NCF On The Trail: memphis football

Early efforts pay off for Memphis

July, 3, 2013
Class of 2014 offensive lineman Chase Johnson (Olive Branch, Miss./Olive Branch) has committed to sign with Memphis.

Johnson announced his decision, which has been confirmed by multiple reports, on Twitter:


His other offer was from UAB. Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss showed interest.

"The real reason is that [Memphis] was the first school to start recruiting me," Johnson told the Clarion Ledger. "They've been in contact with me since halfway through my junior season. They've been the school that has been recruiting me the hardest."

Memphis has three verbals.

Memphis gains snapper Trevor Morgan 

August, 23, 2012
Memphis has added to its special teams mix with the commitment of long snapper Trevor Morgan (Fayetteville, Ga./Whitewater), reports.

Morgan, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect, was also recruited by Auburn and Clemson, according to multiple sources.

He is the sixth long snapper committed for the Class of 2013.

The Tigers now have received 10 verbals for the recruiting cycle.

Three-star QB commits to Memphis 

June, 23, 2012
Three-star quarterback Brayden Scott (Tahlequah, Okla./Sequoyah) had planned to take a handful of visits later this summer to find the right place for his talents.

On Saturday, he changed his mind. He’d already found what he was looking for.
Scott committed to Memphis on Saturday afternoon, his father, Brent, confirmed to RecruitingNation.

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It has truly been a 180-degree turn for Yuma (Ariz.) Arizona Western tight end Emmanuel Bibbs. A former Iowa Hawkeyes commit and academic casualty out of high school, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior college athlete will now give it a go as an Iowa State Cyclone in good academic standing.

"They talked to me four or five days ago and finally offered me," Bibbs said of Iowa State. "I went out for a visit [on Tuesday] to look around and it was amazing. I enjoyed every bit of what Iowa State had to offer to be a student there. And it is a great opportunity to play football. I felt welcomed and at home there."

Bibbs said everything felt good enough to make an immediate commitment, which necessitated a call home. Originally from Chicago, Bibbs knew the idea of coming back closer to his family would be welcomed news.

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