NCF On The Trail: Bowling Green Falcons

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson’s first recruiting class was put together in a matter of weeks -- a timetable cut unenviably short, much like the task of Penn State coach James Franklin.

Their approaches, though, were vastly different.

When Clawson left Bowling Green, he also left his recruiting class. Franklin, however, continued to pursue some of the recruits he had committed to Vanderbilt, and was praised for flipping five pledges from his former school. For some of those teenagers, the relationship with the head coach overrides the actual school. They commit to the coach, not the program.

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Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images/AP ImagesWake Forest coach Dave Clawson didn't believe it was right to try to recruit players who were committed to Bowling Green, his former school.
"It's not about the buildings; it's about the people inside the buildings," Franklin told ESPN.com Big Ten reporter Adam Rittenberg. "That comes down to relationships and trust and all those things. We've had guys we've been recruiting across the country for two years, and we were going to stick with those guys. The same thing with the recruits and families. They were comfortable with us and who we are as men and how we conduct ourselves. It also helped that we went from one school to another that has similar philosophies when it comes to academics."

Clawson, who was hired in December, used the recruiting dead period to hire his staff and called it a “three-week sprint” to start from scratch on the recruiting trail. He didn't consider Bowling Green’s targets much of an option, for several reasons.

“I didn’t think it was right to do that,” Clawson said. “We didn’t want to recruit anybody who had committed to us at our previous school. There were a handful of guys we had recruited there that had not committed there, and part of the reason they didn’t commit there is they were probably above us. Some of those players were able to get on [at Wake Forest], and I think those were some of our better commits.”

Ironically, so was a former Vanderbilt pledge.

Once Franklin left Vandy, that opened the door for Wake Forest to recruit some of those pledges, too. The Deacs’ top recruit, receiver Kameron Uter, was once a Vanderbilt commit. Head coaching changes open the door for last-minute decisions and late pushes by rival coaches. Clawson said the Wake staff was careful, though, to respect solid commitments.

“What we did, quite honestly, was, if that relationship was intact -- probably not too many kids were going to switch if they had committed to a place that had the same head coach, same coordinator, same recruiting coach, all those relationships,” he said. “If there were instances that that relationship had changed because of a head coaching change, we certainly approached those players and asked if they were still committed. If they told us no, that became our opportunity to get guys we felt were ACC-level players that we weren’t now at a relationship disadvantage.”

Clawson and his staff did the best they could under the circumstances -- just as Franklin did at Penn State. They just had a different philosophy in how to get it done.
Two-a-days are wrapping up across the country and the high school football season is about to start. For some, it’s a relief to get through the grind as the promise of a new season brings hope.

For others, it means a little more.

The camp season outside of high school starts in February, and for some it runs right into the first day of practice.

So how and where do players draw the line?

That depends on who is asked.


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CB Zach Muniz picks Duke

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Three-star cornerback Zach Muniz (St. Louis, Mo./Christian Brothers) is on board with the Blue Devils, according to multiple reports.

Arkansas State, Ball State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Miami-OH, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan also offered the 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect. Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Northwestern expressed interest.

Muniz is commitment No. 14 for Duke.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

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American Athletic
Cincinnati
Hayden Moore QB-PP Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Alex Thomas WR Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade Madonna College Preparatory School
HT: 6-0 WT: 167
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Alec Bloom TE-Y Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier Valley
HT: 6-7 WT: 230
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tom Rodrick ILB Leicester, Mass./Leicester
HT: 6-3 WT: 230
Positional Ranking: #52 ILB
Stars: 2

Houston
Elton Dyer WR South Houston, Texas/South Houston
HT: 6-2 WT: 175
Positional Ranking: #142 WR
Stars: 3

Darius Joiner OT Temple, Texas/Temple
HT: 6-4 WT: 262
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Henry Smith WR River Ridge, La./John Curtis Christian
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Poona Ford DT Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head
HT: 6-0 WT: 285
Positional Ranking: #21 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#275)

Chris Nelson DT Lakeland, Fla./Victory Christian
HT: 6-2 WT: 280
Positional Ranking: #69 DT
Stars: 3

Isaac Stewart ILB Matthews, N.C./Butler
HT: 6-1 WT: 230
Positional Ranking: #27 ILB
Stars: 3

Memphis
Curtis Akins ILB Byhalia, Miss./Byhalia
HT: 6-0 WT: 208
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Florida
Michael Galati OG Bradenton, Fla./Manatee
HT: 6-2 WT: 292
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Georgia Tech
Will Bryan OG Carnesville, Ga./Franklin County
HT: 6-3 WT: 265
Class of 2015

Terrell Lewis OLB Ocoee, Fla./Ocoee
HT: 6-2 WT: 206
Positional Ranking: #32 OLB
Stars: 4

Miami (FL)
Brandon Powell ATH Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
HT: 5-9 WT: 169
Positional Ranking: #34 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#276)

Virginia
Jeff Farrar ATH Upland, Calif./Upland
HT: 6-0 WT: 194
Positional Ranking: #21 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#188)

Virginia Tech
Greg Stroman ATH Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson
HT: 5-11 WT: 152
Positional Ranking: #142 ATH
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor

Ronnie Major OT Huntsville, Texas/Huntsville
HT: 6-6 WT: 280
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Kansas State
D'Vonta Derricott ILB Garden City, Kan./Garden City CC
HT: 6-1 WT: 230
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma
Mark Andrews TE-H Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain
HT: 6-6 WT: 220
Positional Ranking: #8 TE-H
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#295)

TCU
Ty Barrett OT Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Ranking: #36 OT
Stars: 3

West Virginia
Devante Averette ILB Iowa Falls, Iowa/Ellsworth CC
HT: 6-0 WT: 230
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Davonte James OLB Springfield, Ohio/Springfield
HT: 6-1 WT: 233
Positional Ranking: #17 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#236)

Big Ten
Michigan State
Robert Bowers DE Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge
HT: 6-5 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jayru Campbell QB-DT Detroit/Cass Technical
HT: 6-3 WT: 175
Class of 2015

Pac 12
Arizona

Jamie Byrd S Dade City, Fla./Iowa Western CC
HT: 5-11 WT: 195
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jeff Worthy DT Santa Ana, Calif./Santa Ana CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 290
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Arizona State
Chad Adams CB Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 5-9 WT: 162
Positional Ranking: #62 CB
Stars: 3

Jamal Scott ATH Anaheim, Calif./Magnolia
HT: 6-2 WT: 200
Positional Ranking: #85 ATH
Stars: 3

Oregon State
Najee Toran OG Houston/North Shore
HT: 6-2 WT: 242
Positional Ranking: #43 OG
Stars: 3

Stanford
Hayden Lekacz K Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West
HT: 6-1 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

UCLA
Antreal Allen CB Auburn, Ala./Auburn
HT: 5-11 WT: 176
Positional Ranking: #54 CB
Stars: 3

JoJo McIntosh S West Hills, Calif./Chaminade College Prep
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #99 S
Stars: 3

SEC
Alabama
Ricky Town QB-PP Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure
HT: 6-4 WT: 190
Positional Ranking: #2 QB-PP
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr. 300 (#42)

Auburn
Racean Thomas RB Oxford, Ala./Oxford
HT: 5-11 WT: 202
Positional Ranking: #5 RB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#34)

Mississippi State
Gerri Green DT Greenville, Miss./Greenville Weston
HT: 6-4 WT: 215
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Missouri
Marvin Zanders QB-DT Jacksonville, Fla./Raines
HT: 6-2 WT: 175
Positional Ranking: #33 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Texas A&M
Rodney Anderson RB Katy, Texas/Katy
HT: 6-1 WT: 205
Positional Ranking: #9 RB for 2015
Stars: 4

Independent
Army
Alex Aukerman Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove
HT: 6-1 WT: 205

Brigham Young
Tyler Cook-Nolan OLB Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
HT: 6-3 WT: 212
Positional Ranking: #91 OLB
Stars: 3

Kavika Fonua S Syracuse, Utah/Syracuse
HT: 6-0 WT: 203

Navy
Evan Akins OT Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville
HT: 6-5 WT: 285

Jake Banholzer DT Rolla, Mo./Rolla
HT: 6-2 WT: 261

Notre Dame
Matt Dickerson DT San Mateo, Calif./Junipero Serra
HT: 6-5 WT: 275
Positional Ranking: #27 DT
Stars: 4

Richard Yeargin III OLB Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South
HT: 6-3 WT: 225
Positional Ranking: #25 OLB
Stars: 4

Conference USA
Florida International

Tyler Sayles DE Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach
HT: 6-1 WT: 242

Tulane
Eric Bowie OLB Monroe, La./Ouachita Parish
HT: 6-1 WT: 219

Tulsa
Jeremy Smith TE-Y Tulsa, Okla./Berryhill
HT: 6-4 WT: 230

UAB
Jalen Stewart DT Columbus, Miss./Columbus
HT: 6-1 WT: 260

UTSA
Kevin Strong DT Cleveland, Texas/Cleveland
HT: 6-1 WT: 280

Mid American
Akron
Zach Gingerich K Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine
HT: 6-3 WT: 202

Bowling Green
Jalen Brady QB-PP Southfield, Mich./Southfield
HT: 5-11 WT: 204

Buffalo
Skylar Hartley OG Hilliard, Ohio/Bradley Hilliard
HT: 6-1 WT: 317

Northern Illinois
Mayomi Olootu Jr. CB Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 5-8 WT: 170

Mountain West
Air Force
Chandler Hawkins S Bellflower, Calif./Saint John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 175

LaJuan Hunt RB Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South
HT: 5-9 WT: 192

San Diego State
Rayshawn Boyce DE Los Angeles/Salesian
HT: 6-2 WT: 216

Sun Belt
Georgia State
Chandon Sullivan CB Winder, Ga./Winder-Barrow
HT: 5-10 WT: 174

Lousiana-Lafayette
Adrian Goodacre OG Carthage, Texas/Carthage
HT: 6-3 WT: 305

Louisiana-Monroe
David Griffith OLB Plano, Texas/Plano
HT: 6-1 WT: 195

Cody McGuire ILB Monroe, La./Sterlington
HT: 6-2 WT: 230

Kaylon Watson ATH Mexia, Texas/Mexia
HT: 5-11 WT: 200

Texas State
Cedric Gambrell DE Cleveland, Texas/Cleveland
HT: 6-5 WT: 225

Brelynd Goods OLB Bellaire, Texas/Bellaire
HT: 6-3 WT: 209

Stedman Mayberry RB Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
HT: 5-10 WT: 180

Western Kentucky
Evan Sayner DE Paducah, Ky./Lone Oak
HT: 6-3 WT: 250

Bearcats pull one from Bowling Green

August, 9, 2013
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Class of 2014 wide receiver Alex Thomas (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna) has switched his commitment from Bowling Green to Cincinnati, according to multiple reports.

Thomas was also offered by Akron, Appalachian State, Kent State, Marshall, Minnesota, Utah State and Western Kentucky. Auburn, Clemson, Miami-FL, Tennessee, Western Michigan and Wisconsin showed interest.

Cincinnati now has 18 pledges for 2014 with the addition of the 6-foot, 167-pound Thomas and quarterback Hayden Moore (Pinson, Ala./Clay-Chalkville), who committed earlier this week.

More three-star talent headed to Memphis

August, 1, 2013
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Roderick Proctor, a three-star wide receiver from Florida powerhouse Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) has committed to play in the newly-formed American Athletic Conference, according to multiple reports.

Appalachian State, Arizona, Bowling Green, South Alabama and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 161-pound athlete. Kentucky and South Florida expressed interest.

Proctor registered an electronically timed 4.57 40-yard dash, 4.59 20-yard shuttle, 33.4-inch vertical, 35.9-foot power throw and 78.42 SPARQ this spring at at Nike combine.

Memphis has just five pledges for 2014, but four of those players have been evaluated by ESPN RecruitingNation with each receiving a three-star grade.

WR Stanley Clerveaux picks USF 

August, 1, 2013
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South Florida has gained a commitment from three-star wide receiver Stanley Clerveaux (North Miami, Fla./North Miami), according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, South Alabama, Temple, Toledo and Tulane.

This spring, he posted an electronically timed 4.59 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 32-inch vertical, 30-foot power throw and 79.17 SPARQ at a Nike event.

The Bulls' class now sits at 14.

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Bearcats add two-way lineman Ryan Stout

July, 31, 2013
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Defensive end/offensive tackle prospect Ryan Stout (Sylvania, Ohio/Southview) committed to play for Cincinnati, according to multiple reports.

Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-5, 254-pound rising senior. Ball State, Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia and Wisconsin showed interest.

Stout displayed impressive athleticism for a big man on the Nike combine circuit. He registered an electronically-timed 4.97 40-yard dash, 4.36 20-yard shuttle, 28.2-inch vertical and 78.96 SPARQ.

Cincinnati has 15 commitments for 2014.

OT Richardson commits to Kentucky

July, 31, 2013
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Earlier this month, three-star offensive tackle Nick Richardson (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) told ESPN RecruitingNation's Jared Shanker that he was down to Kentucky and Vanderbilt. According to multiple reports, he selected the Wildcats on Tuesday.

Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Toledo and West Virginia also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 283-pound prospect. Nebraska and Wisconsin showed interest.

Richardson posted a 5.46 40-yard dash, 4.71 20-yard shuttle and 23-inch vertical at this year's National Under Armour All-American Combine.

The Wildcats have 22 commitments and the country's 14th-best recruiting class.

Hokies continue to build OL with Taylor

July, 31, 2013
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Three-star offensive tackle Brady Taylor (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready) pledged to sign with Virginia Tech, according to multiple reports. He selected the Hokies over Kentucky.

Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida, Toledo, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Michigan also offered the 6-foot-4, 267-pound lineman.

Taylor is the fifth offensive lineman to choose Virginia Tech for 2014, and he is excited to join the group:

"I talked to them a lot," Taylor told the Roanoke (Va.) Times. "They're all really good kids. I've gotten to know them well. ... It's pretty awesome. Because even if nothing works out and we get to our fifth year, we're eventually going to play together. That's pretty special to have four other kids your age to play with."

Virginia Tech's class is ranked 26th by ESPN RecruitingNation.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

July, 26, 2013
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American Athletic
Cincinnati
Carter Jacobs S Plantation, Fla./American Heritage
HT: 6-0 WT: 186
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Corey Ferguson CB Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton College
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Davin Pierce S Orlando/Dr. Phillips
HT: 6-1 WT: 170
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Houston
Davious Ballard DT Irving, Texas/Irving
HT: 6-4 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mychealon Thomas DT Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-2 WT: 321
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Devin Pike TE-Y Cincinnati/Elder
HT: 6-5 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #28 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Terry Ramsey DE Clayton, Ohio/Northmont
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #46 DE
Stars: 3

Memphis
Christian Boutte CB Opelousas, La./Opelousas
HT: 5-10 WT: 173
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Florida
Chris Jones CB Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
HT: 6-0 WT: 162
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Clemson
Jabril Robinson DT Leland, N.C./North Brunswick
HT: 6-4 WT: 260
Positional Rank: #71 DT
Stars: 3

Duke
Nicodem Pierre QB-DT Miami/Coral Reef
HT: 6-2 WT: 203
Positional Rank: #7 QB-DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#265)

Florida State
Fredrick Jones DT Miami/Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 270
Positional Rank: #81 DT
Stars: 3

Javonte Seabury WR Orlando/Timber Creek
HT: 5-9 WT: 165
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jonathan Vickers RB Tallahassee, Fla./North Florida Christian
HT: 6-0 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #39 RB
Stars: 4

Dexter Wideman DT Saluda, S.C./Saluda
HT: 6-4 WT: 275
Positional Rank: #14 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#169)

Miami-FL
Nigel Bethel CB Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 5-9 WT: 172
Positional Rank: #19 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#234)

Terry McCray OLB Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #105 OLB
Stars: 3

Chad Thomas DE Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 6-5 WT: 240
Positional Rank: #17 DE
Stars: 3
ESPN 300 (#184)

North Carolina
Bentley Spain OT Charlotte, N.C./Providence
HT: 6-6 WT: 292
Positional Rank: #11 OT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#131)

Pittsburgh
Phillipie Motley ATH Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson
HT: 5-11 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #130 ATH
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor
Josh Malin DE Cibolo, Texas/Steele
HT: 6-6 WT: 260
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa State
William Windham OT Schertz, Texas/Clemens
HT: 6-4 WT: 310
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas
Tyler Patrick WR The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands
HT: 5-11 WT: 171
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas State
Winston Dimel FB Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan
HT: 6-1 WT: 217
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma State
Lem Galeai OG Euless, Texas/Trinity
HT: 6-5 WT: 305
Positional Rank: #48 OG
Stars: 3

Ramon Richards ATH San Antonio/Brackenridge
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

James Washington WR Stamford, Texas/Stamford
HT: 5-11 WT: 178
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

TCU
Breylin Mitchell DE Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock
HT: 6-4 WT: 253
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Jaylon Myers CB North Augusta, S.C./Hutchinson CC
HT: 6-1 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Justin Scott OT Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College
HT: 6-5 WT: 290
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Ten
Illinois
Geronimo Allison WR Council Bluffs, Ia./Iowa Western CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyree Stone-Davis CB Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyrin Stone-Davis WR Philadelphia/Pierce College
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Indiana
Nick Carovillano DE Cincinnati/St. Xavier
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #52 DE
Stars: 3

Jermane Conyers DT Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland
HT: 6-2 WT: 281
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Ben Niemann OLB Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore
HT: 6-3 WT: 195
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Minnesota
Andrew Stelter DE Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna
HT: 6-4 WT: 247
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Purdue
Drue Tranquill OLB Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll
HT: 6-3 WT: 207
Positional Rank: #76 OLB
Stars: 3

PAC-12
Arizona
Jerod Cody DE Las Vegas/Glendale Community College
HT: 6-2 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Arizona State
Coltin Gerhart QB-DT Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Rank: #37 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Tyler Whiley CB Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral
HT: 6-0 WT: 187
Positional Rank: #10 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#70)

Oregon
Jalen Jelks DE Phoenix/Desert Vista
HT: 6-5 WT: 246
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Glyeb Ewing DE Waukon, Ia./Waukon
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Alabama
Christian Miller OLB Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley
HT: 6-4 WT: 212
Positional Rank: #2 OLB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#76)
Under Armour All-American

Dallas Warmack OG Atlanta/Benjamin E. Mays
HT: 6-1 WT: 295
Positional Rank: #19 OG for 2015
Stars: 3
ESPN Jr.300 (#297)

Arkansas
Dwayne Eugene S Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 218
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Colton Jackson OT Conway, Ark./Conway
HT: 6-6 WT: 291
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending
Class of 2015

Corey McBride WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Rank: #43 WR
Stars: 4

Torrance Mosley WR Geismar, La./Dutchtown
HT: 5-9 WT: 152
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jovan Pruitt OT Dallas/Bishop Dunne
HT: 6-6 WT: 295
Positional Ranking: #38 OT
Stars: 3

Henre' Toliver CB Metairie, La./Archbishop Rummel
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #36 CB
Stars: 3

Auburn
D'haquille Williams WR Laplace, La./Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Dontae Angus OG Philadelphia/Martin Luther King
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #26 OG
Stars: 3

Justus Reed DE Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #22 DE
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#262)

Georgia
Lamont Gaillard DT Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Positional Ranking: #2 DT
Stars: 5
ESPN 300 (#12)
Under Armour All-American

Kentucky
Cory Johnson DT Chambersburg, Pa./ASA College
HT: 6-3 WT: 282
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Mississippi State
Keith Holcombe OLB Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest
HT: 6-3 WT: 210
Positional Ranking: #26 OLB
Stars: 4

Missouri
Sam Bailey OT Lamar, Mo./Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lawrence Lee
WR Pensacola, Fla./West Florida Tech
HT: 5-10 WT: 164
Positional Ranking: #51 WR
Stars: 4

Roderick Winters OLB Arlington, Texas/Bowie
HT: 6-0 WT: 200
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ole Miss
Victor Evans OLB Dallas/Skyline
HT: 6-3 WT: 220
Positional Ranking: #47 OLB
Stars: 3

South Carolina
Chauncey Rivers DE Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
HT: 6-2 WT: 232
Positional Rank: #21 DE for 2015
Stars: 4
ESPN Jr.300 (#185)

Tennessee
Dominique Booth WR Indianapolis/Pike
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Positional Ranking: #23 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#173)

Rashaan Gaulden S Nashville, Tenn./Independence
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Positional Ranking: #58 S
Stars: 3

Kevin Mouhon ILB Norcross, Ga./Norcross
HT: 6-1 WT: 215
Positional Ranking: 12
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#264)

Vanderbilt
Jesse Burkett OT Jacksonville, Fla./Bartram Trail
HT: 6-5 WT: 285
Positional Ranking: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Grant Haley CB Atlanta/The Lovett School
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Ranking: #38 CB
Stars: 3

Independents
Army
Max Regan S Leander, Texas/Vandegrift
HT: 6-2 WT: 190

Brigham Young
Michael Shelton CB Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield
HT: 5-8 WT: 170

Conference USA
Florida Atlantic
Brandon Pylar TE-H Orlando, Fla./University
HT: 6-3 WT: 220

Louisiana Tech
Marcus Gaines WR Covington, La./Saint Pauls School
HT: 5-8 WT: 155

Deonte McCrady OG Arlington, Texas/Lamar
HT: 6-5 WT: 290

Marshall
Ryan Bee OT Jeromesville, Ohio/Hillsdale
HT: 6-6 WT: 250

Rice
Martin Nwakamma OLB Leander, Texas/Leander
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

Destri White ATH Mesquite, Texas/Horn
HT: 6-0 WT: 192

Southern Miss
Quade Alexander S Florence, Ala./Florence
HT: 6-0 WT: 175

Jon Michael Edwards DE Montgomery, Ala./Carver
HT: 6-4 WT: 212

Curtis Mikell CB Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield
HT: 5-8 WT: 165

Picasso Nelson CB Hattiesburg, Miss./Oak Grove
HT: 5-10 WT: 174

Tulsa
Tyler Bowling OT Yukon, Okla./Yukon
HT: 6-5 WT: 280
Positional Ranking: #104 OT
Stars: 3

UAB
Aaron Duckworth RB Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf
HT: 5-9 WT: 196

Demarcus Kirk RB Dora, Ala./Dora
HT: 5-10 WT: 175

Collin Lisa WR Alpharetta, Ga./Chattahoochee
HT: 5-10 WT: 177

UTSA
Anthoula Kelly CB Galena Park, Texas/Galena Park
HT: 5-9 WT: 160

Mid-American
Ball State
Roy Denson S Cape Coral, Fla./Ida Baker
HT: 6-1 WT: 180

Bowling Green
Odell Spencer WR Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights
HT: 6-0 WT: 173

Jack Walz III S Lakewood, Ohio/Saint Edward
HT: 5-11 WT: 191

Jared Weyler OT Centerville, Ohio/Centerville
HT: 6-5 WT: 266

Ohio
Derrick Ingram S Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson
HT: 6-2 WT: 193

Joe Lowery OT Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge
HT: 6-6 WT: 283

Western Michigan
Nathan Braster DE Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side
HT: 6-5 WT: 240

Leo Ekwoge RB Olney, Md./Good Counsel
HT: 5-11 WT: 195

Jarvion Franklin RB Tinley Park, Ill./Tinley Park
HT: 6-0 WT: 220

Stephen Louis ATH West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Lakes
HT: 5-11 WT: 193

Noa Merritt DE Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII
HT: 6-0 WT: 245

Kenneth Rawls WR Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely
HT: 6-2 WT: 180

Mountain West
San Jose State
Charles Wright DE Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman
HT: 6-3 WT: 193

Sun Belt
Arkansas State

Jarrod Chandler ATH Barton, Ark./Barton
HT: 6-1 WT: 208

Charles Grant S Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite
HT: 5-11 WT: 183

Joshua Liddell S Pine Bluff, Ark./Dollarway
HT: 6-0 WT: 195

Micah Thomas ILB Cedar Park, Texas/Vista Ridge
HT: 6-2 WT: 247

Louisiana-Monroe
Doug Lofton OG Taylorsville, Miss./Taylorsville
HT: 6-4 WT: 298

Texas State
Michael Rios DT Fort Worth, Texas/Amon Carter-Riverdale
HT: 6-3 WT: 280

Western Kentucky
Chaka Diarrassouba S Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
HT: 6-1 WT: 192

Bearcats return to Florida for another pledge

July, 24, 2013
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Class of 2014 safety Carter Jacobs (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) committed to Cincinnati on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot, 186-pound prospect also holds scholarship offers from Appalachian State, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Miami-OH and Western Kentucky. Boston College, Louisville, Missouri and Rutgers showed interest.

Jacobs is Cincinnati's fourth verbal from the Sunshine State, and 14th overall, during this recruiting cycle. The Bearcats signed eight players from Florida this past February.

Purdue lands defender Drue Tranquill

July, 24, 2013
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Three-star outside linebacker / safety Drue Tranquill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) committed Tuesday to sign with the Boilermakers, according to the Indianapolis Star.

He selected Purdue over Cincinnati and Indiana. Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Toledo and Western Michigan also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 207-pound prospect. Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame expressed some interest.

Tranquill said during his press conference, "I believe Purdue is on the rise with this new coaching staff. A new legacy awaits."

Purdue now has eight verbals for 2014. Tranquill is the Boilermakers' highest-rated defensive pledge.

It's Pitt for three-star Phillipie Motley

July, 21, 2013
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Rising senior athlete Phillipie Motley (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) is on board with the Pittsburgh Panthers, according to multiple reports.

The three-star prospect holds scholarship offers from several Mid-American Conference schools including Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo.

Conference USA member Marshall, formerly in the MAC, also offered. BCS programs Boston College and West Virginia showed interest in the 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect.

He's commitment No. 16 for Pittsburgh.

Gamecocks land CB with NFL bloodlines

July, 12, 2013
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Three-star Al Harris (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), the son of former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback by the same name, has committed to play for South Carolina, according to multiple reports.

Harris, a 5-foot-11, 158-pound corner, selected the Gamecocks over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida International, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Marshall, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Tulane, UCLA and Wisconsin. Florida, Florida State, LSU and Miami (Fla.) expressed early interest.

South Carolina now holds 10 verbals in its 2014 class. The Gamecocks have another corner, ESPN 300 prospect Welsey Green (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King), on board for this cycle.

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