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01-29-2012, 09:10 PM
It's almost Wednesday.



01-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Go Big Red

Go Griz

Go Boise

01-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Go Wyo

01-30-2012, 12:55 PM
Go Missouri S&T Miners!

01-30-2012, 12:56 PM
Stanford is putting together an outstanding class, with a chance to have arguably one of the best OL classes ever - if they land both Peat and Murphy.

So now the rumor is the #1 rankd QB, Jameis Winston, might flip from FSU to Stanford. Anyone know how much truth there is to this rumor?

01-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Stanford is putting together an outstanding class, with a chance to have arguably one of the best OL classes ever - if they land both Peat and Murphy.

So now the rumor is the #1 rankd QB, Jameis Winston, might flip from FSU to Stanford. Anyone know how much truth there is to this rumor?

I've heard Winston is either going to FSU, Alabama or MLB.

01-30-2012, 02:18 PM
USC, one of the top classes again with a team already looking at being Top 3 in the Nation for next season. While UCLA had their chances to recruit hard against SC the last few years and failed, they did go to a bowl game as a 6-7 team so that is progress for future recruits.

01-30-2012, 02:37 PM
CU got Yuri Wright baby!

01-30-2012, 02:47 PM
Go Missouri S&T Miners!

Hell ya! Go miners!

01-30-2012, 03:43 PM
I hope Florida gets another Tebow :)

01-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Hook'em baby!

01-30-2012, 07:07 PM
I hope Florida gets another Tebow :)

You should be concerned about losing grip on the nation's top cornerback. :)

01-30-2012, 07:20 PM
My alma matter's football team, The University of Denver Pioneers, is undefeated since 1961.

01-30-2012, 07:52 PM
Tracy Howard, Deon Bush, Duke Johnson...that's some serious star power for the Canes.

To go from no interest at all to the precipice of stealing the nation's top corner (Howard) from Florida in just 2 WEEKS time is nothing short of a miracle. Golden Al is an animal.

A ****ing animal.

Just gotta close it out and get the signature on that dotted line. I'm hearing FLA is fighting back very hard at the last second but so far he's resisting. Just hold them off for one more day, Tracy.

Baba Booey
01-30-2012, 07:53 PM

Al's got a terrific class already; flipping Tracy Howard would only add to it, along with whoever else he can nab on signing day.

01-30-2012, 07:58 PM

Al's got a terrific class already; flipping Tracy Howard would only add to it, along with whoever else he can nab on signing day.

1. Outside chance at getting Darius Hamilton, who will announce tomorrow night but I expect him to stay with Rutgers.

2. Its unknown if Northrup will stick. I've heard his heart is with us, but external factors (family) may push him to FSU. Keep in mind we NEVER, EVER EVER get kids from Jacksonville. Wouldn't be shocked in the least to see him flip to FSU. Jawand Blue would get an offer if Northrup flips, we will know tomorrow if that happens.

3. We've got a shot with Avery Young, but I think he's most likely to go to Georgia.

4. Look for Miami to steal DT Ivery from Louisville if Hamilton doesn't come. It's about ****ing time we took it to Louisville after what they've done to us the last few years.

01-30-2012, 09:04 PM
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01-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Jalin Marshall to OSU. I could card less if it's for 2013. :~ohyah!: What Urban has done in a few months is amazing.

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01-30-2012, 10:21 PM
Stanford is putting together an outstanding class, with a chance to have arguably one of the best OL classes ever - if they land both Peat and Murphy.

So now the rumor is the #1 rankd QB, Jameis Winston, might flip from FSU to Stanford. Anyone know how much truth there is to this rumor?

This has appeared in a couple more sites that I frequent. It is really tough to get past admissions though. Don't know what kind of grade Jameis has, but they better be damn good.

02-01-2012, 11:40 AM
#3 receiver in the country, Nelson Agholor and 4 star DL Leonard Williams to the Trojans. I guess they want to give the other coast a try. ;D Barkley will have an embarrassment of riches on offense. Now they just have to get the signatures of OLs Zach Banner and Jordan Simmons.

Interesting that CU's two highest rated signings are both DBs.

02-01-2012, 12:10 PM
ACC is doing well. Clemson, Miami, and FSU all with consensus top 10 classes.

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/recruiting/classrankings?&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fcol lege-football%2frecruiting%2fclassrankings

02-01-2012, 12:19 PM

We just do things a little bit better.

Thanks Miami for Reggie Northrup.

Eddie Goldman, welcome.

ACC, get ready.

02-01-2012, 07:54 PM
If games are won in the trenches, get used to seeing Stanford in BCS games. Arguably the best OL class of all-time.

Amazing class hauled in by David Shaw and co. The post-Andrew Luck era starts off with a BANG!

02-01-2012, 08:31 PM
Thoughts on our recruits

1. Preston Dewey- Was coached by Ty Detmer and has some comparisons to him. He's a very smart pocket passer, albeit lacking a great arm. I'm hoping for something Dorsey like.
2. Gray Crow- Great arm, very shaky accuracy and HS stats not particularly impressive.
3. David Thompson- Tremendous athlete really in all sports (football, baseball and basketball), although he'll probably never be on the football team as he's expected to be picked very high in the MLB draft this year.

1. Randy "Duke" Johnson- A young Clinton Portis. Very excited to see this kid. He's going to flat out own. He has a chance to be an All-American and an NFLer. Great vision and speed and has decent toughness for a smaller kid. After going through the U Tough program, he'll add some more strength. This kid will be in the NFL.
2. Danny Dillard- Halfway decent power back, kind of like Mike James, although probably not quite as good. Backup RB or maybe FB is in his future.

1. Angelo Louis-Jean- Explosive, big play WR who impressed Steve Mariucci at the Under Armour practices. This is a big play WR, only issue is grades, hopefully he can qualify, although he's said if he has to do a semester at Prep he will and will stick with Miami. He's very committed, which is great since he's a great player at an area of need.
2. Robert Lockhart- Probably the most ready to play WR. Committed to VT after last year but had to go prep. Exploded playing football for a year in prep against very good competition. He could easily be a starter this year for Miami at WR.
3. Malcolm Lewis- Very good reciever, needs to add some serious weight and strength but he can play and should be a starting caliber WR in a few years.
4. Jontavious Carter- Brings great size, could evolve into a good TE.
5. D'Mauri Jones- Could be a good KR/PR.
6. Herb Waters- Very good physical ability, especially speed wise, Ohio State really liked him, but he needs to learn the position, as he played QB fora while in HS. Great athlete.

1. Ereck Flowers- Excellent all around OT. I think he'll probably be a guy that could get into the NFL in a few years. Did a great job blocking for Duke at Miami Norland. This will be an All-ACC left tackle in a couple years.
2. Danny Isidora- Road grader guard. He'll definitely help in the run game after he refines his game, some. Wisconsin really liked him. He should be a starter for multiple years, although I think he may need to redshirt a year.
3. Taylor Gadbois- He's got alot of heart and commitment to the team after going prep for a year, but I'm not sure he has the tools to be a consistent starter. Probably a top backup or middle of the road starter.

1. Jelani Hamilton- Another All-ACC type of player. Strong run defending DE who could grow into a powerful DT (he's already around 260). I expect Hamilton to be an immediate starter as a true freshman in the same way Anthony Chickillo was this year. He's got a very bright future. I wouldn't be shocked if he were in the NFL in a few years.
2. Tyriq McCord- He's a hybrid LB/DE, would be a terrific 3-4 OLB and it does appear we're transitioning from a 4-3 Over team to a hybrid 4-3/3-4 team. A great pass rusher and great natural athlete. Could be a terror off the edge and contribute on passing downs as a freshman. Should start in the future and be a good player, especially as a pass rusher.
3. Earl Moore- Really physically sculpted DT. Earl is an attacking 4-3 type of DT who USC had offered. Could be a very good 4-3 3 tech.
4. Jacoby Briscoe- Major sleeper prospect who caught attention late and got offers from Tennessee and Texas A&M. He's 290 but played 3-4 DE for his high school and was dominant. Despite his size, he's extremely agile. Some concern about dominating vs. weak opponents but Briscoe's tape looks really good.
5. D'Quan Ivery- It was really nice to finally steal someone from Charlie Strong and Black Santa. This is a 3-4 NT prospect, he's about 315 already and very strong.
6. Dwayne Hoilett- Needs to add some weight as he's pretty thin for a DE, but I think he could be a rotational guy.
7. Jake O'Donnell- High effort, high energy type of DE, although I don't think he has the tools to be more than a backup at this level.

1. Raphael Kirby- I expect him to be a multiple year starter and an All-ACC player at MLB. He could get some serious time as a true freshman, just like Perryman did last year. Great get and already enrolled.
2. Josh Witt- Great speed. Could be a future starter at WLB after Perryman leaves in 2 years.
3. Gabe Terry- Good pass rusher, could be a weapon as a 3-4 OLB with some weight gain (he's strong already tho, as a champion wrestler).
4. Jawand Blue- Last minute scholie to replace Northrup who we knew for weeks was going to defect as Jacksonville is FSU/UF territory and family wanted him to stay home. Blue could be a contributor, I know Beamer wanted to keep him. He's not as good as Northrup, who will be a good college WLB for FSU.

1. Tracy Howard- Best corner in the state (and country) and has been called the best corner from Florida HS football since Patrick Peterson. Should be an All-ACC player, All-American and a high NFL pick.
2. Deon Bush- Probably the best natural athlete at the DB position. Great physical ability, but has an eye condition that needs to be corrected. Should be an All-ACC Free Safety or Cornerback, although he's a bit raw right now, so I dont think he can contribute immediately. Has NFL physical tools.
3. Antonio Crawford- He's a little short, but has great natural cover skills and shut down Malcolm Lewis in the State title game. Could be very good in man-to-man defensive packages.
4. Larry Hope- Depth and nothing more.
5. Vernon Davis- Played very well against very high level competition in South Florida. I wouldn't be surprised if he came out of this bunch with one of the best careers. Could be a starter in a year or two.
6. Nate Dortch-Rail thin, needs to get alot stronger. I think he's purely just depth, that's all.
7. Rayshawn Jenkins- Safety prospect, will need some work.
8. LaDarius Gunter- Coming in from prep, wasn't highly recruited in HS, but Golden values experiences. I think a short term depth option.

Overall: A great class for Al Golden. Howard, Bush and Johnson give this class a ton of star power. The WR class is as deep as anyone in the country and they did a great job replenishing the DL and DB spots as well. Coming off 6-6 year with some sanctions pending, Golden is a flat out miracle worker to nab a class that was ranked # 8 by Scout, # 9 by Rivals and # 8 by ESPN.

02-01-2012, 08:58 PM
32/33 kids. When did Miami move to the SEC? :)

02-01-2012, 09:17 PM
32/33 kids. When did Miami move to the SEC? :)

We signed only about 20-21 last year and 5 of them didnt make it to campus in August (grades etc.) so we only had a 16 man class, so we were able to have 9 EEs count against last year and the remaining 24 against this year. We had to bring in alot of kids this year as we had some serious depth issues at DB, WR and DL and also to soften against possible scholarship losses (altho they believe the losses will be only small to moderate, we'll see if that's true). We had lost alot of kids who left early which opened spots too and there's some deadweights that Golden wants to clear out and get his own kids in there.

Going into this season, about 62-63% of the roster will be true freshmen or true sophomores (all Golden kids), so he's trying to get his type of kids in there and clear out the older guys. There will be some roster management this summer where about 7-8 guys currently on scholarship will be nudged out. This will make it rough for 2012 on the field, with so much inexperience, but long term it will be very good.

02-01-2012, 11:25 PM
UCLA had a surprising class, a top 15-25 class by most sites.

1 recruit named to Rivals.com Top 50 JUCO list (A. Ceachir-44)
1 recruit named to the USA Today HS All-America Team - E. McCarthy
3 recruits named to the Rivals.com National 100 (E. McCarthy-21, A, D. Fuller-37, B., J. Payton-93)
4 recruits named to the ESPNU National Top 150 (D. Fuller-39, E. McCarthy-43, T.J. Millweard-91, I. Adams-128)
4 recruits played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (D. Fuller, I. Adams, E. McCarthy, J. Payton)
5 recruits named to the PrepStar 150 (D. Fuller-9, E. McCarthy-12, C. Hulick-31, I. Adams-83, J. Payton-105)
6 recruits named to the Rivals.com National Top 250 (E. McCarthy-21, D. Fuller-37, J. Payton-93, I. Adams-117, J. Williams-227, L. Westbrook-238)
7 recruits listed in the Scout.com National 300 (E. McCarthy-23, I. Adams-81, D. Fuller-88, J. Payton-95, L. Castro-211, M. Rios-267, A. Porter-268)
10 recruits earned All-America honors from at least one publication.
13 recruits named to the Rivals.com California 100 (E. McCarthy-3, J.Payton-16, I. Adams-18, L. Westbrook-34, M.Rios-35, A. Porter-36, J. Castro-40, C. Cyburt-59, K. Walker-60, R. Goforth-71, N. Iese-72, I. Taubler-85, C. Hulick-100)
15 recruits were listed among the Scout.com West 150

We'll see if Mora can actually coach these guys.

02-02-2012, 02:37 AM
Urban Meyer>The Field

02-02-2012, 08:53 AM
Stanford with the best OL class in NCAA history, who will block for none other than Barry J. Sanders.

Ranked #5 by Rivals....and this after telling a 4* DE that he couldn't get passed admissions (he then committed to Northwestern).

Get used to seeing Stanford in BCS games!

02-02-2012, 10:30 AM
(from Rivals)
7. USC
Total signed: 15
Five-stars: 3. OT Zach Banner (No. 16 overall), OG Jordan Simmons (No. 29 overall), WR Nelson Agholor (No. 18 overall)
Four-stars: 10. SDE Leonard Williams (No. 53 overall), WR Darreus Rogers (No. 198 overall), OLB Jabari Ruffin (No. 40 overall), S Gerald Bowman (No. 1 JUCO), CB Devian Shelton (No. 211 overall), CB Kevon Seymour (No. 82 overall), OLB Scott Starr (No. 128 overall), OT Max Tuerk (No. 46 overall), TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (No. 156 overall), WDE Morgan Breslin (No. 14 JUCO)
Three-stars: 2
Average stars: 4.07
Points: 2,040
Instant impact: Agholor. Despite a crowded depth chart, Agholor's ability to make a big play happen every time he touches the ball will give him a chance to play a key role early on at USC.
Bottom line: USC was limited in numbers due to NCAA sanctions, but it didn't matter as Lane Kiffin and his staff assembled an incredible crop of talent. Every signee in the Trojans' class is a quality player capable of contributing early in their career and numerous needs on both sides of the ball were addressed.

Robert Woods, Marquise Lee and now Agholor at WR, with two five star Olinemen and Barkley at QB? This sounds like some fireworks. Not to mention the RBs.

02-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Looks like the longhorns did alright ranked #2 by Rivals;

Total signed: 28
Five-stars: 2. RB Johnathan Gray (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=103880) (No. 5 overall), DT Malcom Brown (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=103353) (No. 26 overall)
Four-stars: 15. ATH Kendall Sanders (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=100333) (No. 39 overall), OG Curtis Riser (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=102649) (No. 96 overall), WDE Hassan Ridgeway (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=110962) (No. 121 overall), ATH Orlando Thomas (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=123002) (No. 129 overall), OT Kennedy Estelle (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=119649) (No. 67 overall), WR Cayleb Jones (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=98700) (No. 41 overall), OT Camrhon Hughes (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=118772) (No. 115 overall), ATH Daje Johnson (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=123363) (No. 210 overall), OLB Torshiro Davis (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=121419) (No. 125 overall), OLB Peter Jinkens (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=110751) (No. 127 overall), DT Paul Boyette Jr. (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=94436), PQB Connor Brewer (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=93534), CB Bryson Echols (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=118357), ILB Timothy Cole (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=103352), OT Donald Hawkins (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=125009)
Three-stars: 10
Average stars: 3.64
Points: 2,481
Instant impact: Gray. The running back is capable of coming in and immediately claiming a large load in the offensive backfield.
Bottom line: The Texas Longhorns once again loaded up with a well-rounded class. The offensive haul is very impressive at the top led by Gray, Jones, Riser, and Estelle, with Sanders a possibility at wide receiver. Defensively, they added good bulk in the middle of the defensive line with the likes of Brown and Moore.