed looks to have a breakout year on the field this year; he’s a dynamic athlete. [AL.com]
Arkansas grants a release to Kane Whitehurst. He was on an indefinite suspension since his April 1st arrest on a misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia charges. Whitehurst was one of the three who were arrested over the weekend for the burglary charges. Now, Whitehurst and Quinta Funderburk have both transferred from Arkansas, and both were WRs. [Arkansas Sports 360]
Florida was irrelevant in this year’s draft, but they could have several prospects go high next year. Seniors LB Jon Bostic, DT Omar Hunter, OT Xavier Nixon, OLB Lerentee McCray and K Caleb Sturgis could all get a look at the draft. Juniors DT Sharrif Floyd, OLB Jelani Jenkins, S Matt Elam and DT Dominque Easley will all be mentioned as well. Of everyone listed, Bostic and Elam could have the biggest potentials at the next level. [Gator Sports]
Mark Richt says next year’s signing class could be the largest, but he’s not saying how many he’ll sign. The Dawgs have experienced some attrition since this past signing day, and Georgia will back-count some signees to last year’s class in the 2013 class. Georgia could sign as many as 33 for 2013, but it will more likely be around 26-30. [AJC]