Join the conversation: CFB Saturday Live

NCF Nation: Football Recruiting

Georgia has offered boxing great Evander Holyfield’s son a scholarship, and the Dawgs seem ready to deliver the knockout. Plus, Kansas State hosts Auburn in one of the biggest games ever in Manhattan, but there won’t be a lot of recruits in the stands.

Wake uses Kim K. and Photoshop to recruit

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
12:07
PM ET
It isn't entirely original. As Matt Fortuna detailed in this piece last week, schools have been using graphic design and creating fake magazine covers for a while now to amuse and impress recruits.

Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee created a Rolling Stone cover with Beyonce and Shy Tuttle, one of the Vols' top targets in this year's class.

But the one Wake Forest recently sent to Class of 2015 defensive end Kengera Daniel really caught our eye.



It's safe to say this wasn't the best Photoshop we've ever seen. And fans across the country will no doubt get a chuckle from the claim that the ACC is "the real power conference in college football."

And "KimGera?" Well, we're not sure what to make of that.

But it's not us the Demon Deacons were trying to impress. It's the 6-foot-5, 240-pound senior from Raleigh, North Carolina. And apparently it worked -- even though he has no idea how the Wake staff found out he's a fan of Kim Kardashian, whom they even dressed up in the Deacons' black and gold colors.

"It did impress," Daniel told ESPN.com. "But I haven't really told anyone I was a Kim K. fan. I guess they assume all guys are. But it's a cool edit."

Will it ultimately work? We'll find out Sept. 22. That's when Daniel said he'll release his top 5 finalists.

On The Trail Live (noon ET)

September, 16, 2014
Sep 16
8:30
AM ET
RecruitingNation's panel of experts will break down the big news from the weekend's big recruiting visits and this week's big recruiting news. Watch On The Trail Live at noon ET.

Early Offer: Could LSU lose RB pledge? 

September, 15, 2014
Sep 15
11:00
PM ET
video

Should LSU fans be worried that Tigers running back commit Nick Brossette plans to take official visits to other schools, and South Carolina's defense is about to get even better thanks to JUCO linebacker Davon Durant?


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Early Offer: OU's big chance to impress 

September, 11, 2014
Sep 11
11:00
PM ET
video
Oklahoma is the place to be this weekend as the Sooners are bringing in a number of elite recruits for what is shaping up to be the biggest recruiting weekend by any program so far, and despite losing last week to Virginia Tech it looks like Ohio State is still in good shape with prospects.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has put together a top 15 recruiting class that should only get better as we head toward signing day, and Rutgers has a real chance to slow down Penn State’s recruiting momentum in New Jersey this weekend.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

video
To win at the highest level in the SEC, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze knows he has to recruit well in Memphis, Tennessee, and Charlie Strong's job of returning Texas to the top just got more difficult after the loss to BYU this past weekend.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

On The Trail Live (Noon ET)

September, 9, 2014
Sep 9
9:00
AM ET
Time to talk recruiting. Join us at noon ET for the Week 2 edition of On The Trail Live.

CommitCast: Drew Richmond (10:30 ET)

September, 9, 2014
Sep 9
8:30
AM ET
Drew Richmond, the No. 64 player in the ESPN 300, is ready to make his decision. Join us at 10:30 a.m. ET to see which school the No. 6 OT in the 2015 class picks.

video
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting news across the country. Today's offerings: James Franklin and Penn State was already building one of the best classes in the country, and Monday's news that the Nittany Lions were eligible for postseason play will help them build an even better class. Plus, recruits across the country agreed with the NFL and the Ravens' decision to distance themselves from Ray Rice, and we continue our tour of the top recruiting happenings on social media.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

CommitCast: George Campbell (Noon ET)

September, 5, 2014
Sep 5
9:00
AM ET
No. 1 athlete George Campbell is set to choose between Florida, Florida State and LSU. Join us at noon ET to see which school he picks.

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting news across the country. Today’s offerings: A lot of eyebrows were raised when class of 2017 quarterback Tate Martell committed to Washington, but he proved this past Friday night he’s the real deal. Plus, Oklahoma won’t only be hosting Tennessee next weekend, but the Sooners are also expected to bring in more than 13 impact recruits on official visits. We also continue our tour of the top recruiting happenings on social media.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting news across the country.

Today’s offerings: Four-star receiver Trent Irwin’s offer list isn’t going to blow you away like some other elite receivers, but his ability to flat-out catch the football has him in the middle of one of the most intense recruiting battles in the Pac-12. Plus, has Oklahoma made up ground in the battle to land in-state four-star offensive guard Joshua Wariboko? And we continue our tour of the top recruiting happenings on social media.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Watch On The Trail Live (Noon ET)

September, 2, 2014
Sep 2
9:00
AM ET
Join ESPN RecruitingNation's Phil Murphy, Tom VanHaaren and Jeremy Crabtree as they discuss the news from Week 1 in college football and look ahead to big visits upcoming in Week 2.

The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's regular feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting news across the country. Today’s offerings: Despite losing to Florida State, Oklahoma State could end up being a winner on the recruiting trail because of its effort. Plus, Oregon brought in two key official visitors for its first game of the season and was rewarded with an ESPN 300 commitment, and we continue our tour of the top recruiting happenings on social media.


To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

SPONSORED HEADLINES