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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

January, 27, 2015
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This was one of two remaining weekends for recruits to take visits until national signing day. The weekend was full of news including over 10 commitments in the SEC. Here’s a closer look at some of the top news from around the conference this weekend.

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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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Best of the visits: SEC

January, 25, 2015
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This is the second to last weekend before signing day and there was a ton of big visitors around the Southeastern Conference. Here is a closer look at some of the top social media posts by prospects who visited SEC schools over the weekend.

Three-star defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs gave his verbal commitment to Missouri over the weekend. He tweeted out a few photos of himself posing in a Missouri game jersey.

Georgia safety Rashad Roundtree posted a photo of himself and Georgia head coach Mark Richt during his visit to Athens over the weekend.

Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson and ESPN 300 outside linebacker Jeffery Holland took a visit to Ole Miss over the weekend and tweeted out a photo.

ESPN 300 wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge tweeted out a photo of one of the most impressive cakes you will ever see. Lodge took a visit to Ole Miss and had this impressive culinary masterpiece waiting for him upon his arrival.

Auburn linebacker commit Richard McBryde posted a photo of himself with head coach Gus Malzhan and another two photos of himself with new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Georgia athlete commit Terry Godwin posed a for a picture with his family during his Alabama visit.

Miami running back commit Jordan Scarlett and uncommitted running back Jordan Cronkite both visited Florida this weekend and posed together for a photo in Florida's locker room.

Five-star defensive back Iman Marshall tweeted a photo of himself and LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron during his visit to LSU over the weekend.

South Carolina commit Jalen Christian tweeted a photo of himself and head coach Steve Spurrier during his visit to Columbia.

ESPN 300 wide receiver Brandon Martin confused some people on Saturday when he tweeted that he was not committed to Missouri despite several reports. He quickly corrected the tweet and meant to say "I am now committed to Missouri." The error gave Missouri fans a scare for a few minutes.

Miami running back commit Mark Walton had maybe the most interesting wardrobe on his weekend visit to Georgia.

































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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Weekend recruiting wrap: SEC 

January, 20, 2015
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National signing day is less than three weeks away and it’s coming down to crunch time. This past weekend was one of three remaining weekends for recruits to take official visits before signing day and some of the top prospects took full advantage of the available weekend. Auburn had a monster recruiting weekend and, though not to the same extent, so did Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others. Here’s a closer look at the top news from this past weekend.


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Roquan Smith recaps Michigan visit 

January, 18, 2015
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Before the Under Armour All-America game, Michigan wasn't even in the conversation for No. 29-ranked Roquan Smith. The linebacker prospect caught wind that Michigan hired Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin for the same position and immediately added the Wolverines to his list.

Smith quickly scheduled a visit to Ann Arbor and took the official visit this past weekend.

"I enjoyed it; it's more than just football up there and the education is second to none," he said. "It's a great environment and the alumni are all over. It's also a place where you can grow up as a man and player on the field."

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SEC's top recruiting visits 

January, 16, 2015
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With national signing day less than three weeks away, it is officially crunch time. There are only three recruiting weekends left for visits, and most schools plan to take full advantage of those available weekends. Here are a closer look at some of the top visits around the SEC this weekend.

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ESPN 300: Five things to know in the SEC 

January, 15, 2015
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More than a third of the players in the final 2015 ESPN 300 rankings are committed to SEC schools. As for distribution of those 102 conference commitments, Alabama leads the way with 20, followed by Georgia with 10. Here is a closer look at five things to know in the SEC from the new recruiting rankings.


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Top early enrollees: SEC 

January, 14, 2015
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Newcomers to the SEC made a huge impact throughout the conference this past season. From running back Jalen Hurd at Tennessee, to offensive tackle Cam Robinson at Alabama and to wide receivers D'haquille Williams and Speedy Noil at Auburn and Texas A&M, respectively, these prospects who enrolled last January left their mark on the 2014 football season. Whether it be junior college transfers or true freshmen, these newcomers are counted on every year to help fill voids. Here's a closer look at some of the top candidates who are likely to make an impact early on in their collegiate careers.


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Georgia has landed a player who fits well in their system. D'Andre Walker. Below, see how the defensive end/outside linebacker can make an early impact while getting bigger and stronger:


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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Some of the top underclassmen in the country gathered for the debut of the Under Armour Elite 50 combine on Friday morning. The group included many of the top 50 prospects in the ESPN Junior 300 and a few 2017 prospects such as LSU commit Dylan Moses and uncommitted wide receiver DeAngelo Gibbs. Even 2018 prospect Tyreke Johnson, who has multiple scholarship offers, attended the event.

There were several standout performances throughout the morning practice and several top plays were caught on social media. Here’s a look at the sites and sounds from the Under Armour Elite 50 combine.

Georgia offensive tackle commit Ben Cleveland squared off against Penn State commit Shane Simmons.


All four quarterbacks in attendance -- Shea Patterson, Malik Henry (FSU), Dwayne Haskins and Jacob Eason (Georgia) -- looked incredible. It was obvious to see why all four are so highly ranked. Here’s a highlight from each signal-caller.



Defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence went against Baylor commit Patrick Hudson in one-on-one drills.


Defensive back Saivion Smith matched up against wide receiver Dredrick Snelson. Smith had good coverage but Snelson one this particular battle.


Alabama wide receiver commit Demetris Robertson was one of the top receivers today. Robertson had multiple deep catches and the defensive backs had a hard time matching up with the speedy wideout.


Two top running backs for the next two years, Kareem Walker and Dylan Moses doing some individual drills.


Defensive end Marlon Davidson and 2017 OT Calvin Ashley hanging out in between drills.

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With the No. 3-ranked recruiting class in the Recruiting Nation class rankings, Georgia is having one of its best recruiting class in the past several years. The Bulldogs have met needs at pretty much all major positions and still have the potential to finish strong. Here’s a closer look at who the Bulldogs are losing and who could help replace them next year.


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UA Day 1: Best sights and sounds

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Several players made incredible plays on Day 1 of the Under Armour All-America game practices. Byron Cowart had several sacks, quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Deondre Francois and Brandon Wimbush all made impressive throws, and Notre Dame commit Shaun Crawford had a big pass breakup. Here’s a closer look at some of the top plays caught on camera.

Notre Dame pledge Shaun Crawford with nearly perfect technique on a pass breakup of a pass intended for George Campbell.

Quarterback Kyler Murray with a beautiful touchdown pass.

George Campbell coming down with the catch.

Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins against Alabama recruit Richie Petitbon.

Georgia recruit Terry Godwin makes a catch against Iman Marshall.

Quarterback Deondre Francois with a nice touchdown pass over the middle.

UNC OL pledge Tommy Hatton winning a battle against the No. 1-ranked player in the country, Terry Beckner Jr.

Oregon recruit Canton Kaumatule with a great spin move to win his one-on-one battle.

Byron Cowart with a nice move on Drew Richmond for the sack of Blake Barnett.

South Carolina commit Arden Key with the tackle.

Brandon Wimbush with a nice touch pass.

Top sleeper commits: SEC 

December, 19, 2014
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Five-star and ESPN 300 prospects create the most buzz, but with more than a hundred FBS programs competing for talent it takes more than just those top-rated prospects to have success. Rosters are built largely with prospects which enter college with little fanfare, but their development and contributions are key. Every year we see prospects that flew under the radar but developed into some of their conference's top players.

Throughout our evaluations we've come across many players who show promise and are great additions based on their upside for development and/or scheme fit.

Here are five commitments in the SEC that we feel are unheralded, but great additions worth keeping an eye on.


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Early Offer: Hokies score super sleeper 

December, 16, 2014
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Once again, Frank Beamer has landed an under-recruited prospect with “unlimited potential.” Plus, how much progress has been made by the committee looking into whether or not there should be an early-signing period?


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