Texas Longhorns: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

ATHENS, Ga. -- The youngest student at Stephens County High School in Toccoa, Ga., also happens to be the school's largest student. Freshman offensive tackle Ben Cleveland is only 14 and claims to be the youngest student in the ninth grade. Despite his youth, he already stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. Cleveland receives an abundance of slack-jawed stares when he is on the football field, but the real gawping comes when he steps onto the baseball diamond to man first base.

In fact, that was where a college football coach first spotted him.

#BlueChipBattles: ESPN 150 release edition

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Speedy Noil, Adoree Jackson, Da'Shawn HandStudent Sports, ESPN, ESPNSpeedy Noil, Adoree Jackson and Da'Shawn Hand are three of the most coveted recruits in the Class of 2014.
#BlueChipBattles Insider: RecruitingNation summoned its writers from around the country to outline the recruiting battles for the ESPN 150's top 10 prospects.

Plus, rank the battles in SportsNation.

#TopFBMixtapes: Athlete mixtapes are all the rage in this highlight-crazed era of sports. We reached out to our Twitter followers to find out which 2014 football stars had the best highlight reels on YouTube, then had our staff rank and comment on the top submissions.

Tom Luginbill writes Insider: After talking to many coaches across the country and hearing their frustrations, here are their five biggest complaints about homemade highlight videos.

Taking a look at no-visit policies

February, 12, 2013
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Texas is joining the likes of Michigan, Oregon and Georgia Tech in instituting a no-visit policy for its commits. Is this hard-line stance a good idea for elite programs? RecruitingNation writer Mitch Sherman takes a look the trend.

Read the story here.

On The Trail TV

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Join ESPN RecruitingNation's Jeremy Crabtree, Brandon Oliver, Mitch Sherman, William Wilkerson and Tom VanHaaren at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday for a special edition of "On The Trail TV."

We'll discuss the no-visits for commits policies of Michigan, Oregon and Georgia Tech and the new stance to mirror that approach by Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns. Tweet questions to @RecruitingESPN or tune in for the live discussion.

Texas visits top 2014 ILB 

May, 21, 2012
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The Longhorns are still trying to wrap up the final pieces of their 2013 class but coaches have also turned their attention toward 2014.

On Monday, Texas defensive ends coach Bo Davis stopped by to visit sophomore inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County).

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound prospect is one of the top players at his position in the country and already holds offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

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Austin Davis set for Texas junior day 

February, 24, 2012
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Center Austin Davis (Mansfield, Texas), fresh off attending Oklahoma State’s junior day last weekend, confirmed Friday that he will be in Austin, Texas, Saturday for the Longhorns’ junior day.

A shade under 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, Davis is a key member of Mansfield’s offensive line. He is listed as a center but can play either guard or tackle if necessary.

Davis is looking at Saturday as an opportunity not only to flash his resume but also learn more about a school he’s respected all his life.

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