NCF On The Trail: Rice Owls

In college football recruiting, as long as it’s within the rules, it’s never a bad idea to go above and beyond to show how much you want a player. Coaches get to know an athlete’s parents, and that can ultimately mean a coach knowing every little detail about a recruit.

The Rice Owls took it one step further this week. Rice showed love to a recruit’s cat. And apparently, it worked.

Rice picked up a commit in three-star quarterback J.T. Granato from The Kinkaid School in Houston. According to Houston TV station KRIV, Rice scored the commitment after mailing -- get this -- a handwritten note to Granato’s cat, White Sox.

This was posted on the Twitter account of Granato’s father, John:



The note in the letter -- which was addressed to “Kitty Granato,” read, “Please help us to get J.T. to choose Rice.” It then added, “Paw me in case you have any questions.”

Granato had offers from Rice and Houston and interest from multiple schools from coast to coast, including Texas A&M, Maryland, Houston, TCU and Yale. He thought Rice’s gesture was extremely creative, but he also recognized that the program really wanted him. Really, really wanted him.

“I mean it was really funny honestly,” Granato said. “It was just so crazy how hard they recruited me.”

When asked about the cat’s thoughts, Granato said: “She didn’t care. She doesn’t care about anything.”

How often can someone admit a cat helped to get him a scholarship? So much for dogs being man’s best friend in the Granato home.

All jokes aside, Rice is getting a quarterback who put up solid numbers en route to winning Texas’ Southwest Preparatory Conference state championship last season. Granato threw for nearly 3,400 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Weekly Commitment Roundup

August, 16, 2013
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American Athletic Conference
Rutgers
Saeed Blacknall WR Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #14 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#113)

Jonathan Hilliman RB Jersey City, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep
HT: 6-1 WT: 202
Positional Rank: #25
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#286)

Southern Methodist
William Jeanlys WR Boca Raton, Fla./Pope John Paul II
HT: 6-1 WT: 169
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Duke
Zach Muniz CB Saint Louis/Christian Brothers
HT: 5-11 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #63 CB
Stars: 3

Florida State
Rick Leonard DE Middletown, Del./Middletown
HT: 6-6 WT: 250
Positional Rank: #34 DE
Stars: 3

North Carolina
Josh Cabrera WR Jacksonville, N.C./Northside
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #108 WR
Stars: 3

Wake Forest
Jaylan Barbour WR Monroe, N.C./Monroe
HT: 5-10 WT: 164
Positional Rank: #72 WR
Stars: 3

Big 12
Baylor
K.D. Cannon WR Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant
HT: 6-0 WT: 163
Positional Rank: #5 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#46)

Verkedric Vaughns CB Mesquite, Texas/Poteet
HT: 5-9 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #59 CB
Stars: 3

Oklahoma State
Keenen Brown WR Houston/Alief Taylor
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #61 WR
Stars: 4

Chris Hardeman CB Houston/Alief Taylor
HT: 5-8 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #23 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#285)

Texas
Reggie Hemphill WR Manvel, Texas/Manvel
HT: 6-2 WT: 168
Class of 2016

Texas Tech
Jah'Shawn Johnson S Ennis, Texas/Ennis
HT: 5-9 WT: 170
Positional Rank: #118 S
Stars: 3

Big Ten
Michigan
Jared Wangler OLB Warren, Mich./De La Salle
HT: 6-1 WT: 205
Positional Rank: #64 OLB
Stars: 3

Pac-12
Arizona State
Dasmond Tautalatasi ATH Concord, Calif./De La Salle
HT: 6-0 WT: 183
Positional Rank: #152 ATH
Stars: 3

California
Devante Downs AT Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Mountlake Terrace
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
Positional Rank: #25 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#209)

Colorado
Sam Bennion DE Logan, Utah/Logan
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jase Franke DE Ventura, Calif./Saint Bonaventure
HT: 6-3 WT: 246
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Ryan Nall ATH Portland, Ore./Central Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Stanford
Joey Alfieri OLB Portland, Ore./Jesuit
HT: 6-2 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #51 OLB
Stars: 3

Bobby Okereke ATH Tustin, Calif./Foothill
HT: 6-1 WT: 213
Positional Rank: #92 ATH
Stars: 3

Kirk Tucker S Tucker, Ga./Tucker
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Positional Rank: #51 S
Stars: 3

Utah
Jeremy McNichols WR Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic
HT: 5-10 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #121 WR
Stars: 3

SEC
Alabama
Ross Pierschbacher OG Cedar Falls, Ia./Cedar Falls
HT: 6-4 WT: 269
Positional Rank: #1 OG
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#48)
Under Armour All-American

Arkansas
Jared Cornelius WR Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Armon Watts DT Saint Louis/Christian Brothers
HT: 6-4 WT: 275
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Nolan Kelleher OG Mount Pleasant, S.C./Wando
HT: 6-5 WT: 310
Positional Rank: #17 OG
Stars: 4

Chris Lammons ATH Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation
HT: 5-10 WT: 171
Positional Rank: #10 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#85)

Ermon Lane WR Homestead, Fla./Homestead
HT: 6-2 WT: 196
Positional Rank: #2 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#28)
Under Armour All-American

Quincy Wilson S Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South
HT: 6-1 WT: 197
Positional Rank: #12 S
Stars: 4

Missouri
Stepfawn Hughes ATH Fort Worth, Texas/Dunbar
HT: 5-8 WT: 167
Positional Rank: #66 ATH
Stars: 3

Ole Miss
Gary Wunderlich K Memphis, Tenn./University
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #2 K
Stars: 3
Under Armour All-American

Tennessee
DaVonte Lambert DT Milledgeville, Ga./Georgia Military College
HT: 6-2 WT: 275
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Independents
Brigham Young
Cedric Dale RB Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
HT: 5-8 WT: 168
Positional Rank: #82 RB
Stars: 3

Nick Kurtz WR El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont College
HT: 6-6 WT: 205

Conference USA
East Carolina
Alex Evans DE Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook
HT: 6-6 WT: 215

Shaun James DE Virginia Beach, Va./Green Run
HT: 6-4 WT: 235

Maassidiq Walton ILB Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes
HT: 6-3 WT: 250

Marshall
Laderrick Hammond S Louisville, Ga./Jefferson County
HT: 6-1 WT: 175

Rice
V.J. Banks CB Bryan, Texas/Bryan
HT: 6-1 WT: 174

Tulane
RaeJuan Marbley OLB Destrehan, La./Destrehan
HT: 5-11 WT: 222
Positional Rank: # 100 OLB
Stars: 3

UTSA
John Cole Neph WR Owasso, Okla./Owasso
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Positional Rank: # 151 WR
Stars: 3

Cameron Oliver TE-Y Owasso, Okla./Owasso
HT: 6-4 WT: 230

Mid-American Conference
Akron
Drew Phillips ATH Santa Clarita, Calif./College of the Canyons
HT: 6-0 WT: 184

Kent State
Shane Hynes K Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 5-9 WT: 145

Mountain West
Air Force

Hayden Owen OG Lindale, Ga./Pepperell
HT: 6-2 WT: 285

San Jose State
Ian Fieber QB-PP Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo
HT: 6-2 WT: 187
Positional Rank: # 30 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Sun Belt Conference
Louisiana-Lafayette
Jordan Davis QB-PP Spring, Texas/Klein Oak
HT: 6-6 WT: 163

Anthony Jones TE-Y New Orleans/Edna Karr
HT: 6-6 WT: 231
Positional Rank: #14 TE-Y
Stars: 3

South Alabama
Caleb Butler DE Enterprise, Ala./Enterprise
HT: 6-3 WT: 230

Weekly Commitment Roundup

July, 26, 2013
7/26/13
12:40
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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

Weekly Recruiting Roundup

July, 19, 2013
7/19/13
2:35
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American Athletic
Cincinnati
Kimoni Fritz DE Ringgold, Va./Dan River
HT: 6-3 WT: 225
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Brice McAllister RB Suffield, Conn./Suffield Academy
HT: 5-11 WT: 190
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Houston
Mason Denley DE Columbus, Texas/Columbus
HT: 6-5 WT: 255
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kaliq Kokuma RB League City, Texas/Clear Creek
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Position Rank: #58 RB
Stars: 3

South Florida
Juwuan Brown OLB Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson
HT: 6-2 WT: 210
Position Rank: #87 OLB
Stars: 3

UCF
Joey Connors DT Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison
HT: 6-4 WT: 270
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

ACC
Georgia Tech
Michael Preddy DE Charleston, S.C./Porter-Gaud
HT: 6-4 WT: 245
Position Rank: #66 DE
Stars: 3

North Carolina
M.J. Stewart ATH Arlington, Va./Yorktown
HT: 5-11 WT: 191
Position Rank: #67 ATH
Stars: 3

Ty Tomlin ILB Marietta, Ga./Marietta
HT: 6-0 WT: 220
Position Rank: #22 ILB
Stars: 3

Pittsburgh
Marcus Collins ATH Madison, Wis./La Follette
HT: 6-4 WT: 200
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Virginia Tech
Michael Santamaria K Athens, Ga./Athens Academy
HT: 5-10 WT: 165
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wake Forest
Thomas Dillon CB Houston, Texas/Kinkaid School
HT: 5-11 WT: 173
Position Rank: #61 CB
Stars: 3

Kalin McNeil OLB McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Senior
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Isaiah Robinson RB Charlotte, N.C./Independence
HT: 5-10 WT: 223
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Baylor
Jarell Broxton Gaithersburg, Md./Lackawanna College (JC)
HT: 6-5 WT: 328
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big Ten
Iowa
Terrence Harris DE Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 250
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Michigan State
Matt Morrissey S Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson
HT: 6-1 WT: 185
Position Rank: #81 S
Stars: 3

FBS Independents
Notre Dame
Corey Holmes WR Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas
HT: 6-2 WT: 176
Position Rank: #8 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#77)

Old Dominion
Christian Byrum S Virginia Beach, Va./Tallwood
HT: 6-0 WT: 195
Position Rank: #75 S
Stars: 3

Pac-12
Oregon
Royce Freeman RB Imperial, Calif./Imperial
HT: 6-0 WT: 227
Position Rank: #11 RB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#154)

Stanford
Harrison Phillips DE Omaha, Neb./Millard West
HT: 6-4 WT: 240
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Lane Veach DE Chandler, Ariz./Perry
HT: 6-5 WT: 220
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

UCLA
Austin Roberts WR Carmel, Ind./Carmel
HT: 6-2 WT: 217
Position Rank: #21 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#166)

Utah
Donovan Isom QB-PP Destrehan, La./Destrahan
HT: 6-4 WT: 245
Position Rank: #34 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Joe Tukuafu TE-Y Salt Lake City, Utah/East
HT: 6-4 WT: 235
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Arkansas
Kweishi Brown CB El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont College (JC)
HT: 6-0 WT: 185
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Christopher Murphy CB Marietta, Ga./Lassiter
HT: 5-10 WT: 177
Position Rank: #45 CB
Stars: 3

Auburn
Raashed Kennion DE Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast
HT: 6-6 WT: 225
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Stanton Truitt ATH Monroe, Ga./Monroe Area
HT: 5-10 WT: 182
Position Rank: #23 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#198)

Sean White QB-PP Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South
HT: 6-1 WT: 199
Position Rank: #16 QB-PP
Stars: 4

Georgia
Kendall Gant S Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson
HT: 6-3 WT: 184
Position Rank: #32 S
Stars: 3

Dyshon Sims OT Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes
HT: 6-4 WT: 265
Position Rank: #28 OT
Stars: 3

Shakenneth Williams WR Macon, Ga./Rutland
HT: 6-1 WT: 196
Position Rank: #45 WR
Stars: 4

Isaiah Wynn OG Saint Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood Senior
HT: 6-2 WT: 274
Position Rank: #5 OG
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#115)

LSU
Cameron Gamble K Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound
HT: 5-11 WT: 185
Position Rank: #12 K
Stars: 3

Brandon Harris QB-DT Bossier City, La./Parkway
HT: 6-2 WT: 186
Position Rank: #2 QB-DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#48)

Sione Palelei RB Gonzales, La./East Ascension
HT: 5-10 WT: 202
Position Rank: #57 RB
Stars: 3

South Carolina
Al Harris CB Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas
HT: 5-11 WT: 158
Position Rank: #72 CB
Stars: 3

Tennessee
Eric Lauderdale WR Fayetteville, Ga./Saddleback College (JC)
HT: 6-1 WT: 195
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cortez McDowell S Locust Grove, Ga./Locust Grove
HT: 6-1 WT: 200
Position Rank: #13 S
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#221)

Ray Raulerson OT Tampa, Fla./Plant Senior
HT: 6-5 WT: 271
Position Rank: #87 OT
Stars: 3

Vanderbilt
Brendan Brosnan OT Park Ridge, Ill./Maine Township South
HT: 6-5 WT: 250
Position Rank: #77 OT
Stars: 3

Bailey Grainer OT Galliano, La./South Lafourche
HT: 6-6 WT: 350
Position Rank: #29 OT
Stars: 3

Tre Herndon CB Ooltewah, Tenn./East Hamilton
HT: 6-0 WT: 173
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Trace McSorley ATH Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods
HT: 6-1 WT: 182
Position Rank: #57 ATH
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Florida International
Chett Levay TE-H Tampa, Fla./Sickles
HT: 6-2 WT: 195

Chris Miller OT Orlando, Fla./The First Academy
HT: 6-4 WT: 295

Rice
J.T. Ibe S Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield
HT: 5-11 WT: 167

Mid-American
Eastern Michigan
Ian Eriksen RB Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 5-10 WT: 185

Massachusetts
Frank Carter OG Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough
HT: 6-2 WT: 334

Miami (OH)
Kellen Snider OLB Fort White, Fla./Fort White
HT: 6-0 WT: 212

Northern Illinois
Max Scharping OT Green Bay, Wisc./Southwest
HT: 6-5 WT: 260

Ohio
Robbie Walker WR Washington, D.C./Gonzaga College
HT: 5-9 WT: 173

Western Michigan
Zach Novoselsky OT Lincolnshire, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson
HT: 6-5 WT: 260

Mountain West
Colorado State
Johnathan Lewis ATH La Porte, Texas/La Porte
HT: 6-0 WT:179

San Jose State
Thai Cottrell WR Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside
HT: 5-7 WT: 165

Sun Belt
Texas State
Stephan Johnson CB The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park
HT: 5-11 WT: 182

Western Kentucky
Keegan Karim CB Kennesaw, Ga./Harrison
HT: 6-0 WT: 182

 

Weekly commitment roundup

July, 12, 2013
7/12/13
10:18
AM ET
American Athletic
Cincinnati
Luke Callahan OT Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty
HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 271 pounds
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Connecticut
Arkeel Newsome RB Ansonia, Conn./Ansonia
HT: 5-8 WT: 180
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Temple
Dae'Juan Funderburk S Washington/Friendship Collegiate
HT: 6-1 WT: 187
Positional Rank: #40 S
Stars: 3

ACC
Boston College
Richard Wilson RB Beverly Hills, Calif./Detroit Country Day
HT: 5-10 WT: 221
Positional Rank: #72 RB
Stars: 3

Clemson
Justin Falcinelli OT Middletown, Md./Middletown
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Positional Rank: #25 OT
Stars: 3

Florida State
Treon Harris ATH Miami/Booker T. Washington
HT: 5-11 WT: 186
Positional Rank: #30 ATH
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#250)

Syracuse
KJ Williams WR Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty
HT: 6-2 WT: 190
Positional Rank: #76
Stars: 3

Virginia Tech
Colt Pettit OG Hamler, Ohio/Henry
HT: 6-4 WT: 250
Positional Rank: #22 OG
Stars: 3

Big 12
Oklahoma
Bobby Evans TE-Y Allen, Texas/Allen
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Class of 2015

Big Ten
Illinois
Julian Hylton ATH Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln Way North
HT: 6-0 WT: 180
Positional Rank: #85 ATH
Stars: 3

Indiana
J-Shun Harris WR Fishers, Ind./Fishers
HT: 5-8 WT: 162
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Mick Ellis K Allen, Texas/Lovejoy
HT: 5-10 WT: 182
Positional Rank: #23 K
Stars: 3

Nebraska
Larenzo Stewart RB Klein, Texas/Klein Oak
HT: 5-6 WT: 165
Positional Rank: #77
Stars: 3

Northwestern
Noah Westerfield OLB Frisco, Texas/Wakeland
HT: 6-3 WT: 215
Positional Rank: #65 OLB
Stars: 3

Purdue
Gelen Robinson DE St. John, Ind./Lake Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 231
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Wisconsin
D.J. Gillins QB-DT Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault
HT: 6-3 WT: 181
Positional Rank: #13 QB-DT
Stars: 4

Pac-12
Colorado
Evan White S Aurora, Colo./Cherokee
HT: 6-2 WT: 192
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Utah
Kyle Christiansen DT Hyrum, Utah/Mountain Crest
HT: 6-3 WT: 315
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Washington State
Tristan Vizcaino K La Verne, Calif./Damien
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Positional Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

SEC
Arkansas
Zach Rogers OG Carrollton, Texas/Hebron
HT: 6-2 WT: 297
Class of 2015

Auburn
Tyler Queen QB-PP Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb
HT: 6-2 WT: 237
Class of 2015

Kentucky
T.V. Williams WR McKinney, Texas/McKinney
HT: 5-8 WT: 148
Positional Rank: #75 WR
Stars: 3

Ole Miss
Rod Taylor OG Jackson, Miss./Callaway
HT: 6-3 WT: 323
Positional Rank: #2 OG
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#56)
Under Armour All-American

Vanderbilt
Michael Sawyers DT Nashville, Tenn./Ensworth
HT: 6-2 WT: 290
Positional Rank: #24 DT
Stars: 4

Independents
Army

Malik Crossdale RB Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Prep
HT: 5-11 WT: 190

New Mexico State
William Clement OLB Houston/Kinkaid
HT: 6-3 WT: 195

Notre Dame
Grant Blankenship DE The Colony, Texas/The Colony
HT: 6-5 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #37 DE
Stars: 3

Conference USA
Middle Tennessee
Robert Behanan OG Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield
HT: 6-4 WT: 281

Rice
Preston Gordon DT Frisco, Texas/Heritage
HT: 6-1 WT: 271

Southern Miss
Darian Yancey OLB Auburn, Ala./Auburn
HT: 6-1 WT: 213

UAB
Chris Hudson OT Ocala, Fla./West Port
HT: 6-5 WT: 277

Mid-American
Ball State

Damon Singleton OLB Wyandotte, Mich./Roosevelt
HT: 6-1 WT: 210

Quentin Turner CB Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove
HT: 5-9 WT: 171

Bowling Green
Ben Hale S Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles
HT: 6-1 WT: 190

Northern Illinois
Martayveus Carter RB East Chicago, Ill./Central
HT: 5-11 WT: 200

Mountain West
Fresno State
Tobenna Okeke S Missouri City, Texas/Elkins
HT: 6-2 WT: 194

San Jose State
Rueben Leasau OLB La Mesa, Calif./Helix
HT: 6-2 WT: 205

Sun Belt
South Alabama
Malcolm Buggs S Opelika, Ala./Opelika
HT: 5-9 WT: 192

Western Kentucky
Nick True TE-Y Ft. Thomas, Ky./Highlands
HT: 6-5 WT: 240

Weekly Commitment Roundup

June, 28, 2013
6/28/13
9:41
AM ET
ACC
Boston College
Gabriel McClary | WR | Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park
HT: 6-2 WT: 185
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Sam Schmal | OT | Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School
HT: 6-7 WT: 261
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ty Schwab | OLB | Merritt Island, Fla./Merritt Island
HT: 6-0 WT: 208
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tom Sweeney | TE-Y | Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco
HT: 6-5 WT: 225
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Maryland
Tyler Burke | ILB | Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville
HT: 6-4 WT: 240
Position Rank: #33 ILB
Stars: 3

Brett Kulka | DE | Edinboro, Pa./General McLane
HT: 6-4 WT: 230
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Brendan Moore | OT | Austin, Texas/Westwood
HT: 6-4 WT: 270
Position Rank: #59 OT
Stars: 3

Miami (Fla.)
Trayone Gray | ATH | Miami/Carol City
HT: 6-2 WT: 197
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Christopher Herndon | TE-Y | Norcross, Ga./Norcross
HT: 6-4 WT: 231
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Ryan Mayes | S | Miami/Miami Northwestern
HT: 6-1 WT: 183
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Darrion Owens | S | Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf
HT: 6-3 WT: 220
Position Rank: #31 S
Stars: 3

Malik Rosier | QB-PP | Mobile, Ala./Faith Academy
HT: 6-1 WT: 197
Position Rank: #38 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Michael Smith | OLB | Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern
HT: 6-2 WT: 210
Position Rank: #72 OLB
Stars: 3

Dennis Turner | WR | Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard
HT: 5-11 WT: 157
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Charles Perry | RB | Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach
HT: 6-1 WT: 203
Class of 2015

North Carolina
Josh Allen | G | Jacksonville, Fla./University Christian
HT: 6-2 WT: 285
Position Rank: #19 OG
Stars: 4

Malik Carney | OLB | Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams
HT: 6-2 WT: 208
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

North Carolina State
A.J. Cook | K | College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy
HT: 6-4 WT: 210
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Cole Cook | TE-Y | Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton
HT: 6-6 WT: 230
Position Rank: #17 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Deonte Holden Jr. | DE | Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic
HT: 6-4 WT: 213
Position Rank: #62 DE
Stars: 3

Justin Jones | DT | Austell, Ga./South Cobb
HT: 6-3 WT: 258
Position Rank: #35 DT
Stars: 4

Jaylen Samuels | ATH | Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek
HT: 6-0 WT: 220
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Marcelias Sutton | RB | Warsaw, N.C./James Kenan
HT: 5-8 WT: 171
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Maurice Trowell | WR | Durham, N.C./Southern Durham
HT: 5-11 WT: 173
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Pittsburgh
Brian O'Neill | TE-Y | Wilmington, Del./Salesianum
HT: 6-5 WT: 235
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Shane Roy Reading, Ohio/Reading Senior
HT: 6-4 WT: 225
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Syracuse
Parris Bennett | OLB | Detroit/Univ. Of Detroit Jesuit
HT: 6-0 WT: 205
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Rodney Williams | S | Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West
HT: 5-10 WT: 185
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Virginia
Evan Butts | TE-Y | Newtown Square, Pa./Episcopal Academy
HT: 6-4 WT: 225
Position Rank: #24 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Virginia Tech
Shawn Payne | ATH | Chesterfield, Va./Lloyd C. Bird
HT: 6-2 WT: 180
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyrell Smith | OT | Ramsey, N.J./Don Bosco
HT: 6-4 WT: 255
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Big 12
Iowa State
Tommy Mister | RB | Chicago/Saint Rita
HT: 6-0 WT: 196
Position Rank: #77 RB
Stars: 3

Reggan Northrup | S | Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast
HT: 6-1 WT: 190
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Kansas
Apa Visinia | G | Hillsboro, Mo./Grandview
HT: 6-3 WT: 396
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oklahoma
Jeffery Mead | WR | Tulsa, Okla./Tulsa Union
HT: 6-5 WT: 179
Position Rank: #50 WR
Stars: 4

Joshua Wariboko | G | Oklahoma City/Casady
HT: 6-2 WT: 310
Class of 2015

TCU
Frank Kee | G | Arlington, Texas/Tyler Junior College
HT: 6-4 WT: 345
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Nick Orr | S | DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto
HT: 5-10 WT: 166
Position Rank: #71 S
Stars: 3

Texas
Armanti Foreman | WR | Texas City, Texas/Texas City
HT: 5-11 WT: 175
Position Rank: #14 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#117)

D'Onta Foreman | RB | Texas City, Texas/Texas City
HT: 6-1 WT: 217
Position Rank: #68 RB
Stars: 3

Big East
Connecticut
Luke Carrezola | TE-Y | Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Louisville
Daniel Burns | OT | Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield Senior
HT: 6-7 WT: 318
Position Rank: #76 OT
Stars: 3

Zykiesis Cannon | S | Greenville, S.C./Carolina
HT: 5-11 WT: 181
Position Rank: #97 S
Stars: 3

Daniel Gresham | FB | Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal
HT: 5-10 WT: 236
Position Rank: #1 FB
Stars: 4
ESPN 300 (#288)

Rashawn Shaw | OLB | Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central
HT: 6-2 WT: 225
Position Rank: #74 OLB
Stars: 3

Rutgers
Adonis Jennings | WR | Erial, N.J./Timber Creek Regional
HT: 6-3 WT: 190
Position Rank: #16 WR
Stars: 4
ESPN 150 (#135)

Jacob Kraut | ILB | Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher
HT: 5-11 WT: 241
Position Rank: #41 ILB
Stars: 3

South Florida
Devin Abraham | CB | Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake
HT: 5-9 WT: 175
Position Rank: #67 CB
Stars: 3

Tajee Fullwood | ATH | Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech
HT: 6-1 WT: 189
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Temple
Anthony Davis | S | Monroeville, Pa./Gateway
HT: 6-0 WT: 175
Position Rank: #63 S
Stars: 3

William Updegrove | DE | Berwick, Pa./Berwick Senior
HT: 6-4 WT: 215
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Marquise Watts | TE-Y | Walforf, Md./North Point
HT: 6-4 WT: 233
Position Rank: #34 TE-Y
Stars: 3

Big Ten
Illinois
Malik Turner | WR | Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart-Griffin
HT: 6-1 WT: 195
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Iowa
Matt Nelson | DE | Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier
HT: 6-7 WT: 240
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jameer Outsey | OLB | Somerset, N.J./Franklin
HT: 6-3 WT: 225
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Keegan Render | G | Indianola, Iowa/Indianola
HT: 6-4 WT: 307
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Michigan
Andrew David | K | Massillon, Ohio/Washington
HT: 5-9 WT: 165
Class of 2015

Jon Runyan Jr. | OT | Philadelphia/St. Joseph's Prep
HT: 6-3 WT: 240
Class of 2015

Michigan State
David Beedle | DT | Clarkson, Mich./Clarkson
HT: 6-6 WT: 285
Position Rank: #71 DT
Stars: 3

Gerald Owens | FB | Westville, N.J./West Deptford
HT: 6-2 WT: 248
Position Rank: #2 FB
Stars: 4

Ohio State
Stephen Collier | QB-PP | Leesburg, Ga./Lee County
HT: 6-3 WT: 205
Position Rank: #41 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Jamarco Jones | OT | Chicago/De La Salle
HT: 6-4 WT: 300
Position Rank: #8 OT
Stars: 4
ESPN 150 (#66)

Terry McLaurin | WR | Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral
HT: 6-0 WT: 184
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Penn State
Troy Vincent Jr. | ATH | Baltimore, Md./Gilman School
HT: 5-9 WT: 189
Position Rank: #43 ATH
Stars: 4

Purdue
Denzel Ward | OT | Bradenton, Fla./IMG Academy
HT: 6-8 WT: 307
Position Rank: #55 OT
Stars: 3

Wisconsin
Taiwan Deal | RB | Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic
HT: 6-2 WT: 235
Position Rank: #67 RB
Stars: 3

Michael Deiter | OT | Genoa, Ohio/Genoa
HT: 6-6 WT: 300
Position Rank: #40 OT
Stars: 3

Austin Hudson | S | Tampa, Fla./Plant
HT: 6-2 WT: 186
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Pac-12
Arizona
Rodney Carr | ATH | Los Angeles/Salesian
HT: 6-0 WT: 190
Position Rank: #71 ATH
Stars: 3

Tony Ellison | ATH | Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay
HT: 5-11 WT: 162
Position Rank: #68 ATH
Stars: 3

Josh Pollack | K | Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park
HT: 5-11 WT: 175
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jace Whittaker | CB | Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside
HT: 5-11 WT: 156
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

California
Quentin Tartabull | S | Mission Hills, Calif./Bishop Alemany
HT: 5-11 WT: 186
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Oregon State
Marcus McMaryion | QB-PP | Dinuba, Calif./Dinuba
HT: 6-1 WT: 173
Position Rank: #57 QB-PP
Stars: 3

Tanner Sanders | QB-DT | Corvallis, Ore./Crescent Valley
HT: 6-4 WT: 199
Position Rank: #27 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Stanford
Alijah Holder | S | Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside
HT: 6-1 WT: 165
Position Rank: #46 S
Stars: 3

UCLA
Jordan Lasley | WR | Gardena, Calif./Junipero Serra
HT: 6-1 WT: 181
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

USC
Jordan Austin | OT | Claremont, Calif./Claremont
HT: 6-5 WT: 273
Position Rank: #101 OT
Stars: 3

Washington State
Kevin Griffin | CB | Concord, Calif./De La Salle
HT: 6-0 WT: 169
Position Rank: #44 CB
Stars: 3

SEC
Alabama
Dominick Jackson | OT | San Mateo, Calif./College of San Mateo
HT: 6-6 WT: 310
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Florida
Khairi Clark | DT | Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
HT: 6-2 WT: 325
Position Rank: #10 DT
Stars: 4
ESPN 150 (#147)

Georgia
Detric Dukes | OLB | Tucker, Ga./Tucker
HT: 6-1 WT: 225
Position Rank: #73 OLB
Stars: 3

LSU
Deondre Clark | DE | Oklahoma City/Douglass
HT: 6-3 WT: 238
Position Rank: #29 DE
Stars: 4

Mississippi State
Deshon Cooper | OLB | Decatur, Ga./Columbia
HT: 6-4 WT: 215
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jordan Harris | OT | Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
HT: 6-5 WT: 299
Position Rank: #92 OT
Stars: 3

Tyler Jones | OT | Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
HT: 6-3 WT: 287
Position Rank: #32 OT
Stars: 3

Missouri
Kenya Dennis | CB |Raymond, Miss./Hinds CC
HT: 5-11 WT: 195
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Zach Hudson | OT | Tampa, Fla./Sickles
HT: 6-5 WT: 285
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

South Carolina
Wesley Green | CB | Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King
HT: 5-11 WT: 162
Position Rank: #14 CB
Stars: 4
ESPN 150 (#113)

Darin Smalls | S | Summerville, S.C./Summerville
HT: 5-11 WT: 205
Position Rank: #24 S
Stars: 3

Jhaustin Thomas | DE | Decatur, Ga./Trinity Valley CC
HT: 6-6 WT: 275
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tennessee
Jerome Dews | OLB | Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac
HT: 6-3 WT: 197
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Vanderbilt
Chance Sorrell | TE-Y | Middletown, Ohio/Middletown
HT: 6-5 WT: 245
Position Rank: #36 TE-Y
Stars: 3


Independents
Army
Jarvis Polu | DT | Henderson, Nev./Liberty
HT: 6-3 WT: 260

Brigham Young
Teancum Fuga | DT | Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison
HT: 6-1 WT: 310

Sione Takitaki | ILB | Romoland, Calif./Heritage
HT: 6-2 WT: 235

Navy
Matt Stewart | OLB | Mason, Ohio/Mason
HT: 6-0 WT: 194

Dylan Roney | DE | Detroit/Catholic Central
HT: 6-3 WT: 215

Notre Dame
Jonathan Bonner | DE | Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central
HT: 6-4 WT: 249
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Tyler Newsome | K | Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton
HT: 6-2 WT: 175
Position Rank: N/A
Stars: Evaluation Pending

Jerry Tillery | OT | Shreveport, La./Evangel Christian Academy
HT: 6-7 WT: 312
Class of 2015

Conference USA
Marshall
Keion Davis | RB | Fairburn, Ga./Langston Hughes
HT: 6-0 WT: 182

Jar'Ree Tolbert | DT | Miami Springs, Fla./Miami Springs
HT: 6-0 WT: 252

Memphis
Clay Holgorsen | QB-PP | Katy, Texas/Taylor
HT: 6-1 WT: 183

Rice
James Mayden | WR | Sachse, Texas/Sachse
HT: 6-1 WT: 167

Lance Wright | WR | North Pole, AK / North Pole
HT: 6-2 WT: 190

Southern Methodist
Michael Epley | DE | Leander, Texas/Leander
HT: 6-3 WT: 246

Anthony Rhone | OLB | Texarkana, Texas/Texas
HT: 6-0 WT: 205

Southern Miss
Cornell Armstrong | CB | Bassfield, Miss./Bassfield
HT: 5-11 WT: 170

Xavier Marion | CB | Ridgeland, Miss./Ridgeland
HT: 5-11 WT: 184

Tulane
Braynon Edwards | DT | Miami/Gulliver Prep
HT: 6-2 WT: 340

UCF
Luke Palmer | G | Wauchula, Fla./Hardee County
HT: 6-4 WT: 279

Mid-American
Akron
Bernard Willingham | CB | Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central
HT: 5-9 WT: 160

Kyron Brown | CB | Boynton Beach, Fla./Boynton Beach
HT: 5-11 WT: 165

Kent State
Marcus Elliott II | S | Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer
HT: 6-0 WT: 191

Ohio
Jake Pruehs | G | Lakewood, Ohio/Saint Edward
HT: 6-2 WT: 265

Toledo
Alex Pfeiffer | OT | Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson
HT: 6-5 WT: 245

Cody Thompson | WR | Huron, Ohio/Huron
HT: 6-2 WT: 182

Western Michigan
Asantay Brown | ATH | North Shores, Mich./Mona Shores
HT: 6-0 WT: 180

Timothy Cason II | S | Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
HT: 6-0 WT: 179

Mountain West
Air Force
Nasiir Edwards | S | Lithonia, Ga./Arabia Mountain
HT: 5-8 WT: 190

Matt Lawler | TE-Y | Ramona, Calif./Ramona
HT: 6-5 WT: 220

Boise State
Shay Fields Jr. | WR | Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco
HT: 5-11 WT: 160

Sean Modster | WR | Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano Valley
HT: 6-2 WT: 187

Colorado State
Coleman Key | QB-PP | Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow
HT: 6-4 WT: 199

Hawaii
Ka'au Gifford | DT | Honolulu/Kamehameha
HT: 6-3 WT: 250

Micah Kapoi | G | Kapolei, Hawaii/Kapolei
HT: 6-3 WT: 285

Dakota Torres | OLB | Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou
HT: 6-1 WT: 230

Nevada
Andrew Celis | ATH | Kentfield, Calif./Marin Catholic
HT: 5-11 WT: 167

San Diego State
Mikah Holder | WR | Oceanside, Calif./Oceanside
HT: 6-1 WT: 158

Sun Belt
FIU

Mike Boone | ATH | Glen St. Mary, Fla./Baker County
HT: 5-9 WT: 175

Mark Bruno | CB | Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan
HT: 5-10 WT: 170

Tyree Johnson | CB | Miami/Carol City
HT: 5-8 WT: 165

Louisiana-Lafayette
Gabe Fuselier | WR | New Iberia, La./Catholic
HT: 5-10 WT: 175

South Alabama
Maurice Fluellen | CB | Dothan, Ala./Northview
HT: 5-11 WT: 175

Shaquille Jones | WR | Palm Bay, Fla./Heritage
HT: 6-1 WT: 170

Jeremy Reaves | CB |Pensacola, Fla./Catholic
HT: 5-11 WT: 175

Western Kentucky
Ryan Duvall | DE | Owensboro, Ky./Apollo
HT: 6-4 WT: 220

DeAndre Farris | RB | Shelbyville, Ky./Martha Layne Collins
HT: 5-9 WT: 171

Derik Overstreet | DE | Paducah, Ky./Paducah Tilghman
HT: 6-1 WT: 236

WAC
Louisiana Tech
Shane Carpenter | OT | Walker, La./Walker
HT: 6-6 WT: 275

Texas State
Kanon Mackey | G | Silsbee, Texas/Silsbee
HT: 6-3 WT: 270
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Rice had everything that defensive tackle Andrew Morris (Mesquite, Texas/Horn) wanted, which was why he committed in March. But so did Baylor.

When the Bears recently offered, Morris found himself weighing the options of playing for a respected Big 12 team versus being a standout for an up-and-coming program. Morris decided the Big 12 was for him, and on Monday, the 6-foot-2, 295-pound lineman switched his commitment to Baylor.

Some might think choosing a Big 12 school over a non-BCS program would be an easy decision. For offensive tackle Justin Murphy (Belton, Texas/Belton), it was one of the toughest decisions he’s ever had to make.


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LB Matthew Adams says yes to Houston

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The Cougars have secured a commitment from 2014 linebacker Matthew Adams (Missouri City, Texas/Hightower), multiple sources report.

Air Force, Boise State, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, Southern Methodist, Texas Southern, Texas State and Tulsa also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot, 203-pound defender.

Adams does not have any BCS offers at this time, but several programs including Iowa State, LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and Utah expressed interest.

He posted an electronically timed 4.91 40-yard dash, 4.32 20-yard shuttle, 33.4-inch vertical, 38-foot, power throw and 90.18 SPARQ this spring at a Nike combine.

The Cougars have picked up six of their eight verbals in June.
HOUSTON — Trey Roberts hasn't had too many opportunities to play cornerback, his future position at Oklahoma State.

That's because the 2014 athlete from Houston Eisenhower plays quarterback for the Eagles. But on Saturday, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect, who committed to the Cowboys on Wednesday, got a chance to perform defensive back drills with his future position coach, cornerbacks coach Van Malone, during the Mary Hardin-Baylor/Oklahoma State satellite camp at Cypress Ridge High School.


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HOUSTON -- The first in-person impression Baylor made on 2014 offensive tackle Blake Blackmar (Houston/Clear Lake) was a significant one.

It was Nov. 17, 2012 when Blackmar attended the Bears' 52-24 upset of then-No. 1 Kansas State.

This spring, the Bears were also the first program to offer Blackmar, and on Saturday it paid dividends when he committed to the green and gold.

The 6-foot-6, 328-pound prospect picked the Bears over Kansas State and Texas Tech and delivered the news personally to the Baylor staff when he attended their camp on Saturday at Cypress Falls High School.


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Kansas lands local talent Dineen

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Joe Dineen (Lawrence, Kan./Free State), a high school quarterback expected to play safety in college, has pledged to sign with his hometown Jayhawks, multiple sources report.

Rice also offered the 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect. Arkansas, Iowa State, Nebraska and Oklahoma State expressed interest.

Kansas now has three verbals for 2014, including ESPN 150 linebacker Kyron Watson (East St. Louis, Ill./East St. Louis) and four-star running back Traevohn Wrench (Gardner, Kan./Edgerton).

Auburn grabs second TE for 2014

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Tight end-H Jakell Mitchell (Opelika, Ala./Opelika) committed Saturday to play for the Tigers, multiple sources report. He joins TE-Y Chris Laye (Suwanee, Ga./Lambert), who announced for Auburn last month. Mitchell is AU's first verbal from this year's Big Cat Weekend.

"He had a plan going into this weekend that he was going to commit," Opelika coach Brian Blackmon told AL.com. "He felt strongly that Auburn was the right place for him. He had done a lot of research with his dad and visited a lot of universities this spring. At the end of the day, he just felt the most comfortable at Auburn."

Alabama, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Rice, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 213-pound prospect, who will be part of RecruitingNation's next rankings update.

ESPN's Scouts consider Mitchell to be "versatile and tough. A true TE-H who needs to add size but is a bit underrated in this TE class."

Mitchell registered a 4.43 20-yard shuttle, 27.6-inch vertical and 31-foot power throw last month at a Nike event.

He is Auburn's eighth pledge for 2014. The Tigers currently are ranked 20th in RecruitingNation's Class Rankings.

2014 OT Schlottmann getting interest 

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Brenham (Texas) High School doesn't conduct a traditional spring football practice, but like many of their fellow Lone Star State schools, the Cubs still make sure to get plenty of offseason work in.

That has helped players such as 2014 offensive tackle Austin Schlottmann, who has seen several college coaches walk through the doors of Brenham since the evaluation period began last month.


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With three solid pickups in the month of May, Northwestern has been hot with its recruiting. The Wildcats are hoping to add to his class with rising cornerback Verkedric Vaughns (Mesquite, Texas/Poteet).

Hearing Vaughns tell it, however, a decision isn’t even close -- no matter how difficult it is for him to think about recruiting.


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