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Will Clowney Make It?
At this time of the year, a lot of the recruiting headlines turn out to be bad news. That’s the case with the latest out of the South Carolina camp. According to Steve Spurrier’s interview yesterday on the Paul Finebaum show, superstar recruit Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t qualified for South Carolina yet.
Published May 5, 2011 - 9:13am
Mayes’ Dream Delayed
Much has been written about the recruiting success of Mark Richt and Co. over the past year. The Bulldogs assembled what has been labeled one of the top signing classes in the country, but the Dream Team took a hit today. Defensive tackle Chris Mayes was a big part of …
Published May 5, 2011 - 9:12am
Ole Miss Lands Running Back Andre Allen
Ole Miss is having a productive week on the recruiting trail. Just a few days after picking up a commitment from quarterback C.J. Beathard, the Rebels landed a running back, 5-9, 180-pound Andre Allen from Panama City Beach. Allen plays against some tough competition in Florida’s 5A classification, and put …
Published May 5, 2011 - 9:11am
Russell Wilson To Transfer To Auburn?
With all the concern at Toomer’s Corner about replacing Cam Newton at Auburn, Russell Wilson’s announcement that he’ll transfer from N.C. State to play quarterback somewhere else has definitely turned some heads on The Plains. Maybe those turned heads are more a product of Joe Schad’s surmising that South Carolina …
Published May 4, 2011 - 9:58am
Jason Croom Considering Mississippi State
It’s not often that a high school wide receiver has the body of an NFL pro, but that’s the case with Norcross, GA stud Jason Croom. The 6-4, 220-pounder (He’s played some tight end, but he says all the schools want him as a receiver.) has nine offers at this …
Published May 4, 2011 - 7:48am
Dillon Lee Names Top Four Schools
Pretty soon, we’ll see if blood is really thicker than water for Buford, GA linebacker Dillon Lee. With an offer from virtually every football powerhouse in the country (SEC offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee), the 6-4, 220lb kid has his pick of where to play …
Published May 3, 2011 - 11:37am
Danny O’Brien Gets Lots Of SEC Interest
There’s no doubt about the amount of elite high school football talent in the south. Everybody knows we have it. But don’t think that there aren’t other places with great talent as well. Case in point: Danny O’Brien from Flint, Michigan. Tennessee was the first of 11 schools to offer …
Published May 3, 2011 - 11:34am
C.J. Beathard Commits To Ole Miss
With a three-way battle for the starting quarterback position already brewing down at The Grove, Ole Miss added another signal caller to their recruiting class over the weekend. C.J. Beathard (6-2, 180), who plays at Battle Ground Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, decided to become the fourth commitment for the Black …
Published May 2, 2011 - 2:00pm
Getting Ready For NFL Draft: Which SEC Teams Have Put The Most Talent Into The League?
Recently, Pete Bigelow of AnnArbor.com wrote an article highlighting the fall of the Big 10 (or 11 or 12 – however many teams they have at this point) by showing the decreasing number of 1st round draft picks produced by the conference. Bigelow also noted a pretty big influx of SEC talent in the 1st round and drew the conclusion that the SEC has become the most talented conference in college football (Tell us something we don’t know, right?).
Published April 27, 2011 - 5:08am
Should We Lower Expectations For Incoming Stud Recruits?
We saw a great exception last year in the form of Cam Newton, but he was special. And after the year he had, we tend to think that the guys coming into our favorite program should make that kind of impact. That’s a huge expectation, and it might need to be lowered.
Published April 20, 2011 - 11:38am