NCF On The Trail: Big Ten

Nate Craig-Myers talks FSU visit 

March, 2, 2015
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nate Craig-Myers, the top-ranked receiver in the 2016 class, was in attendance at the Nike Football The Opening Orlando Regional on Sunday. Because of a leg injury suffered during his senior season, the 6-foot-2, 202-pound athlete did not participate. Craig-Myers did, however, take a few minutes to give an update on his recruitment.

Craig-Myers, the 10th-ranked player overall in the ESPN Junior 300, has been committed to Auburn since last July, but it is no secret that he continues to look at other programs. The talented pass-catcher took a visit to FSU on Saturday and came away impressed with his time in Tallahassee.

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Many believe ESPN Junior 300 defensive Nick Bosa will be an even better college football player than his brother. That’s saying a lot because his brother is Joey Bosa, star defensive lineman for national champion Ohio State and one of the top projected picks for the 2016 NFL draft.


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Louisville signed the 30th-best 2015 class and is already off to a great start in 2016. The Cardinals have a good group of receivers on board and look to be in great shape with ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Jawon Pass.


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Quarterback Kyler Murray grabbed all of the headlines at Allen (Texas) High School over the past few seasons, but it’s actually junior offensive tackle Greg Little who is a higher-ranked prospect.


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Despite making a commitment to Alabama last week, ESPN 300 offensive tackle Isaiah Prince said Wednesday he's visiting Maryland and will give the Terps a solid look.


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Kyler Murray isn't the only high-profile Texan who will shape the future of Lone Star State recruiting, as ESPN 300 defensive backs Kris Boyd and Holton Hill will announce their decisions together Friday.


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It’s not often a recruit commits to the same school twice, but that’s what happened with ESPN 300 receiver John Burt on Monday.


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ESPN 300 prospect Holton Hill is one of only three elite cornerbacks remaining on the board in the 2015 class, and that means coaches are doing all they can to land his commitment.


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ESPN 300 receiver Van Jefferson is no longer committed to Georgia and the news was definitely disappointing for the Dawgs. So who’s in the driver’s seat now for the one of the best receivers in the country?


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One of the biggest success stories in the 2015 recruiting class has been Arkansas with its in-state recruits. The Razorbacks were 10-for-10 on players they had offered in Arkansas, but that changed Sunday when ESPN 300 receiver K.J. Hill backed off his pledge.


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Ohio State is coming off a national championship and has a three-headed quarterback dilemma that most schools would love to have. The Buckeyes are not complaining about their unusual predicament but it has caused their five-star quarterback commit Torrance Gibson to consider some of his other offers.

The 16th-ranked player in the nation took an official visit to Auburn this weekend and though he remains committed to Ohio State, the Tigers gave him a lot to think about.

"I sat in Coach [Gus] Malzahn's office and he told me that I'm their guy,” Gibson said. "He said he wants me to come in and I would get a fair opportunity to play quarterback and I believe him.

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Few recruiting battles are more intriguing than the ones going on in Texas for high-profile players such as Daylon Mack, Soso Jamabo and Chris Warren III. What schools they pick could tilt recruiting supremacy in the Lone Star State moving forward


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even it looks like there is momentum for an early signing period in mid-December, college coaches still are torn on whether that’s a good thing. Plus, what does an early signing period do to the financial aid agreements players are already signing?


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Most coaches at AFCA agree an early signing period is a good thing, but when to have it will be a hot topic at Tuesday’s NCAA recruiting seminar.


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Not only is Ohio State playing for the national championship in a matter of hours and headed towards a possible top five recruiting class in 2015, but it struck gold in the 2017 class Monday, picking up a commitment from Sunshine State cornerback Shaun Wade.

The 6-foot-2, 181-pound Wade starred as a sophomore for Jacksonville Trinity Christian as a sophomore in 2014 playing opposite 2015 five-star Kevin Toliver II and alongside a bevy of future FBS defenders. According to Trinity Christian assistant coach and former Florida State cornerback Gerard Ross, the Buckeyes are getting a cornerback with elite potential.

“As a corner, Wade definitely has the footwork and length,” Ross said. “He also has a high football IQ, along with the long arms to reroute in press man. Most people are familiar with Kevin Toliver, but Wade is different. Toliver was more of a man-to-man guy, but Wade is capable of playing zone and man because of his football IQ being so high.”

As a younger prospect on a team with more than a dozen FBS prospects, Wade had the chance to sit back, listen and learn from his teammates about the recruiting process, which included Toliver.

“Ohio State has been there with Wade for a while," Ross said. "They came down to recruit Toliver the last two years and got to see Wade practice. Then Toliver made an official visit to Ohio State and really liked it. Ohio State was a school Toliver really liked, and he came back and told our guys how much he liked it. That helped Wade."

The commitment for Ohio State is the second in the 2017 class following the December 2013 verbal by quarterback Danny Clark.

The Buckeyes might not be done at Trinity Christian either. Ohio State also has offered 2018 cornerback Tyreke Johnson, the younger brother of 2015 Florida State quarterback early enrollee De'Andre Johnson.

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