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Title: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2012, 12:06:37 pm
Florida defensive tackle commit announced he is now a soft verbal and unsure about his decision. (http://recruiting.blogs.gatorsports.com/12703/dt-brantley-now-a-soft-verbal-to-uf-will-take-visits/)
 
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“I feel like I made the right choice, I just did it in the wrong way,” said Brantley, the nation’s No. 2 DT on ESPN. “I rushed my commitment and I didn’t really take my time.”

Florida remains the leader for Brantley and is recruiting him harder than any other school, but he has doubts about the depth chart that he wants to address with UF defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and defensive line coach Bryant Young.

“The depth chart is my main concern,” Brantley said. “I just need to see what the roster looks like in the fall and get some questions answered by coach Quinn and coach Young. I want to make sure I can get early playing time because I don’t want to sit on the bench my freshman year.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2012, 12:11:52 pm
264-lb DT Antar Thompson gave a verbal commitment to Missouri. Maplewood Coach Brandon Gregory said Thompson could play either end or tackle at MU, but if [when] he’s already pushing 300, his future home is more than likely on the interior.

"He’s a quiet kid, but he’s a little intimidating because he’s the biggest kid around,” said Gregory, who compared Thompson’s shy demeanor to that of NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, of “The Blind Side” fame. (http://www.columbiatribune.com/weblogs/behind-the-stripes/2012/may/07/are-tigers-getting-a-ready-made-d-tackle/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2012, 12:19:23 pm
Jackson DT Jay Woods told Rivals he just picked up his 26th offer including at least eight SEC schools.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2012, 02:36:48 pm
"Auburn already has commitments from two of their top three defensive line targets in Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Dee Liner..."

The Tigers' third major target, Dooly County, Georgia defensive tackle Montravius Adams, remains uncommitted, but Chizik and his staff have positioned themselves well for the elite and powerful lineman. Adams has visited Auburn previously and is likely to return for Auburn's upcoming "Big Cat" recruiting weekend later this month.

If Auburn is able to land a commitment from Adams, the Tigers may call it a day for defensive line recruiting, according to Hokanson. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/auburn_off_to_fast_start_recru.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2012, 02:48:47 pm
The defensive line will once again be a focal point for the Tide staff in the 2013 recruiting cycle, and Alabama is still waiting to land its first defensive line commitment for the 2013 class...

The Crimson Tide may be on the outside looking in for Montravius Adams, a Vienna, Georgia defensive tackle.

Crimson Tide missed out on Muscle Shoals star Dee Liner, who committed early to Auburn. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/defensive_line_tops_alabamas_2.html)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2012, 08:22:31 pm
6-4, 285 Pensacola defensive tackle Darius Paige pledged to play for the Crimson Tide. Paige is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/tide_lands_commitment_from_pen.html)

Paige chose Alabama over offers from UConn, Louisville, and of course, Kentucky.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2012, 09:10:54 am
6-1, 330 East defensive tackle Herbert Moore is the 10th verbal commit in Ole Miss’ class of 2013.  The 3-star gets Ole Miss recruiting back into Memphis where Coach Freeze made a name for himself. (http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2012/05/20/ole-miss-adds-10th-commit/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2012, 11:13:44 am
Keith Niebuhr was just told 4-star DT Rod Crayton can do like 20 reps of 325 lbs on the bench. That can't be right, can it? Good grief (http://twitter.com/KeithRIVALS/status/205089667551477760)
 
Rod from Dadeville is reported to have offers from Arkansas, LSU, Miss. St., Ole Miss, Tennessee, and of course, Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2012, 08:39:40 am
One gets away. Darius Commissiong, a 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive tackle from Forestville, Md., gave a verbal to Georgia Tech. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/05/23/maryland-dt-commits-to-georgia-tech/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2012, 08:53:23 am
Keith Niebuhr was just told 4-star DT Rod Crayton can do like 20 reps of 325 lbs on the bench. That can't be right, can it? Good grief (http://twitter.com/KeithRIVALS/status/205089667551477760)
 
Rod from Dadeville is reported to have offers from Arkansas, LSU, Miss. St., Ole Miss, Tennessee, and of course, Vandy.


Rod Crayton benching with 150-pound dumbbells in each hand with spotter
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2012, 08:42:03 am
4-star DT Michael Hill of Pendleton (S.C.) hopes to visit #Alabama #LSU & #Florida the week of June 16. Goes to #OhioState previous week

-- Keith Neibuhr
 (https://twitter.com/KeithRIVALS/status/205768369717248000)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2012, 11:23:43 am
A '12 UGa signee, 6-4, 325 Thomson DT John Atkins said he is only “one point away” from a qualifying ACT score.

“I’m not at UGA yet; I’m a little disappointed but I know there’s a plan for everything,” Atkins said. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/06/04/uga-football-signee-forced-to-delay-enrollment/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting)
 
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Atkins said he has already talked with UGA’s coaches about attending one of three junior colleges, including Georgia Military.  Otherwise he expects to report on July 9.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2012, 08:41:19 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@KeithRIVALS
#OleMiss DT commit Marquel Combs on Facebook: "Just got off the phone with Texas, Michigan,TCu,Smu,Osu,and Oregon !!!"
 (http://twitter.com/KeithRIVALS/status/210938019434332160)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Aston Martin 8 dude on June 08, 2012, 01:16:18 pm
"Auburn already has commitments from two of their top three defensive line targets in Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Dee Liner..."

The Tigers' third major target, Dooly County, Georgia defensive tackle Montravius Adams, remains uncommitted, but Chizik and his staff have positioned themselves well for the elite and powerful lineman. Adams has visited Auburn previously and is likely to return for Auburn's upcoming "Big Cat" recruiting weekend later this month.

If Auburn is able to land a commitment from Adams, the Tigers may call it a day for defensive line recruiting, according to Hokanson. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/auburn_off_to_fast_start_recru.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
The only thing Adams is waiting for is the $180K matching offer given the other two Dline commits. Unfortunately they don't tend to get quite the size "bonuses" that QBs, WRs, and RBs do down on the Plains.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2012, 03:09:59 pm
Jackson DT Jay Woods has named six SEC schools in his final 11: Missouri, UGa, Kentucky, Vandy, South Carolina and A&M. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/06/12/jay-woods-georgia-tech-and-uga-make-top-11/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2012, 03:12:09 pm
Vienna DT Montravious Adams lists Auburn, Florida, Bama, and UGa among his the schools in which he is interested. (http://www.mrsec.com/2012/06/four-sec-schools-in-mix-for-montravious-adams/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2012, 08:38:23 pm
6-2, 315, Hutchinson Community College defensive tackle Ben Bradley pledged to Volunteers... Likely a nose tackle in UT's new 3-4 defensive scheme, he had scholarship offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Texas A&M and West Virginia, among others. He signed with West Virginia as a three-star prospect in 2010 out of Georgia's Norcross High School... (http://timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jun/16/juco-defensive-tackle-commits-to-vols/?Sports-College08Football)

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The Vols have signed four junior college defensive linemen since Derek Dooley became coach in January 2010: McCullers and end Darrington Sentimore in 2012, Couch in 2011 and John Brown, who failed to qualify academically, in 2010.

"We're not going to build this program on junior college players, and that's not a knock on junior college players," Dooley said on signing day in February. "What we will do is every year try to sign a few to address a need. ... We're going to have it every year on the defensive line."

Bradley isn't the only Hutchinson defensive tackle the Vols hope to land. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Toby Johnson is another UT target and has offers from Arkansas, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Southern Cal, Georgia, Missouri, Ole Miss and Oklahoma, among others.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2012, 09:27:16 am
Defensive tackle Jashon Robertson, a 2014 prospect from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., needed little time to make a decision when he received a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt coach James Franklin on Tuesday.
 (http://www.mrsec.com/2012/06/vandys-recruiting-momentum-swings-to-2014/?tw_p=twt)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2012, 01:49:58 pm
6-1, 330 East defensive tackle Herbert Moore is the 10th verbal commit in Ole Miss’ class of 2013.  The 3-star gets Ole Miss recruiting back into Memphis where Coach Freeze made a name for himself. (http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2012/05/20/ole-miss-adds-10th-commit/)

Moore attended camp at Mississippi State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2012, 11:58:48 am
Jackson DT Jay Woods told Rivals he just picked up his 26th offer including at least eight SEC schools.

Woods is reported to be visiting Clemson.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2012, 01:45:58 pm
A '12 UGa signee, 6-4, 325 Thomson DT John Atkins said he is only “one point away” from a qualifying ACT score.

“I’m not at UGA yet; I’m a little disappointed but I know there’s a plan for everything,” Atkins said. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/06/04/uga-football-signee-forced-to-delay-enrollment/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting)
 

The eligibility of Georgia defensive lineman signee John Atkins is in doubt after conflicting media reports surfaced on Wednesday.

DawgNation reported that Atkins, from Thomson High, had missed the ACT qualification score by two points and will not enroll this fall. However, ugasports.com reported that Atkins qualified and is awaiting confirmation from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Atkins could not be reached, and a phone message with Atkins’ high school coach, Milan Turner, was not immediately returned Wednesday. (http://dogbytesonline.com/uga-signee-atkins-eligibility-in-question-59123/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2012, 12:02:18 pm
Four-star defensive tackle Dante Phillips has been denied admission to the University of Florida, according to his stepfather, Damon Wilson.

“We were kind of blindsided,” Wilson said Monday. “He did everything he needed to do to be cleared by the (NCAA) Clearing House, but now he's been told he doesn't have a scholarship to Florida.

“He's been cleared by the NCAA. He's academically eligible. But the admissions office says he can't enroll at Florida. If he can't get in there, we have to look at other places. He's got some offers out there. He's totally qualified (academically).”
 (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20120702/ARTICLES/120709965/1153?Title=Top-signee-denied-admission-by-UF)
 
Phillips reportedly had offers from Miami, Bama, Auburn, Tennessee, and Kentucky among others.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2012, 11:42:13 am
Dante Phillips will be eligible to play in 2012 for Tennessee as he never enrolled at Florida. He may be able to play any of the down line positions in Sal Sunseri's 3-4.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2012, 02:26:27 pm
Jackson DT Jay Woods' final six are Clemson, Vanderbilt, Missouri, UGa, GaTech and Kentucky.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2012, 06:03:29 pm
6-4, 285, Placer (Calif.) DL Eddie Vanderdoes is one of only three uncommitted members in the top 10 of the Sporting News Top 125.

Many pundits say the difference between the football played in the SEC and the rest of the country is the talent on the defensive line. That’s Vanderdoes’ position—he could play defensive end or defensive tackle interchangeably with his 6-4, 285-pound frame.
 (http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-07-10/sn125-prospect-eddie-vanderdoes-nikes-the-opening-gets-sampling-of-souths-intens?tw_p=twt)
 
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“It’s almost like a culture change being around the southern guys,” Vanderdoes told Sporting News at the camp. “If you compare them to the California and West Coast guys, they just take it a lot more personally. They’re more physical. When they’re going against you in drills, it just seems like they have a bigger purpose—that they’re representing everything that backs them up back home.”

Vanderdoes also has drawn scholarship offers from these SEC schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2012, 12:05:33 pm
Scott Pagano, rated as one of the top players in Hawaii, announced his commitment to Clemson on Tuesday after returning from a week-long tour of his four finalists - LSU, Alabama, Florida and, finally, Clemson. (http://www.orangeandwhite.com/news/2012/jul/24/four-star-defensive-tackle-scott-pagano-commits-ti/?partner=RSS)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2012, 10:34:16 am
Barrett Sallee:

Rob Zimmerman, a 6'3", 320-pound defensive tackle from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College committed to the Aggies on Wednesday, and will join the team for the 2013 season.

Zimmerman told ESPN.com's (Insider) Damon Sayles that Texas A&M being a part of the SEC was a big part of his decision.

“It’s the SEC," Zimmerman said. "It’s the best football.”
 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1273283-texas-am-football-latest-commitment-further-proves-the-draw-of-the-sec)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2012, 10:04:24 am
When he started playing football at age seven, Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly Co.) was bigger and faster than his peers, so he was used at running back...

The Tigers' biggest competition could come from the Tigers to the east in Clemson. With Dabo Swinney and his staff offering first, Clemson has built up a strong relationship with Adams. The commitments this summer of No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) and ESPN 300 defensive tackle Scott Pagano (Honolulu/Moanalua) have Clemson in place to possibly bring in the best defensive line in the country during the 2013 recruiting cycle. Adams is contemplating joining that group.

"I thought Nkemdiche would go to Clemson," Adams said. "It really does not affect me that he is there, but I really would not mind playing with him because he is a great player."

But don't count out the in-state program just yet.

"Georgia definitely has a shot," Adams said. "I love Georgia, all of the coaches and all of the players. I know a lot of the players in Georgia committed there like Brandon Kublanow (Marietta, Ga./Walton), Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) and Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek), so I already have good relationships with them and it just reminds me that I like how the program is family-based. I spoke to Scott Lakatos a few days ago, and he really wants me to get my mom up to Athens to stay for a couple of days."

The plan for Adams is to keep his options open until after his football season, where he would then name a top six. He plans to take his official visits during and after his senior season. LSU, Oregon and USC are the only three he knows of for sure, because they are places he would not be able to visit on his own. A signing-day decision is expected. (http://espn.go.com/colleges/georgia/football/recruiting/story/_/id/8206140/montravius-adams-counts-georgia-bulldogs-top-offers)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2012, 01:07:13 pm
One that got away; a 2011 article (http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/03/31/college-football-welcomes-former-sumo-wrestling-star/)
 
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Once a prospering sumo wrestler, Soslan Gagloev dreams of one day playing in the NFL. However, his experience on the field only began recently and a workout with Mike Singletary proved he wasn’t ready.

A prodigy in Japan’s celebrated sport, at the age of 19 the Russian was rising in the country’s premier sumo division.

But a 2008 arrest for marijuana possession and his allegations of match-fixing weeks later eventually got him a lifetime ban and led to him leaving his adopted home of six years.

The now 6-4, 308 DT is on the roster for South Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2012, 09:32:01 am
Way Too Early look at some of the Top 40 DT prospects in '13 with SEC verbals:
 
 8  Caleb Brantley    Crescent City  Florida

10  Isaiah Golden     Carthage        A&M

13 Kerrick Huggins   Skyline          A&M

17 Hardreck Walker  Westfield       A&M

18 Tevin Lawson      Denham Springs  LSU

23 DeAndre Johnson Northgate       UGa

29 Antar Thompson  Richmond Heights  MU

38 Darius Paige       Washington     Bama

40 Jacob Hyde        Clay County     UK


Pensacola Washington's Paige is the only DT on this list that has committed to an out-of-state school.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2012, 10:54:07 am
The battle is on for 6-4, 3 bills, Hutchinson CC DT Toby Johnson, a top rated juco DT.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2012, 08:27:17 am
Way Too Early look at some of the Top 40 DT prospects in '13 with SEC verbals:
 
 8  Caleb Brantley    Crescent City  Florida

10  Isaiah Golden     Carthage        A&M

13 Kerrick Huggins   Skyline          A&M

17 Hardreck Walker  Westfield       A&M

18 Tevin Lawson      Denham Springs  LSU

23 DeAndre Johnson Northgate       UGa

29 Antar Thompson  Richmond Heights  MU

38 Darius Paige       Washington     Bama

40 Jacob Hyde        Clay County     UK


Pensacola Washington's Paige is the only DT on this list that has committed to an out-of-state school.


Update: Appears Paige is transferring to Foley High School upon certification that he has made a "bona fide move" from Pensacola Washington.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2012, 11:00:30 am
Newnan Northgate DT and UGa commit DeAndre Johnson said the rumors that he will miss his senior season with a wrist injury are not true. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/08/insider-uga-recruit-battles-back-from-injury/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2012, 09:11:13 am
Update: Appears Paige is transferring to Foley High School upon certification that he has made a "bona fide move" from Pensacola Washington.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/09/alabama-accused-of-encouraging-recruit-to-transfer-high-schools/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2012, 03:44:36 pm
Gaffney DT Jaylen Miller is reported to now have offers from Florida, LSU, and Kentucky.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2012, 03:53:22 pm
Tennessee verbal Daniel McCullers is most likely the largest DT recruit scheduled to head to the SEC this season.

He is playing Juco this season and is listed at 6-6, 377. (http://network.yardbarker.com/all_sports/article_external/tennessees_daniel_mccullers_is_a_very_large_man/11446744)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2012, 11:54:55 am
One of the nation’s top football college prospects has narrowed down to UGA and South Carolina.

Kelsey Griffin, a 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive lineman from Mill Creek High School, has the two SEC East schools as his leaders. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 overall defensive tackle by 247sports
 (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/14/one-of-nations-top-defensive-linemen-narrows-down-to-uga-and-south-carolina/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2012, 07:28:18 am
Jackson’s Jay Woods will announce between five schools around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The finalists are UGA, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Missouri and Kentucky. There’s a lot of hometown pressure on Woods to pick the Bulldogs, with Athens only 19 miles away. “Yes sir, being from Georgia, and people seeing Georgia on my list, a lot of people around here want to see me go to Georgia,” Woods said. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/15/insider-longtime-uga-commit-tray-matthews-will-take-all-five-visits/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2012, 02:51:20 pm
4-star DT Greg Gilmore of South View (NC) says #LSU still leads. #Gators in No. 2 spot it sounds like.

Keith Niebuhr 247 (http://twitter.com/Niebuhr247/status/235817718253748226)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2012, 07:32:07 pm
Jackson’s Jay Woods will announce between five schools around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The finalists are UGA, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Missouri and Kentucky. There’s a lot of hometown pressure on Woods to pick the Bulldogs, with Athens only 19 miles away. “Yes sir, being from Georgia, and people seeing Georgia on my list, a lot of people around here want to see me go to Georgia,” Woods said. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/15/insider-longtime-uga-commit-tray-matthews-will-take-all-five-visits/)

Woods chose Vandy.

Described as huge get for James Franklin.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: iluvmyslute89 on August 17, 2012, 07:44:46 am
wow. appears franklin and dooley doin work.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2012, 08:59:19 am
If you name your kid Dee Liner you've set him up for a career ... (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/19564748/5-star-auburn-commit-dee-liner-arrested-charged-in-separate-incidents-in-10-days)
 
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The early headliner of Auburn's 2013 recruiting class, Muscle Shoals, Ala., defensive tackle Dee Liner, has reportedly been arrested for criminal trespassing – his second offense in less than two weeks.

in Huntsville, Liner (not to be confused with early nineties house/dance group Deee-Lite) was arrested around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning after being spotted jumping a fence at a public pool along with several other people. The initial charge, burglary, was quickly reduced to criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor; no court date has been set. The threat of a felony count having been narrowly avoided, Auburn fans will now take solace in the image of a 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman hopping a fence as more proof of his freakish athleticism.

A previous (and previously unreported) incident may prove more serious. On July 1, Liner was arrested following an altercation with a female officer who had pulled over his mother in Muscle Shoals. According to a police report, Liner pulled up in a second car during the traffic stop and began "screaming, cursing and throwing objects" at the officer, allegedly yelling "Let my f------ mother go. You're not going to tell me what to do." He's set to appear on Aug. 23 on two misdemeanor charges from that incident, for disorderly conduct and obstructing government operations.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2012, 11:54:57 am
Among the schools that haven't offered, 4-star DT Greg Gilmore says #Mizzou could be next.

Keith Niebuhr (working) 247 (http://twitter.com/Niebuhr247/status/237943063446683650)

6'4" 275 from Hope Mills, Gilmore has offers from at least seven other SEC schools and is also listed as a SDE.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2012, 01:21:34 pm
A-Lister Rod from Dadeville had life changed by a horticultural incident (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/08/a-list_no_11_rod_crayton_a_dom_1.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
 
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"My dad's mom was cutting grass and I was out there trying to help," he said, openly. "The lawnmower hit me and I fell down and it fell on top of me. The grass got inside [my skin.] It happened so fast."

Crayton lost part of his foot in the accident, and now wears a brace for support when he plays football and walks around. He said it has not affected his career on the gridiron or the recruiting process.

Crayton is the only player on The A-List who has yet to commit to a college team, but the 17-year-old is in no rush. He has 21 offers from Football Bowl Subdivision schools, and listed LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Arkansas as his top four.

"I have a good relationship with the defensive line coaches at all those schools," he said. "In college I want to have a good relationship with my coaches. That's important to me."

Given his current situation, that's not surprising. Crayton has a special bond with his current defensive line coach at Dadeville, Matt Harrison.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2012, 04:32:48 pm
Jay Ellison has Georgia Tech among his four finalists, along with Auburn, South Carolina and Ole Miss.

The 6-2, 295-pound defensive lineman is from Harris County High. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/08/29/jay-ellison-georgia-tech-in-final-four-for-4-star-dt/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2012, 04:21:37 pm
"I didn't know UGA Defensive Coordinator Todd Gratham was at my game until now Wowwww #nice"

Vandy commit Jay Woods last night.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2012, 09:58:12 am
Marquel Combs, a defensive tackle at Pierce College of Woodland Hills, Calif., de-committed from Ole Miss on Thursday because of an SEC rule that would have forced him to spend another semester at the two-year school. (http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120907/SPORTS030103/209070323/Ole-Miss-commit-SEC-rule-will-lead-him-elsewhere?nclick_check=1)
 
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He will now focus on playing for a Big 12, Big Ten, or Pac 12 school. The reason that he could be eligible to play in those conferences and not Ole Miss is because the SEC has additional requirements for Juco transfers who did not meet the NCAA's initial academic eligibility requirements coming out of high school.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2012, 09:29:55 am
Montravius Adams isn't just a 5-star DT ... he plays OL, punts and kicks off for his team. Last Friday, he even scored on a 3-yrd run

Keith Niebuhr, 247 (http://twitter.com/Niebuhr247/status/245156992728055808)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2012, 09:09:28 am
A ton of college scouts are expected to travel to South Georgia on Friday to see Dooly County play Wilcox County. More specifically, they will be there to observe Dooly County DT Montravius Adams, who is ranked as the state’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/09/12/insider-auburn-recruits-react-to-0-2-start/)
 
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Auburn and Clemson appear to be the leaders for Adams, who is also strongly considering UGA, Florida and Tennessee, among others. Adams has scheduled an official visit to Michigan State. In two games, Adams had 17 tackles, including 5 tackles for losses and two sacks. He also has one caused fumble, one broken up pass, and one carry for one touchdown. “Sometimes he has as many as three blockers on him,” Dooly County Coach Hughes said.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2012, 10:55:36 am
DT Kelsey Griffin on what went wrong with his brief commitment to UGA (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/09/22/kelsey-griffin-on-what-went-wrong-with-his-brief-uga-commitment/)
 
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The 4-star defensive tackle offered some insight on late Friday after his football game for Mill Creek High School.

Earlier in the day, Griffin sat with his parents in front of TV cameras and publicly committed to UGA. However, a few hours later, his coach stated to the AJC that he was not pledged to the Bulldogs.

Apparently, Griffin made a commitment that UGA was not ready or willing to accept.

“I did not affirm my commitment,” Griffin said. “For right now, that’s all I have to say. It wasn’t confirmed. It wasn’t official. So right now, I’m uncommitted.”

Why didn’t UGA accept the commitment? What was the reason? Did Griffin think he had a committable football scholarship offer from UGA and he did not? What gave Griffin or his coach the impression that he did? What caused the misunderstanding? Which side was responsible for it? How did UGA explain it to his coach on late Friday afternoon?

When asked for a clarification, Griffin said, “There are details in it, but for right now I’m going to keep it on the low until I figure it out.”

Mill Creek coach Shannon Jarvis was also tight-lipped...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2012, 03:59:50 pm
Defensive tackle Montravius Adams from Dooly County High School in Vienna, Ga., is considering announcing his college decision before National Signing Day on Feb. 6.

“Stay tuned, I might commit before Signing Day,” Adams told 247Sports.

So when could a decision come? Perhaps on Jan. 4 when Adams plays in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Fla.

Adams still has plans to visit Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and Southern California. He was in Athens to watch Georgia’s 51-44 win over Tennessee on Saturday.

“I did not see a lot of defense being played,” Adams told ESPN RecruitingNation. “I saw that I could come in and help them prevent teams from scoring that many points on them next year. I think their players there are great and they are playing really well. They could be playing for multiple national championships the next few years.”
 (http://www.mrsec.com/2012/10/adams-might-commit-before-signing-day/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2012, 09:18:16 am
UGA will be one of the five official visits for the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect from the junior college ranks.

Toby Johnson is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound defensive tackle from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. He is rated as the country’s No. 1 JC player by 247sports.com, plans to graduate in December, and would provide an instant boost to a UGA defense which will be depleted by graduation next year.

“Yes, I know for a fact that Georgia is going to get an official visit,” Johnson told the AJC.

“I definitely feel good about Georgia. They are one of my top schools. I’ve got a real good relationship with coach Mark Richt. I feel like he’s a player’s coach.” (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/10/02/nations-no-1-ranked-jc-player-will-visit-uga/)
 
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What’s next for Johnson? He has scheduled an official visit to Ole Miss for Nov. 24. He hasn’t set up any other trips yet but said he was being recruited the hardest by UGA, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Miami and Ole Miss.

Toby Johnson also clarified to the AJC that he was not part of any rumored “package deal” to Tennessee. The former assistant head coach at Hutchinson, Brandon Staley, joined Tennessee’s football staff last March, one month after another 5-star prospect from the junior college, Cordarrelle Patterson, signed with the Volunteers. Up until the final hours before signing day, nearly every recruiting analyst was predicting for Patterson to UGA.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2012, 01:03:33 pm
DT Kelsey Griffin on what went wrong with his brief commitment to UGA (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/09/22/kelsey-griffin-on-what-went-wrong-with-his-brief-uga-commitment/)
 
Kelsey Griffin gave a verbal to South Carolina after seeing them whoop UGa on an unofficial visit.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2012, 05:50:15 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
Top247 DT Kelsey Griffin says he's all #Gamecocks ... But will he visit other schools???
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2012, 01:03:46 pm
“I’m pretty excited about South Carolina; they were second on my list for a reason,” said the 4-star defensive tackle from Mill Creek High.

“When things didn’t work out with Georgia, I went to the second person on my list, which I had up there for a reason. I got to see a game for the first time at South Carolina this past weekend, and I enjoyed myself. I had them second on my list, I really liked them a lot, and I committed.”

The 6-foot-1, 290-pounder had a face-to-face meeting with Steve Spurrier on the day after South Carolina’s 35-7 win over UGA. “It was a pretty nice conversation. He got pretty excited about about me coming there, and he said he was glad to have me as a Gamecock. He wants me there. What else could you ask for from a great coach like that?”

Three weeks ago, Griffin sat in front of TV cameras and made a public commitment to UGA that the Bulldogs were not ready or willing to accept. It was an embarrassing situation for all parties
 (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/10/10/insider-kelsey-griffin-speaks-out-about-uga-south-carolina/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 12, 2012, 08:23:34 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
Per a teammate, #TAMU has offered 2014 DT Chris Williams of Sandy Creek, Ga
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2012, 10:17:03 am
DL Montravius Adams of Vienna. GA will head to Tennessee this weekend to watch the Volunteers take on Alabama. His last trip was to Florida for the LSU contest.

After his trip to Knoxville, Adams next trip is to Clemson when Maryland comes to town. He still plans to wait until after his season before announcing a top five and he plans to take all five of his official visits. (http://www.goupstate.com/article/20121015/PSPORTS02/121019761/-1/PSPORTS)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2012, 10:04:48 am
How big of a priority is JC defensive tackle Toby Johnson for UGA?

With UGA off last weekend, the Bulldogs dispatched recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner to Kansas to personally observe Johnson play for Hutchinson junior college in the 75-0 win over Independence. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/10/17/insider-uga-flies-to-kansas-for-no-1-ranked-recruit/)
 
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Johnson is a former standout at Atlanta’s Banneker High School, and he’s currently ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect out of the junior college ranks by 247sports.com.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder plans to take all five official visits before he picks a college by the end of December. He’s already toured Oklahoma, and has agreed to visit UGA in mid-December. Johnson said Garner has told him that he’s “definitely No. 1 on Georgia’s board at defensive tackle.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2012, 12:28:30 pm
Bama put on a good show for its large group of visiting recruits on Saturday night with a dominating 38-7 win over previously unbeaten Mississippi State. Among the crowd of big-name recruits was one surprise unofficial visitor, Auburn-committed defensive lineman and A-lister Dee Liner.

Liner's presence in Tuscaloosa was confirmed by fellow star defensive line recruit Montravius Adams. (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2012/10/big_crowd_of_recruits_at_alaba.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2012, 08:29:56 am
Mamas going to press with feelings on where their boy will play in the fall. (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/11/05/good-news-for-uga-with-5-star-football-recruit/)

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The mother of Montravius Adams, the nation’s No. 2-ranked football prospect by 247sports, finally visited UGA with her 5-star son this past weekend.

And the Bulldogs made quite the impression.

Montravius’ mother, Debbie Young, liked it so much that she told the AJC on Sunday night that she ranked the UGA visit ahead of her other college trips, once to Florida and twice to Auburn.

That’s a pretty big deal because the 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive tackle from Dooly County High School has made it very clear that his mother will play a big role in making his college decision.

“I enjoyed Georgia better than the other two places I’ve been; I enjoyed Georgia real good because … I don’t know … they just make me feel like family, I guess,” Young said.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2012, 07:41:22 am
Muschamp has let it be known that Florida true freshman JaFar Mann will transfer. “He and I agreed that it's time for him to move on.”

The Stone Mountain DT was 5.6-rated. Mann also has experience at offensive guard.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2012, 09:07:46 pm
Got word from LSU fan that NC DT Greg Gilmore has given a verbal to LSU choosing them over Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2012, 02:11:51 pm
Reports that top DT Montravius Adams made an unofficial visit to Clemson with his mother.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2012, 07:18:07 am
In the midst of coaching uncertainty:

Vols DT verbal Ben Bradley is scheduled to visit Nebraska this weekend with Hutchinson CC teammate and DT Toby Johnson who has the Vols, UGa, Ole Miss and State on his list.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2012, 10:24:04 pm
Tennessee’s firing of Derek Dooley could help UGA’s chances of landing the nation’s No. 1 ranked prospect out of junior college.

Tennessee and UGA have been considered the frontrunners for Toby Johnson, a 5-star defensive tackle from Hutchinson junior college in Kansas. Johnson hasn’t officially named any leaders.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder from Atlanta’s Banneker High School had mixed emotions after hearing about Dooley’s dismissal.

“I don’t really know what’s going on at Tennessee, but if they keep everybody else at Tennessee on the coaching staff …” Johnson told the AJC on Sunday night.

“I know about the Derek Dooley situation. That really doesn’t have anything to do with my decision or anything, unless Coach Staley doesn’t stay there. It just depends on who all stays and things like that.

“But I haven’t counted Tennessee out.” (http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/11/18/ugas-chances-with-5-star-dt-could-improve-after-derek-dooleys-firing/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: 12247 on December 07, 2012, 07:44:16 am
This is of interest to us and the entire SEC.  Tulsa World reports that OU just lost a verbal commit to A&M, 4 star D tackle Justin Manning, brother of former OU D tackle Demarcus Granger.  Manning was ranked amoung the top 10 prospects in Texas and #6 D Tackle Nationally.  Goes on to say the A&M already has commits from 3 other 4 star D tackles in this recruiting class.  This makes A&M 4 commits at D tackle in one class and for example, OU now has none, zero.  Thats how difficult it is to get D linemen and A&M has 4 on the hook, all 4 stars.  A great team like OU currently has none.  Manning would likely have been the centerpiece of OU class.  Just Sayin.  Bielema, you reading this???

Another story:  Calvin Barnett, the D lineman, once an Arkansas commit was named the
newcomer of the year in the Big 12.  For those that might not know, he signed from Jr College with OSU.




Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Hogfaniam on December 07, 2012, 07:49:15 am
All great architects know the importance of a superior foundation. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: MiHogsMi on December 07, 2012, 07:50:27 am
This is of interest to us and the entire SEC.  Tulsa World reports that OU just lost a verbal commit to A&M, 4 star D tackle Justin Manning, brother of former OU D tackle Demarcus Granger.  Manning was ranked amoung the top 10 prospects in Texas and #6 D Tackle Nationally.  Goes on to say the A&M already has commits from 3 other 4 star D tackles in this recruiting class.  This makes A&M 4 commits at D tackle in one class and for example, OU now has none, zero.  Thats how difficult it is to get D linemen and A&M has 4 on the hook, all 4 stars.  A great team like OU currently has none.  Manning would likely have been the centerpiece of OU class.  Just Sayin.  Bielema, you reading this???

Another story:  Calvin Barnett, the D lineman, once an Arkansas commit was named the
newcomer of the year in the Big 12.  For those that might not know, he signed from Jr College with OSU.

No possible.  The Hogville dummies said there would be no advantage to Texas A & M in recruiting because they entered the SEC.  In fact,  their joing the SEC would help Arkansas according to the Hogville dummies so expect all of them to recommit from A & M any day now.  After all the Hogville dummies can cite their win loss record from the 1980's and explain how that means they will suck in the years ahead.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: GoHogs1091 on December 07, 2012, 07:59:13 am
This is of interest to us and the entire SEC.  Tulsa World reports that OU just lost a verbal commit to A&M, 4 star D tackle Justin Manning, brother of former OU D tackle Demarcus Granger.  Manning was ranked amoung the top 10 prospects in Texas and #6 D Tackle Nationally.  Goes on to say the A&M already has commits from 3 other 4 star D tackles in this recruiting class.  This makes A&M 4 commits at D tackle in one class and for example, OU now has none, zero.  Thats how difficult it is to get D linemen and A&M has 4 on the hook, all 4 stars.  A great team like OU currently has none.  Manning would likely have been the centerpiece of OU class.  Just Sayin.  Bielema, you reading this???

OU has already started missing the recruiting of Brent Venables (who decided on his own to leave for Clemson).  The recruiting aspect is one reason why Bob Stoops wanted Venables to stay at OU (in addition to Venables' excellent defensive coaching at OU that led to 2 Butkus Award Winners, a Bednarik Award winner, and 2 other Butkus Award finalists).     

In the past, Venables would help other members of the OU Coaching Staff land players that they had been recruiting, in addition to the players that he was recruiting solely himself.  It was a huge loss for OU when Venables left.       
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: redeye on December 07, 2012, 08:09:38 am
Well, I guess Barnett wasn't the overweight failure that some around here said he was last year.

No possible.  The Hogville dummies said there would be no advantage to Texas A & M in recruiting because they entered the SEC.  In fact,  their joing the SEC would help Arkansas according to the Hogville dummies so expect all of them to recommit from A & M any day now.  After all the Hogville dummies can cite their win loss record from the 1980's and explain how that means they will suck in the years ahead.

A&M will greatly benefit from joining the SEC and it will help us too. I don't think anyone said it wouldn't help A&M?!?
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: davispard on December 07, 2012, 08:19:54 am
My son-in-law is in Houston, and he tells me that aTm has larger endowments than Texas, and that their facilities are "world class".   They are, and will not be, a "johnny come lately" in the SEC.  They have "big boy" pants, and they seem to fit just fine.

Having said that, our new coach will cause alot of problems for ALL of the SEC, once he gets his program going.  WPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: The Marmot on December 07, 2012, 08:23:16 am
My son-in-law is in Houston, and he tells me that aTm has larger endowments than Texas, and that their facilities are "world class".   They are, and will not be, a "johnny come lately" in the SEC.  They have "big boy" pants, and they seem to fit just fine.


I went to the A&M game. World class facilities, they are not.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: 12247 on December 07, 2012, 09:10:29 am
I wasn't pleased with our coach choice and not becasue he isn't a very, very good coach.  I just don't believe we can beat the best in the SEC by trying to recruit the same players they need to beat us.  We'll get a few but they will still get the most and bodes bad for us.  I am not knocking Coach Bielema.  He is just going to have a very difficult time out recruiting established systems for the very players that would put us over the top.  I have always believed that a good D and a wide open O would get us further up the ladder.  Petrino had the O but not the D.  In any event, the D is mandatory, not optional.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: outlawhogeywells on December 07, 2012, 09:11:36 am
I went to the A&M game. World class facilities, they are not.
I was at the A&M game also.  They must be hiding those world class facilities because stadium was a pit. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Hogfaniam on December 07, 2012, 09:12:28 am
I wasn't pleased with our coach choice and not becasue he isn't a very, very good coach.  I just don't believe we can beat the best in the SEC by trying to recruit the same players they need to beat us.  We'll get a few but they will still get the most and bodes bad for us.  I am not knocking Coach Bielema.  He is just going to have a very difficult time out recruiting established systems for the very players that would put us over the top.  I have always believed that a good D and a wide open O would get us further up the ladder.  Petrino had the O but not the D.  In any event, the D is mandatory, not optional.

Time and a great coach will get us past this mentality
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: BigE_23 on December 07, 2012, 09:12:39 am
Bielema, you reading this???

Oh, I'm certain that our new football coach is hanging on your every keystroke.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: ricepig on December 07, 2012, 09:16:46 am
Defensive tackle is a position we can miss a little on this year, not strike out, but we don't have to have a boatload as we have 3 in state guys for 2014.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Bubba's Bruisers on December 07, 2012, 09:22:20 am
Defensive tackle is a position we can miss a little on this year, not strike out, but we don't have to have a boatload as we have 3 in state guys for 2014.

I agree we don't need a "boadload", but we just can't have a mentality that DT isn't too much of a need this year.  DT is the most difficult position to recruit and is certainly a need for us this year.  We only got 1 each in the last 2 classes, Hodge and Philon, with Philon possibly a hybrid type that could actually be a DE.  Not good in the SEC.  Yes, 1 or 2 of those DE's from last year might grow to be a DT, but might not.

Although it looks good for us, there is no guarantee we get all 3 in-staters next year.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Hog10S on December 07, 2012, 09:23:48 am
A&M could be pulling these recruits because they had a great year, beat Alabama at Alabama on national TV with ESPN and others going crazy, and are getting all the "Johnny Football" hype on a daily basis.  Plus, their new coach has an exciting style of play that seems to be working right of the bat.

It has much more to do with the above than A&M being in the SEC (although that doesn't hurt).
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Bubba's Bruisers on December 07, 2012, 09:25:30 am
TAMU is going to be a huge force in the SEC.  I always thought it was stupid thinking that UA would benefit in recruiting because of TAMU's entrance into the league.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: JaketheSnake on December 07, 2012, 09:36:00 am
No possible.  The Hogville dummies said there would be no advantage to Texas A & M in recruiting because they entered the SEC.  In fact,  their joing the SEC would help Arkansas according to the Hogville dummies so expect all of them to recommit from A & M any day now.  After all the Hogville dummies can cite their win loss record from the 1980's and explain how that means they will suck in the years ahead.
Hogville "dummies" were correct in A&M joining the SEC would help Arkansas... we get more exposure to the state of Texas.  We are not going to win every recruiting battle for a kid in Texas, or Oklahoma, or anywhere.  Just not going to happen. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Pork Twain on December 07, 2012, 09:38:55 am
This is of interest to us and the entire SEC.  Tulsa World reports that OU just lost a verbal commit to A&M, 4 star D tackle Justin Manning, brother of former OU D tackle Demarcus Granger.  Manning was ranked amoung the top 10 prospects in Texas and #6 D Tackle Nationally.  Goes on to say the A&M already has commits from 3 other 4 star D tackles in this recruiting class.  This makes A&M 4 commits at D tackle in one class and for example, OU now has none, zero.  Thats how difficult it is to get D linemen and A&M has 4 on the hook, all 4 stars.  A great team like OU currently has none.  Manning would likely have been the centerpiece of OU class.  Just Sayin.  Bielema, you reading this???

Another story:  Calvin Barnett, the D lineman, once an Arkansas commit was named the
newcomer of the year in the Big 12.  For those that might not know, he signed from Jr College with OSU.





this is why I have said all along that A&M could be a monster in the SEC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: cdhogfan on December 07, 2012, 09:40:04 am
I was at the A&M game also.  They must be hiding those world class facilities because stadium was a pit. 
I think you misread his post.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: tweet pilot on December 07, 2012, 10:34:35 am
A&M has always either had great players or the ability to recruit great players.  That comes with being thought of as the second best team in Texas and the abundance of talent in Texas.  What changed this year was the coach.  They are no different than about 3/4ths of the teams in the SEC.  They have players, the big question is do they have a great head coach.  A&M has one now.  The 2011 A&M team probably had as much talent as any team in the SEC, but they also had a sorry head coach.  We don't have to look past Fayetteville to see what a difference a head coach makes.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: HogWall Jackson on December 07, 2012, 10:42:06 am
I went to the A&M game. World class facilities, they are not.

Their facilities are being upgraded but are hardly World Class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2012, 04:46:54 pm
http://www.mrsec.com/2012/12/granger-latest-standout-to-choose-texas-am/

Defensive tackle Justin Manning from Kimball High in Dallas has committed to A&M.

Manning chose the Aggies over Oklahoma and TCU.

The Aggies have 33 commitments for the class of 2013.

“I can trust (A&M), and I feel like it’ll be a challenge,” Manning told ESPN RecruitingNation. “I feel like I’m challenging myself to be better. Oklahoma has been my dream school since Day 1. The only doubts I had about them was when I arrived, would I feel too comfortable?”

Manning’s brother, DeMarcus Granger, played on the defensive line at Oklahoma from 2006-09.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: 12247 on December 07, 2012, 08:31:54 pm
My key strokes were facts about some recruits, not some ego opinion of my own.  In a typical year, I think there are about 40 four and 5 star D tackles nationwide.  I may be off on this a bit but not a bunch.  If A&M ends up with 4 of those, thats a coup.

This is so one sided that it may draw the attention of the NCAA.  I surely do not claim to know anything but collecting 4-4star D tackles in one recruiting batch is waaaaaaay above average.  Of course, none are signed and none may end up signing.  Its about like signing 2 five star QBs in the same season.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2012, 10:25:05 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
Montravius Adams' Dooly County (Ga.) program is 0-for-2 in state finals. The legend of Big Mon can jump up a notch w/ title game W this week


DL Montravius Adams of Vienna. GA will head to Tennessee this weekend to watch the Volunteers take on Alabama. His last trip was to Florida for the LSU contest.

After his trip to Knoxville, Adams next trip is to Clemson when Maryland comes to town. He still plans to wait until after his season before announcing a top five and he plans to take all five of his official visits. (http://www.goupstate.com/article/20121015/PSPORTS02/121019761/-1/PSPORTS)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2012, 09:14:03 am
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2012/12/10/ole-miss-gets-juco-dt-in-jarran-reed/

Ole Miss filled a hole inside today when East Mississippi Community College DT Jarran Reed verbally committed to the Rebels.

Reed, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive tackle, signed with North Carolina out of high school and was committed to the Tar Heels at one point. He landed at Hargrave for a year, which means he still has three years of eligibility remaining.

Ole Miss loses nose tackle Gilbert Pena and versatile tackle Uriah Grant after the bowl game, making the position a priority for Ole Miss. It had already lost out on two JUCO guys: Marquel Combs (who could not qualify to join Ole Miss in January) and Darious Cummings (a teammate of Reed’s who flipped to Florida).
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2012, 07:46:35 am
http://blogs.clarionledger.com/recruiting/2012/12/12/former-ole-miss-commit-marquel-combs-headed-to-kansas/

Former Ole Miss commit Marquel Combs will be headed to the Big 12 next year.

Combs, a highly-regarded Juco defensive lineman from Pierce College, committed to Kansas via a Twitter announcement early Wednesday morning. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle detailed to Rivals.com why he chose the Jayhawks.

“It came down to who was the best fit for me, and I feel like that was Kansas,” Combs said. “They were saying a lot of the same things, so I had to go check out both schools for myself to find out which school was going to be the best for me. Tonight, I called my mom and I asked God to lead me to the right school, and there were signs that told me to go to KU.”

Combs was previously committed to Ole Miss in April, but de-committed in September after realizing he wouldn’t be academically qualified to enroll at the school in January. The reason was because of a specific SEC rule that disallowed specific online credits for Juco players. The rule made it impossible to Combs to enroll at an SEC school this January, but he would have been eligible to do so after another semester.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: ImHogginIt on December 13, 2012, 08:30:20 am
Time and a great coach will get us past this mentality

Doubtful. some Arkies have the inferiority complex in their DNA  :-[
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2012, 06:40:27 pm
5-star Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Lavon Hooks is scheduled to choose his school on Monday.

Ole Miss is in the mix.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2012, 03:56:27 pm
6-3, 300, Dooly County DT, Montravius Adams is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports. Adams has selected four of his five official visits, according to his coach Hughes. Adams will go to Florida after the Under Armour game on Jan. 6, Clemson on Jan. 11, Alabama on Jan. 18 and UGA on Jan. 25.

UGA could be his last visit, if he doesn’t set up a fifth one for the Feb. 1 weekend. There are several schools in the running for that spot.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012/12/19/5-star-dt-montravius-adams-will-visit-uga-on-jan-25/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2012, 10:08:38 pm
Lavon Hooks, the prize jewel of this potential JUCO signing class for Ole Miss, has still not made a decision as to his college destination.

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2012/12/19/ole-miss-announces-three-signees-2/

Lavon Hooks ‏@CaptinHooks203
Mind officially made up

Lavon Hooks ‏@CaptinHooks203
11am I will announce

Lavon Hooks ‏@CaptinHooks203
11 central

Lavon Hooks ‏@CaptinHooks203
Last postpone still have the decision 1 o'clock I will announce


Lavon Hooks' commitment delayed. Again. By Bud Elliott on Dec 19, 3:49p 

Will Hooks commit before the world ends? MAYANS.
 
First, top JUCO defensive tackle Lavon Hooks was set to decide Monday afternoon.

the decision was pushed to Wednesday.

But 1 p.m. Central came and went, and Hooks still had not committed. The decision is being further delayed.

John Davis
@oxfordeaglejd NECC DT Lavon Hooks text me the answer No to the question of any timetable on choice. #JUCO holding pattern

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2012/12/19/3785392/lavon-hooks-commitment-delayed-mississippi-washington
 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2012, 09:13:01 pm
Northeast Mississippi CC defensive tackle Lavon Hooks, who is the No. 15 JUCO prospect, signed with Ole Miss.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2012, 03:52:57 pm
Ole Miss coach Freeze reduced to tears by juco signature
Hooks chooses Rebels over MSU, Auburn

How big of a deal was it Thursday when Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze got the word that prized junior college recruit Lavon Hooks was going to sign with the Rebels?

“He started crying on the phone,” Hooks said. “He told me this is going to be the best decision of your life and that he was proud I was part of the family.”
Freeze’s tears could have been out of excitement or perhaps relief after an up and down week that left many puzzled.

Heading into the start of the mid-year signing period, many expected Hooks, a 6-foot-4, 302-pound defensive tackle from Northeast Mississippi Community College, to sign with the Rebels. But a late push by other programs like Auburn made his decision difficult.

He initially planned to announce his decision on Monday, only to push it back multiple times.

On Wednesday, Hooks said he would make his decision at 1 p.m. When that deadline came and went, social media and message boards buzzed about what was happening in Hooks’ recruitment. He gained more than 1,000 followers on his Twitter account in the lead-up to his decision, but also received hundreds of tweets criticizing him for not making a decision.

That’s what made Hooks realize he needed to tune out the outside noise and focus on the advice of his parents.

His parents, he said, “really liked Ole Miss and felt it was a great fit,” for him, so he chose the Rebels.

The program’s close proximity also didn’t hurt.

“The close location did help a lot because I have some friends and family around Ole Miss,” Hooks said. “But even if Ole Miss was inside of Hawaii, I would still go there.”

Hooks signed with Ole Miss over scholarship offers from Auburn, Mississippi State and Washington. He had a lot of interest in Auburn, but the school wouldn’t accept one of his credits, so he was forced to rule it out.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20121221/SPORTS030103/312210025/Ole-Miss-coach-Freeze-reduced-tears-by-juco-signature
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2012, 05:10:35 pm
Shortly after Montravius Adams announced where he would take four official visits in January (Florida, Clemson, Alabama and Georgia), Auburn's hiring of Rodney Garner earned the Tigers a closer look and likely the five-star lineman's final official visit on February 1.

Dee Liner, Defensive Tackle, Muscle Shoals (Muscle Shoals, AL)
The four-star defensive lineman refuses to comment publicly on the status of his recruitment but has been in communication with the coaching staff at Alabama and will also take an official visit to Miami in January.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2012/12/auburn_in_play_for_several_rec.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2012, 08:59:23 am
It appears Ben Bradley appears and Tennessee have parted ways (sic, shaken?).

Bradley, a three-star defensive tackle from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, had been committed to UT since June.

"But that ship has apparently sailed,'' 247's Ryan Callahan wrote Wednesday.

The transition from fired coach Derek Dooley to successor Butch Jones was an obvious change in the relationship.

Bradley could have signed with UT last week but did not. Missouri and Nebraska are the only two schools still in the running that Bradley has visited.

Bradley is the No. 6 rated junior college defensive tackle in the 247Composite for the Class of 2013.

His defection leaves Jones with 13 commitments and one signee, that being juco defensive back Riyahd Jones.

Barring a new development there won't be a Hutchinson presence on the UT roster in 2013.

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/dec/26/juco-dt-ben-bradley-no-longer-a-tennessee/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2012, 09:56:01 am
Will off-field issues hamper Muscle Shoals star Dee Liner at the next level? (rare embedded video)

When it comes to producing on the field, few players have been as dominant at the line of scrimmage in the state of Alabama this season as Muscle Shoals lineman Dee Liner. Off field issues, however, have hampered Liner's senior season and have cast doubts by some analysts as to whether the four-star Auburn commit will be successful at the next level.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/12/will_off-field_issues_hamper_m.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2012, 09:43:52 pm
http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2012/dec/27/florida-dt-sets-date-visit/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: iluvmyslute89 on December 27, 2012, 09:48:14 pm
http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2012/dec/27/florida-dt-sets-date-visit/
+1
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2012, 02:19:42 pm
Ben Bradley, a 6-foot-2, 315-pound defensive tackle who played at Hutchinson Coummunity College in Kansas will visit Kentucky this weekend then decide among UK, Auburn, Nebraska, Missouri and Tennessee.

Bradley was going to decide on Wednesday but pushed back the decision to visit Kentucky and Auburn. He wants to decide before next week so he can enroll in January. UK’s spring semester classes begin on January 9. (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2012/12/31/next-uk-football-recruit-to-watch-ben-bradley)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2012, 03:32:01 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
RT @jhopkins247: 5-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes interested in #Alabama

Decommitted from USC last week.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2013, 12:20:48 pm
Defensive tackle Maquedius Bain  from University School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., chose LSU over Louisville, Miami, Marshall and Oklahoma.

Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley from Crescent City (Fla.) High School has decommitted from Florida.

http://www.mrsec.com/2013/01/sec-commitment-roundup-1213/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2013, 09:51:45 am
John Atkins, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive tackle from Virginia’s Hargrave prep school, was told that the NCAA Clearinghouse had corrected a mistake on his transcript — allowing him to enroll early at UGA.

I feel good, I feel blessed,” Atkins told the AJC on Thursday evening, while making the six-hour trip from Virginia to Georgia.

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard it. They told me ‘You’re going to Georgia, and you will be there by tomorrow.”

Atkins will provide immediate help this spring to a UGA defense that will be depleted by graduation and NFL departures. He will play nose tackle.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2013/01/03/uga-gets-some-unexpected-good-news/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2013, 10:11:00 pm
JUCO defensive tackle Ben Bradley plans to choose between Auburn or Kentucky Monday (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2013/01/juco_defensive_tackle_ben_brad.html)

Quote
Ben Bradley's whirlwind recruiting weekend is about to come to a close.

Bradley, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle from Hutchinson Community College, visited Kentucky on Saturday, Auburn on Sunday and plans to choose between the two SEC schools on Monday.

A four-star prospect, Bradley plans to announce his decision on his Twitter account -- @IamAmbition98 -- Monday morning and sign his national letter of intent so he can enroll early.

""I'm announcing on Monday morning and sending the papers in," Bradley said. "I already know where I'm going, I'm just waiting until tomorrow to send it in. I have a good feeling about it."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2013, 12:15:49 pm
Crescent City defensive tackle Caleb Brantley recommitted to Florida early Saturday morning after a meeting with the UF coaches.

The four-star prospect and ESPN150 member had been committed to the Gators for more than 11 months before backing off of his pledge Wednesday because he wanted to take official visits

“I hung out with a lot of uncommitted recruits at the Under Armour practices and got caught up in the moment,” Brantley said. “Hearing about all the visits they were taking made me (want to) do the same, but at the end of the day I love Florida too much and went with my heart.”

The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder played a limited amount of snaps in Friday's Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg because of neck spasms, but he had a sack for a loss of five yards.

The Gators now have 25 members in their 2013 class.

http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20130105/ARTICLES/130109797/1189
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2013, 12:31:09 pm
Montravius Adams: 5-star DT to visit Clemson, Alabama and UGA next

It was a rough week and rough month for Dooly County defensive tackle Montravius Adams.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder injured his ankle on the first day of Under Armour All-America practice and was diagnosed with a stress fracture. Adams, who was in a walking boot for the rest of the week, said it was related to being injured on a “chop block” in the loss to ECI in the Class A state championship game.

After Friday’s Under Armour game in St. Petersburg, Fla., Adams left immediately for an official visit to Florida.

He has also scheduled trips to Clemson, Alabama and Georgia this month.

Adams had mixed feelings about defensive line coach Rodney Garner being hired away from Georgia. “It didn’t really change things. Well, it affected it a little bit. Me and him were really close. But it didn’t change how I feel about Georgia because maybe they’ll get a guy just as good, or maybe even better.”

Mississippi State’s Chris Wilson has accepted an offer to become UGA’s new defensive line coach...

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2013/01/07/montravius-adams-5-star-dt-to-visit-clemson-alabama-and-uga-next/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2013, 02:02:12 pm
Ben Bradley’s announcement is now two hours behind schedule with no explanation from Bradley or anyone involved in his recruitment. A Kentucky football recruiting Twitter account (@RecruitKentucky) tweeted that the delay has something to do with whether or not he can enroll at Kentucky: ”Hearing a little bit on Bradley. Dilemma is when he can enroll. If he can today at UK, he goes to Kentucky. If not, Auburn. Wants UK.”

Justin Rowland of Rivals.com says Kentucky and Auburn are both confident in landing the 4-star defensive tackle.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=124937
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2013, 03:38:09 pm
 4-star JuCo DT Ben Bradley has finally committed to Auburn over Kentucky.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=124968
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2013, 08:07:19 am
Friday schedule of 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams of Dooly County High School, a tiny rural community located 140 miles south of Atlanta.

Friday is the first day of the NCAA “contact period,” and Adams will have three sets of coaches visit him at school:

8:30 a.m. Meet with new UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, and offensive line coach Will Friend. This is a huge meeting for Wilson, who would be Adams’ new position coach for the Bulldogs if he signed there (after Rodney Garner left for Auburn).

10 a.m. Meet with Florida defensive line coach Bryant Young

11:30 a.m. Meet with former UGA defensive line coach Rodney Garner and two other Auburn assistants.

1 p.m. Depart for Clemson.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2013/01/10/revolving-door-of-college-scouts-for-uga-target-montravius-adams/

Last January Coaches Saban, Chizik, and Dooley all descended on Dooly County the same day.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2013, 07:36:18 am
Wayne, OH DT Lovell Peterson gave a verbal to Kentucky over offers from West Virginia and Illinois. He is a Rivals 3-star.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2013, 09:04:51 am
Regie Meant, a 6-foot-41/2, 268-pound defensive lineman for Ida Baker High School in Cape Coral, Fla., committed to coach Mark Stoops on Sunday.
“Coach Stoops jumped out of his chair,” said Meant, who could play defensive end or tackle at UK and believes he’ll have a shot at immediate playing time.
He previously made official visits to Kansas State and Washington State.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130115/SPORTS03/301150052/Kentucky-football-gets-commitment-from-Florida-defensive-lineman
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2013, 11:03:59 am
Antonio “Tee” Riles, a defensive tackle from Archer High School, talked over the telephone this week with new UGA defensive line coach Chris Wilson. He was going to try to stop by Archer this week to visit with Riles but will wait until he returns from this weekend’s official visit to Florida.

  “They want to see how I really feel about Georgia,” Riles told the AJC.

  The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder had some genuine interest in UGA last July when he committed to Florida over Georgia and Clemson, among others. Riles would’ve considered the Bulldogs stronger – if he had been able to reach them on the telephone.

  There was a breakdown in communication with former UGA recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner (who is now at Auburn) and Bulldogs running backs coach Bryan McClendon (who recruits Gwinnett County). (http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/jan/17/another-florida-georgia-battle/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2013, 08:03:00 pm
Josh Augusta, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from Peoria, Ill., chose Missouri over Illinois, Michigan State and Mississippi, he confirmed Sunday night in an email. (http://www.columbiatribune.com/blogs/behind_the_stripes/tigers-get-much-needed-pledge-from-d-tackle/article_34f2e35c-6360-11e2-84f6-001a4bcf6878.html)

Quote
With Sheldon Richardson leaving school early for the NFL draft, Missouri's left with just one defensive tackle who's started a college game, junior Matt Hoch.

n recent weeks, junior college prospect Ben Bradley visited Missouri but later chose Auburn, while Kansas City high school target Maliek Collins committed to Nebraska.

Missouri has two more verbal commitments from players projected as D-tackles: Rock Bridge's A.J. Logan and Maplewood's Antar Thompson. Defensive ends Nate Crawford (Pensacola, Fla.) and Dimarya Mixon (Mesquite, Texas) could also grow into interior linemen.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2013, 07:17:51 pm
Montravius Adams, a 5-star defensive tackle from Dooly County High School, will take a recruiting trip to UGA this weekend.

   And it’s still unknown if it will be his last.

  The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder has already been to Clemson, Florida and Alabama.

  Rodney Garner, the former UGA recruiting coordinator who is now Auburn’s defensive line coach, is trying to secure Adams for a Feb. 1 visit.

  Both Garner and Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson met with Adams at school on Tuesday.

  “I really don’t know about a (fifth visit),” Dooly Count coach Jim Hughes told the AJC. “The only school that he’s talked about for that date is Auburn. They were in today, and when they left Mont still didn’t have a definite ‘yes.’ He may consider not going anywhere. I’ll know something in the next day or so.”

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/jan/22/5-star-prospect-prepares-uga-visit/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2013, 02:37:23 pm
Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga./Dooly County), Jaynard Bostwick (Port Saint Lucie, Fla./West Centennial) and JUCO Ole Miss commit Jarran Reed (Scooba East Mississippi C.C.) are the defensive tackles left on Florida’s board. Adams visited UF on Jan. 5, but he’s still considered a long shot for Florida. After officials this month to Alabama and Miami, the Gators get the final visit for Bostwick on Feb. 1.

Elijah Daniel (Avon, Ind.) is no longer in play for UF because of his grades and recent commitment to Ole Miss, while Robert Nkdemiche (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) remains a heavy lean to Ole Miss despite his official visit to Florida. That leaves the Gators with Auburn commit Tashawn Bower (Somerville, N.J./Immaculata)...

http://recruiting.blogs.gatorsports.com/14871/recruiting-is-heating-up-with-two-weeks-til-nsd
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2013, 06:39:45 am
UGA got a little more flirtatious in its courtship of one of the top recruits of the Florida Gators.
 
Antonio “Tee” Riles, a defensive tackle from Archer High School, said he met with UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on Tuesday, and talked with both Grantham and new Bulldogs defensive line coach Chris Wilson over the telephone on Wednesday. (http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/jan/25/uga-flirts-little-strong-top-recruit-florida-gator/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2013, 05:29:35 pm
“Arkansas has the best fans, by far. Of all the schools I’ve been recruited by, Arkansas’ fans showed the most love.”

--DT Ke’tyrus Marks from Riviera Beach, Fla who gave a verbal to Arkansas during his official visit to Fayetteville (http://www.mrsec.com/2013/01/arkansas-adds-three-commitments-to-2013-class/)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2013, 07:25:25 am
Reported that Freeze wept when 6-4, 300 East Mississippi CC juco DT Jarran Reed gave a verbal to Ole Miss.

Kentucky hired Reed’s defensive line coach at EMCC, Jimmy Brumbaugh.

There are reports that Reed canceled an official visit to Kentucky this weekend and instead took an official at Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2013, 05:04:09 pm
http://www.tigernet.com/view/story.do?id=11435

Top DT prospect Montravius Adams was in on 90 to 100 plays per game according to his high school coach Jimmy Hughes. He played on the O-line, kicked off, punted, and was rarely off the field.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2013, 11:18:48 am
UGA has apparently jumped into the sweepstakes for a former Auburn commit, defensive lineman Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder initiated contact with UGA, got visited by Mark Richt on Friday and will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend...

The flirting has ended between UGA and one of the Florida Gators’ top recruits. Archer High School defensive tackle Antonio “Tee” Riles told the AJC he will not take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/feb/01/uga-notebook-surprise-visitor-weekend/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2013, 08:58:02 pm
Yancy Porter ‏@YancyPorter
Juco DT Jarran Reed confirms he will not visit OM this weekend.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2013, 04:19:52 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC
If #UGA is no longer recruiting Toby Johnson, #Dawgs may have regrets w rejecting DL Kelsey Griffin
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2013, 06:40:02 pm
EV4™ ‏@EddieVanderdoes
Haha never a bad day having brunch at Coach Sabans house then getting to ride his Golf cart down to his lake #rtr

EV4™ ‏@EddieVanderdoes
Met Donta Hightower too. Big as HELL


Vanderdoes is a 6.1 rated DT from Placer, California.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2013, 03:13:53 pm
A&M starting defensive tackle Kirby Ennis was arrested on Friday night on charges of discharging/displaying a firearm and disorderly conduct, according to the Brazos County justice website.

"A&M officials have been made aware of the arrest of … Kirby Ennis and according to athletics department policy he is immediately suspended from all team activities pending further investigation."

Ennis, a senior-to-be from Huntsville, started 11 games last season.

Spencer Nealy and Jonathan Mathis ("Chances Are") were seniors last season, and Damontre Moore is entering the NFL draft.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2013, 03:19:13 pm
Andrew Bone ‏@AndrewJBone
JUCO DT Jarren Reed no longer committed to #OleMiss. Decision Wednesday. #Alabama or #Florida

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2013, 04:12:04 pm
JUCO DT Toby Johnson may wait until Feb. 12 to sign

Toby Johnson of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, one of the top junior college defensive tackle prospects in the country, is still taking his visits. And he won't stop of Feb. 6.

Johnson (6-4, 305), a four-star prospect according to both Rivals and ESPN, set aside this weekend to visit Auburn and Feb. 9 to visit Mississippi State...

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/juco_dt_toby_johnson_who_lists.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2013, 07:02:43 am
http://www.tigernet.com/view/story.do?id=11435

Top DT prospect Montravius Adams was in on 90 to 100 plays per game according to his high school coach Jimmy Hughes. He played on the O-line, kicked off, punted, and was rarely off the field.

Adams reportedly named his final four: Bama, Auburn, UGa, and Clemson.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2013, 08:10:40 am
Geoff Ketchum @gkketch 
OB has confirmed that A'Shawn Robinson has informed the Texas coaches in an in-home visit that he will sign with Alabama on Wednesday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2013, 10:55:28 am
EV4™ ‏@EddieVanderdoes
Haha never a bad day having brunch at Coach Sabans house then getting to ride his Golf cart down to his lake #rtr

EV4™ ‏@EddieVanderdoes
Met Donta Hightower too. Big as HELL


Vanderdoes is a 6.1 rated DT from Placer, California.

247 lists his interests as WARM: Bama, Notre Dame, USC.  WARMER: UCLA.

http://247sports.com/Recruitment/Eddie-Vanderdoes-16545/RecruitInterests (free)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2013, 10:58:48 am
Lawson Hester ‏@UMFootballLaw
@jcshurburtt With Jarran Reed flip, any replacement recruit for him at Ole Miss?

JC Shurburtt ‏@jcshurburtt
@UMFootballLaw I think somebody at another position may take his spot, but the numbers are all good at DT for the Rebels.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2013, 04:48:09 pm
Rod from Dadeville commits to Southern Miss.

DADEVILLE, Alabama -- Defensive lineman Rod Crayton, the Class 4A Lineman of the Year who is ranked 11th on AL.com's A-List, revealed Monday he has committed to Southern Mississippi.

Crayton holds SEC offers from LSU, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Ole Miss, but chose Southern Miss because of its proximity to Dadeville and his grandparents, according to Dadeville head football coach Richard White.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/dadeville_dt_rod_crayton_commi.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 08:45:28 am
Derek Tyson ‏@DerekTysonESPN
DT Jay-nard Bostwick chooses Florida over #Bama and #Miami. #Gators

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 08:52:09 am
ESPNU muffs Montravius Adams' chance to be in the spotlight.

Adams appeared to pick Auburn based on the hat; not because we could hear what he had to say.

Played his choice closer to the vest than almost any top recruit this year.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 09:35:18 am
UK DT signee Jacob Hyde rolled into Clay County High School for prom last spring.

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 10:00:56 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
Principal at Dooly County just said the "Clemson Tide" was one of Montravius Adams' possible choices

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 11:18:16 am
UGA has apparently jumped into the sweepstakes for a former Auburn commit, defensive lineman Dee Liner of Muscle Shoals, Ala.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder initiated contact with UGA, got visited by Mark Richt on Friday and will take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend...

The flirting has ended between UGA and one of the Florida Gators’ top recruits. Archer High School defensive tackle Antonio “Tee” Riles told the AJC he will not take an official visit with the Bulldogs this weekend.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/feb/01/uga-notebook-surprise-visitor-weekend/

Dee Liner picks Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 11:46:31 am
Caleb Brantley's LOI arrived at Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2013, 01:04:20 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247
RT @emccathletics: BREAKING: DT Jarran Reed is now officially a FLORIDA GATOR! #PR1DE

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2013, 07:47:34 am
"I didn't know UGA Defensive Coordinator Todd Gratham was at my game until now Wowwww #nice"

Vandy commit Jay Woods last night.



Jay Woods stuck with Vandy.

After an NFL interview, so far Grantham has stuck with UGa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2013, 03:59:02 pm
Top ranked Defensive Tackles signed to SEC Teams from 2013 class

Montravius Adams   AU  6.1
A'Shawn Robinson Bama 6.1
Justin Manning      A&M  5.9
Kelsey Griffin          SC  5.9
Isaiah Golden       A&M  5.9
Caleb Brantley        UF  5.9
Darius Paige        Bama  5.8
Greg Gilmore         LSU  5.8
Hardreck Walker   A&M  5.8
Jaynard Bostwick    UF  5.8
DeAndre Johnson   UGa  5.7
Josh Augusta         MU  5.7
Jay Woods            VU  5.7
Antar Thompson    MU  5.7
Maquedius Bain    LSU  5.7
Jacob Hyde          UK  5.6
Herbert Moore      OM  5.6
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2013, 09:00:20 am
After waiting nearly two weeks after signing day, Toby Johnson will finally announce his college decision at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The former Banneker High standout will pick between baseball hats from Mississippi State, Auburn, Oklahoma and UGA. Johnson was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect out of junior college by 247sports.com before suffering a knee injury.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/feb/18/decision-day-jc-dt-decide-between-auburn-miss-st-o/

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2013, 05:50:49 pm
Four-star JUCO defensive tackle Toby Johnson $urprisingly picks Georgia over Auburn, State

One of the few prospects who hasn't signed yet in the 2013 class finally made his choice on Tuesday afternoon.

Toby Johnson, who entered the season as the No. 1 junior college player in our nation, chose Georgia over Mississippi State and Auburn in a surprise decision on Tuesday in a signing ceremony that was originally supposed to be streamed live.

He's Georgia's 33rd signee in the 2013 class.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2013/02/four-star_juco_defensive_tackl.html#incart_river
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2013, 09:02:28 am
Bama, Auburn both in the mix for 4-star defensive tackle Elisha Shaw

Shaw, 6-5, 300, who is rated the nation's No. 4 defensive tackle prospect for the 2014 class by the 247Composite rankings, said that Alabama and Auburn, along with every other school recruiting him, see him as a prototypical defensive tackle at the college level.

"I'm not really even done growing yet so I think my body can hold even more weight and more muscle before I'm finished with high school. I am playing basketball this spring to stay in shape but I'm planning to do a lot of camps this summer and spend a lot of time in the weight room so hopefully I can be more dominant in the middle next season."

Shaw also holds offers from Florida State, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ohio State. He registered 28 tackles and 6 sacks as a junior at Tucker High School outside of Atlanta last season.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/alabama_auburn_both_in_the_mix.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2013, 03:28:21 pm
Kentucky finally signs junior-college defensive lineman Melvin Lewis for 2013
 (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/02/28/2536332/kentucky-signs-junior-college.html)

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Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 320-pound tackle, has played the last two seasons for Fullerton Community College (Dakota Mosely, et al.)

Lewis, a native of Compton, Calif., is not rated by any of the major recruiting services. He also received late offers from Miami (Fla.) and Washington.

Kentucky now has 23 signees.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2013, 12:26:10 pm
A&M got a verbal from '14 Nederland defensive tackle DeShawn Washington.

Washington is reported to have offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2013, 12:19:39 pm
Vanderbilt’s most experienced defensive tackle is no longer enrolled in school or a member of the team because of a violation of an unspecified rule.

However, coach James Franklin and defensive coordinator Bob Shoop expressed hope on Tuesday night that Jared Morse would be able to rejoin the Commodores this fall and play his senior season.

“Jared broke a team rule and is not here this spring,” Franklin said. “We’re hoping that Jared will have a chance to come back. We’ll see. It’s out of our hands and we’ll see how those things play out. But as of right now, we’re going on. We’re moving on as if he’s not here.”

The absence of Morse, who started six games and played in all 13 last season, adds to a lack of depth at tackle caused in part by the graduation of Rob Lohr and Colt Nichter.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130313/SPORTS0602/303130109/2072/SPORTS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2013, 04:44:13 pm
What School Is D-Line U.? (http://247sports.com/Article/Florida-State-UNC-LSU-are-tops-on-the-defensive-line-121109)

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Using the last 15 years of the NFL draft (top three rounds) as a barometer, here is a look at which schools have excelled at producing defensive linemen for the NFL (Note: We used first-round picks to break any ties):

1. Florida State

* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 11; First-Round Picks: 5; First Overall Picks: 0.

2. North Carolina

* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 10; First-Round Picks: 8; First Overall Picks: 0.

3. LSU

* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 10; First-Round Picks: 5; First Overall Picks: 0.

...

14. Wisconsin

* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 5; First-Round Picks: 3; First Overall Picks: 0.

15. Alabama

* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 5; First-Round Picks: 1; First Overall Picks: 0.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2013, 11:08:33 am
DT Dontavius Russell, one of the state of Georgia's top football prospects for 2014, committed to UGa.

http://www.macon.com/2013/04/01/2420657/recruiting-georgia-lands-top-d.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2013, 09:57:54 pm
Fort Lauderdale defensive tackle Anthony Moten has verbally committed to play for Florida. He’s the eighth commitment of the 2014 class for the Gators.

http://www.mrsec.com/category/recruiting/
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2013, 04:29:15 pm
Dontavius Russell, who is a candidate to be the state’s No. 1-ranked defensive tackle for 2014, committed to UGA on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder from Carrollton High School announced on Twitter that he intends to sign with UGA. The 4-star recruit reported around a dozen early scholarship offers, including Alabama, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Florida and Auburn.

“I think it had to do with Coach Richt,” Carrollton coach Rayvan Teague told the AJC.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/apr/01/4-star-dt-commits-uga
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2013, 12:41:37 pm
Matt Elam @FballIsLife69 
Louisville Coach Came In Today And I Have On A UK Sweatshirt Haha

The 6’6″ 342 lbs. defensive tackle from Elizabethtown is considering the Cats, along with Louisville, Alabama, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky, and also has interest from Florida. Charlie Strong visited Elam at John Hardin High this morning, and the visit got off to a bit of an awkward start...

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=132031
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2013, 08:42:12 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 23 Apr
RT @elisha_shaw: #Kentucky just offered ///// 4-star DT Elisha Shaw of Tucker, Ga.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2013, 07:03:29 pm
A junior defensive tackle from Nashville, Tenn., who has racked up the majority of his offers over the past two months received his latest offer Monday from Tennessee.

Three-star junior defensive tackle Michael Sawyers of Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tenn., is ranked the state's No. 13 overall prospect in the 247Composite. (http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/In-state-DT-Michael-Sawyers-gets-offer-from-Tennessee-Vols-128769)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2013, 12:49:26 pm
ESPN's SEC Football May recruiting scorecard:

ARKANSAS

2014 verbal commitments: 4

Spotlight: Defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson of El Dorado, Ark., is the top player in the state and ranked as the No. 5 defensive tackle nationally. The 6-2, 334-pound Jackson had a strong showing in January at the U.S. Army National Combine.

ESPN 150 members: 1 (Jackson)

Key targets: Defensive tackle Josh Frazier of Springdale, Ark., is being pursued by all the heavyweights, including Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and USC. ESPN 150 prospect Garrald McDowell of Covington, La., is another defensive tackle at the top of the Hogs' board.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/64144/sec-recruiting-scorecard-13

Shoring up the trenches is noted.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2013, 08:26:25 pm
4-star Tucker DT prospect Elisha Shaw was fishing for a fifth star. He got a nibble from a different kind of star.

Did USC Trojans join Bama and UGa in hunt?  (http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/the-four-star-the-porn-star-and-me.php)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2013, 10:42:31 am
Ten best high school Defensive linemen coming out of the state of Georgia this season: (http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-high-school-sports/2013/05/23/10-best-hs-defensive-linemen-norcross-de-rated-no-1-in-nation)

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Dontavius Russell, Carrollton: Committed to Georgia, Russell (6-3, 300) was a run-stopper for Carrollton’s 8-4 team in 2012.

Elisha Shaw, Tucker: 247Sports rates Shaw as the No. 4 player in Georgia and No. 1 defensive tackle.

Chris Williams, Sandy Creek: Williams had 17 tackles for losses and 11 sacks for the Class AAAA championship team. Despite being undersized in terms of height (6-0, 285), Williams has offers from Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Kentucky and others.

The majority of the ten project to play DE in college.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2013, 08:47:36 am
SB Nation Recruiting ‏@SBNRecruiting 24 May
Did Alabama accept? To which coach did you commit? 6'2, 310 DT RT @juicemane318: Just Committed to the university of alabama ! 🐘 #rolltide

Followup to various articles that some Bama offers are non-committable.

OJ Smith is a 6-2, 330, 5.4-rated '14 DT from Bossier City Airline.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2013, 05:28:43 pm
Scooba JUCO defensive tackle Jarran Reed hasn't completed his AA degree and won't be reporting to UF in late June.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder has only attended East Mississippi C.C. for one year and was hoping he could finish early enough to transfer this fall. But things didn't work out in Reed's favor.

“I tried to get it all done,” he said, “but there were way too many credits to take in such a short time. I also can't do any online classes because of SEC rules, so that set me back. I have 25 hours left and I'm doing both summer semesters and the fall to finish up.” (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130525/articles/130529695)

While his recruitment for practical purposes is reopened, Reed claims he will enroll at UF in time for the '14 season. 

Reed is the only one of 20 Gator '13 signees not expected to make it to fall camp.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2013, 10:11:28 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 12h
RT @rebels247: 2014 DT Jamiyus Pittman reports #Arkansas #Razorbacks offered today. http://247sports.com/Player/Jamiyus-Pittman-23886 … /// Georgia DT

'14 6-2, 280 Moultrie DT.  Offers from UF, Miami, Ole Miss, etc.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2013, 08:38:34 am
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC 9h
Commit! Colquitt Co (Ga) DT Jamiyus Pittman says he's headed to Ole Miss

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2013, 01:26:41 pm
Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel was at South Grand Prairie High School in Texas, checking in on a few prospects, when the school’s head football coach, Brent Whitson, dropped a bombshell on him.

“I said ‘Coach, I’ve got a kid for you that I think is gonna qualify,’” Whitson recalled. “The kid has a great highlight tape, so after five or six plays, we shut the video off and got him out of class.”

So began a whirlwind process that eventually led to Missouri’s latest addition to its 2013 recruiting class, as two-star, 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne officially pledged to the Tigers on Friday night.

“I honestly think Stec and I have talked every day for a month now,” Whitson said a laugh. “Missouri was waiting to see if someone they liked would qualify, rather than give one to somebody they weren’t excited about. (http://www.kansascity.com/2013/06/01/4268162/latest-mu-football-commitment.html)

He pulled out an unprecedented 3.75 GPA in his last semester to qualify.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2013, 08:04:56 am
Johnny Dwight, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound prospect from Wilcox County High School, is the Tide's 9th commitment for the class of 2014 and made the commitment while visiting Tuscaloosa for the Tide's summer football camp.

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2013/06/georgia_defensive_tackle_johnn.html

A three-star, Dwight has an offer from LSU and is Bama's second DT commit in the class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2013, 08:06:35 am
Johnny Dwight, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound prospect from Wilcox County High School, is the Tide's 9th commitment for the class of 2014 and made the commitment while visiting Tuscaloosa for the Tide's summer football camp.

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2013/06/georgia_defensive_tackle_johnn.html

A three-star, Dwight has an offer from LSU and is Bama's second DT commit in the class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2013, 09:25:16 am
Gary Pinkel happy with his defensive line

The key for this line is that it has to be able to rotate as much as it did last season. There are bodies to do it, and it will obviously help keep guys fresh. It will also help if the offense generates more production next season, because this line wore down last year, even with its rotation, because it was on the field so much.

"It's a league where you've got to be good up front," Pinkel said. "The league we came from you had to be the same way, but the thing in is this league is there are more good teams."

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/64926/gary-pinkel-happy-with-his-defensive-line
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2013, 01:48:24 pm
Matt Elam: The Next Mt. Cody (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/could_alabama_dt_target_matt_e.html)

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Crimson Tide coaches got a look last week at a player who could soon join that list -- Elizabethtown (Ky.) John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam. A three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and a four-star according to 247Sports, Elam reportedly was among the stars of last week's camp in Tuscaloosa -- telling Rivals that Saban told him he is the Crimson Tide's No. 1 target at nose tackle.

"I did real good," Elam said this week. "We did agility drills and one-on-ones. I think I only lost one rep in one-on-ones. It was a good camp."

Elam's Rivals.com profile lists him at 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, but John Hardin coach Chad Lewis said he's closer to 370 right now -- making the comparisons with Cody inevitable.

"He needs to lose some weight -- his playing weight is 325 -- but his footwork and his quickness is almost unseen for a guy his size," Lewis said. "He knows how to use his leverage and his ability to overpower opponents.

"I'm used to seeing him do that to high school kids in Kentucky, but he was still able to do that against guys his own size (at the Alabama camp). That's when you realize he has special talent and special ability."

Elam, who is in Louisville for a visit this weekend, said his home-state SEC school, Kentucky, is recruiting him the hardest, but added that Alabama, Louisville and Ohio State are also in his top four.

Elam's home town is the same setting for the Cameron Crowe movie with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst about a man who has suffered recent catastrophic failure visiting a small town to claim the body of his father who grew up and then unexpectedly died there.

When a member of Batesville native Charlie Strong's staff came to John Hardin to visit, Elam had on his Kentucky shirt. Elam later explained that it was a surprise visit.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2013, 07:22:46 pm
Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen 1h
Three-star DT Chris Williams visited #OleMiss over the weekend. “I’m thinking hard about Ole Miss right now.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2013, 06:37:44 pm
Class of 2015 DT Daron Payne of Shades Valley rockets up the 247sports.com rankings (video) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/class_of_2015_dt_daron_payne_o.html)

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"He was under the radar six weeks ago and then went to the Alabama O-line and D-line camp and just really dominated," Shades Valley coach Bill Smith said. "That's where I feel that increased interest in Daron is coming from."

Payne, who will be a junior this fall, shot up 91 spots nationally in 247sports.com's latest recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015.  He's now listed as the No. 1 defensive tackle and the No. 7 overall prospect in America for 2015.

He recently got his fifth star from 247sports.com and was just invited to play in the 2015 Army All-American Bowl late Friday morning.

Smith said Payne's offer list includes Bama, Auburn, Clemson, Ole Miss, State and South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2013, 11:07:31 am
Vandy DT Jared Morse is back with Vandy.

“He’s back,” Franklin said. “He was not with us for a number of reasons, and he had some obligations that he had to fulfill. He fulfilled them and he’s back. To me, we’re in the business of educating kids on the field and off. And this was a great opportunity for Jared to kind of grow up, and he’s done that.

“We couldn’t be happier about it. I know he’s very, very appreciative of being back. You’re talking about a guy who’s played at least two years and been productive. And going through that experience, leaving and now coming back, he’s hungry, he’s humble, he’s motivated and he’s appreciative.” (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/21/vandy-dt-rejoins-team)

Sometimes recruiting is getting back the ones you've had.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2013, 05:15:08 pm
Florida received a verbal commitment Saturday from U.S. Army All-American defensive tackle Khairi Clark of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood.

"Just committed to the University of Florida," Clark wrote on his Twitter account Saturday.

Clark is a 6-foot-2, 325-pounder and on ESPN's top 150 list. He is also listed as a four-star recruit on Rivals.com. (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20130622/ARTICLES/130629896/1189?Title=Defensive-tackle-Clark-picks-Gators)

Clark is reported to be UF's 11th verbal in the '14 class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2013, 09:59:17 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 27 Jun
RT @jcshurburtt: #UGA closing in on 5-star DT Lamont Gaillard?

Gaillard is a 5.8-rated Fayetteville, NC DT with offers from Bama, Florida, UGa, and SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2013, 02:48:30 pm
Lincoln High 2015 four-star defensive tackle Jauntavius Johnson (6-3, 295) named the Tigers his leader during a visit to the Plains last weekend, while the Tigers are in the top two with Alabama for 2016 St. Paul's Episcopal offensive lineman Darius Whitfield (6-3, 255), the younger brother of 2014 Auburn commitment Josh Casher.

And Shades Valley defensive tackle Daron Payne, perhaps the state's top prize in 2015, told 247Sports  after a visit last weekend that he was impressed as well.

"(Garner) sends people to the league and he knows what he's doing," said the 6-3, 324-pound Payne, who lists no favorites among a list of offers that also includes Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and South Alabama. "They work hard and they can make me more than a football player." (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/auburn_makes_impression_on_201.html)

Auburn has no DT commits reported in the '14 class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2013, 05:34:48 pm
ESPN: Five-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith) committed to Virginia on Saturday, giving the Cavaliers pledges from two of the top 11 recruits in the nation.

Brown, who is the No. 3 overall player and top defensive tackle, picked Virginia over finalists Virginia Tech and Clemson. He eliminated Florida State and Alabama from consideration late this week.

In February, Virginia also landed five-star recruit Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside), the No. 11 player and top safety in the country. (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/9436684/dt-andrew-brown-no-3-overall-recruit-commits-virginia-cavaliers)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2013, 04:47:44 pm
5.7-rated 6-2, three bills, 4.9 Nashville Ensworth DT Michael Sawyers has given a verbal to Vandy.

Considered one of the top dozen coming out of Tennessee in '14. No info on other committable offers.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2013, 07:51:41 am
Jason Lieser@PBPjasonlieser
Not a joke: Dominique Easley was asked a question about Bear Bryant & didn't recognize the name. He asked if it was some kind of cartoon.

He also said Florida took a game off in the Sugar Bowl.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2013, 10:59:32 pm
According to WSMV-TV, defensive tackle J.D. Jones, defensive tackle Marcus Robinson and cornerback Rodney O’Neal were arrested and charged — or will be arrested and charged — following an incident late this past week.  Jones was charged with two counts of aggravated assault while O’Neal was charged with one count of aiding and abetting; neither the charges Robinson is facing — a warrant for his arrest has been issued — nor the details of what led to the trio of arrests and charges have been released.

What is known is that all three players have been indefinitely suspended by head coach Rick Stockstill. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/20/saturday-afternoon-one-liners-12/related)

Couple of DTs should fit profile at a few SEC schools.  Should be able to get an exemption to play immediately.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: holeinthewall on July 21, 2013, 05:36:31 am
Fort Lauderdale defensive tackle Anthony Moten has verbally committed to play for Florida. He’s the eighth commitment of the 2014 class for the Gators.

http://www.mrsec.com/category/recruiting/

He decommitted this weekend saying he didn't want to get lost in the system. Speculation is he ends up at Miami which needs immediate help at the DT position. Don't be surprised if in the end Dalvin Cook flips from Florida to Miami where his brother is a FR basketball player this year.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2013, 01:58:11 pm
6-3, 278 Georgia Military College defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence has given a verbal to Auburn (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/auburn_gets_commitment_from_20_1.html)

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The two-star prospect according to Scout.com is a largely unknown prospect as he redshirted last fall at GMC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2013, 09:36:34 pm
Murphy DT Taylor Stallworth gave a verbal to SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2013, 10:11:22 am
(http://www.mrsec.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/dee3-297x300.png)
Dee Liner ✈ ‏@Liner_25 23h
Don't judge me when u have no clue what I have been through!!!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2013, 09:09:03 pm
Dee Liner ✈ ‏@Liner_25 8h
Haha now that's a trending topic!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on July 30, 2013, 12:37:49 pm
(http://www.mrsec.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/dee3-297x300.png)
Dee Liner ✈ ‏@Liner_25 23h
Don't judge me when u have no clue what I have been through!!!

Anyone else notice that the background is identical in all three photos?  8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2013, 08:44:27 am
Anyone else notice that the background is identical in all three photos?  8)

The lockerroom at Auburn?

Noticed the serial numbers are the same in each photo.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2013, 08:44:48 am
Auburn is in the top three along with Florida and Tennessee for GMC defensive tackle DaVonte Lambert, who plans to announce a commitment on Aug. 13.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/auburn_in_top_three_for_juco_d.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2013, 01:20:13 pm
Freshman defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes will be immediately eligible to play for the UCLA Bruins this fall.

Vanderdoes, originally signed with Notre Dame in February but changed his mind in June for family reasons, he said. He decided to play for UCLA, which is closer to his Auburn home.

Notre Dame refused to release him, so Vanderdoes brought his appeal to the National Letter of Intent Steering Committee on Monday.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/college-football/story/_/id/9524863/ucla-bruins-dt-eddie-vanderdoes-ruled-eligible-2013

Brian Kelly chose to comment on this decision but has stayed low key on Notre Dame's involvement in T'eo's Heisman Campaign / lost love and the student manager killed while taping practice on a scissors lift in a straight line wind storm.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on August 02, 2013, 07:07:29 am
The lockerroom at Auburn?

Noticed the serial numbers are the same in each photo.

I believe that is where the three players have as a common destination in their recruiting visits.......... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2013, 12:04:31 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC 1 Aug
4-star DT from Tucker (Ga) HS -->
RT @elisha_shaw: My offer letter from #Tennessee I need to set up a visit
pic.twitter.com/KY61ga4iQW
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2013, 07:32:43 pm
5.7-rated Sandy Creek DT Chris Williams gave a verbal to Ole Miss.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2013, 07:50:27 pm
Elizabethtown DT Matt Elam has an offer from Kentucky

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BQwveQdCQAIfhne-500x500.jpg)
Courtesy Matt Elam
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2013, 10:59:24 am
Elizabethtown DT Matt Elam has an offer from Kentucky

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BQwveQdCQAIfhne-500x500.jpg)
Courtesy Matt Elam

Also from the number one and two teams in the USA Today Coaches poll:

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/elambama.png)

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/elamosu.png)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2013, 01:23:50 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 1h
With injured neck, 4* DT/monster Elisha Shaw of Tucker (Ga.) will be out for about 3 more weeks
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2013, 02:24:37 pm
Lamont Gaillard is a 6-foot-3, 315-pound defensive tackle from Fayetteville, N.C., who committed to UGA over Clemson and Alabama, among others.

Gaillard (pronounced Gil-Yard) is rated as a 4-star, the nation’s No. 58 overall prospect and nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle in the 247 composite rankings.

When the big guy from North Carolina made an unofficial visit to UGA earlier this summer, he had the chance to eat dinner in the student cafeteria with Bulldog running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. There was an instant connection because all three are from North Carolina.

“We talked about how things would be if I went to Georgia, and I liked what they had to say,” Gaillard said. “I still talk to them and keep in touch.

“My family liked it there, and I liked the way Georgia talked to me about things other than football. I was really impressed with that. They care more about me than being a football player.”

Which other schools are still recruiting Gaillard the hardest? Ever since pledging to UGA, Gaillard has sort of dropped off the recruiting radar, according to his coach. He still gets a lot of mail from Alabama, South Carolina and Clemson, but direct communication has dwindled to a stop.

Is Gaillard finished with recruiting for good? “As of now, I’m done. But …”

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/aug/12/closer-look-ugas-top-defensive-recruit-2014
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2013, 09:39:35 pm
Austin W. Penny ‏@awpenny247 2h
#AU DL commit Devaroe Lawrence RT @jlaw32: I appreciate all my brothers love I can't wait till yawl get to see me at auburn man I can't wait
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2013, 02:28:51 pm
Heading into his junior season, Shades Valley defensive tackle Daron Payne is already among the most heavily recruiting prospects in the state, regardless of class. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound lineman already holds scholarship offers from six schools, including Alabama and Auburn, and was nearly unblockable during Friday's jamboree game against John Carroll Catholic. (video at link) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/shades_valley_junior_defensive.html)

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Payne is rated a five-star prospect and the nation's No. 1 defensive tackle in the class of 2015 by 247Sports. The service also rated Payne as the top 2015 prospect in the state of Alabama. He also holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and South Alabama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2013, 03:36:30 pm
Top prospects make predictions for UGA vs. Clemson

•Elisha Shaw, the Tucker DT who has UGA and Alabama as his leaders: “Blowout by UGA. They are very talented and have great coaches.”

•Dontavius Russell, the Carrollton DT commited to UGA: “Georgia, they have most if not all of their offense returning. And a good offense helps make a good defense. I’ll say 35-21 Georgia.”

•Chris Williams, the Sandy Creek DT committed to Ole Miss: “UGA 28-7. Actually 35-21.”

No out-of-state school is recruiting Georgia better this year than Clemson, which has five 2014 commitments.

Last year, Tigers also got off to a sizzling start in Georgia, including an early pledge from the consensus national No. 1 recruit, Robert Nkemdiche. But Clemson’s grand efforts in Georgia fell apart down the stretch...

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2013/aug/29/top-recruits-make-predictions-uga-vs-clemson

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2013, 06:39:58 pm
Florida senior Dominique Easley, a Staten Island native, isn’t a fan of the south, “Me and the south don’t mix.”

“It’s like another country to me,” he added. He doesn’t enjoy any SEC town.

When reminded that he chose to play in the SEC, Easley said, “That’s what you think.”

Then how did Urban Meyer get him to Florida, asks Jason Lieser of the The Palm Beach Post?

“You ain’t never gettin’ that outta me.” (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/floridas-dominique-easley-isnt-a-fan-of-the-south)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2013, 12:15:10 pm
Not a fan of the South, star defensive tackle Dominique Easley injured his knee in practice yesterday, according to the Gainesville Sun’s Zach Abolverdi. Sources say the injury is thought to be a torn ACL, in which case he will be out for the season.

Will Muschamp says Easley only “tweaked his knee” and will sit out practice today.

Easley tweeted this moments ago: “@MR_ChUcKiE_2: Thank you for 4 yrs of sticking with me but god has something else planned.” Sounds like more than a tweak to me.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/florida-dt-dominique-easley-injures-knee-at-practice

Kentucky plays Florida Saturday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2013, 07:08:54 pm
Top DT target Matt Elam stays neutral at Alabama-Kentucky game (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/10/top_dt_target_matt_elam_stays.html)

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Matt Elam didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings -- or give anything away. So the big defensive tackle from Elizabethtown (Ky.) John Hardin, whose recruitment is expected to be a battle between Alabama and Kentucky, showed up to Saturday's game between the Crimson Tide and Wildcats in Lexington wearing an Alabama shirt and a UK jacket.

"I just wanted to be neutral and not hurt anybody's feelings on that," Elam said...

"With UK, it was the environment up there, how the coaches were, and how they played against the No. 1 team in the nation," he said. "On Bama's side, it was just playing at that elite level in the SEC while on an away game. I looked at the D-line and the schemes they play. I've seen UK play a lot. this time, I mainly focused on Alabama and how I would fit into their program."

The 6-foot-6, 350-pounder, a five-star prospect according to 247Sports, is a priority recruit for both Alabama and Kentucky and plans to visit Alabama for the LSU game. He'll be in South Bend this weekend on an official visit to Notre Dame for the Irish's game against USC.

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/pgmain/img/alphotos/photo/2013/10/-d779a9c680aaa225.JPG)
Photo: Vasha Hunt
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2013, 01:08:45 pm
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/10/alabama_auburn_getting_strong.html

Arkansas and Texas A&M have long been considered the teams to beat for four-star defensive tackle Josh Frazier of Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber.



But Frazier (6-3, 308) told Rivals.com this week that Alabama and Auburn are more than just token names on the list of schools he's considering.


"It's pretty even," Frazier told Rivals. "I really like all of them. The reason I like Auburn is because of Coach (Gus) Malzahn. They were the No. 2 team in the country when he coached at Springdale. He is a legend in Arkansas. My head coach was under him. That's the reason I like them.

"Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country. They put guys in NFL. They are going to make sure you work hard. I need to get there to see the new facilities. I always really like that Coach (Nick) Saban said I have a chance for early playing time."

Frazier, who was in College Station for Alabama's game at Texas A&M, was supposed to come to Tuscaloosa this weekend for an official visit, but changed it to December at the request of the Crimson Tide coaching staff.  Alabama has sought to delay some official visits until after the season in order to spend more time with the prospects.


Frazier will take his official to Auburn for the Iron Bowl on Nov. 29.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2013, 08:51:35 am
6.0-rated Gladewater DT Daylon Mack gave a verbal to A&M.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2013, 05:16:44 pm
GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra 6h
Junior-college DT Abu Lamin planning to visit Tennessee Vols...

5.8-rated 6'5" 315 at Fort Scott CC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2013, 08:32:45 am
Shades Valley defensive tackle Daron Payne, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound lineman, is rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama for the 2015 class and the No. 1 defensive tackle prospect in the nation. The elite junior has already received plenty of attention from Alabama and Auburn and plans to take unofficial visits to both schools in the coming weeks.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/11/5-star_defensive_tackle_daron.html

Has offers from the Mississippi schools, So. Carolina, Clemson and more.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Steef on November 04, 2013, 08:59:03 am
Golly. Wonder where he'll end up?

/sarcasm
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2013, 07:57:46 pm
Matt Powell ‏@MattPowell606 5 Nov
Happy UK got the Lyles kid for bball but really hope they land @FballIsLife69 for the best sport.
 Retweeted by Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣

Matt Elam is the number two ranked DT in the nation by 24/7.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2013, 06:31:32 pm
Auburn still hunting for DTs, may be trying to flip Georgia commit Dontavius Russell (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/11/auburn_still_hunting_for_dts_m.html)

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Mike Farrell reported this week that four-star Georgia commitment Dontavius Russell of Carrollton (Ga.) has been paying a lot of attention to the Tigers and could be a flip possibility for the Tigers. The Bulldogs have two other defensive tackles committed in four-star prospects Kendall Baker and Lamont Gaillard...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2013, 05:19:19 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC 6h
What's the latest with #UGA DT target? --> http://bit.ly/18dcn0W

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The football future of one of the nation’s top prospects at defensive tackle is still up in the air.

Tucker High School’s Elisha Shaw, who at one point this season was ranked among Georgia’s top five overall college football prospects, has been ruled out for the state playoffs due to a neck injury.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder has not played at all as a senior after sustaining the injury while going too low to make a tackle in an August scrimmage. Shaw worked hard to return for the playoffs, but his coaches decided against it.

“He won’t be playing. He’s out for the year,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar told the AJC.

“We just thought we’d give him time to heal. The longer he heals, the better it’s going to be. We decided to give him time. We didn’t want to take the risk of putting him out there, and having him get re-injured. That would be a setback. It wasn’t worth that risk.”

Shaw had an early offers (sic)  from Alabama, UGA, Ole Miss, Miami and several high-profile junior colleges, among others...

If and when Elisha Shaw takes official visits, doctors from that particular college will get to examine him and determine his future ability to play.

Shaw has been able to work on academic eligibility while unable to play.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2013, 03:45:00 pm
5.9-rated 6-3, 310 '15 Shreveport Woodlawn TD Moton gave a verbal to State.

H/T: https://twitter.com/JTalty
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2013, 06:09:25 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 7h
JUCO defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey commits to Auburn http://ow.ly/r2gO2
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2013, 03:16:33 pm
(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/auburnfootball_impact/photo/13811339-mmmain.jpg)
Dalvon Stuckey, 247Sports
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2013, 05:06:10 pm
L.Joshua Frazier ‏@JoshuaFrazier99 3m
Ok I still love my favorite reporter @Allie_Davison but Auburn Is out. 2 down 2 more to go.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2013, 06:06:04 pm
L.Joshua Frazier ‏@JoshuaFrazier99 4m
Love the coaching staff and everything at Texas A&M but I'm set on Arky and Bama. So it is down to those Two.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on November 23, 2013, 06:30:09 pm
L.Joshua Frazier ‏@JoshuaFrazier99 3m
Ok I still love my favorite reporter @Allie_Davison but Auburn Is out. 2 down 2 more to go.

Smart kid........ 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2013, 07:05:29 pm
L.Joshua Frazier ‏@JoshuaFrazier99 2m
Ok Arkansas I'm sorry but I've decided Alabama. I hope u will still support me when I go rep Arkansas in Alabama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2013, 12:06:09 am
'16 St. Thomas Aquinas DT Ed Alexander gave a verbal to LSU after the A&M win.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2013, 08:51:07 am
5.5-rated 285-lb Butler CC DT Owen Williams has given a verbal to Tennessee. He had been committed to TTech.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2013, 01:59:34 pm
Bama's top ranked DT signees (2011-2013)

2011
Jesse Williams      6.0  Arizona Western CC (Seattle Seahawks)
LaMichael Fanning  5.8  Harris Co., GA 

2012
Dalvin Tomlinson   5.8  Henry Co., GA
Korren Kirven       5.8  Lynchburg, VA

2013
A'Shawn Robinson  6.1  Ft. Worth, TX
Darius Paige         5.8   Foley, AL (transfer from Pensacola, FL)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2013, 03:13:59 pm
Bama and UK target and John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam is expected to miss Friday’s state semifinal game, but the injury that knocked him out of last week’s contest is not as bad as originally feared.

Elam was diagnosed with a dislocated patella in his left knee after an MRI on Monday, John Hardin Coach Chad Lewis told the Herald-Leader. Lewis said Elam is “very doubtful” for Friday night’s matchup against undefeated Bowling Green. The winner of that contest will advance to the Class 5A state finals.

The 6-foot-6 lineman was injured during the fourth quarter of last week’s victory over Bullitt East.

The John Hardin football family was bracing for the worst, which would have been a more serious ACL or meniscus injury. “Thank goodness for no tear,” Lewis said. (http://ukrecruiting.bloginky.com/2013/11/25/matt-elam-diagnosed-with-a-dislocated-patella)

6'6" 325, 5.8-rated, Composite .937, 247 99 5-star
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2013, 11:30:57 am
What was four-star Carrollton (Ga.) defensive lineman Dontavius Russell's reaction to Auburn's 34-28 Iron Bowl victory over Alabama?

Russell (6-3, 300) had been committed to Georgia since April but Auburn, still on the hunt for defensive tackles for its 2014 class, had been recruiting him heavily. He had planned to attend the Auburn-Georgia game, but didn't make it and instead ended up on the Plains for another miracle finish on Saturday.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/iron_bowl_recruit_reaction_don.html

Russell tweeted that he was reopening his recruitment Sunday evening.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 10:21:47 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 9m
4-star JUCO defensive tackle Jarran Reed commits to Alabama http://bit.ly/1g6BLdk
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 10:25:43 am
Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69 21h
I Am Blessed To Say I Have Won The Paul Hornung Award. It Goes To The Best Overall Player In Kentucky !!!

Brian Eldridge ‏@BriEldridge 23m
Jarran Reed to Bama has to make UK fans feel a little better about Matt Elam. Though Elam isn't afraid of competition and Reed's a JUCO.

Retweeted by Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 12:44:58 pm
Derek Tyson ‏@DerekTysonESPN 2h
Jarran Reed signed with Florida last year but failed to qualify. Now commits to Alabama. Solid pickup for #Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2013, 07:39:16 pm
The UK coaching staff visited Matt Elam last weekend, and he is the number one remaining target on UK’s 2014 wish list. 24/7 Sports is reporting that Elam is unlikely to take his official visit to Alabama this month, which, if true, is huge news for the Cats.

Elam will take his official visit to Kentucky next weekend, with Drew Barker and the rest of the 2014 commitments. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/matt-elam-unlikely-to-take-official-visit-to-alabama)

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/20131205-1229501.jpg)

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2013, 03:20:39 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1h
Nick Saban's latest stop on the recruiting trail: Kentucky star Matt Elam
http://ow.ly/rBoyZ


Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ @FballIsLife69
Coach Nick Saban Has Just Left The Building !! 1:04 PM - 9 Dec 2013
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2013, 11:14:32 pm
Not Jerry Tipton ‏@NotJerryTipton 2h
Brian Kelly visited Matt Elam today. He showed him pictures of the hot chicks who date Notre Dame football players. pic.twitter.com/7tL4TXqqzs

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbQMmdsIQAAbBRx.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2013, 10:26:52 am
Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ @FballIsLife69
Just Got Done With My In Home Visit With UK Staff And @UKCoachStoops Terrific Visit But Also My Last!! #BBN
7:37 PM - 12 Dec 2013
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2013, 11:20:45 am
Undeniable Talent ‏@armonwatts 11 Dec
About to show people how real razorback fans are, let's see if I can get to 2,000 followers by tomorrow #WPS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2013, 12:10:42 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC 15h
Who knows with Tucker DT Elisha Shaw? Missed season w/neck injury. Still reports #Bama UGA & Ole Miss offers: http://bit.ly/1bLUqYv
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2013, 03:01:57 pm
Vaught's Views: LOUISVILLE — While he insists he does not have a favorite in his three-team recruiting race, John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam says he is “very high” on Kentucky after taking his official visit last weekend to UK.

“I just felt real comfortable and could see myself fitting in there,” said Elam here Tuesday after receiving the Paul Hornung Award from the Louisville Quarterback Club as the state’s top player. “All the commits were there and I enjoyed hanging out with them and the coaches. It was good.”

But the 6-5, 370-pound defensive tackle from John Hardin says he has not decided whether he will commit to UK, Alabama or Notre Dame when he makes his announcement Jan. 4.

“If there is one thing I would say do better than ever, it’s work on your quickness,” Hornung said. “You have got pro size. If you continue to work on your quickness, you will be a No. 1 pick in the draft. You have to listen to your elders, friends and family. They will tell you the right things to do. Make your college choice, go where you want to go and know you can have an enjoyable time on the football field and in the classroom.” (http://Vaught's Views: LOUISVILLE — While he insists he does not have a favorite in his three-team recruiting race, John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam says he is “very high” on Kentucky after taking his official visit last weekend to UK.

“I just felt real comfortable and could see myself fitting in there,” said Elam here Tuesday after receiving the Paul Hornung Award from the Louisville Quarterback Club as the state’s top player. “All the commits were there and I enjoyed hanging out with them and the coaches. It was good.”

But the 6-5, 370-pound defensive tackle from John Hardin says he has not decided whether he will commit to UK, Alabama or Notre Dame when he makes his announcement Jan. 4.

“If there is one thing I would say do better than ever, it’s work on your quickness,” Hornung said. “You have got pro size. If you continue to work on your quickness, you will be a No. 1 pick in the draft. You have to listen to your elders, friends and family. They will tell you the right things to do. Make your college choice, go where you want to go and know you can have an enjoyable time on the football field and in the classroom.”)

Hornung won the Heisman Trophy while playing on a team with a losing record at Notre Dame.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2013, 01:33:29 pm
John Talty ‏@JTalty 58m
Former Alabama DT D.J. Pettway signs back with Alabama http://on.thec-l.com/JIqz9o

John Talty ‏@JTalty 1h
As expected, East Mississippi DL D.J. Pettway has signed with Alabama. He was kicked off the team in Feb. for 2nd degree robbery charges.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2013, 04:03:07 pm
Coach Mark Stoops announced the signing Wednesday of two players who he hopes will provide an immediate boost to the UK defense in 2014.Defensive tackle Cory Johnson and cornerback A.J. Stamps — both junior-college players — signed with UK on Wednesday morning and plan to enroll in school next month.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/18/2994586/junior-college-db-stamps-signs.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2013, 07:52:05 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 9h
5-star defensive tackle Matt Elam will choose between Kentucky, Alabama http://ow.ly/rWnH4

Cut Notre Dame from his list. Apparently was not impressed with this:

(http://www.nbcsports.com/files/nbcsports/styles/hero-image-full/public/131219_477.jpg)

Notre Dame is sending out "Pot of Gold" recruiting letters reminding everyone of the 477 Irish players who have been drafted to the NFL. (http://rish.nbcsports.com/2013/12/19/pot-of-gold-pushes-notre-dame-recruiting-to-the-forefront)

The last Kentucky high school player of the year to go to Notre Dame was Franklin Jacobs who was never heard from again.

Paul Hornung had a better run.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2013, 11:27:25 am
'14 5.7-rated 6-3, 257 Covington, LA DT Garrald McDowell gave a verbal to Ole Miss.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2013, 10:04:08 pm
Kenyan Drake™ ‏@KDx17 57m
Alotta future millionaires under one roof
 Retweeted by Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣

Elam is the DT being recruiting by Bama and Kentucky. Drake is referring to Bama players prepping for the Sugar Bowl.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2013, 07:45:51 am
Elizabethtown John Hardin, 6-5, 330 DT Matt Elam used “we” when talking about UK’s 2014 recruiting class

UK’s top remaining target in the 2014 class (both literally and figuratively) called into the radio show this morning to talk about his recruitment. Interestingly, when speaking about the 2014 UK class, Matt used the word “we” to describe what’s going on in Lexington:

“I love Kentucky, I’m from here, I love Coach Stoops, what we have with the commits up there is just something special, I’ve never saw it before. I’m very comfortable with all them, with [Connor HS QB] Drew [Barker] and everybody. I enjoy that with them, it’s something you don’t really see a lot.”

Elam also spoke glowingly of Alabama, and says his mother really likes the Crimson Tide too [Saban]. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/christmas-eves-news-and-views)

Elizabethtown is an hour and a half west of Lexington via the Parkway. Five and half hours from Bryant-Denny down I-65 and hang a right.

Saban has put some DTs in the NFL.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2013, 10:43:31 am
Defensive tackle Dontavius Russell, a four-star prospect, tweeted Friday he had recently committed to Auburn. The Carrollton, Georgia native was committed to Georgia for most of the year (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/auburn_picks_up_commitment_fro.html)

247 Composite ranks Russell the 11th best DT in our nation from the current class.


Dontavius Russell @Russ_Dont98
If you really know me you would know that I  will continue playing football at the University of........................AUBURN!!!! #WDE 🐯
5:47 PM - 27 Dec 2013
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2013, 04:54:27 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 3h
Massive 2016 DT Julian Rochester of McEachern (Ga.) was offered by #TAMU #Aggies yesterday...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2014, 11:54:12 am
Dontavius Russell, the former UGA football recruit who abruptly committed to Auburn on Twitter last week, stated after Thursday’s Under Armour All-America game that he has no plans to schedule a visit with the Bulldogs.

“I don’t plan to take any official visits other than to Auburn,” Russell said.

When the 4-star defensive tackle from Carrollton High School backed off his commitment from UGA last month, Russell’s original plan was to make a final decision on college after visiting both Auburn and Bulldogs this month. (http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/college-recruiting/2014/jan/03/ex-uga-football-recruit-unlikely-give-bulldogs-ano)

Rodney Garner went from UGa to Auburn's staff.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2014, 10:28:21 am
A star is torn:

Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ @FballIsLife69
Letting Everyone Know Right Now I Matt Elam.. Will Be Deciding My College Decision On Signing Day Sorry For The Inconvenience #Bama #BBN
9:36 AM - 4 Jan 2014


Was expected to announce on TV during the all-star game. Has time to make a visit to Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2014, 04:57:06 pm
Jimmy D. Smith (@JimmyDetail) of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans has reported that 4-Star DT Travonte Valentine has de-committed from Miami, which had been rumored the last couple of days at the Army All-American Bowl. Valentine’s de-commitment comes following reports that Miami’s Al Golden has been offered and more than likely will accept the job at Penn State, his alma mater.

Valentine is ranked as the 7th best DT in the 2014 class, and the 56th best player overall according to 247Sports and is ranked #115 in the 247Composite rankings, accounting for all the major recruiting services. The 6’3 338lb. Palm Bay, FL prospect announced yesterday that he would be taking an official visit to Kentucky on January 23-24 and has expressed interest in playing with another UK DT target, Matt Elam. Valentine will also take a visit to LSU the weekend before he comes up to Lexington, he has said that the Tigers are his current leader.

Valentine’s decision is expected to come down to Kentucky, Miami, and LSU. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/travonte-valentine-has-decommitted-from-miami)

5.8-rated Champagnat Catholic DT.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2014, 12:41:18 pm

Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69 2h
Me Not Committing Saturday Did Not Hurt UK Chances At All Just Didnt Feel Comfortable Doing It There It Was Set Up Weird !! #BBN


Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69 2h
Did Not Like How The @ArmyAllAmerican Was Sett Up, Or The Week But I Appreciate Everything Yall Do For Athletes Very Prestigious Honor !!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2014, 02:51:09 pm
Ryan Bass ‏@Ry_Bass 4 Jan
Just got off the phone with three-star DT Jamiyus Pittman, who just flipped from Ole Miss to #UCF...

John Talty ‏@JTalty 4 Jan
Pittman, as you know by now, was offered a gray shirt by Ole Miss after he was committed.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: navyhog24 on January 06, 2014, 04:23:44 pm
Ryan Bass ‏@Ry_Bass 4 Jan
Just got off the phone with three-star DT Jamiyus Pittman, who just flipped from Ole Miss to #UCF...

John Talty ‏@JTalty 4 Jan
Pittman, as you know by now, was offered a gray shirt by Ole Miss after he was committed.

Lol. Ole Miss already trying the Saban and Bama strategy
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2014, 08:27:15 pm
Ryan Callahan ‏@RyanCallahan247 50m
Four-star 2015 Ga. DT Jonathan Ledbetter (@LedbetterDE15) says he picked up offers from Florida and Arkansas today.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2014, 08:39:49 pm
Shea Dixon ‏@Sheadixon 25m
New #LSU 2015 commit Hanner Shipley is a 6-5, 260-pounder out of Marble Falls, Texas.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2014, 11:18:17 am
Jozie_Milton73 ‏@JozieMilton 2h
Just got my first SEC offer from arkansas! Feeling blessed!  #wps #hogs #sec
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2014, 12:02:10 pm
John Talty ‏@JTalty 1h
Was always going to be tough to hold onto him RT @derektysonespn: 2015 DT T.D. Moton just text me that he has decommitted from #MissSt.

John Talty ‏@JTalty 1h
I still expect MSU to be heavily involved with T.D. Moton, but it'll have to beat out schools like LSU and Bama.

TD Moton ‏@tdmoton_ 1h
I have decommited from MSU .. I have to evaluate my options ..
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2014, 12:23:40 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS 3h
Rough start to Petrino Era. RT @BrandonHuffman Per his coach, four-star Hilton Head (SC) DT Poona Ford has decommitted from #Louisville
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2014, 11:45:07 am
Justin Hopkins ‏@JHopkins247 13h
#Vandy Commit Jashon Robertson http://247sports.com/Player/Jashon-Robertson-19697 … RT @J_Rob51: Reopening my recruitment
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2014, 09:42:41 pm
Woody Wommack ‏@RivalsWoody 5h
Rivals250 DT and Vanderbilt commit @MikeSawyers_75 tells me he will not being considering Penn State going forward.

Woody Wommack ‏@RivalsWoody 4h
Rivals250 DT and Vanderbilt commit @MikeSawyers_75 also said he'll decide whether to visit Vandy again based on coaching hire
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2014, 06:59:27 pm
Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69 2h
Me Not Committing Saturday Did Not Hurt UK Chances At All Just Didnt Feel Comfortable Doing It There It Was Set Up Weird !! #BBN


Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69 2h
Did Not Like How The @ArmyAllAmerican Was Sett Up, Or The Week But I Appreciate Everything Yall Do For Athletes Very Prestigious Honor !!


Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 4h
New Story: Auction selling alleged Matt Elam jersey removed by seller from eBay http://dlvr.it/4j2gbB
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2014, 01:16:47 pm
6.0-rated Brooklyn Abraham Lincoln DT Thomas Holley gave a verbal to Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2014, 01:21:43 pm
John Talty ‏@JTalty 3h
MSU juco DL commit Will Coleman “@WillColetjc: Well my recruiter les Koeinning just left for Texas, defiantly will affect my decision now.” (sic)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2014, 08:33:24 am
John Talty ‏@JTalty 11h
Ole miss target "@MikeSawyers_75: Just de-committed from Vandy . Wish everyone luck in the future .”


5.8-rated DT from Nashville. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2014, 01:57:58 pm

Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ @FballIsLife69
Heading To Ttown Right Now Bama Here I Come !! Cant Wait To Get My Official Started !!  #RTR #Bama #RollTide
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2014, 08:13:46 pm

Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69  Jan 19
Riding Four Wheelers At Coach Sabans House Was The Most Fun I Had In A While Until @starbo06 Wreck It Lmfao 😂😂😂😂 Sorry Coach !! #RTR

[Bo Scarbrough]

Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣ ‏@FballIsLife69  Jan 19
Just Riding In Coach Saban Mercedes !! 😎😎 #RollTide #Ballin pic.twitter.com/1dUAUS9b0C

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BeXc7nEIMAE7wsF.jpg)

Retweeted by Matt Elam™6⃣9⃣
DC ‏@DavidCornwell5  Jan 19
“@chilltweetss: Lol who did this? pic.twitter.com/QkAe0fdR8V” yes😂😂😂

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BeXYcooCcAEmNgg.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2014, 12:43:31 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 4 hrs
4-star Alabama commit Josh Frazier taking official visit to USC http://ow.ly/sNkgn

H/T: Tom W. from the Recruiting Forum.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2014, 09:44:42 am
Mike Sawyers Jr ‏@MikeSawyers_75 Jan 23
In home with Coach Freeze last night was fun

5.8-rated Nashville DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2014, 09:56:04 am
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC 3 hrs
NEW: Top uncommitted DT to make unofficial visit to #UGA and if things go well ... http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-7T

UGA is a darkhorse candidate for one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects.

Andrew Williams, a 4-star defensive tackle from ECLA, plans to take an unofficial visit to UGA early next week to meet with coaches. If things go well, Williams could return for an official visit at UGA next Friday, the final weekend before signing day.

UGA’s flirtation adds some spice to what was once considered a two-horse race between Auburn and Clemson. The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Williams visited Auburn last weekend, and leaves for Clemson on Friday.

It could be a wild finish.

“I’m going to wait until signing day (to decide),” Williams told the AJC on Thursday night. “I still have a couple of schools I want to visit.  I don’t have any top schools right now. I’m just trying to get all my visits in, and then lay out the facts and numbers.”

The relationship between UGA and Williams has taken a lot of twists and turns over the last couple of years. Williams didn’t get much love from UGA when Rodney Garner was the team’s defensive line coach – which was ironic because Garner later became one of the main reasons that Auburn is now considered the school to beat.


The impact of the coaching carousel in evidence.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2014, 10:35:21 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  1h
Alabama lands commitment from 4-star 2015 DT Jonathan Ledbetter http://ow.ly/sX4Um

Quote
Bama picked up its fifth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class on Saturday as Tucker, Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Ledbetter pledged his commitment to the Crimson Tide.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2014, 05:42:09 pm
BMarcello: Devaroe Lawrence went sightseeing last week.

The Auburn commitment didn't quite love what he saw in Starkville, however, and remains firm with his commitment to the Tigers.

"This is home," Lawrence said Sunday after visiting Auburn over the weekend. "There was no wavering or anything like that. This is home. I knew this was home when I was there."

The three-star defensive tackle out of Georgia Military College is one of six defensive linemen committed to the Tigers as they enter national signing day on Feb. 5.

The 6-foot-3, 282-pound prospect was teammates with defensive end DaVonte Lambert at Georgia Military College last season. Lambert flipped from Tennessee and signed with Auburn in December but is still working to gain full eligibility.

Lambert, who speaks to Lawrence almost daily, said last week Lawrence was visiting Mississippi State to fulfill a family member's request. (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/01/this_is_home_dt_devaroe_lawren.html)

Received a home visit from Gus, Ellis, and Rodney Gardner last week.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2014, 01:12:15 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 50m
Defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey no longer committed to Auburn (report). http://ow.ly/sZYOO

Pearl River CC 3- or 4-star was previously committed to Miami.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2014, 11:58:17 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1 hr
Five-star defensive tackle Matt Elam's mother willing to move if son picks Alabama (report) http://ow.ly/t4H3G

FWIW, Kentucky Sports Radio reported that Elam will announce in the high school gym (in Elizabethtown, KY) but the students will view via closed circuit TV in their classrooms.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 07:23:18 am
Elizabethtown (Ky.) John Hardin defensive tackle Matt Elam will announce his decision between Alabama and Kentucky at noon.

In an interview with 247Sports, Elam's coach at John Hardin, Chad Lewis, said the 6-foot-5, 350-pound U.S. Army All-American's decision is likely to come down to comfort level and preparation for a future professional career.

"I just think at the end of the day that Matt is going to go where he feels comfortable," Lewis said. "I think that's going to be the deciding factor from hearing Matt talk over this period. He wants to go where he feels comfortable, he wants to go where he feels like he's going to get developed to ultimately play in the NFL one day. That's every kid's goal and if it doesn't work out, it's important that he has a degree to fall back on."

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/01/matt_elams_coach_comfort_level.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 07:26:08 am
With one of Alabama's top defensive tackle targets announcing his decision Thursday, Josh Frazier eased any remaining anxiety surrounding his commitment Wednesday.

The four-star defensive tackle had planned to visit USC this weekend, but opted to pass on his "childhood favorite" and reaffirm his commitment to Alabama.

Frazier is one of four defensive tackles committed to Alabama for the 2014 class. A commitment from Matt Elam on Thursday would make it five.

Alabama coach Nick Saban visited one of those defensive tackles, O.J. Smith (Bossier City, La.), on Wednesday.

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/01/4-star_defensive_tackle_josh_f.html
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 11:53:31 am
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats 50 mins
Matt Elam has committed to Kentucky.


Has one of the widest range in recruiting service evaluation.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2014, 09:40:47 pm
Bryan Fischer ‏@BryanDFischer  Jan 30
Strange. RT @flasportsbuzz: DT Michael Wyche de-committing from UM because of obscure ACC rule involving consecutive months spent at JC

5.6-rated, 6-4, 330 East LA College DT was committed to Miami
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2014, 09:23:55 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247  2h
#Auburn was hopeful 4-star DT Albert Huggins would visit today. He told me last night he can't make it ...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2014, 09:26:02 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247  2h
“@BigTrent_78: I'm about to head to FSU” //// 5-star 2015 DT Trent Thompson #FSU #Noles

Albany, Ga DT visiting FSU. Top of SEC also in the hunt.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2014, 11:55:42 am
Elisha shaw ‏@elisha_shaw  Jan 30
Signing day is right around the corner #Alabama #UGA

6-4 3 bills, Tucker DT sat out 2013 with a neck injury
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2014, 04:27:34 pm
John Talty ‏@JTalty ·41 mins
Looks like Brandon DL Kyle Strickland will double sign with Arkansas State and Co-Lin tomorrow.

Hedging his bets with the JuCo.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 07:18:22 am
Winton Woods DT Daniel Cage signs with Notre Dame
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 08:15:32 am
Evan Woodbery ‏@TennesseeBeat  26s
Lineman Jashon Robertson is Vols' 10th signee. The defensive tackle from Nashville is a former Vandy commit.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 11:38:00 am
Tom Martin ‏@TomMartinKATC  52m
Louisville & Arkansas want an answer from Tae Thibodeaux, who never visited either. 2 offers literally on the table: pic.twitter.com/IlQVFCHqjb

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfuYysBIcAAqCp1.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
Pete Roussel ‏@coachingsearch  16h
121 different head coaches tomorrow: "I really like this class." My advice: Listen carefully to who brags about their d-line signees.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 02:33:42 pm
Dexter Wideman decommited from Florida and committed to South Carolina.

5.8-rated Saluda DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2014, 11:33:19 am
Elisha Shaw was a highly recruited defensive tackle in Tucker, Ga., when he suffered a neck injury that ended his senior season before it began. Shaw recently learned that due to the injury, he's unlikely to ever play again.

On national signing day Wednesday, however, Shaw committed to Alabama as part of a Tucker High signing ceremony that included 15 other athletes. He did not sign a letter of intent, according to Tucker High coach Bryan Lamar, but will receive a medical hardship scholarship. The medical exemption allows Alabama to pay his tuition without counting him against the Crimson Tide's 85-scholarship limit.

In July, before the injury, Shaw (6-4, 295) had considered Alabama his favorite from among his 17 scholarship offers. Lamar went so far as to say Shaw was a "silent commitment" before the injury, which he suffered during preseason drills in August.

"It meant a lot to him," Lamar said of the scholarship. "As a kid, he had his heart set on Alabama. ... The kid was probably the best defensive tackle in the country."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/02/alabama_honors_scholarship_off.html

Shaw has plans to help out in some way in the Athletic Department. Link has a picture of his signing ceremony.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2014, 08:40:59 pm
Report that Mississippi State extended an offer to 6.0-rated Orangeburg DT/SDE Albert Huggins.

UGa and Clemson are reported to be high on his list.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2014, 08:39:02 pm
247Sports is predicting the 5-star Albany Westover DT Trent Thompson will go to UGa.

http://247sports.com/Player/Trent-Thompson-29432
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2014, 04:16:08 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC ·21 hrs
As expected, DT Trent Thompson has passed OL Mitch Hyatt for GA's No. 1 prospect for 2015 in 247 composite rankings

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2014, 11:26:44 am
Top Ten National Defensive Tackles from the 2014 class landing at SEC schools as rated by 247 (http://247sports.com/Season/2014-Football/RecruitRankings?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool&Position=DT)

Thomas Holley       98   UF  Brooklyn Abe Lincoln
Matt Elam              98  UK  Elizabethtown John Hardin
Gerald Willis          98   UF  New Orleans Edna Karr
Travonte Valentine  97  LSU Hialeah Champagnat Catholic
Josh Frazier           97 Bama Springdale Har-Ber
Dexter Wideman     96  SC  Saluda
Bijhon Jackson       95  Ark  El Dorado

 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2014, 06:39:09 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 ·7 mins
“@BigTrent_78: I forgot to tell y'all about my vandy offer my bad” /// No. 1 player in the 247Composite, DT Trent Thompson
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2014, 04:17:34 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 ·53 mins
Is it me or does it seem like the more drama there is with a prospect's recruitment, the less likely he does anything in college?
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2014, 03:53:49 pm
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/79761/qa-kentucky-dt-signee-matt-elam
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2014, 06:45:59 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  2h
Who would be surprised to see a #Vols package deal of 2-3 kids out of Creekside (Ga) HS? Not me.

Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  1h
Whats really interesting about all this recruiting action at Creekside HS is team's best prospect may be 2016 DT Lavaris Berkeley (6-5, 315)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2014, 07:29:20 am
4-star DEs James Lockhart and Darian Roseboro get offers from Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2014, 03:27:03 pm
Jozie_Milton73 ‏@JozieMilton  Mar 1
Coach Gundy has his own postage stamp! 👌#osu #cowboys pic.twitter.com/0dNgiVCBRw

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhpgMf9CEAAkaHB.jpg)

Eric Henderson ‏@Coach_Henny  5h
It’s not about how early u get recruited, how many offers you have but rather the QUALITY of fit for #YOU. Find BEST situation for YOU!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2014, 07:48:30 pm
Chris Low: Among JuCos to watch this spring (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/80209/junior-college-players-to-watch-this-spring)

Quote
C.J. Johnson, DT, Kentucky: The Wildcats lost Donte Rumph and "They Call Me" Mister Cobble in the middle of their defensive line, so there’s plenty of opportunity for the 6-3, 295-pound Johnson to show what he can do this spring. Kentucky held on to Johnson despite Miami pushing hard until the very end.

Abu Lamin, DT, South Carolina: The Gamecocks need a run-stuffer in the middle, and the 6-4, 295-pound Lamin fits that bill. He has three years of eligibility remaining and has the kind of burst off the ball and overall athleticism to develop into much more than just a run-stopper for the Gamecocks.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2014, 05:30:19 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247  8h
FREE: Get to know the top #Auburn DT targets -- including three 5-star kids http://auburn.247sports.com/Article/A-look-at-Auburns-top-defensive-tackle-targets-181345 …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2014, 08:18:12 pm
⭕Coach Owens❌ ‏@_Coach_O  10h
@RecruitingAJC Florida Gators have offered 2015 DL 6'4 260lbs DaQuan Hawkins http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2838157/daquan-hawkins … … … … … #Gators 🐊
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2014, 11:01:40 am
Loganville Grayson 6-4, 255 3-star D-lineman Justin Young gave a verbal to UGa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2014, 10:34:36 am
Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi ·3 hrs
In-state DE visiting #UF today | http://forum.gatorsports.com/viewtopic.php via @Gator_sports #Gators

Gibsonton East Bay DE Marques Ford (6-3,222)


Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi ·Mar 29
LB Adonis Thomas. RT “@_SimplyThatGuy5: Enjoyed UF as usual. Excited to get back down for Spring game ”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2014, 09:30:33 am


The No. 1-ranked college football prospect for 2015 spent an entire day on an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech’s campus on Wednesday.

Trenton Thompson is a 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive lineman from Albany’s Westover High School.

Here are five reasons that Georgia Tech has a chance of signing the nation’s top prospect:

1. Because he said so...

Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC ·29 mins
Trenton Thompson's coach said 5-star may go to UGA this wkd with his mother: http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-tP
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2014, 10:39:23 am
Steve Wiltfong ‏@SWiltfong247 ·2h
#Auburn offers the nation's No. 2 prospect overall in East St. Louis (Ill.) High DL Terry Beckner Jr. ...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2014, 09:48:42 am
'15 6-7, 250 Washington, DC Ballou 3-to-4-star SDE Levon Livingston gave a verbal to UK.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2014, 09:04:32 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  19h
2017 DE MJ Webb of Morgan Co (Ga) was offered today by #Bama Nick Saban --> pic.twitter.com/j0kqzJESxo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk1sE-LCAAAI7j7.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2014, 02:34:32 pm
Bama got a verbal last weekend from 6-6, 230, 4-to-5 star WDE Mekhi Brown from Columbus Carver.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2014, 06:39:10 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  1m
Parkview HS (Ga) DL GG Robinson says he was offered by Mississippi State today. His father played at Auburn
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2014, 07:31:12 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  5h
Wisconsin has offered 2016 DT Antwuan "Hercules" Jackson of Cedar Grove HS (Ga)

Michael Carvell ‏@RecruitingAJC  5h
Wisconsin has offered DT Quentez Johnson @Teezy_Grind of Cedar Grove HS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2014, 05:32:02 pm
6-4, 250 Navarro College WDE Quincy Vassar has given a verbal to UGa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2014, 08:19:44 am
6-4, 220 3-Star Hoover WDE Christian Bell gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2014, 10:27:29 am
Quentez Johnson @Teezy_Grind
Follow Give me my fourth star abd I will tell you where everybody going... I know everything
9:05 PM - 23 Apr 2014

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2014, 11:29:44 am
Will Weathers ‏@TigerBaitWill ·Apr 25
#LSU football signee DT Travonte Valentine of Champagnat Catholic-Hialeah, Fla. said he's received a passing ACT score and will be eligible
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2014, 11:58:48 am
Five-star 2015 defensive end CeCe Jefferson of Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County tweeted last weekend that he plans to take official visits to Alabama and UCLA.

This week, he told 247Sports that he also plans to visit Auburn "this summer or fall," but did not say whether he'd take an official visit to the Plains.

Florida is thought to lead for Jefferson (6-2, 250), who is being recruited for Auburn by Rodney Garner. He is the top-rated strong-side defensive end and the No. 5 overall prospect in the nation for 2015, according to the 247Sports Composite.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/04/five-star_de_cece_jefferson_al.html

UK fans are also holding out hope that Jefferson will give them a chance.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2014, 12:27:18 pm
Shea Dixon @Sheadixon  ·  2h
4-star Georgia DE Austin Bryant says his #LSU offer came at just the right time…
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2014, 04:15:35 pm
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  5h

Commitment of DL Quentez Johnson to Miami was described by his HS coach as "very, very soft"
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2014, 12:25:44 pm
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  52m

I saw a 2015 DE (6-7, 240) in Atlanta yesterday who I think is going to blow up this spring --> http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-AJ

Gus Cumberlander stands close to 6-foot-7, and weighs in at 245 pounds. He passes all the eyeball tests.

“Gus has one of the biggest upsides I have seen,” Cedar Grove assistant Chris Hill said. “He will peak in college. He holds his weight good, and has not missed a single workout this winter. He put on close to 20 pounds this offseason.”

If I’m a college coach, I’m taking these kinds of kids all day long, especially when you take into account his friendly demeanor and good grades (3.0 GPA, and wants to study Pharmacy). He’s a project, but one worth investing in, imho.

Gus is the kind of guy I sign strictly based on potential.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2014, 04:06:33 pm
THEE MACK TRUCK @DaylonMack

Just skyped with Coach Saban !
3:42 PM - 13 May 2014


Head coaches can't evaluate prospects in-person during the spring, but that hasn't stopped Nick Saban from having a big impact.

The Alabama head coach has utilized Skype to communicate with top prospects around the country. On Tuesday, Saban used the free video service to talk to five-star defensive lineman Daylon Mack, who is verbally committed to A&M. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/05/nick_saban_skypes_with_5-star.html)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2014, 03:43:22 pm
5.6-rated Clinton Silliman Institute DT Jozie Milton has given a verbal to SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2014, 04:13:31 pm
Per his coach on Twitter, Iowa has offered 2016 4-star defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson from Ellenwood, GA (Cedar Grove). Jackson has great size for a 2016 D-tackle, as he's already checking in at 6-foot-3, 265 pounds. The 247Sports Composite ranks him as the No. 11 defensive tackle, and No. 78 recruit nationally.

Some of Jackson's other notable offers include South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wisconsin. (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Iowa-Offers-Top-80-Overall-2016-4-star--28799314)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2014, 03:41:28 pm
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  May 27
How big was Auburn upset over Bama? It flipped at least 2 recruits, UGA's Dontavius Russell & this guy --> http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-F3

DaVonte Lambert said he called #Vols Butch Jones when he flipped to Auburn & CBJ never answered: http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-F3

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Lambert: "I kind of knew that I was going to go Auburn after the Alabama-Auburn game but I just didn’t know how to tell anyone at the time. So I just waited until signing day.”

Funniest thing that Auburn’s Gus Malzhan said to you during the recruiting process? “Coach Malzhan, he always jokes. There are a lot of jokes he has said to me. I can’t really remember them.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2014, 08:22:50 am
Loganville (Ga.) Grayson 2016 DT Mykelle McDaniel says N.C. State, North Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi State have offered, with the Bulldogs being the most recent to extend a scholarship. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound rising junior plays for one of the more well-known programs in Gwinnett County, a recruiting hotbed that produces over 50 FBS signees a year, more than most states. His school achieved national prominence a few years ago when they won the state championship with the help of 247Sports Composite No. 1 overall prospect Robert Nkemdiche, who signed with Ole Miss. Rising senior Justin Young committed to Georgia earlier this spring... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Grayson-Ga-2016-DT-Mykelle-McDaniel-up-to-four-offers-28852680)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2014, 09:23:09 am
MrSEC and 247 Sports: Defensive tackle Daylon Mack from Gladewater (Texas) High School jumped back on board following Murray’s commitment to Texas A&M.

Mack, the nation’s No. 2 defensive tackle according to 247Sports, was already committed to the Aggies but had scheduled visits to Alabama and LSU. That plan changed following Murray’s commitment to Texas A&M.

“It’s obvious, Kyler committing and him being there, the vision of this class is falling into place now,” Mack told 247Sports. “I told the coaches at LSU and Alabama this morning that I would not be visiting.”

To recap: in a 24-hour period, Texas A&M was able to secure commitments from a five-star quarterback and four-star receiver while convincing a five-star defensive tackle commitment to cancel his visits to two rival schools. Not a bad week. (http://mrsec.com/2014/05/sec-recruiting-notebook-texas-good-week)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2014, 09:30:51 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  4h
4-star Louisiana defensive tackle T.D. Moton commits to Alabama http://ow.ly/xy3xS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2014, 07:27:07 am
The nation's no. 1 prospect, Albany (Ga.) Westover DT Trent Thompson is on campus at Alabama for the Tide's Nick Saban Football Camp. On Monday, Thompson posed for a picture with Nick Saban himself after meeting with the Tide head man in the Alabama football complex with the caption, "Me and the boss man at #Bama".  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/No-1-prospect-poses-with-Nick-Saban-28935378)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 09:53:55 am
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle five-star defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie announced Tuesday night that he would be making his commitment July 10. McKenzie rated as the No. 10 prospect in the country by 247Sports and No. 35 overall prospect in the country by the 247Sports Composite, will decide between Arizona and Tennessee... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/5-star-DT-Kahlil-McKenzie-sets-commitment-date-28958857)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 10:07:32 am
4-star Hapeville Charter DE Arden Key gave a verbal to SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2014, 08:51:21 am
Billy Liucci @billyliucci  ·  21h
Chalk up another presumed Longhorn lean to the Aggies. George Ranch DL Kingsley Keke chooses A&M over Horns, UF and several other SEC powers
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2014, 10:22:07 am
Mississippi State began its summer on a high note Wednesday with the addition of 2016 four-star defensive tackle Briston Guidry.

The 6-foot-2, 265-pounder from Archbishop Rummel (La.) High School pledged his services to the Bulldogs over offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee.

Guidry is considered the nation’s No. 23 defensive tackle and 240th overall prospect in the country for the 2016 class. He joins Orlando, Fla., linebacker Jonathan Pollack in MSU’s class for 2016. (http://insidemsusports.com/2014/06/04/msu-picks-four-star-dt)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2014, 03:58:39 pm
Loganville (Ga.) Grayson 2016 defensive tackle Mykelle McDaniel says he has picked up an offer from Georgia. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound rising junior took part in the lineman camp at Georgia Thursday with his team. Kentucky, Mississippi State, N.C. State and North Carolina are among the other offers for McDaniel, who told Dawgs247 this week that Georgia is an offer he coveted.  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Dawgs-offer-2016-DT-Mykelle-McDaniel-28990280)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2014, 12:59:12 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  4h
AM RT: Clay-Chalkville DE Kendell Jones committed to Mississippi State: http://ow.ly/xHQ3w
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2014, 07:38:10 am
Pete Scantlebury @PeteScantlebury  ·  14h
Now confirmed -- former #Mizzou commit DE Eddie Heard tells me he is enrolled at #Oregon. Heard committed to Missouri on May 22.

3-star Juco
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2014, 09:15:25 am
Retweeted by Austin Capps
Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  Jun 13
Star City DL Austin Capps has received an offer from Miss. St. Third offer for the junior. Hogs offered first last summer. @capps_austin44
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2014, 07:12:29 pm
247: South Carolina's hot streak on the recruiting trail continued Monday evening when class of 2015 defensive end Quandeski Whitlow (Opelika, Ala./Opelika) gave his pledge to the Gamecocks... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Alabama-DE-commits-to-Gamecocks-29172673)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2014, 05:03:12 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  7h
Pascagoula DE Keith Joseph Jr., whose father played at MSU, tweets he has committed to Mississippi State. Good pickup for Bulldogs.

247 Composite 3-star
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2014, 05:06:56 pm
Otis Kirk: Hope (Ark.) 4-star defensive end McTelvin Agim has been offered a scholarship by Stanford.  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Stanford-extends-scholarship-to-Class-of-2016-DE-in-Arkansas-29244926)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2014, 07:12:16 pm
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  22h
Plant HS (Fla) DT @KyleHenderson42 is commit No. 10 for Georgia Tech --> http://wp.me/p3Xdrl-Kh

Georgia Tech strikes at Florida powerhouse
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2014, 10:38:18 pm
Four-star rising senior defensive tackle Quay Picou of Buford (Ga.) High School told 247Sports that he committed to Tennessee on Saturday while attending its "Orange Carpet Day."

"I committed to Tennessee!" Picou told 247Sports' Kipp Adams. "All of them! Coach Butch Jones, (running backs) Coach (Robert) Gillespie and (defensive line) Coach (Steve) Stripling."

The 6-foot-3, 287-pound Picou chose the Vols over scholarship offers from Ohio State, Miami, Ole Miss, A&M, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Kentucky and State, among others. He's ranked the nation's No. 23 defensive tackle in the 2015 class by 247Sports.

Picou is a teammate of three-star rising senior linebacker Austin Smith, who also committed to Tennessee on Saturday. (http://tennessee.247sports.com/Board/114/Contents/Tennessee-lands-four-star-Ga-DT-29257289)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2014, 10:40:43 pm
Ryan Callahan @RyanCallahan247  ·  31m
#Tennessee #Vols offer five-star defensive tackle (FREE READ): http://bit.ly/1uRfGlN  via @TremendousUM

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Five-star rising junior defensive tackle Rashan Gary of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in Scotch Plains, N.J., told 247Sports' Steve Lorenz on Saturday that he has received a scholarship offer from Tennessee.

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Gary is ranked the nation's No. 4 overall prospect and No. 1 defensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite for the 2016 class. He also claims early offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Southern California and Virginia Tech, among others.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2014, 09:30:13 pm
SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  8h
DE Marquaviuis Lewis of Hutchinson JC, KS, a USC target, is on an official visit to Miami today.  #STRecruiting
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2014, 01:54:41 pm
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  4h
Tucker (Ga) DT Jonathan Ledbetter may visit #Gators & Miami next month. He's #Bama commit: http://on-ajc.com/1pMbSmr
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2014, 05:07:35 pm
Anthony Rush @CantBeBlocked25

It's between 3 schools...
Clemson
Kentucky
UNC
*No Order*
* Anything could change*
3:22 PM - 27 Jun 2014 Cary, NC, United States

Cary DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2014, 12:53:17 pm
Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook defensive end Kengera Daniel is visiting Kentucky this weekend.

The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end prospect in the country by the 247Sports Composite, holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Miami, Michigan, Louisville and Tennessee. (http://247sports.com/Institution/Southeastern-Conference-SEC-25394/Bolts)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2014, 10:45:17 am
Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  24h
2015 DL Jonathan Ledbetter turns 17 on Sept. 12. Under GHSA rules, he could play 2 more yrs. What would his 2017 ranking be? Top 5 in USA?


Michael Carvell @RecruitingAJC  ·  21h
Should age factor into the recruiting rankings? http://on-ajc.com/1mG5Kqk

Mike Dyer says, "No."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2014, 05:47:52 pm
ROANOKE, Va. -- Three-star 2015 Virginia lineman Chance Hall committed to Tennessee on Thursday, choosing the Vols over fellow finalists Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and of course, Vanderbilt  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Virginia-lineman-commits-to-Vols-29458603)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2014, 12:59:52 pm
At The Opening: A&M five-star defensive tackle commit Daylon Mack was one of the more impressive prospects in action. (video available at link) (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Video-Daylon-Mack-impresses-29529350)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2014, 07:43:26 am
Caleb Peart, a 3-star DE from Chandler, AZ, has given a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2014, 09:18:34 pm
Five-star defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie announced Thursday night that he has committed to play college football at Tennessee. The rising senior from Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord, Calif., chose the Vols over Arizona before a national TV audience during Nike’s The Opening (http://47sports.com/Bolt/McKenzie-commits-to-Tennessee-29563337)

Son of VFL Reggie McKenzie
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2014, 02:59:34 pm
Trenton Thompson, who is rated as the nation’s No. 1 overall college football prospect, isn’t sure if he’ll attend UGA’s biggest camp of the year next week.

But the 5-star defensive tackle from Albany’s Westover High School still has the Bulldogs as his leader. (http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2014/07/10/does-uga-still-lead-for-nations-no-1-football-prospect)

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It depends on whatever my high school coaches decide to do,” Thompson told the AJC on Thursday. “If I go to Florida State next week, I probably won’t go to Georgia.”

Thompson has admitted that he almost committed twice to UGA last year but held off because he didn’t want to rush his decision. He confirmed again on Thursday that the Bulldogs are still the school to beat.

“Georgia is still my leader, but people are pushing hard to knock them off the top,” he said. “Alabama is getting close. USC was a great visit, and they’re getting close. I like Clemson, Auburn and Florida State a lot.

“Right now, I think it’s Georgia, USC, Alabama and Clemson at the top. Then Florida State and Auburn are not far behind.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2014, 07:15:36 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  13m
4-star defensive tackle Benito Jones commits to Alabama http://ow.ly/z6Mph
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Steef on July 13, 2014, 07:49:55 pm
Be nice if we could get a mention by a few of these guys.

Be nice if Bama didn't.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 16, 2014, 12:23:33 pm
East Mississippi CC DE Dante Sawyer has given a verbal to South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2014, 11:58:44 am
Ennis four-star defensive end James Lockhart is on an unofficial visit to A&M...

sent 247Sports insider Taylor Hamm a picture of himself in the new locker room. (http://247sports.com/Bolt/A-glimpse-at-the-new-AM-locker-room-29676055)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsxRA4_CcAAR76X.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2014, 09:47:32 pm
Andrew Bone @AndrewJBone  ·  2h
Five-star DT Daron Payne confirmed he made the trip over to #MissSt today. He is working out this evening.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2014, 09:49:08 pm
loganlowery @loganlowery  ·  3h
Co-Lin DE commits to Bulldogs http://dlvr.it/6MXzpH

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Copiah-Lincoln Community College three-star defensive end Jonathan Calvin joins teammate Donald Gray as a member of Mississippi State’s 2015 class.

Calvin is a former high school teammate of fellow 2015 Bulldog commitment Malik Dear at Murrah.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2014, 03:48:04 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  4h
Ole Miss still on top for Brandon DL Fletcher Adams, but he says MSU has upped its recruiting efforts: http://ow.ly/zlIhm
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2014, 06:44:16 pm
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  9h
Marquavius Lewis, No. 1 junior college defensive end, has committed to USC for the 2015 class. Lewis is originally from Greenwood.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2014, 12:13:07 pm
Five-star Gladewater, Texas, defensive tackle and Texas A&M commit Daylon Mack has said as of late that he plans to use a few of his official visits to schools other than A&M. Last week, he stated that Florida would receive a visit and he has now set dates to both College Station and Gainesville... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Five-star-AM-commit-Mack-sets-two-officials-30048575)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2014, 12:23:28 pm
With the news Tuesday that five-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson (Albany, Ga./Westover) plans to announce his commitment Aug. 12, the stage is set for Georgia to make a move up the 247Sports Team Rankings... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/August-shaping-up-to-be-huge-month-for-Dawgs-in-recruiting-30105283)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2014, 12:40:01 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2m

#Auburn lands commitment from 330-pound defensive tackle Jauntavius Johnson http://ow.ly/A22IW
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2014, 04:03:07 pm
John Garcia Jr. @JohnGarcia_Jr  ·  4h
4-star DE from Tennessee RT @K72_Phillips: Top 5 no order! God has been good to me
Ready for the season #Goburros 💚💛

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuXo09EIEAA6dAd.jpg)

Kyle Phillips, Nashville Hillsboro
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2014, 09:00:36 am
Five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) is set to announce his college decision on Aug. 25 and Tennessee has been trending of late.  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Shy-Tuttle-in-action-30104263)

Gerry Hamilton        ✔ @HamiltonESPN

#ESPN300 No. 31 & Under Armour All-America Game DT Shy Tuttle putting in work at practice. #Vols #tarheels ... https://vine.co/v/M9VMg3YI1U7

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Tuttle moves exceptionally well for 6-foot-3, 315-pound
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2014, 07:45:38 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  18h
#Auburn's 2015 class lacking at defensive line, but Tigers chasing several prospects http://ow.ly/A7tpM

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TRENT THOMPSON
5-star defensive tackle  |  Nation's No. 2 overall prospect  |  Albany, Ga.
Thompson has shuffled his list of leaders plenty this offseason, but Georgia has always been his favorite. He is set to announce his commitment next week…

DARON PAYNE

5-star defensive tackle  |  Nation's No. 27 overall prospect  |  Birmingham, Ala.
Payne's stock dipped a bit this offseason, but he remains an elite prospect and a top Auburn target. He grew up an Auburn fan, but is considered a strong Alabama lean…

JONATHAN LEDBETTER
4-star defensive end  |  Nation's No. 70 overall prospect  |  Tucker, Ga.
Ledbetter is committed to Alabama...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2014, 04:15:29 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  4h
Blue-chip DT prospect Fletcher Adams is visiting Ole Miss this weekend

Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  3h
Blog: Fletcher Adams headed to Ole Miss, doesn't squash commitment rumors: "It's possible," he said. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/recruitingreport/2014/08/09/fletcher-adams-excited-for-big-ole-miss-visit/13826977/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2014, 11:41:01 am
Crimson Tide AL.com @aldotcomTide  ·  15h

2016 Mississippi defensive tackle Raekwon Davis commits to Alabama http://ow.ly/AdD3l
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2014, 01:00:33 pm
The No. 1 defensive tackle prospect in the nation is about to fall off the board.

The time has come for Trent Thompson of Albany, Ga., to make his college football commitment. The 6-foot-4, 297-pounder is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is the most coveted defensive tackle in the 2015 recruiting cycle.

The Georgia Bulldogs have been his leader since his recruitment began and are heavy favorites to land his pledge tonight... (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/decision_day_nations_no_2_over.html)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2014, 06:24:23 pm
The No. 1 defensive tackle prospect in the nation is about to fall off the board.

The time has come for Trent Thompson of Albany, Ga., to make his college football commitment. The 6-foot-4, 297-pounder is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is the most coveted defensive tackle in the 2015 recruiting cycle.

The Georgia Bulldogs have been his leader since his recruitment began and are heavy favorites to land his pledge tonight... (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/decision_day_nations_no_2_over.html)

Georgia it is.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2014, 10:03:55 am
John Talty @JTalty  ·  23h

Daron Payne says Keith Mixon is in his ear every day about Mississippi State: http://ow.ly/AmFzK

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Daron is a five-star prospect who is ranked among the top high-school defensive linemen in the country - and is No. 3 on AL.com's A-List of the top seniors in the state of Alabama. At 6-foot-2 and 334 pounds, he is currently rated the nation's fifth-best defensive tackle, according to 247Composite.

Payne slipped in a few different recruiting rankings this summer. In fact, he had little to gain by participating in the camps and combines.  Smith and his staff actually discouraged him going to a few, but he simply loves to compete. Facing off against other five-star recruits this summer taught him an important lesson, he says: "There are people better than me."

 Payne remains the state's top uncommitted player, while he holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Texas, Florida State and Georgia, among others. His first offer came last spring from Ole Miss and it's been a "landslide of momentum and offers from then on," Smith says.

Top 4: Bama, Auburn, Tejas and State (necessarily in that order)

His twin brother likes to draw rather than plug gaps.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2014, 09:56:14 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  1h
UGA flips one of Alabama’s top recruits http://on-ajc.com/1oRxJEv

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UGA has flipped one of Alabama’s top football recruits.
Jonathan Ledbetter, a 4-star defensive lineman from Tucker High School, announced his switch via Twitter on Saturday night:

Big Led @LedbetterDE15
It's official I'm a DAWG for LIFE! 🐶🐾🐾
9:22 PM - 16 Aug 2014

Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  30m
Zero chance #UGA even looks at older brother if #Dawgs didn't covet Jonathan Ledbetter. 100% package deal. Like it ...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2014, 12:28:48 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Aug 18

There was another school in sweepstakes with #Bama and #UGA for Jonathan Ledbetter. You'll never guess? http://on-ajc.com/1oIlO1F

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Jonathan Ledbetter’s mother told the AJC that star defensive lineman flipped his commitment from Alabama to UGA because “family is very important to him.”

Ledbetter’s older brother, Joseph Ledbetter, recently joined UGA football team on scholarship as a tight end after playing NCAA Div. II basketball the last two seasons.

Jonathan, the 4-star recruit from Tucker High School who had been committed to Alabama since last January, switched to UGA to play with his brother – and also remain in closer proximity to other family members.

“You know, he has been visiting colleges,” Ledbetter’s mother, Teresa Belcher, told the AJC. “He went to Stanford and a couple of other schools, along with Georgia..."

After wide receivers, defensive linemen are the top priority for UGA’s 2015 recruiting class. Earlier in the week, the Bulldogs landed 5-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson, the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 03:03:33 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  1h

Jonathan Ledbetter: UGA’s newest commit reflects on flip from Alabama http://on-ajc.com/1tpIweC
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2014, 03:03:18 pm
Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  5m

Fort Smith Northside DE Daytrieon Dean has signed an atheltic financial aid agreement with Arkansas. @_dwoop
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2014, 09:32:21 am
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  15h

Mizzou frosh DE Walter Brady got call today from SEC, via MU staff, that he's cleared to enroll. He'll make drive Thurs from Florence, Ala

Brady on his role this year after missing preseason camp: "Whatever they have planned for me, I gratefully accept."

Brady: "Whether that's scout team and redshirting, it gives me time to improve and get to where I'm supposed to be."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2014, 08:28:39 pm
Report that Camden Military Academy DE Dexter Wideman gave a verbal to SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2014, 08:09:35 am
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  18h

CoLin DT Demond Tucker tells me he's going to wait until next week to make his decision. Ole Miss has a firm lead http://www.clarionledger.com/story/prepsreport/2014/09/03/tucker-leaning-toward-ole-miss-with-decision-approaching/15028827/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2014, 06:42:35 pm
David Cloninger @DCTheState  ·  10h
Top player in S.C. and USC commitment done for season: http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/09/09/616262/gamecocks-top-commitment-blackshear.html …

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South Carolina defensive end commitment Shameik Blackshear of Bluffton has seen his senior season come to an end.

A source on Tuesday night said an MRI of Blackshear's injured knee revealed a torn ACL. Blackshear will need surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

Blackshear confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

"I may be down right now... But trust me I'll be back. #843," he tweeted. "Still #1 in the state with an torn ACL."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2014, 07:41:06 pm
RD:JC DE Jeremiah Ledbetter has committed to Arkansas.

http://247sports.com/Player/Jeremiah-Ledbetter-33909?Institution=23626
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2014, 08:32:15 pm
Not Jerry Tipton @NotJerryTipton  ·  8h

DE Jason Strowbridge commits to UK over Alabama, Florida, Tennessee & Louisville. Rick Pitino just announced he has "cut all ties" with him.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2014, 12:56:29 pm
Yancy Porter @YancyPorter  ·  Sep 19

Fletcher Adams plans on announcing on Monday, for now.


4-star Brandon DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2014, 12:15:20 pm
Courtney Cronin @CourtneyRCronin  ·  4h

BREAKING: Four-star Brandon DT Fletcher Adams tells me he has committed to Mississippi State. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/recruitingreport/2014/09/22/fletcher-adams-commits-to-mississippi-state/16039543/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2014, 11:15:03 am
247SportsCrystalBall @247CrystalBall  ·  53m
5* Shy Tuttle (@KingTut_90) decision Fri at 3 ET, 80% #CrystalBall leader - #Vols #Heels #Pack http://bit.ly/1tSQdMO 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByY167ZIcAAFKrL.jpg:large)

6-3, 315 DT from Lexington, NC
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2014, 10:10:34 am
4-star 6-5, 250+ Woodland Dorchester DE, Michael Barnett gave a verbal to UGa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2014, 02:59:56 pm
247SportsCrystalBall @247CrystalBall  ·  53m
5* Shy Tuttle (@KingTut_90) decision Fri at 3 ET, 80% #CrystalBall leader - #Vols #Heels #Pack http://bit.ly/1tSQdMO 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByY167ZIcAAFKrL.jpg:large)

6-3, 315 DT from Lexington, NC

Tennessee
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 27, 2014, 08:51:37 am
Patrick Brown @patrickbrownTFP  ·  12h
Big recruiting day for Tennessee as defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and defensive end Darrell Taylor pick #Vols. http://bit.ly/1vclBoJ

Patrick Brown @patrickbrownTFP  ·  12h
Darrell Taylor, Tennessee's second commitment of the day, is a four-star defensive end out of Virginia.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2014, 02:30:09 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Sep 27
UGA adds another elite recruit to heralded 2016 class http://on-ajc.com/1BlvLU5

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Chauncey Manac, a 4-star defensive end from Clinch County High School, tweeted out his commitment to UGA on Saturday morning.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounded reported around 15 offers, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State and South Carolina, among others.

Manac is rated as the state’s No. 6 overall prospect for 2016.

UGA now three commits for 2016, with 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason and 5-star offensive lineman Ben Cleveland.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2014, 03:49:56 pm
MrSEC @MrSEC  ·  5h 5 hours ago

Top 50 Bluechip recruit Darian Roseboro decommits from University of Michigan http://dlvr.it/73nYZn
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2014, 08:35:53 am
3-star Aliceville DE, Anfernee Mullins gave a verbal to Miss. State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2014, 02:53:55 pm
Ben Garrett @SpiritBen  ·  2 hours ago

Five-star DE CeCe Jefferson. RT @cecejeferson7: Oxford was so fun I about committed!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2014, 12:54:58 pm
Sad news:

HAZEL GREEN, Alabama -- Hazel Green High and the surrounding community are in mourning following the suicide of junior football star Julian Jones.  (http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2014/10/community_mourns_death_of_haze.html)

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Jones, the son of former Alabama A&M coach Anthony Jones, was a highly sought after defensive lineman with offers from Mississippi State and South Carolina. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Jones also played tight end for the Trojans.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2014, 01:10:19 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  9 minutes ago

The thing I really like abt #UGA DE commit Chauncey Rivers is he can play 4-5 positions in college, including TE: http://on-ajc.com/1w8GQGh

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#UGA is still killing it in recruiting. No. 2 class in USA. Let's talk about some "overshadowed" commits
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2014, 09:43:39 am
Top uncommitted defensive linemen with SEC offers (SEC leader if known in bold)

Josh Sweat    DE  0.9994 Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)  #1 US; UGa visit 11/14
Byron Cowart  DE  0.9977 Seffner, FL (Armwood) #4 US; Bama 10/18; FL 11/15
CeCe Jefferson DE 0.9972  Baker Co., FL  FL; #6 US Bama 10/17; OM 10/3
Terry Beckner  DE 0.9905  E. St. Louis, IL  #19 US; MU; AU; LSU
Daron Payne   DT 0.9861  Shades Valley, AL  #29 US; Bama; AU; MS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2014, 05:59:27 pm
Top committed defensive linemen from the ESPN 100

Trenton Thompson  DT  UGa  Albany Westover; #6 in US, #1 DT
Daylon Mack           DT  A&M  Gladewater         #13 in US, #2 DT
Shy Tuttle              DT   UT   Lexington North Davidson  #31 in US
Kahlil McKenzie      DT   UT   Concord Clayton Valley Charter  #37 in US
Arden Key             DE   SC   Lithonia Hapeville Charter  #54 in US
J. Ledbetter           DT   UGa  Tucker                #62 in US
Andrew Butcher     DE   UT   Alpharetta            #67 in US
Hjalte Froholdt       DT   Ark  IMG Academy by way of Denmark  #99 in US
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2014, 09:12:09 pm
DeSoto DT Bryce Englinsh has opened his reportedly opened his recruitment.

And is now looking at Arkansas, TCU and Arizona St per Damon Sayles (Big 12 recruiting analyst)

Damon Sayles @DamonSayles  ·  1h 1 hour ago
This from #DeSotoU: DT Bryce English (@BryceEnglish34) has decommitted from #8clap. Looking at #WPS, #GoFrogs & #ForksUp. No definite order.

DT Bryce English (@BryceEnglish34) said he'll take an official visit to #ForksUp weekend of Jan. 16. #WPS & #GoFrogs OVs not set as of yet.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on October 22, 2014, 06:43:39 am
DeSoto DT Bryce Englinsh has opened his reportedly opened his recruitment.

Damon Sayles @DamonSayles  ·  1h 1 hour ago
This from #DeSotoU: DT Bryce English (@BryceEnglish34) has decommitted from #8clap. Looking at #WPS, #GoFrogs & #ForksUp. No definite order.

DT Bryce English (@BryceEnglish34) said he'll take an official visit to #ForksUp weekend of Jan. 16. #WPS & #GoFrogs OVs not set as of yet.

Huh? Translation please......... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2014, 02:52:15 pm
Sources from DeSoto High School in Texas confirm that Defensive Tackle Bryce English has decommitted from UCLA. He lists Arkansas, TCU, and Arizona State as his leaders in no particular order.

Reported that English will take an official visit to Arizona State the weekend of Jan. 16.  Official visits to Arkansas and TCU are to be determined.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2014, 02:52:49 pm
Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  2 hours ago

Spoke with head coach of 5-star DE CeCe Jefferson about his Alabama official visit and more - http://ow.ly/Db84y
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2014, 08:00:42 pm
Alex Schiffer @TheSchiffMan  ·  5 hours ago
According to @Gobie247, Mizzou target Anree Saint-Amour, a 4-star DE from North Gwinnett HS (GA) said he still plans to visit Missouri.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2014, 09:14:10 pm
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  7 hours ago
East St Louis DL Terry Beckner's 5 officials visits will be to Auburn, Florida State, Missouri, Ohio State, Oregon, per @ESPNRNFball
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2014, 03:22:19 pm
Chris Smith @ChrisSmithVU247  · 1 hour ago
Current MTSU commit OT/DL Jonathan Roth expected to be at Vanderbilt tonight. #Dores #VU247 http://vanderbilt.247sports.com/Bolt/Local-Flavor-More-Headed-to-Vanderbilt-this-weekend--32506573 … via @247Sports
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 10:28:56 am
Courtney Cronin @CourtneyRCronin  ·  18 hours ago
Mississippi State commit Fletcher Adams is here in Oxford


4-star Brnadon DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 08:46:00 am
5.5-rated '15 Colquitt County DE TJ Smith gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2014, 09:46:35 am
Coleman Joiner @COACHemUP12  ·  2 hours ago

Arkansas Head Coach Brett (sic) Bielema is here at Sprayberry High School to meet with 2015 DE Jabari Zuniga @Mansell247 @Carvell_AJC @KippLAdams
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2014, 05:13:35 pm
Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  7 hours ago

Razorback DL commit Hajlte Froholdt has signed an FAA with the Hogs. @Y3llur http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2014/nov/13/froholdt-inks-hogs/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2014, 08:55:40 am
Bret Bielema @BretBielema  ·  Nov 13
Another great #HOG joining the family! Welcome @Y3llur! http://bit.ly/1GSR05h  #BeUncommon #WoooPig

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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Thursday that defensive lineman Hjalte (pronounced: Yelda) Froholdt has signed a financial-aid agreement and will join the Razorbacks in January 2015 for the spring semester.

A consensus four-star recruit out of the Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, the Svendborg, Denmark native is ranked the No. 6 recruit in Florida and No. 14 defensive tackle in the nation, according to 247 Sports. Nine games into his senior season at IMG Academy, Froholdt has tallied 55 combined tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles – in just his second season of competitive football.

Froholdt selected Arkansas over offers from Florida State, Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan State, Florida and others.

“Hjalte possesses all the uncommon qualities we look for in a Razorback,” said Bielema. “We’re ecstatic to welcome him to Fayetteville and the Razorback family. He brings physicality on the field and embodies the qualities off the field that we look for in our men. Hjalte and our early-signees are helping to shape the future of Arkansas football. Hjalte brings an unusual story from Denmark to Fayetteville and I feel he will only add to it moving forward.”

According to Rivals.com, Arkansas’ 2015 signing class ranks No. 18 in the nation. Froholdt joins quarterback Ty Storey (@tystorey4), offensive lineman Zach Rogers (@HebronHawks75) and defensive end Daytrieon Dean (@_dwoop) as Arkansas’ early signees that will enroll January.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 11:53:32 am
From the '14 class:

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  18 hours ago

Most underrated true freshman DL in the country: #Vols DE Derek Barnett. In 6 SEC games, he's made 15.5 TFLs and 9 sacks.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2014, 11:33:26 am
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  16 hours ago

HS teammates of three-star DE Tyrone Riley are tweeting that he has committed to UK. No. 23 weakside DE in class of 2015.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2014, 04:47:07 pm
Adam Friedman @RivalsFriedman  ·  23 hours ago
BREAKING: #Rivals250 DL Adam McLean has decommitted from

*Next Level* @MoneyMakeinAdam  ·  23 hours ago
I want to say thank you to everyone in Happy Valley but I am Officially Decomitting from Penn state

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2wt3BQCUAARQNi.jpg:large)

Adam Friedman @RivalsFriedman  ·   23 hours ago
McLean had scheduled official visits to #Wazzu (12/5) #OleMiss (1/16) #Vols (1/30) as well as #PSU (1/23)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2014, 07:44:02 am
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  11 hours ago

Mississippi State just picked up a commitment from 2016 Alabama DL Caleb Tillman

What's 1 reason 2016 DT Caleb Tillman committed to MSU tonight? "Mom loves Dan Mullen. She's a huge Dan Mullen Fan"
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2014, 10:47:41 am
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  Nov 27
Column: Egg Bowl outcome won't have a huge impact on 2015 recruits.

2016 is another story. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2014/11/26/blevins-egg-bowl-matters-recruiting/19537613/ …

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State's class is essentially complete. It holsters 30 29 commitments, with only a few targets left.

The same goes for Ole Miss.

The Rebels are working with limited scholarships. Roughly three players can be added to its current 15-player haul.

And Ole Miss' remaining targets are high-profile, out-of-state prospects who probably have no idea what the Egg Bowl trophy looks like — nor care.

Yes, Ole Miss and MSU are still battling for a handful of recruits — most notably Gabe Campbell and Martinas Rankin.

Neither will make a decision based on the game's outcome.

Campbell — a Dandy Dozen defensive end from Yazoo City — has taken a laid-back approach to his recruitment. A school's distance to a bass-filled pond likely matters more to him than which team wins the Golden Egg.

Rankin, like every other JUCO prospect, cares mostly about playing time.

2016 will be different...

Eleven Mississippi 2016 prospects were included in ESPN's Junior 300. The state has never had more than six players make the list in a given year since ESPN began the rankings in 2006.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2014, 09:13:34 pm
Ben Garrett @SpiritBen  ·  Nov 26
#OleMiss is one of three schools four-star DL and former Penn State commit Adam McLean is focused on...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2014, 06:12:50 pm
Chip Brown @ChipBrownHD  ·  6 hours ago
Great job by @Jason_Higdon of http://HornsDigest.com  on the story of 2015 JUCO DE Quincy Vasser committing to the #Texas #Longhorns.

Longtime UGA football recruit flips to Texas (http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/03/longtime-uga-football-recruit-flips-to-texas/?ecmp=ajc_social_twitter_2014_recruiting_sfp)

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A longtime UGA recruit flipped to Texas on Wednesday.

Quincy Vasser is a 3-star defensive end from Navarro junior college out of Texas. He had been committed to UGA since last April.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder announced his change of plans via Twitter...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 10:01:28 pm
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  4 hours ago
2015 defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton has committed to Kentucky.

Pickerington Central 3-star
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 11:01:09 am
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Dec 5
2016 DE Charles Wiley (6-3, 220) of Stockbridge HS (Ga) is one of best players that @ZachKleinWSB has seen this season "Beast"


Georgia is in the lead with the Ole Miss, et al. in the mix.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 11:20:01 am
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  20 hours ago

All eight D-linemen on Coaches All-SEC 1st & 2nd teams were defensive ends. Not one D-tackle. Ballot should be more specific.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 12:27:50 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  12 hours ago

Copiah-Lincoln DT Demond Tucker committed to Iowa State yesterday
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 12:25:07 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  29 minutes ago

Nick Saban urges top UGA recruit to ‘make a business decision’ http://on-ajc.com/1x6jiXd

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What was Nick Saban’s main talking point during an in-home visit with one of UGA’s top football recruits?

It was to think of a college choice as a “business decision.”

Earlier this week, the Alabama coach made an in-home visit with Jonathan Ledbetter, the 4-star defensive tackle for Tucker High School. Ledbetter committed early to Alabama, but flipped to UGA after the Bulldogs signed his older brother to a scholarship last summer.

“The visit with Coach Saban went well — he is very nice man,” said Ledbetter’s mother, Teresa Belcher.

“I think he wanted to make sure that Jonathan understands that this is a business decision. He wanted to make sure that Jonathan has all the information he needs to make the best decision for him. So we appreciated Coach Saban coming by.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on December 11, 2014, 06:17:34 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  29 minutes ago

Nick Saban urges top UGA recruit to ‘make a business decision’ http://on-ajc.com/1x6jiXd

Sounds like Saban swung and missed........... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: tigerinhogtown on December 11, 2014, 07:22:30 pm
"Terry Beckner Jr. ....was named the No. 1 overall recruit in the country by ESPN.com. He is a five-star recruit according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, he has already visited Florida State, and he scheduled visits for Ohio State (January 23) and Missouri (January 30) this week. It is generally assumed that having a chance to make the last impression is a good thing, and Mizzou is in that boat for Beckner."

"Blue Springs twin tackles Khalil and Carlos Davis (No. 3 and 5, respectively) have been committed to Nebraska since March.

As soon as Bo Pelini was fired from Nebraska, however, the rumors began,.....the Davis twins are back in play. .......Regardless, recruiting analysts seem to now think that Mizzou is the safest bet here."

http://www.rockmnation.com/2014/12/10/7363363/missouri-football-recruiting-terry-beckner-davis-twins
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2014, 08:10:59 am
Stillman Institute DT Jozie Milton has committed to TCU. He flipped from South Carolina.

Damon Sayles @DamonSayles  ·  10 hours ago
Those of you speculating, new #GoFrogs commit @JozieMilton, who decommitted from #Gamecocks, recruited to #TCU to play center, not D-tackle.

Jozie Milton #73 @JozieMilton  ·  10 hours ago
Excited to announce I have committed to the Big12 champions-Texas Christian University! 🐸🙏🏆#TCU #Big12

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4yXVGUCEAEJsBt.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2014, 03:12:22 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Dec 14

Vanderbilt is scouring Southeast for 2015 nose tackle so if you know one who already has some good offers & grades, reach out to them


Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  4 hours ago

I hope 2015 recruits are paying attention. About to be a ton of college assistants changing jobs
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 07:13:33 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  23 hours ago
4-star DE Kyle Phillips MT @K72_Phillip: Applying to LSU, Ole Miss, and UT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 07:24:48 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  7 hours ago
Massive defensive tackle Maurice Swain to sign with #Auburn, Mississippi State or Kentucky tomorrow http://ow.ly/FZO3C
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 11:26:53 am
Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  59 minutes ago

Ledbetter inks with Hogs: Hutchinson Community College defensive end Jeremiah Ledbetter has signed his nationa... http://bit.ly/1Ap7QUo
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 11:36:07 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago

Elite JUCO defensive tackle Maurice Swain picks #Auburn, signs letter of intent http://ow.ly/G39Kp
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 12:31:47 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  5 hours ago

Breaking: EMCC 4-star DT DJ Jones plans to sign with Ole Miss today, per source. He was committed to Florida State
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 03:19:48 pm
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  7 seconds ago

Marquavius Lewis signs with the #Gamecocks http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/12/17/657580/marquavius-lewis-signing.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5Fgi59IgAIhwG4.jpg:large)

Hutchinson CC DE

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2014, 08:25:51 pm
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  22 hours ago
Per @PowerMizzoucom Juco DE Marcell Frazier picks Mizzou. Portland native, committed to Idaho in HS, signed with UNLV, needed juco detour

College of Siskiyous (Weed, CA)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2014, 02:29:30 pm
THEE MACK TRUCK @DaylonMack  ·  2 hours ago
My top two schools are LSU and TCU #NoOrder #GeauxTigers #GoFrogs

5-star DT Daylon Mack decommitted from A&M yesterday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 04:23:12 pm
Coach Warren VPreps @DemetricDWarren  ·  Dec 20

Breaking: 2016 4 Star DL Briston Guidry (Rummel HS, LA) Decommits from #MississippiState @Last_King131 @VarsityPreps
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2014, 11:38:09 am
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  Dec 24
#UGA DL commitment Trent Thompson is USA Today All-USA defensive player of year. Verbal Terry Godwin 1st-team CB. http://bit.ly/1B5ocSe

Offensive Player of the Year: Kyler Murray
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 12:23:07 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  3 hours ago

Nation's No. 1 DE CeCe Jefferson told @bartonsimmons Ole Miss is his "top school."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 04:15:05 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·   20 minutes ago

UA player of the day: Byron Cowart http://es.pn/1y2bQwC

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There were several standout performances on Day 1 of the Under Armour All-America practices, but none were more impressive than five-star defensive end Byron Cowart, ...

Cowart is considering Auburn, Florida and Florida State...

Video highlights at link
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 10:19:17 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  9 hours ago
Based on videos/reports I've seen from all-star practice, I would think Trent Thompson has excellent chance to reclaim No. 1 ranking in USA
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 09:58:56 am
Jim Kleinpeter @JimKleinpeter  ·  3 hours ago

Top 2016 defensive tackle Ed Alexander names #LSU his leader http://s.nola.com/KN8BLEN  via @nolanews
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 04:21:58 pm
Sleeper Athletes ‏@SleeperAthletes 4 minutes ago

Great game so far by #SouthCarolina commit DE @ArdenKey! He's been bringing pressure to these QB's on just about every play #UAALLAMERICA
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 04:22:37 pm
ESPN CollegeFootball ‏@ESPNCFB 15 minutes ago

Da’Ron Payne (#50 in #ESPN300, #8 DT) verbally commits to Alabama.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6YIbryCQAAc7WO.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 06:35:03 pm
4-star Fairburn Langston Hughes DE D'Andre Walker gave a verbal to UGa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2015, 05:35:46 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  2 hours ago
#Vols Louisville & Missouri are showing lots of interest in 2016 DE Allen Cater from Mt. paran Christian
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2015, 09:56:21 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  18 minutes ago
Georgia DE de-commits from South Carolina for a second time http://on-ajc.com/14l0mY8

While Arden Key talked to his HS coach tonight, 15 colleges buzzed in, including #LSU, Ole Miss & SC
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2015, 10:21:38 am
SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  17 hours ago

#STRecruiting: Covington's coach says USC has always been involved with him http://sportstalksc.com/index.php/2015/01/06/strecruiting-usc-reportedly-decides-to-bring-in-former-signee-covington/ …

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USC’s plan to add more pass rushers to the 2015 recruiting class includes bringing in former Shrine Bowl DE Devante Covington (6-3 230) of Georgia Military JC.  Covington hasn’t been talked about much in relation to the Gamecocks’ 2015 class but his coach confirmed Tuesday that the Gamecocks still want him and his commitment remains firm.

“All my conversations have been they want him and he’s on track to graduate in May and that’s where he wants to be,” said coach Bert Williams.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 02:46:47 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  Jan 7

Re: Jonathan Taylor. I'm told Gus Malzahn stepped in, would not allow him to visit Auburn. Falls in line with this: http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/09/post_39.html …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 09:05:55 pm
Sonny Shipp @Sonny247  ·  4 hours ago
New #LSU offers goes out to 2016 DT Briston Guidry (briston_96). He's a 4-star with @247Sports (FREE) http://ow.ly/H1zMG
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2015, 10:27:16 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  9 hours ago
RT @GentryEstes247 Mark Richt asked if he contacted by anyone at Alabama in regards to DL John Taylor and he says he was not
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2015, 09:27:26 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  44 minutes ago

Ole Miss making Louisville commit Tim Bonner really think before National Signing Day http://ow.ly/HfdV1

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He's been committed to Louisville since July, but schools around the country are taking another look at the 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect and pushing to get him to take a look at new options. Ole Miss and Missouri are two recent Southeastern Conference schools to enter the picture. Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin called Monday and said an offer could be coming soon.

"I've been thinking I should have waited awhile before I committed," Bonner said.

Ole Miss is pushing the hardest for the three-star prospect. The Ole Miss contingent -- head coach Hugh Freeze, running backs coach Derrick Nix and defensive line coach Chris Kiffin -- "text and call me every day," according to Bonner. One day when the Ole Miss coaches couldn't get a hold of Bonner, they called his high school coach at Demopolis to find out his whereabouts.

That resonated with Bonner.

"It shows me they really want me to be a part of their family," he said. "They said they need some more speed rushers."

He is expected to take an official visit to Oxford on Jan. 23.

First, he'll take an official visit to Louisville, which is trying its best to hold onto him. Defensive line coach L.D. Scott, his primary recruiter, has pitched Bonner on early playing time because the Cardinals are losing multiple speed rushers. Despite the other interest, he says his relationship with Louisville is very strong and he is 100 percent committed.

"I do want to play in the SEC," he said. "But I have to do what's best for me."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on January 13, 2015, 12:06:33 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  9 hours ago
RT @GentryEstes247 Mark Richt asked if he contacted by anyone at Alabama in regards to DL John Taylor and he says he was not

Why should they.........?  8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 09:49:45 am
Derek Tyson @DerekTysonESPN  ·  1 hour ago

#Auburn's Will Muschamp and Florida's Terrell Williams are scheduled to visit CeCe Jefferson today. #Gators #WarEagle


Derek Tyson @DerekTysonESPN  ·  15 hours ago

... CeCe Jefferson gave me a quote on Ed Orgeron to LSU and Lance Thompson to Auburn...

Jefferson on Orgeron: "When I go on my official, I wanna pick his brain a little and catch up! Great hire for LSU tho!"

C. Jefferson: "It was a great hire! For me especially! Coach Thompson was my recruiter at #Bama & he recruited me pretty dang good."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 02:25:03 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  1 hour ago

RT @cecejeferson7: Auburn ,Lsu,Alabama,Florida stopped by today..
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 08:02:18 pm
Byron Cowart @ByronHawkStar99  ·  51 minutes ago
My top schools are great for journalism/ broadcasting UF,  AUBURN, FSU ,ALABAMA so when it comes down to it i will get my degree in 3years
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2015, 11:23:05 am
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  1 hour ago

Georgia early enrollee Michael Barnett, a defensive end, will miss spring practice after shoulder surgery. Should be fine for preseason.

Another early enrollee, DE Natrez Patrick, had thumb surgery but should be able to participate this spring, the team says.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2015, 03:12:07 pm
Jeff Sentell ‏@JeffSentell_  Jan 16
Wenonah junior DL Quinnen Williams commits to Auburn. @QuinnenD1 comes from an athletic family. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/01/wenonah_class_of_2016_lineman.html …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2015, 05:56:04 pm
Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  5 hours ago
5-star DE prospect. #LSU RT @cecejeferson7: In home visit with LSU, Coach Miles,and Coach Orgeron !
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on January 20, 2015, 06:45:14 am
Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  5 hours ago
5-star DE prospect. #LSU RT @cecejeferson7: In home visit with LSU, Coach Miles,and Coach Orgeron !

"Ya! Ya! Ya!" as Les tries to eat the shag carpeting.......... 8)

(Would love to see the video of THAT in-home visit!)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 01:40:24 pm
Ethan Bernal @EthanGBernal  ·  18 hours ago

Edgewood star DE Prince Tega just snapped his leg. It's bad.

He caught a long pass and was rolled on trying to score. He immediately started screaming, and his leg was dangling

Right leg. To me, looks like it's snapped at the shin.


John Talty @JTalty  ·  18 hours ago

Prince Tega might be the hottest football prospect in America. And it sounds like he's suffered a horrific injury tonight,


John Talty @JTalty  ·  4 hours ago

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze at the hospital to see Prince Tega Wanogho as he undergoes surgery, per coach Bobby Carr.

Update on Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. who underwent surgery Wed. morning: http://ow.ly/HHyR6

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Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a severe leg injury suffered during a basketball game.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze visited Wanogho Jr. at the hospital on Wednesday. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart are expected to meet with him on Thursday. Alabama has yet to offer him a scholarship, but has shown serious interest and wanted to bring him in for an official visit.

Every school that has offered Wanogho Jr. -- there are many -- has reached out in some way to say the scholarship offer still stands, according to Carr. Auburn, Texas, Florida and Georgia, among others, have all offered the four-star prospect.

Wanogho Jr. has been the most hotly-recruited football player in Alabama in recent months. He arrived in Alabama this summer from Nigeria in order to play basketball at Edgewood Academy. But he started playing football for the first time in August and quickly developed into a highly-desired player.

He recently reclassified to the class of 2015 and started going through the recruiting process. The majority of the SEC stopped at Edgewood Academy in recent days in order to visit with him. He took an official visit to LSU last weekend and he will weigh whether he'll take additional official visits in the coming weeks after his recent surgery.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2015, 02:31:43 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  26 minutes ago

Five-star Byron Cowart narrows choices to two schools http://es.pn/1CGBCEU

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"I would have to say, just to be honest, Auburn and Florida are my top two schools," Cowart said. "I have to keep it professional -- I have to. Who knows, you see coaches and they go into the league, and when it’s time for you to get drafted you don’t want to have a bad name..."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on January 23, 2015, 07:12:12 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  26 minutes ago

Five-star Byron Cowart narrows choices to two schools http://es.pn/1CGBCEU

I guess that means that Cowart is now a professional..........winds up at awbern.  8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2015, 09:52:07 am
Mike Farrell @rivalsmike  ·  2 hours ago

I have #Auburn leading for Byron Cowart, CeCe Jefferson and Ryan Davis heading into the weekend. #WarEagle #WDE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 10:16:57 am
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  17 hours ago
Nation's No. 7 prospect in Oxford RT @cecejeferson7: Finally here!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 12:36:55 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  22 minutes ago
Yikes RT@DerekTysonESPN: 5-star DE Byron Cowart has already left his Florida visit. His mom got called in to work back in Tampa. #Gators”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 04:55:43 pm
Gabe DeArmond @GabeDeArmond  ·  2 hours ago
Our guys have confirmed #Mizzou's newest commitment is DT Tyrell Jacobs who chose the Tigers over Illinois and Kansas State.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8JFXx0CMAADqaF.png:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2015, 02:17:54 pm
Byron Cowart @ByronHawkStar99  ·  2 hours ago
Things have been published over the last few days that i have not said I am NOT talking to any reporters or agencies until signing day
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2015, 02:36:35 pm
JC Shurburtt @jcshurburtt  ·  1 hour ago
Arden Key tells @johnmwhittle he will visit #Auburn next weekend and has no plans to go to #UGA @BrandiCMills @Keith247Sports
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2015, 03:32:31 pm
SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  3 hours ago
#STRecruiting: USC commitment DE Quandeski Whitlow said he's 100% after official visit and shutting it down. No visit to Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2015, 08:27:57 am
Ohio football prospect Javon Provitt committed to Kentucky on Sunday.

Provitt — a 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle — said last week that he had narrowed his recruitment to three schools: UK, Pittsburgh and Maryland.

(UK's commits are listed at link) (http://ukrecruiting.bloginky.com/2015/01/25/three-star-defensive-tackle-provitt-commits-to-uk)

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The new UK pledge attends high school just outside of Youngstown, where both UK Coach Mark Stoops and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow are from. Marrow has been recruiting Provitt for more than a year.

Kentucky now has 18 commitments for the class of 2015, and eight of those prospects are from the state of Ohio. The two Nebraska transfers who enrolled at UK earlier this month — tight end Greg Hart and linebacker Courtney Love — are also Ohio natives.

Provitt is considered a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports, which ranks him as the No. 77 defensive tackle in the senior class.

UK also has a commitment from senior defensive end DaVon Hamilton, but he took an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend and could switch his pledge to the Buckeyes before national signing day.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 09:23:43 am
Josh Edwards @JEdwar247  ·  13 hours ago

#Kentucky DT commitment Davon Hamilton has flipped to Ohio State [FREE] - http://bit.ly/1yWY3Hl  via @Bill_Kurelic
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 09:33:25 am
Sprayberry DE Jabari Zuniga gave a verbal to Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 01:57:29 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  50 minutes ago

Big RT @rivalsmike: DE Byron Cowart will not take his #FSU official this weekend. It appears to be #WarEagle vs. #Gators
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on January 28, 2015, 07:12:45 am
John Talty @JTalty  ·  50 minutes ago

Big RT @rivalsmike: DE Byron Cowart will not take his #FSU official this weekend. It appears to be #WarEagle vs. #Gators

He will wind up on the Plain$......... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2015, 10:49:08 am
With Signing Day just a week away, it's time to examine the hottest recruiting battles of the 2015 signing class (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/texas-longhorns-florida-gators-recruiting-2015-top-prospects-kyler-murray-iman-marshall-012715)

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4. Byron Cowart, DE: Auburn vs. Florida vs. FSU: The Tampa (Fla.) Armwood High product is ranked by a few recruiting services as the nation's No. 1 overall prospect, although several of the college coaches I spoke with were higher on a couple of D-linemen in this class.

"I think CeCe Jefferson plays harder than Cowart, but I love both of them," says one veteran coach.

Another recruiter says Cowart's "not the freak athlete that (last year's top D-lineman) Myles Garrett is, but he's thicker and he's still really, really explosive."

A third coach, a D-line coach, was a bigger fan of Cowart: "He's a beast. He's not very tall, but he's just an explosive, shorter guy. I think he's a very freaky dude."

Again, Muschamp's old school and his new one are in a heated battle, but don't underestimate FSU either.

5. CeCe Jefferson, DL: Ole Miss vs. UF vs. FSU vs. Auburn vs. LSU: ...

6. Daylon Mack, DT: TCU vs. Texas A&M vs. Texas: ...

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2015, 10:51:49 am
Derek Tyson @DerekTysonESPN  ·  12 hours ago

#ESPN300 DE Arden Key tells me he has a final three of #SouthCarolina, #Auburn and #LSU in order.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 11:40:46 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  3 hours ago

Long journey for nation's top-ranked player, Byron Cowart, nearing an end http://es.pn/1Bz7v0u

Reported that he is not making a visit this weekend
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 07:01:30 pm
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  4 hours ago
2015 defensive end Tyrone Riley has flipped from UK to N.C. State, according to several reports out of Raleigh.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 08:35:06 pm
Jimmy D Smith @JimmyDetail  ·  5 hours ago
ICYMI: #LSU target Arden Key receives visit from Frank Wilson and Ed Orgeron, cancels #Auburn official http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2015/01/arden_key_receives_visit_from.html …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2015, 06:51:16 am
Nate Howard @Nate_Howard_  ·  8 hours ago

OFFICIALLY A MIZZOU TIGER!!!🐯 🙏


Gabe DeArmond @GabeDeArmond  ·  7 hours ago

New at PowerMizzou Howard flips to Mizzou: 2015 Ladue (Mo.) DE Nate Howard has flipped his commitment from Wis...

Brian Austin @btaustin  ·  8 hours ago

.@LadueFootball DE Nate Howard is commitment 22 for Mizzou.

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2015, 12:47:17 pm
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  3 hours ago
UK has received a commitment from NJ DE Josh Allen according to his coach
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 07:17:55 am
SEC National Signing Day Primer (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/01/sec-national-signing-day-primer/)

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The SEC is so fertile with high school talent, it is almost sickening. Four different SEC schools currently have more five-star commitments than the Big 12 has as a conference.

The Top Recruit

DT Kahill McKenzie (Concord, CA): Tennessee

For the moment, no SEC school has landed a bigger commitment in the Class of 2015 as Tennessee with Kahill McKenzie… literally. McKenzie is the nation’s sixth-ranked player and measures in at 6′ 4″ and 340 pounds to be the top defensive tackle in the country. He is the prized recruit for Butch Jones at Tennessee, where the Vols have come on very strong in this recruiting cycle.

Recruiting Battle To Watch

Auburn and Florida are going down to the wire for the number one recruit in the nation, defensive end Byron Cowart of Seffner, Florida. The top player in the nation according to Rivals has visited both schools in the past month, and no others...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 09:44:43 am
7 @cecejeferson7  ·  2 hours ago

Wednesday I will be deciding between Auburn,Ole miss,Florida, or Alabama... Thanks for everything!

Shea Dixon @Sheadixon  ·  1 hour ago

5-star DE CeCe Jefferson says #LSU is no longer in the mix. Tigers turn their DE focus to tonight's Arden Key announcement. Will be big.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 02:55:41 pm
Scott Rabalais @RabalaisAdv  ·  1 hour ago

ESPN's Tom Luginbill says he thinks Arden Key and Dylan Charlot will pick #LSU. Key announces tonight.


Would know.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 10:30:36 pm
http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2015/02/arden_key_commits_to_lsu_over.html

Arden Key commits to LSU over Auburn and South Carolina
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2015, 08:05:48 am
John Talty @JTalty  ·  9 hours ago

Alabama has asked Hoover defensive end Christian Bell to grayshirt via @JeffSentell_ http://ow.ly/Io88V

3-star WDE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2015, 08:28:40 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  4 hours ago
Demopolis DE Tim Bonner, who had late interest from Ole Miss, tells @aldotcom he'll sign with Louisville tomorrow.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2015, 09:12:41 am
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  33 minutes ago

DT DaQuan Hawkins said he picked UGA over Auburn & Missouri: http://on-ajc.com/1As7FLO
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2015, 12:00:30 pm
Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  22 minutes ago

Five-star DT Daylon Mack provides Texas A&M with some instant defensive relief (Aggies Blog): http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2015/02/five-star-defensive-tackle-daylon-mack-tabs-texas-am-over-tcu-texas/ …

THEE MACK TRUCK @DaylonMack  ·  25 minutes ago

I have officially committed to Texas A&M University!!!! #GigEm #WRTS #12thMan I'm baaaaacccckkkk!!!
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2015, 12:52:22 pm
Zach Abolverdi @ZachAbolverdi  ·  17 minutes ago

#Gators flip DE Keivonnis Davis from #OregonState. He has faxed in his LOI to #UF.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2015, 05:54:18 pm
Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  22 minutes ago

Five-star DT Daylon Mack provides Texas A&M with some instant defensive relief (Aggies Blog): http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2015/02/five-star-defensive-tackle-daylon-mack-tabs-texas-am-over-tcu-texas/ …

THEE MACK TRUCK @DaylonMack  ·  25 minutes ago

I have officially committed to Texas A&M University!!!! #GigEm #WRTS #12thMan I'm baaaaacccckkkk!!!

Suzanne Halliburton @suzhalliburton  · 
Sumlin said Daylon Mack recommitted on his official visit to A&M back in mid-January.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2015, 01:02:03 pm
SEC schools signed six of the top eight DTs.

UGa signed two of the top five WDE's and two of the top seven SDE's.

SEC schools signed seven of the top ten SDE's including the top three.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 09:38:54 am
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  14 hours ago

RT @Subzero06 Riverdale HS (GA) Class of 2016 DE Chidi Okonya has been offered by the #LSU Tigers
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2015, 09:34:21 am
Keith Niebuhr @Keith247Sports  ·  2 hours ago

Here's why I like 5-star DT Julian Rochester. Stopped interview to tell me about 2 teammates. He gets the "team" concept.


'16 6-5, 3 bills Powder Springs DT has offers from Auburn, UGa, Bama, et al.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2015, 10:48:43 am
'16 3-star Miami Central DE Eric Mitchell gave a verbal to Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2015, 10:50:08 am
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  Feb 22

ICYMI: 4-star DE Jeffery Simmons talks Alabama & keys to his recruitment http://www.clarionledger.com/story/recruitingreport/2015/02/21/noxubee-county-4-star-simmons-talks-alabama-recruitment/23807415/ …

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With National Signing Day 2015 a day away, Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter pulled his budding junior star – Jeffery Simmons - into his office.

"He just told me, 'Hey, after tomorrow, all eyes are going to be on you,'" Simmons, a four-star defensive end, recalls. "He told me things we're probably going to pick up a lot."

Shorter wasn't lying.

The day after signing day, Simmons said he received at least 20 messages from Division-I coaches on Twitter.

"Before that," Simmons said, "I probably got 20 total all my (junior) season."

And it's only picked up more in the weeks after the big recruiting day.

Simmons, ranked No. 4 in the Clarion-Ledger's Targeted 22, picked up an offer from Alabama last week.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder also holds scholarships from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas State and more. He says most of the SEC has started to express interest.

"Alabama had come by my school a few times," Simmons said. "I mean, that's Alabama. It really means a lot. That's a huge, huge offer."

But Simmons is in no rush to make a decision...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2015, 07:58:33 am
Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  10 hours ago

Defensive tackle Keyshon Camp @CAMPBOI_FRESZH1 considering Alabama after backing off Miami commitment http://ow.ly/JF6XE

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Just three days ago, Lakeland, Fla., defensive tackle Keyshon Camp earned an offer from Alabama.

Today, Camp decommitted from Miami. He told AL.com that he didn't back off his commitment because of the Alabama offer, but wanted to consider all options.

Camp tweeted that Miami is still No. 1. He also has offers from the likes of Florida, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, Iowa state, Marshall and Georgia Southern, but the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Camp was excited to get the offer, which came from Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 10:56:58 am
Wesley Sinor @WesleySinor  ·  13 hours ago
Auburn No. 1 for defensive end David Marshall, Alabama close behind http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/02/david_marshall.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-5uHX1W4AABfRZ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2015, 04:50:31 pm
'16 3-star 6-6 215 Pickerington Central DE Jaylin Bannerman gave a verbal to UK.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2015, 12:24:16 pm
Shea Dixon @Sheadixon  ·  26 minutes ago
Louisiana's No. 1 DT for 2016 (Rashard Lawrence) and 2017 (Tyler Shevlin) were at #LSU's practice today. Huge. #Bolts http://lsu.247sports.com/Bolt/No-1-DTs-hit-Baton-Rouge-36047875 …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2015, 05:18:10 pm
Wesley Sinor @WesleySinor  ·  2 hours ago
Auburn lands a commitment from DE David Marshall

3-star from Thomaston
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2015, 12:07:48 pm
Bret Bielema @BretBielema  ·  4 hours ago

A great start to the week! Calling the Hogs from Star City, AR. Building it one day at a time, one #Uncommon man at a time... #WoooPig
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2015, 11:55:15 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  21 hours ago

Auburn climbs into 4-star DT Tyler Clark's top 3 | http://ow.ly/Katfg 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_wpC-LVEAE710s.jpg:large)

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After picking up an offer, the four-star defensive tackle from Americus, Ga., included the Tigers in his top three schools along with Georgia and Clemson.

"They told me I'm welcome anytime," Clark said after his visit to the Plains.

...the nation's No. 22 defensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2015, 01:53:44 pm
Shea Dixon @Sheadixon  ·  Mar 11

... Tyler Shelvin's father tells @Geaux247 that his son has committed to #LSU. No. 4 DT in the country for 2017.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2015, 04:47:43 pm
 Wesley Sinor @WesleySinor  ·  5h 5 hours ago

Georgia becoming #Auburn's biggest threat for 5-star DE Julian Rochester | http://ow.ly/KH0l2 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAzEH30W4AAUhha.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2015, 07:57:48 am
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  16h 16 hours ago

Three-star defensive tackle Kordell Looney has committed to Kentucky.

Rivals ranks Kordell Looney as No. 35 prospect from the state of Ohio. Listed at 6-3 and 286 pounds. UK got on him early. First big offer.

Kordell Looney is UK's 15th commitment for the class of 2016. Ten of those guys are from Ohio. Cats now have 7 of state's Top 40 prospects.

Details on new UK football commitment Kordell Looney (includes commitment chart with all 15 players) http://bit.ly/1I5zCJf
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 07:57:55 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  19h 19 hours ago

Early Commit: DE Charles Wiley to Ole Miss http://es.pn/1DfoQAL

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When looking at the programs that have the best 2016 classes committed to date, the conversation begins and ends with Miami (FL) and Ole Miss. Though the Hurricanes got off to the fastest start, the Rebels have caught up and now arguably have the top class with the commitment of defensive end Charles Wiley, the eighth ESPN Junior 300 pledge for Hugh Freeze and staff...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2015, 12:40:41 pm
 Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  1h 1 hour ago

Spoke with coach of Florida State commit @JanariusD1, a talented DE/OLB, about his recruiting visits - http://ow.ly/L5pta

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Janarius Robinson is a longtime Florida State commit, but the talented defensive end/outside linebacker is keeping his options open.

Robinson, a four-star recruit from Panama City, Fla., rated as the No. 43 player in the country by the 247Sports composite, is visiting Alabama on Friday for the Crimson Tide's spring scrimmage.

He also has visits to Florida, Florida State, Tennessee and Auburn (for the April 18 spring game) set up this month...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2015, 06:20:32 pm
Courtney Cronin @CourtneyRCronin  ·  Apr 4
2016 Starkville DE RT @DantzlerLorenzo: Enjoying my Day in Memphis🔵⚪️🐅

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBxMkNtXIAIWwyp.jpg)

http://247sports.com/Player/Lorenzo-Dantzler-72551
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2015, 09:23:26 pm
Zach Abolverdi @ZachAbolverdi  ·  2h 2 hours ago
#FSU DE commit Janarius Robinson (@JanariusD1) says he will visit #UF tomorrow. He's a consensus top-100 overall recruit. #Gators #Noles
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2015, 11:45:35 am
 Damon Sayles @DamonSayles  ·  14h 14 hours ago

DE Caleb Roddy. #MSU RT "@C_roddy35 Received my 15th offer from Mississippi State!! #DawgFam16 #HailState 🐶🐾 "

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCHfyFrUEAAkgkx.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2015, 09:47:31 pm
Wesley Sinor @WesleySinor  ·  10h 10 hours ago
5-star DT Derrick Brown visiting Auburn today, has Tigers in top 2 | http://ow.ly/LoMBn 

Georgia is Brown's current leader and the projected favorite to land his commitment...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2015, 08:51:54 am
 TexAgs @TexAgs  ·  Apr 8

Coveted Ark. DE McTelvin Agim really did his research after A&M's offer — and liked what he saw...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2015, 07:29:23 am
 Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  14h 14 hours ago

Louisiana DT commits to the Hogs: Defensive tackle Briston Guidry has committed to Arkansas. http://bit.ly/1FyLIgP
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 08:04:09 am
 Ryan Callahan @RyanCallahan247  ·  17h 17 hours ago

#Vols impress four-star Ga. DE Chidi Okonya (@_itschii) again...

http://247sports.com/Player/Chidi-Okonya-38807
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2015, 06:43:43 pm
Keith Niebuhr @Keith247Sports  ·  6h 6 hours ago

#Auburn #Alabama #Gamecocks among schools standing out for heavily offered Virginia DT

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Kyree-Campbell-155941

http://247sports.com/Player/36275
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2015, 05:28:21 am
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Apr 16

Georgia's No. 1 football prospect, DT @DerrickBrown90 told me he was visited by #UGA & SC #Gamecocks yesterday: http://on-ajc.com/1JMwjIm
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2015, 05:23:27 pm
'16 DT Edwin Alexander from St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond gave a verbal to LSU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2015, 08:16:02 pm
Four-star Gamecock signee won’t be prosecuted in larceny case (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/21/four-star-gamecock-signee-wont-be-prosecuted-in-larceny-case/)

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USC signee Shameik Blackshear will not be prosecuted on a petit larceny charge.  The decision was made after the alleged victim requested that the case be dropped.

It was alleged that Blackshear had taken a purse and safe from a Mill Creek (SC) home Feb. 7. The total value of the items contained in the purse and safe totaled nearly $1,400. He was arrested at his high school and charged with one count of petit larceny.

A four-star member of USC’s 2015 recruiting class, Blackshear was rated as the No. 18 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 5 player at any position in the state of South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 03:27:27 pm
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  7h 7 hours ago

DE Antonneous Clayton of Dooly County (Ga) was just offered by GaTech DC Ted Roof, per HS coach
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2015, 09:40:25 am
 SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  11h 11 hours ago

#STRecruiting: New Jersey defensive ends will look hard at USC http://goo.gl/fb/C9tnVb
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2015, 03:43:50 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  Apr 25
2017 DT Aubrey Solomon of Lee County (Ga) was offered by #FSU DC Charles Kelly, per HS coach
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2015, 04:00:58 pm
 SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  6h 6 hours ago

SportsTalk retweeted Sleeper Athletes

#STRecruiting: USC offered DL Kedonis Haslem of Fort Lauderdale, son of NBA player Udonis Haslem.


2017 St. Thomas Aquinas DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2015, 09:19:01 am
Todd Grantham tweets out list of Georgia’s top prospects (http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/02/todd-grantham-tweets-out-list-of-georgias-top-prospects/)

Is it an NCAA violation for college coaches to tweet out the names of prospective student-athletes? Probably. But if so, in this situation, it would probably be nothing more than an NCAA secondary violation or “slap on the wrist.”

(https://cmgajcrecruiting.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/todd-grantham-414123.jpg?w=300&h=400)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 11:54:56 am
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  15h 15 hours ago

DE Chidi Okonya, one of Georgia's best, will commit on May 15 at Riverdale HS (Ga) --> RT @_itschii Uh oh.. 💯💯

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CENCUQ3XIAAx9DS.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 10:24:49 am
 Yancy Porter @YancyPorter  ·  2h 2 hours ago

The nation's top defensive lineman, Rashan Gary, plans to visit OM within the month according to his mother.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2015, 11:00:19 am
Raekwon Davis ‏@Raekwondavis_99

Thankful to receive an offer from LSU! #Blessed
8:01 PM - 5 May 2015


 Courtney Cronin @CourtneyRCronin  ·  24h 24 hours ago

Courtney Cronin retweeted Raekwon Davis

Meridian DT Raekwon Davis, who is committed to Alabama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2015, 02:14:45 pm
 William Gunter @FOXSportsGunter  ·  4h 4 hours ago

Huge news for #Gamecocks DLine needs. Dante Sawyer tells @Carvell_AJC he officially qualifed & enrolls May 26 http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/07/weekend-forecast-inspirational-story-of-south-carolina-football-signee …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 09:55:48 am
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Is a 5-star "secretly" committed to UGA? Well ... http://on-ajc.com/1FSVuJG

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The state’s No. 1 football prospect heard so many rumors about how he had “secretly” committed to UGA that he felt the need to publicly address it.

Derrick Brown is the 5-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School in Gwinnett County.

On Thursday, Brown tweeted out this: “For all the people who think I have silently committed, that’s a false statement. My recruitment is still open as it was when it started.”

“I don’t want anybody to stop recruiting me because they think I’m already committed to one school. I’m open to everything.”

Who was the “somebody” asking the rumor? Brown didn’t say, but it’s probably a good bet that it was from some of the dozens of college scouts who have stopped by Lanier’s spring practices this week.

So do the Bulldogs still lead for his services?

“They sit at the top of the list, so …” he replied.

And after that? “It’s Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama.” So it’s Tennessee or Auburn at No. 2? “It’s Auburn at No. 2, then Alabama and Tennessee. It’s really just a top four.”

After setting the record straight, Brown said he plans to commit on next year’s signing day after taking all five official visits.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2015, 08:54:01 am
 Wes Rucker @wesrucker247  ·  May 8

#Vols just offered an elite 2017 D-end prospect from Maryland: http://bit.ly/1bEpfkS  via @GoVols247

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEhaVRuWAAArG_F.jpg:large)

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Tennessee offered a scholarship to elite 2017 defensive end prospect Joshua Kaindoh on Friday...

Kaindoh also confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account, saying he was "happy" to receive an offer from the Vols —

Kaindoh, the nation’s No. 54 overall prospect and No. 2 weak-side defensive end prospect in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings, now has at least nine offers and counting, and the Vols have joined a who’s who list that includes Alabama, Penn State, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, in-state program Maryland and others.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2015, 04:06:44 pm
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  21h 21 hours ago

BREAKING: 4-star DT commits to UGA over Auburn and Clemson http://on-ajc.com/1GdzHN5

Tyler Clark from Sumter County South

 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  22h 22 hours ago

Georgia DE commits to Tennessee http://on-ajc.com/1GdyQvQ

Chidi Okonya
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2015, 04:05:03 pm
Massive 4-star defensive tackle Kendell Jones has Alabama in top 5 (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/05/massive_4-star_defensive_tackl.html)

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A report from an Orangebloods.com writer surfaced that big defensive tackle Kendell Jones from Killeen, Texas, had committed to Alabama on Thursday afternoon. Jones and his father later refuted that, saying the younger Jones would tweet his final five later in the day.

Jones, nicknamed "Hulk," measures in at nearly 6-foot-5 and 361 pounds. The four-star recruit, rated No. 66 overall in the 247Sports composite, made the trip to Alabama for A-Day and earned an Alabama offer there.

Jones tweeted that his top five consisted of Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU and Baylor and stressed that it was in no order.

"I believe (he wants to commit soon), but we'll see about that," said Channon Hall, Jones' head coach at Shoemaker High School. "I think he wants to."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on May 19, 2015, 06:57:32 am
Massive 4-star defensive tackle Kendell Jones has Alabama in top 5 (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/05/massive_4-star_defensive_tackl.html)

That dude looks like the Hulk............. 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 01:28:25 pm
 Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  2h 2 hours ago

#Missouri has jumped on board with an offer to Hope DE McTelvin Agim. @So_Splash @inaflash45
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 02:56:37 pm
 Caleb Roddy @C_roddy35  ·  2h 2 hours ago

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFeA_eAUMAA6wV9.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Inhogswetrust on May 20, 2015, 04:47:20 pm
Todd Grantham tweets out list of Georgia’s top prospects (http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/02/todd-grantham-tweets-out-list-of-georgias-top-prospects/)

Is it an NCAA violation for college coaches to tweet out the names of prospective student-athletes? Probably. But if so, in this situation, it would probably be nothing more than an NCAA secondary violation or “slap on the wrist.”

(https://cmgajcrecruiting.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/todd-grantham-414123.jpg?w=300&h=400)

That is incredibly stupid on his part! I'm not a coach and even I know you can't give out recruits names. 99.9999% of fans that follow college football know it. He should get more than a slap on the wrist.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 11:28:30 am
 Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Alabama DL target Kendell "Hulk" Jones from Texas is committing tonight - http://ow.ly/NihhS
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 06:45:04 pm
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  1h 1 hour ago
Bruce Feldman retweeted Tom Herman
#Houston is hottt..lands ANOTHER blue-chip DT Jordan Elliott to go w/ yesterday's 5-star pick up Ed Oliver.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 07:49:37 pm
Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  6m 6 minutes ago
Kendell Jones, a big defensive tackle from Texas, announced his commitment to Alabama tonight http://ow.ly/NjREv
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 09:52:58 pm
 Christopher Daniels @clicclac97  ·  May 21

Proud to be offered by The University of Missouri @MizzouAthletics #Tigers #Mizzou #SEC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFlB1GvUMAELDfn.jpg:large)

 Christopher Daniels retweeted
NCAA Recruiting @ncaarecruiting_  ·  8h 8 hours ago

@clicclac97 top 10!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFtlxW0VIAAsuas.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2015, 08:08:13 pm
LSU Tigers @Geaux247  ·  6h 6 hours ago
Nation's No. 1 DT & major target visiting #LSU today (FREE) http://bit.ly/1RhWvi3  @my_moment83

Marvin Wilson

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CF3-OaKWgAE0Uj0.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2015, 04:46:08 pm
 Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  9h 9 hours ago

The "state's hottest prospect" DE Antonneous Clayton @antonneousc of Dooly Co HS (Ga) was just offered by LSU, per coach
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2015, 10:34:50 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

Julian Rochester: UGA lands 5-star DT http://on-ajc.com/1eB2XCE

6-5, 315 from Powder Springs McEachern
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 10:12:55 am
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 23h23 hours ago

Terry Beckner has been added to the Mizzou online student database. That's usually a solid indicator that he'll be enrolled in classes soon

5-star E. St. Louis DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2015, 10:03:22 pm
4-star Steele WDE Mark Jackson gave a verbal to A&M.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2015, 12:15:43 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

NEW: Georgia DE de-commits from Auburn after Bama visit http://on-ajc.com/1STCGj0

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David Marshall, a 3-star defensive end from Thomaston’s Upson-Lee High School, announced his de-commitment from Auburn on Twitter on Tuesday.

Marshall, who is rated as the state’s No. 35 overall prospect, had originally committed to Auburn last March.

However, Marshall changed his after visiting Auburn again on Saturday for “Big Cat Weekend,” and then going to camp at archrival Alabama on Sunday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on June 03, 2015, 07:03:40 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

NEW: Georgia DE de-commits from Auburn after Bama visit http://on-ajc.com/1STCGj0

The check bounced.......... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2015, 02:45:57 pm
Missouri defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. Beckner Jr., one of the top recruits in Missouri’s Class of 2015, has been cleared by the NCAA to be eligible to play this fall. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/03/mizzous-prized-dt-recruit-cleared-by-ncaa)

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Missouri is set to begin summer sessions on Monday, and Beckner is registered in the campus directory.

Beckner was a four-star recruit out of East St. Louis, Illinois. His 6.0 Rivals rating is the highest of any of Mizzou’s Class of 2015 members and is the highest since Dorial Green-Beckham was rated a 6.1 by Rivals in the Class of 2012.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2015, 03:17:38 pm
4-star '16 Destrehan DT Glen Logan gave a verbal to LSU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2015, 10:54:52 am
The Opening ‏@TheOpening Jun 3 Torrance, CA

Congrats to the 124th official invite to #TheOpening Finals 2015, Denham Springs (LA) DL Caleb Roddy. #GOTOPEN

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2015, 06:41:04 pm
PrimeTime™ ‏@OnTop_of_2016  32m32 minutes ago Theodore, AL
It's About That Time ✊😎😏👀🙇

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St. Paul's Episcopal DE Darius Whitfield

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/383104/highlights/214549403/v2
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2015, 10:56:44 am
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison  22h22 hours ago
Rock Bridge DE Tre Williams has committed to MU, Bruins Coach A.J. Ofodile confirms.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2015, 03:12:53 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 55m55 minutes ago

#STRecruiting: DL Naquan Jones of Evanston, IL committed to MIchigan State today over USC and Florida. He still plans to take officials.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2015, 07:15:43 pm
The Opening ‏@TheOpening Jun 3 Torrance, CA

Congrats to the 124th official invite to #TheOpening Finals 2015, Denham Springs (LA) DL Caleb Roddy. #GOTOPEN

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LSU for Roddy
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 11, 2015, 03:23:13 pm
Wade-Perry, Dalyn retweeted
TheBigSpur.com ‏@TheBigSpur247 2h2 hours ago

#Gamecocks offer Jersey four-star DT Dalyn Wade-Perry @DalynWP http://southcarolina.247sports.com/Bolt/South-Carolina-offers-four-star-DT--37707813 …

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Class of 2017 Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 11, 2015, 03:24:49 pm
Wade-Perry, Dalyn retweeted
TheBigSpur.com ‏@TheBigSpur247 2h2 hours ago

#Gamecocks offer Jersey four-star DT Dalyn Wade-Perry @DalynWP http://southcarolina.247sports.com/Bolt/South-Carolina-offers-four-star-DT--37707813 …

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Class of 2017 Sparta Englewood (N.J.) Pope John XXIII DT

Wade-Perry, Dalyn ‏@DalynWP 18s18 seconds ago

I'm from ENGLEWOOD NOT SPARTA‼️
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 07:54:59 am
'16 3-star NOLA Edna Carr WDE Andre Anthony gave a verbal to LSU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 07:56:18 am
'16 3-star Judson Converse WDE Alton Robinson gave a verbal to A&M.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 04:52:29 pm
McTelvin Agim ‏@So_Splash Jun 10

To whomever may be interested.

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 05:02:25 pm
McTelvin Agim ‏@So_Splash 6s6 seconds ago

The List.

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2015, 07:18:53 am
'17 Durham Riverside 3-star WDE Jordan Riley gave a verbal to the Vols
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2015, 04:16:09 pm
'16 3-star Killeen Shoemaker Weakside Defensive End, Rahssan Thornton gave a verbal to LSU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2015, 04:16:25 pm
'16 3-star Fort Scott CC, 6-3, and a biscuit shy of three bills DT, Alexis Johnson gave a verbal to Tennessee.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2015, 01:09:01 pm
Wesley Sinor ‏@WesleySinor 4h4 hours ago

Defensive lineman Daquan Newkirk commits to Auburn http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/06/defensive_lineman_daquan_newki.html …

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The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder from The First Academy in Orlando made the commitment Thursday morning following an overnight visit to the Plains.

"I'm extremely blessed," he told 247Sports. "I'm very excited for what's upcoming for me."

The commitment comes as a bit of a surprise, as Newkirk made the decision shortly after receiving his offer from Gus Malzahn. He had named Alabama, Connecticut and Kentucky his top three schools earlier this month.

Auburn now holds 10 pledges in its 2016 recruiting class. Newkirk is the only defensive lineman currently committed.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 09:10:05 am
'16 Greenwood, IN Center Grove 3-star DT Cameron Tidd gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 05:37:45 pm
 Ross Dellenger ‏@DellengerAdv 6h6 hours ago

Ross Dellenger retweeted Ben Love

School said he had reported.

Ben Love ‏@BenLoveTSD 6h6 hours ago

Four-star DE signee Arden Key has not yet been admitted to #LSU @ScoutKennedy @ChadSimmons_ http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1556753-lsu-signee-arden-key-yet-to-report …

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 06:54:19 pm
Wesley Sinor ‏@WesleySinor  2h2 hours ago
Auburn strikes again with 2nd DL commitment in 2 days | http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/06/auburn_strikes_again_with_2nd.html …

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Defensive tackle Tashawn Manning has committed to Auburn, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder from Apopka., Fla., picked the Tigers over offers from Central Florida, Indiana, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Florida and West Virginia, among others.

"I talked it over with my parents and we decided Auburn was the best school for me," Manning told Rivals. "It feels exciting. Next fall, I'll be a War Eagle."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 07:10:37 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy  4h4 hours ago
Richard Davenport retweeted Levi Onwuzurike.
Arkansas DL target

Levi Onwuzurike.
‏@LeviOnw
Top 10.🏈


Arkansas🐗🔴
Arizona State👹🔥
Baylor🐻💚
Miami🙌🏾💚
Michigan 〽️🔵
Oklahoma State🔶🔫
SMU🐎🔴
TCU🐸😈
Texas Tech 🔫🔴
Washington 🐺💜

Top 10.🏈

1:30 PM - 19 Jun 2015
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2015, 05:27:37 pm
Wesley Sinor ‏@WesleySinor  4h4 hours ago
Don't be surprised if DE Mike Boykin commits to Auburn this week | http://ow.ly/ODFW2 

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The three-star defensive end prospect from Carrollton, Ga., took an overnight trip to the Plains for a 7-on-7 camp last weekend and told 247Sports he is "99.9 percent" sure he will commit to the Tigers.

"I'm narrowing everything down," Boykin said. "I love Auburn University to death. I love the coaches and everything. I'm going to make it official sometime soon. I'm going to come back later on this week sometime with my mom."

Boykin entered 2015 without a single offer, but his stock has skyrocketed in recent months after tweaking his highlight tape.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2015, 06:40:04 am
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats 13h13 hours ago

Three-star defensive tackle Ja'Quize Cross has committed to Kentucky.

 2016 defensive tackle Ja'Quize Cross commits to Kentucky. No. 70 DT in the class of 2016. Cats' 18th commitment http://bit.ly/1GINxFV
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2015, 07:24:16 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 18h18 hours ago

Alabama gets commitment from Michigan defensive end: http://ow.ly/OKOxH

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Take that, Jim Harbaugh.

Alabama ventured into Michigan to land its latest commit in four-star defensive end Khalid Kareem. The Harrison High School standout picked the Tide over Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

"They have a great coaching staff," Kareem said about Alabama.

Kareem had previously committed to Michigan State in February...

He is rated the No. 10 strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 185 overall player.

Harbaugh got some verbals from some 2-stars in Prattville
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2015, 05:09:44 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 18h18 hours ago

Alabama gets commitment from Michigan defensive end: http://ow.ly/OKOxH

Harbaugh got some verbals from some 2-stars in Prattville

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 1h1 hour ago

#STRecruiting: USC target DE Ron Johnson Jr. of Camden, NJ committed to Michigan Thursday while on a visit.

4-star
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on June 26, 2015, 06:50:55 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 18h18 hours ago

Alabama gets commitment from Michigan defensive end: http://ow.ly/OKOxH

Harbaugh got some verbals from some 2-stars in Prattville

Sounds like a good trade............ 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2015, 02:07:17 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports Jun 27

4* DT/#Auburn target Antwuan Jackson will trim list July 4. Who leads in the #CrystalBall? http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/4-star-DT-Jackson-to-name-leaders-next-weekend-37963328 …

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6-foot-2.5, 285-pound Jackson said Auburn probably would make the cut.

As of Saturday, the 247Sports Crystal Ball favors the Tigers, who are getting 64 percent of the predictions. South Carolina and Alabama also are getting picks, but intel suggests Georgia may be Auburn's biggest threat.

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2015, 06:47:48 pm
'16 3-star Wenonah School 6-4, 265 DT Quinnen Williams gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2015, 06:51:25 pm
'16 Midlothian Cosby 3-star 6-4 275 DT Drew Birchmeier gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 01, 2015, 07:14:11 pm
TexAgs ‏@TexAgs Jun 30

2017 Tatum DE D'Torian Smith: "I was a Texas fan my entire life. After visiting A&M it opened my eyes." ...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2015, 11:53:22 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 24m24 minutes ago

UGA and Auburn will be in it ‘until the end’ with elite DT http://on-ajc.com/1RW7hce

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Antwuan Jackson plans to share some news along the holiday weekend. The 4-star defensive tackle still plans to trim his list of 42 scholarship offers down to 10 schools on July 4. There will be some good news up ahead for the red and black.

The rising senior told the AJC this week that UGA and Auburn will “always be there” among his top schools. Not only on this weekend’s top 10 list, but until the very end.

“I am always going to be looking at Georgia,” said Jackson, who’s added 15 pounds since his junior year. “They are my home school.”

The Cedar Grove standout is not sure if he will attend UGA’s elite “Dawg Night” prospect camp yet later this month. The rising senior said defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is one of if not the best defensive line coach in the country.

“I have always thought that about Coach Rocker,” Jackson said...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2015, 09:17:00 am
⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️
‏@Hercules__52

My Top Schools👌❗️❗️❗️ #OhioState #WDE #UGA #Alabama #GatorNation #Clemson #LSU #OleMiss #Gamecocks

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Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi Jul 4

Zach Abolverdi retweeted ⭐️Antwuan Jackson⭐️

#Gators make the cut for top-100 DL Antwuan Jackson.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2015, 03:40:21 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin  5h5 hours ago
Mississippi's group of DL prospects just got deeper in 2016 w/ the addition of Greenwood DE Marquiss Spencer http://www.clarionledger.com/story/prepsreport/2015/07/06/marquiss-spencer-reclassifies/29769791/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2015, 06:17:45 pm
Chris Kirschner ‏@ChrisK_AJC 2h2 hours ago

Nation’s No. 1 prospect (@RashanGary33) confirms visit to #UGA http://on-ajc.com/1TjyyI5

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Rashan Gary, a 5-star defensive tackle from Paramus, N.J., will attend UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp on July 18.

Gary, who is currently attending “The Opening” all-star competition in Oregon at Nike headquarters, told a group of reporters that he will visit UGA, Ole Miss, LSU, Alabama and Auburn this month.

The 6-foot-4, 311-pounder, who attends New Jersey’s Paramus Catholic, has 30 offers.

UGA currently has two defensive line commits in this year’s class, which includes McEachern’s Julian Rochester and Americus Sumter County’s Tyler Clark...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2015, 07:27:40 am
Todd Huber ‏@ToddHuberSS 9h9 hours ago

#TheOpening Finals 2015 | Day 1

#Final5 DL

McTelvin Agim
Brian Burns
Erick Fowler
Rashan Gary
Dexter Lawrence

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2015, 08:57:29 am
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 16h16 hours ago

Alabama still in pursuit of 4-star Ohio State defensive end commit Terrell Hall (@_TrillTrell_) http://ow.ly/PmhYZ

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Terrell Hall thought his recruitment was done on March 2 when he committed to play for Ohio State.

But several major programs, including Alabama, are still in pursuit of the four-star defensive end from Washington, D.C. Hall visited Alabama in early June and will make another trip to Tuscaloosa next Monday.

He also mentioned Penn State, Maryland and Georgia as other schools on his mind...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2015, 07:46:47 am
'16 Copiah-Lincoln CC DT Tre Brown gave a verbal to State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2015, 04:40:55 pm
'16 6-1, 322 3-star Brentwood Academy DT Brandon Adams gave a verbal to Vandy
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 11:11:09 am
One that got away:

'17 4-star Winton Woods DT Jerron Cage gave a verbal to Ohio State
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2015, 07:45:25 am
Caleb Tillman9⃣ ‏@CalebTillman16 9h9 hours ago

No longer committed to MSU. Opening back up my recruitment.


3-star Dothan DE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2015, 07:40:47 am
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 18h18 hours ago

What's next for Alabama defensive end recruiting after Xavier Kelly commits to Clemson? http://ow.ly/Q3aAi

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One of Alabama's top defensive end targets went off the board as four-star Xavier Kelly from Wichita, Kan., committed to Clemson on Friday.

His top five at the end were Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and Michigan...

Bama has other targets on the board at the defensive end position, though it will be a battle. Some are straight defensive ends while others, like Kelly, have the versatility to drop into coverage:

* Jeffery Simmons, a four-star from Macon, Miss., who is also being recruited by Mississippi State, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn and others.

* Terrell Hall, a four-star from Washington, D.C., who has visited Alabama twice this year. The most recent was a five-night trip for camp and a cookout. Hall is committed to Ohio State.

* Janarius Robinson, a four-star from Panama City who is committed to Florida State. He has maintained interest in Alabama despite his early verbal to the Seminoles.

* Marlon Davidson, a five-star from Greenville. He has family ties to Auburn but visited Alabama late this week.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2015, 03:04:14 pm
Aaron BrennerVerified account
‏@Aaron_Brenner

Former Clemson DL Ebenezer Ogundeko arrested again, per the Seneca Journal https://upstatetoday.com/2015/07/former-clemson-player-charged-in-assault/ …

Thomas Goldkamp ‏@ThomasGoldkamp 3h3 hours ago

Thomas Goldkamp retweeted Aaron Brenner

Was a Florida target for a good while. Sometimes you miss and it ends up OK.


#Vandenberg
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2015, 03:14:37 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 19h19 hours ago

Parkview's Jackson commits to Illinois: Little Rock Parkview defensive lineman Kenyon Jackson has committed to... http://bit.ly/1I5Q0J0
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2015, 09:23:19 pm
James Hudson III ™@__BallisLife2

After discussing this with my family, I am committing to The University Of Kentucky 🔵⚪🔵⚪️ #BBN #WhyNot

Tyler Thompson ‏@MrsTylerKSR 5h5 hours ago

Tyler Thompson retweeted James Hudson III ™

Yahtzee x 3! 4-star DE James Hudson III
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2015, 01:56:39 pm
Smiths:

'16 Archer 6-4 and a Happy Meal short of 300, DT Kobe Smith gave a verbal to Kentucky.

'16 Lithonia Weakside Defensive End Jordan Smith gave a verbal to South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2015, 08:07:47 am
Drew Champlin@DrewChamplin

Northview DL @CalebTillman16 committed to Louisville today. @Cchstew - http://ow.ly/QmbzB

Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 9h9 hours ago

Courtney Cronin retweeted Drew Champlin

Former Mississippi State commit 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2015, 07:59:15 am
Derrick Brown9⃣0⃣ ‏@DerrickBrown90 16h16 hours ago

My 5 officials will be too...
Alabama 🐘🐘
Georgia 🔴⚫️⚪️
Auburn 🐅🐅🐅
Tennessee 🔶🔶🔶
Mississippi St🐶🐶

Wesley Sinor ‏@WesleySinor 13h13 hours ago

Elite defensive tackle @DerrickBrown90 sets his 5 official visits | http://ow.ly/QnrEV 

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2015, 07:31:41 pm
Jeff Sentell ‏@JeffSentell_  2h2 hours ago
5-star DE loves Auburn, but Bama and UGA are right there among his top schools: http://on-ajc.com/1DogoB6 

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Marlon Davidson has told the AJC that if National Signing Day was this Wednesday, he’d go to Auburn.  The Greenville, Ala., defensive end would be a huge pull for defensive line coach Rodney Garner and first-year defensive coordinator Will Mushchamp.

“I’d go to Auburn with the stuff I know and the stuff I’ve been around,” Davidson said.

The 5-star prospect knows the depth chart at Auburn. He’s aware that Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson will not likely be at Auburn next year. He knows which defensive lineman have gotten into trouble and are no longer around. Davidson — who has a 23 on his ACT — also knows heralded incoming freshman defensive end Byron Cowart will not play the same position he does.

But National Signing Day is months away. That’s why the the 5-star also said his recruitment was “wide open” and there’s scant separation between Auburn, Alabama and UGA.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 10:10:56 am
IMG’s 5-star DE Shavar Manuel set up four of his five official visits.

Those lucky teams are: Auburn, Clemson, Florida and LSU. (https://www.dawgnation.com/recruiting/thursday-recruiting-rewind-for-dawgnation)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 02:37:12 pm
SB Nation Recruiting ‏@SBNRecruiting Aug 5

Former LSU DT Travonte Valentine has landed at Arizona Western CC & is a 2016 recruit. He is re-opening his recruitment. Talented player.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2015, 07:41:00 am
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 20h20 hours ago

Courtney Cronin retweeted KaDerrion Mason

McComb DE 

KaDerrion Mason
‏@KaderrionM

University of Kentucky Blessed🙏🏾

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL5qs3jWgAArQDp.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2015, 07:45:34 am
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 11h11 hours ago

Alabama makes top 5 for elite defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence http://ow.ly/QFgEU

Mr. Lawrence announced a top five Saturday night of Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Washington and UCLA.  Lawrence, who is from Monroe, La., has been considered an LSU lean...  6-foot-3, 305-pound Lawrence is the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 15 overall player in the 247Sports composite...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2015, 08:25:51 pm
https://twitter.com/clicclac97/status/630865591587446784
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2015, 09:35:52 am
Chris Kirschner ‏@ChrisK_AJC 14h14 hours ago

Georgia's No. 1 prospect explains surprise school in his top five. http://on-ajc.com/1f4yVa5 

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Brown, a 5-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School, included Mississippi State among normal SEC powerhouses such as UGA, Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn.

“That’s where my parents found themselves growing up,” Brown told the AJC. “I want to see for myself what they found so special about the college. I’m looking forward to going back to where I’m from and checking out the campus.”

His parents, Martha and James Brown, graduated from Mississippi State...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 05:28:45 pm
https://twitter.com/CourtneyRCronin/status/632936685437739008
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2015, 07:59:24 am
https://twitter.com/AdamKrohnAJC/status/635275042423734272
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 09:59:12 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/635874826922541056
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 10:22:02 am
https://twitter.com/CourtneyRCronin/status/636193040722432001

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"Right now I'm considering my five official visits to Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Auburn and LSU," he said. "I haven't made my mind up yet. I've been talking to my coach about it a lot."

As far as final list, Simmons says the five SEC schools above will "most likely be my top 5." The Noxubee standout, whose brother is Southern Miss senior defensive lineman Dylan Bradley, said he's visited Hattiesburg several times and is considering the benefits of playing with his brother at the next level.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 02:55:41 pm
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/636538189700800512

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Newkirk ran for 225 yards on just eight carries with four touchdowns in First Academy's 42-24 win over Calvary Christian...

Newkirk, who wasn't ranked by the recruiting services when he committed, will primarily play running back for TFA but get in some work defensively when needed.

Last year, Newkirk averaged 5.3 tackles per game in eight games on defense, according to the Orlando Sentinel. He had eight sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.

"I've been playing running back all my life," Newkirk said. "Last year was my first time ever playing defensive end for a school. I guess (Auburn) likes me there and that's what they needed.

"I guess it can switch up at any time. If anything, coach (Scott) Fountain mentioned H-back."

He had offers from the likes of Kentucky, Syracuse, Marshall and Alabama before committing to Auburn on a June visit. He picked Auburn due to the relationship with the coaching staff and his bond with fellow Auburn commits Woody Barrett and Tashawn Manning.

He also said he gave head coach Gus Malzahn his word that he wouldn't visit any other schools...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2015, 10:29:52 am
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/637634873142976512
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2015, 10:36:42 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/638204967388512256
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2015, 08:34:18 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 14h14 hours ago

5-star DE includes UGA in his list of finalists http://trib.al/BPnG86X

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Marlon Davidson, a 5-star defensive end from Montgomery, Ala., released his seven finalists on Wednesday, and UGA did make the cut. Along with UGA, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Florida State, LSU and Clemson are also in the hunt.

Auburn is the clear favorite to land Davidson... His brother played for UGA defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 06:56:17 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 18h18 hours ago

Alabama gets commitment from Michigan defensive end: http://ow.ly/OKOxH

Harbaugh got some verbals from some 2-stars in Prattville

Utah spoils Harbaugh's debut as Michigan coach (http://espn.go.com/college-football/game?gameId=400756883)

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 08:23:38 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 4h4 hours ago

Hope's Agim eager to announce, focus on football: Highly sought defensive end McTelvin Agim of Hope will revea... http://bit.ly/1OgdkIf
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 12:29:53 pm
AuburnSports.com
‏@AuburnRivals

BIG BOOM! Five-star DE Marlon Davidson has committed to #Auburn ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COEqcNLWEAA7AWX.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 12:35:21 pm
 Chris Daniels 7 ‏@clicclac97 13m13 minutes ago

I'm releasing my top 5 @1 PM today #Top5 😈

Trinity Trojan Football #7|D-Line(ESPN top 300)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 01:15:48 pm
Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 1h1 hour ago

Per his position coach, Auburn commit @marlondavidson7 had 10 tackles, 8 for loss with 3 sacks in 3 quarters last night for Greenville
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 01:42:40 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 18m18 minutes ago

Less than 40 minutes until @So_Splash announces his college decision.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COKMtV8UsAEvJbt.jpg)


Family gathering
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 02:28:45 pm
 Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 7m7 minutes ago

Highly regarded Agim commits to Arkansas: Highly recruited defensive end McTelvin Agim of Hope has committed t... http://bit.ly/1JWCqYl
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 08:31:34 pm
https://twitter.com/KSLASports/status/640260255163637760
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2015, 07:40:28 am
https://twitter.com/So_Splash/status/640654861256646656
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2015, 12:39:30 pm
 Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 12h12 hours ago

Video highlights: Hog commit Agim shows off running skills: Hope defensive and McTelvin Agim, who committed to... http://bit.ly/1K6IRZ5
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on September 10, 2015, 07:33:05 pm
AuburnSports.com
‏@AuburnRivals

BIG BOOM! Five-star DE Marlon Davidson has committed to #Auburn ...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COEqcNLWEAA7AWX.jpg)

$urpri$e....... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2015, 12:13:38 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/644547360421363712
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2015, 03:40:12 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

Texas A&M lands 4-star DL commit http://trib.al/8lInk2f

Justin Madubuike, a 4-star defensive end from McKinney North
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2015, 08:17:38 am
It’s late September, but that didn’t stop UGA from sending an offer out to 2016 defensive end Levi Onwuzurike from Allen, Texas.

Onwuzurike, a 3-star prospect, is the teammate of the nation’s No. 2 player, offensive tackle Greg Little. Little will take an official visit to UGA. (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/tuesday-rewind-new-offer-out-for-uga)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2015, 09:08:38 am
Jeffery Simmons@GrindSimmons94

Blessed to receive an offer From the University of Georgia! 🐶 #Blessed

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPl5lAoVAAADzjR.jpg)

Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 19m19 minutes ago

Courtney Cronin retweeted Jeffery Simmons

Noxubee County DE Jeffery Simmons, No. 1 in the C-L's Targeted 22.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2015, 07:15:03 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 11h11 hours ago Arlington, TX

A couple more DFW tidbits have been added in the 7:44 update
http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2015/sep/23/dallas-ft-worth-recruiting-tidbits/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2015, 09:02:07 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 9h9 hours ago

Drelan Porter, one of Mississippi's top pass rushers, committed to Mississippi State this morning. He explains why: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2015/09/25/drelan-porter-mississippi-state-commitment/72803880/ …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2015, 08:53:01 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison  57m57 minutes ago
On the blog: DE Tyreic Martin from Valley (Ala.) High makes 15 commits for MU's class of 2016- http://bit.ly/1MSCbSq .
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2015, 02:00:16 pm
One guy was swayed the other way by the Ball Coach's retirement announcement:

Mobile 3-star St. Paul's Epsicopal SDE Darius Whitfield gave a verbal to South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2015, 01:47:39 pm
TexAgs ‏@TexAgs 3m3 minutes ago

T.D. Moton is (finally this time) an Aggie! He'll be on campus in the spring to participate in a full offseason.

TD Moton ‏@__moton 8m8 minutes ago

Best D-Line in the country I'll be included in next year ... #GigEm
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2015, 11:58:07 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 4h4 hours ago

Bruce Feldman Retweeted Wole Betiku

5-star DL de-commits from #UCLA. Good news for #TAMU, #ND #FSU & #UF


Wole Betiku
‏@Kingwole47

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSAHjT7U8AAy_QD.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2015, 09:41:42 am
4-star Dooly County, Ga WDE Antonneous Clayton gave a verbal to Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2015, 07:39:41 pm
3-star Upson-Lee DE David Marshall gave a verbal to Auburn.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2015, 02:19:27 pm
Reported that:

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 20h20 hours ago

#STRecruiting:  DE Travez Moore of Bastrop, LA committed to LSU Monday over USC and TCU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 01:27:56 pm
Notre Dame gets a commit from a major UGA target

Norcross defensive end Robert Beal committed to Notre Dame on Sunday night. He’s been favorably compared to UGA standout Lorenzo Carter and was a huge priority for the 2017 class. His father Robert Beal, Sr. said he committed during a phone call to Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian Van Gorder. (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/recruiting-rewind-uga-faces-an-uphill-battle-now-for-one-of-its-top-targets)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2015, 05:35:12 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 5h5 hours ago

Thursday recruiting tidbits: A junior college defensive end is drawing interest from Arkansas. http://bit.ly/1HcGnO0
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2015, 06:29:20 am
2-star '16 Birmingham Homewood SDE Griffin Gentry gave a verbal to South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2015, 09:23:53 pm
'16 3-star Baton Rouge Madison Prep SDE Malcolm Roach gave a verbal to Tejas.

Crystal ball had said Tennessee with LSU running third.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2015, 02:57:55 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy  2h2 hours ago
Richard Davenport Retweeted Amos Morale III
Arkansas DL commitment @Last_King131 

https://twitter.com/Amos_MoraleIII/status/663098403165966337
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2015, 06:25:47 pm
Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi 11h11 hours ago

#UF has landed DE Jachai Polite. #Gators now have 22 commits in their 2016 class.


#33 ranked, 5.6-rated WDE from Daytona Beach Mainland.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2015, 12:53:03 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 8h8 hours ago

4-star DT Antwuan Jackson considering possibility of playing with teammate http://trib.al/8MpOXIS

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The 4-star defensive tackle from Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) told SEC Country on Wednesday that he and teammate Elysee Mbem-Bosse, a 3-star linebacker, have considered the possibility of playing together.

“The schools we’ve narrowed it down to … we both have some good schools in common,” Jackson told SEC Country.  “I really do consider playing with him at the next level.”

Jackson has maintained for some time that Ohio State and Auburn are his leading schools, with UGA and Alabama waiting in the wing. Yet, the only program both have mentioned in their final five is Auburn.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2015, 06:39:25 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 6h6 hours ago

#STRecruiting: DE Sadariuis Hutcherson could jump in with USC soon http://goo.gl/fb/pNVgVb

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USC’s coaching staff continues to recruit hard though the coaches don’t know their futures with the program.  About 100 prospects were on hand for the Florida game and more will be in for the the final two games against The Citadel and Clemson.  One of those planning to be in this Saturday is DE Sadarius Hutcherson of Huntingdon, TN.  And a commitment to the Gamecocks is heavy on his mind.

“They are are the top of my list,” Hutcherson said.  “I’m kind of committed to South Carolina.  Just say I’m close to committing.  I’ve got to visit first.  I’ve talked to them and everything and they are like I am.  They want me to visit first.  I know it’s going to be nice.  I heard Columbia is a nice city.”

“I’m looking to play in the best conference in the nation,” he said.  “I want to learn what position I will be playing, defensive end or tight end.  They say South Carolina is rebuilding.  I don’t believe that.  They’ve been playing in some tough games and they’ve had a chance to win every one of them.  I’m looking to have some early playing time.”

Hutcherson said he’s been in touch with USC interim head coach Shawn Elliott and believes he wants him to join the Gamecocks.

“He has told me they would take my commitment,” Hutcherson said...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2015, 05:20:40 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 3h3 hours ago

ICYMI: Former Ole Miss signee Chris Williams committed to Louisville during a visit last weekend


Juco DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2015, 11:01:12 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

State’s No. 1 prospect will visit UGA for Georgia Southern game http://trib.al/gVQEyUD

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Derrick Brown, a 5-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School, told DawgNation that he will be on campus this weekend taking in the Georgia Southern game.

Last weekend, Brown had a chance to see UGA in a different environment, as he was at Auburn for an unofficial visit. Before this past weekend’s game, Brown was at UGA for the Kentucky game. He will take official visits to both UGA and Auburn in January, but Tennessee will have the opportunity to host him for his final official visit the weekend before National Signing Day.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2015, 10:31:14 pm
'16 4-star Copiah-Lincoln Community College Paul James committed to Auburn.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2015, 07:14:06 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 9h9 hours ago

Arkansas offers Mt Parah Christian (Ga) DE Allen Cater (6-5, 235), who is Indiana commit. Would not be surprised to see more SEC offers soon

Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 17h17 hours ago

VIDEO: Hoosier commit talks Arkansas offer: Indiana defensive end commitment Allen Cater made an unofficial vi... http://bit.ly/1T4PMIb
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2015, 07:14:39 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 14h14 hours ago

VIDEO: Agim SI's High School Athlete of the Month: Arkansas defensive end commitment McTelvin Agim has been se... http://bit.ly/1IhIviK

McTelvin Agim ‏@So_Splash 16h16 hours ago

Here is the link to the video Sports Illustrated made. Appreciate the work they put into it.

http://www.si.com/high-school/video/2015/11/25/high-school-athlete-month-football-mctelvin-agim-arkansas …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 09:17:25 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 2h2 hours ago Atlanta, GA

No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary arrives at #Auburn today.

http://247sports.com/Player/Rashan-Gary-31787
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 04:19:20 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc  2h2 hours ago
#STRecruiting: DE Mykelle McDaniel feeling close to Gamecock commitment http://goo.gl/fb/IgW8jN
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 10:39:04 am
https://twitter.com/Amos_MoraleIII/status/670412966718775296
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 11:22:46 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 18h18 hours ago

Keith Niebuhr Retweeted Derrick Brown9⃣0⃣

5* DT Derrick Brown is at #MississippiState for an OV this weekend. 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CU2wl3BVEAEmTjq.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2015, 04:01:05 pm
Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi 2h2 hours ago

Four-star DE Brian Burns tells me #Gators and #Dawgs are still his co-leaders despite Mark Richt's departure. @Fire_Burns99


Let the fire burns. Let the fire go.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2015, 07:45:53 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4h4 hours ago

Tennessee picks up big defensive end commitment http://trib.al/N7Q58BS

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Tennessee picked up a key commitment on Sunday.

Four-star defensive end prospect Jonathan Kongbo from Arizona Western junior college (Yuma, Ariz.) announced his commitment via Twitter. He is rated the No. 1 junior college prospect in the nation by 247 Sports.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 08:29:38 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 16h16 hours ago

New #Vols DE commit Jonathan Kongbo is 6-ft-6, 265 pounds and runs 100m in like 11.5 seconds. He’s nation’s top juco prospect for a reason.

Kongbo was born in Congo and moved to Canada at age 5 when civil war got worse. Kid has a great story.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 12:07:27 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 15m15 minutes ago

Report: 2016 DE commits to Mississippi State http://trib.al/Bw5rn6m

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Mississippi State has landed a commitment from 2016 weak-side defensive end Marquiss Spencer, according to Varsity Preps’ Demetric D. Warren.

Spencer, a 3-star prospect, is the No. 11 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 25 weak-side defensive end in our nation.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 12:20:36 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 16h16 hours ago

New #Vols DE commit Jonathan Kongbo is 6-ft-6, 265 pounds and runs 100m in like 11.5 seconds. He’s nation’s top juco prospect for a reason.

Kongbo was born in Congo and moved to Canada at age 5 when civil war got worse. Kid has a great story.

https://twitter.com/King_Kongbo/status/671168543329775617
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 09:28:36 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 1h1 hour ago Arkansas, USA

Hog DE commit McTelvin Agim of Hope has been selected as the 2015-16 Gatorade Arkansas Football Player of the Year. @So_Splash @HopeBobcats
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Grizzlyfan on December 03, 2015, 10:00:52 am
Speaking of D-Lineman can anybody report on how Daytreon Dean from Fort Smith Northside is developing?  I saw him on the sideline at a couple of games at Northside games and I've got to admit he really doesn't look the part yet.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:57:34 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 44s45 seconds ago

Report: Auburn commit diagnosed with cancer http://trib.al/jgApyll

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Tashawn Manning, a three-star defensive tackle and Auburn commit, has been diagnosed with cancer... Manning learned of the news last week. He cancelled his official visit to Auburn as a result.

According to Hays, Manning was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

6-foot-4, 270-pound senior from Wekiva High School (Apopka, Fla.) was originally slated to enroll early at Auburn. However, Manning’s father told Hays that is no longer a possibility...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 12:46:02 pm
Ryan Callahan ‏@RyanCallahan247 14h14 hours ago

#Vols 'number one' for juco DE @TheGolden_child after official visit...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVW10W6WUAECk6v.jpg)

Jordan Bonner
Northeastern oklahoma Defensive end. forget D1 I'm league bound
Twitter location: sacking your quarterback
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 10:22:47 am

Jimmy D Smith
‏@JimmyDetail

Rummel DT Briston Guidry is a beast! Love watching this kid play.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 10:23:46 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 13h13 hours ago

Miami Central defeats Naples 41-21. Highly regarded DE Keir Thomas (@_popcool) is expected to arrive early Sat morning for an official visit
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 10:51:21 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

Jacob Eason is not only UGA commit visiting other schools http://trib.al/wsF3hoA

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Julian Rochester, who is the top-rated defensive commit for the Bulldogs in this year’s class, reported to Louisville for an official visit on Friday. Why Louisville? The 4-star defensive tackle built a relationship with former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (now in same role with Louisville), and two of his former teammates from McEachern High School now play for the ACC school.

The other UGA commit on alert is Tyler Clark, the 4-star defensive tackle from Americus. He’s on an official visit to Tennessee

Claiming no worries
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2015, 06:07:42 pm
Griffin Gentry ‏@GriffinGentry1  9m9 minutes ago Homewood, AL
Just got off the phone with Coach Muschamp...South Carolina just got a lot better and I'm excited to be apart of the program🏈🐔 #wecocky

5.5-rated Homewood SDE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 05:36:55 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4h4 hours ago

Muschamp contacts mother of No. 1 recruit after being called “pure liar” http://trib.al/KL3uVsq

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After being called a “pure liar” by the mother of the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit, new South Carolina coach Will Muschamp made a phone call on Monday.

Muschamp tried to make amends with Jennifer Coney, the mother of 5-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary. Muschamp made an in-home visit with Gary last week, and told the family that he intended to be Auburn’s defensive coordinator in future years.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2015, 06:16:58 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 11h11 hours ago

[2017] 4-star DT includes seven SEC schools in his top 10 http://trib.al/lceaBFT

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Aubrey Solomon, a 4-star defensive tackle from Lee County High School (Leesburg, Ga.), has seven SEC schools in his top 10, but Ohio State and Florida State are out on top.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder once had UGA and Ole Miss as his co-leaders, but that changed after he did more research into other schools.

Aubrey Solomon
‏@AubreySolomon91

Top 10:  1. Ohio St. 2. FSU 3. Tennessee 4. Flordia 5. Ole Miss 6. Alabama 7. Auburn 8. UGA 9. Penn. State 10. Kentucky

Aubrey Solomon
‏@AubreySolomon91

Lol I meant Florida... I can spell you guys 😂😂😂
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2015, 07:11:21 am
 Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 18h18 hours ago

4-star DE Jeffery Simmons has another round of in-home visits on Sunday w/ 4 #SEC programs http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2015/12/08/ole-miss-msu-others-pushing-hard-jeffery-simmons/76987250/ …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVugNTuWwAAze9U.jpg)

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HATTIESBURG - The week of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game could be considered "down time" for four-star Noxubee County defensive end Jeffery Simmons.

After a jam-packed week of in-home visits before and after the Tigers winning the Class 4A championship, the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder has a week away from college coaches, but the inquiries about his recruitment won't stop any time soon.

Alabama was the first of four visits for Simmons last week. Defensive line coach Bo Davis praised Simmons for his ability as an edge rusher and explained how the Crimson Tide could benefit from his effectiveness at stopping the run.

"It was great. He came in and was telling me about the opportunity I do have," Simmons said. "Coming in, I could have a starting position and my job would be to keep it."

Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss also visited Simmons in Macon on a busy Sunday prior to his departure for Hattiesburg. Both SEC programs relayed a similar message that they've stayed firm on throughout Simmons' recruitment: Come in and make an immediate impact.

"Everybody wants to tell me the opportunities I have because of my size," he said. "Coming out of high school, I have the size of an SEC player already. (MSU defensive line) Coach (David) Turner was telling me he really needs a defensive end. They really haven't had it since Benardrick (McKinney) and them left. He really needs me to come in and start playing. Coach Barney (Farrar) came in from Ole Miss and told me the same thing. They really want me and really need me."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 10:25:30 am
Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi 11m11 minutes ago

Top-100 DT swaps Auburn for FSU in top three http://trib.al/fsZOZL2

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Bradenton, Fla. — Shavar Manuel, a 4-star defensive tackle, announced a new top three Wednesday.

Back in July, the top-100 prospect from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy was favoring three SEC schools and called himself an “SEC guy.”

One of those schools no longer has a shot ... “Florida State, the Gators and LSU, no leader...”

Auburn was the third SEC school previously had in the mix, but the loss of Will Muschamp and the Tigers’ subpar season allowed FSU to move up.

Manuel official visited LSU on Oct. 17, and he’ll take trips to Florida and Florida State in January.

LSU: “Coach O (Ed Orgeron) and coach (Les) Miles are great people, guys I could see myself playing for. I was glad to see coach Miles stay at LSU.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2015, 08:12:23 pm
'16 247 3-star and South Oak Cliff DE Marvin Terry gave a verbal to Mizzou.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2015, 01:22:02 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 14m14 minutes ago

Florida lands commitment from 4-star defensive end http://trib.al/HQsLdkZ

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Less than a week after de-committing from South Carolina, 4-star defensive end Jordan Smith committed to Florida at the conclusion of his official visit with the Gators.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Lithonia (Ga.) chose Florida over Tennessee and will enroll early at UF in January.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2015, 06:20:33 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 12h12 hours ago

Louisiana DT decommits from Tennessee, has several other SEC offers http://trib.al/DdAcNCQ

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D’Andre Christmas-Giles has decommitted from Tennessee.

Christmas-Giles, a 3-star prospect from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, picked up an offer from LSU this week. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Texas A&M also offered the New Orleans defensive tackle...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC footprint defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2015, 02:53:21 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 7m7 minutes ago

#Clemson gets a commitment from 5-star DT Dexter Lawrence. Huge pick-up. He was unstoppable at @TheOpening & am told has been well-coached.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2015, 03:35:23 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 2m2 minutes ago

#STRecruiting:  DE Sadarius Hutcherson of Huntingdon, TN just committed to USC a few minutes ago.  Second commitment of day for USC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2015, 12:08:37 pm
Patience: Defensive end that was grayshirted by Alabama officially signs with Crimson Tide  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/defensive-end-that-was-grayshirted-by-alabama-officially-signs-with-crimson-tide)

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Christian Bell originally committed to Alabama back in April of 2014.

Bell, a 3-star defensive end from Hoover (Ala.) High School was expected to be a part of the 2015 signing class and Alabama asked him to grayshirt before last year’s National Signing Day. Bell announced on Twitter that he has officially signed his national letter of intent. He will begin classes in January.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2015, 12:12:00 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 5h5 hours ago

3-star DE backs off commitment to Florida http://trib.al/r2FmcrU

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Defensive end JaQuan Bailey backed off his pledge to Florida, announcing his decision via Twitter. The 3-star recruit from Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines: “I am officially de-committed from the University of Florida,” Bailey wrote in a Twitter post that has since been deleted. “After talking with my family we have decided to open back up my recruiting process.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 01:06:18 pm
Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi 2h2 hours ago

Zach Abolverdi Retweeted Godspeed

#Gators DE commit Antonneous Clayton 

Godspeed@antonneousc

I dont know why ppl worried about me decomitting lol im a gator at heart plus im not worried about depth or competition tbh thebest goneplay (sic)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 01:19:02 pm
 Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi 5h5 hours ago

Another 3-star DE backs off pledge to #Gators
https://www.seccountry.com/florida/another-3-star-de-backs-off-pledge-to-gators …

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Eric Mitchell of Miami (Fla.) Central announced his decision on Twitter, saying the move was made so “I can open my recruitment and weigh my options out.” The 6-foot-1, 221-pound Mitchell plans to visit Central Florida, Colorado and Louisville in January.

Like Wednesday’s de-commitment — 3-star defensive end JaQuan Bailey — Mitchell has been expected to back off his pledge for some time.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 01:59:35 pm
Chuck Kingsbury ‏@Kingsbury_AJC 1m1 minute ago

Antwuan Jackson has committed to Auburn.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWc9-zCUEAEALh3.jpg)

four-star Cedar Grove Saints defensive tackle
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 06:53:40 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 12m12 minutes ago

Mississippi State picks up its first 4-star commit in 2016 from Tennessee DE Emmit Gooden http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/college/mississippi-state/2015/12/17/4-star-de-emmit-gooden-commits-mississippi-state/77498936/ …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWd-w1YWcAAAm8k.png)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 07:12:17 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 19h19 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted Coach Warren VP

#STRecruiting:  USC offered DL D'Andre Christmas-Giles of New Orleans.  He just decommitted from Tennessee.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 07:23:57 pm
https://twitter.com/So_Splash/status/677569607264157696
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2015, 09:12:29 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 31m31 minutes ago

Highly touted SEC DT target doesn’t know why it took so long for LSU to offer http://trib.al/BQnZTBu

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Four months ago, D’Andre Christmas-Giles held only one SEC offer.

Today, that number has ballooned to seven.

Overall, the St. Augustine (New Orleans) High School 3-star defensive tackle boasts 30 offers, and those from the SEC have piled in at a rapid pace over the past few weeks.

“It meant a lot,” Christmas-Giles said of the LSU offer, “but I didn’t know why they came after most schools when I’m right down the street from LSU.

Christmas-Giles has picked up offers from South Carolina, LSU, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Mississippi State in recent weeks.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2015, 07:17:08 pm
 McTelvin Agim Retweeted
Bret Bielema ‏@BretBielema Dec 17

Happy to have 1 of Arkansas' most decorated PSAs join us. Truly #Uncommon man & story! #WoooPig @So_Splash

http://bit.ly/1OzrYsx

McTelvin Agim ‏@So_Splash 40m40 minutes ago

Being able to practice right now is a true blessing. Every moment matters.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2015, 02:49:01 pm
D.Christmas-Giles ‏@_DChristmas 19h19 hours ago

Top 5 January 1st (https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f40a.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f417.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f414.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f413.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f402.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f418.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f405.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f42f.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f64c-1f3fe.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f64c-1f3fe.png)(https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f918-1f3fd.png)

NOLA St. A DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2015, 10:25:29 pm
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats Dec 18

ICYMI: 3-star pass rusher DeMarco Artis said last night that he's committed to UK for the class of 2017 http://bit.ly/1QRhLMN
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2015, 08:55:08 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 8h8 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted 1%

#STRecruiting:  DE Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, GA was offered by Maryland. Favored USC under previous staff. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2015, 06:56:57 am
3-star '16 Miami Central WDE Keir Thomas gave a verbal to SC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2015, 07:50:06 pm
'17 Stone Mountain 3-star SDE Aaron Sterling gave a verbal to Bama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 08:28:21 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio  2h2 hours ago
UK Football sees top DT recruit Kobe Smith decommit tonight: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/kobe-smith-decommits-from-kentucky/ …

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The 6’3″, 360 lb 2016 defensive tackle planned on enrolling early at UK...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: Steef on December 27, 2015, 08:46:22 pm
They dont seem too bent up about it.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2015, 06:40:52 am
Tom VanHaaren Verified account
‏@TomVH

No. 1 Rashan Gary said Michigan, Ole Miss, Auburn, Clemson, LSU, USC, Georgia the top schools still in consideration. Florida FSU outside
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2015, 02:57:41 pm
D.Christmas-Giles ‏@_DChristmas 2h2 hours ago

Top 5 🤔

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXk3L97WkAA8COz.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2016, 09:39:11 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 15h15 hours ago

#STRecruiting:  DE Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, GA has set an official visit to USC for January 29th. USC #1 with him ahead of Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 07:23:23 pm
Recently hired Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will inherit a bevy of talented defensive lineman in this year’s recruiting cycle, including the likes of four-star defensive tackle commit Antwuan Jackson.  (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/four-star-defensive-tackle-weighs-in-on-auburns-hiring-of-kevin-steele)

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“I just can’t wait to meet him and play for him,” Jackson told SEC Country. “I know he’s a great guy and a great coach. That’s all I know right now.”

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound senior from Cedar Grove High School (Ellenwood, Ga.) is part of a decorated class that is currently ranked No. 8 in the country, per 247Sports.com. And while Jackson is not actively recruiting players this week in San Antonio, there is one prospect, in particular, he’d like to join him and Steele — the top-rated prospect in Georgia.

“I like Derrick (Brown),” Jackson said. “He’s a great defensive tackle. I’d like to have him. It’d be great to add him. The people there are already doing great. It’d be a great defensive line.”

Currently, the Tigers have secured verbal commitments from Jackson, five-star defensive (sic) Marlon Davidson and four-star defensive end Paul James and three other three-star prospects.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 07:25:03 pm
Shavar Manuel, a 4-star defensive tackle out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), announced his commitment to the Gators on Tuesday, picking them over fellow finalists Florida State and LSU. (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-picks-up-huge-commitment-from-elite-prospect)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 12:33:00 pm
Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo 15h15 hours ago

💭

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAahZ7UAAERPGw.jpg)

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 14h14 hours ago

Patrick Brown Retweeted Jonathan Kongbo III

Five-star junior college defensive end decommits from Tennessee, says he'll still consider #Vols.

Kongbo's decommitment isn't good for Tennessee, but it's not totally surprising either.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 01:17:16 pm
Emmit Gooden threw Mississippi State a real curveball on Wednesday morning. (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi-state/top-mississippi-state-commit-will-enroll-in-community-college)

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Gooden, a 4-star defensive end commit out of Haywood High School (Brownsville, Tenn.), announced via Twitter that he’ll be enrolling at Holmes Community College in Mississippi. That decision would likely delay his ability to play for a Division I program until at least the 2018 season.

“It’s official I will be enroll at Holmes Community College 🐶 Minor Setback 4 A Major Comeback,” Gooden tweeted.

Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 4h4 hours ago

Courtney Cronin Retweeted TheRealEmmitG

Mississippi State commit Emmit Gooden is headed to Holmes 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 07:38:35 am
Top 2017 DT Marvin Wilson on Les Miles: 'I don't see myself playing for any other head coach at LSU'  (http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2016/01/top_2017_dt_marvin_wilson_on_l.html)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 10:28:01 am
Jonathan Kongbo gets an offer from Florida. (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/floridas-offers-the-no-1-overall-junior-college-recruit)

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Four-star defensive end, who de-committed from Tennessee this week, was offered by UF on Thursday. Kongo is ranked the No. 1 overall junior college prospect in the 247Sports Composite.

The Gators will push to get the final official visit from Kongo, a 6-foot-6, 264-pounder from Arizona Western junior college.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 08:45:28 pm
 GoGamecocks.com ‏@gogamecocks 4h4 hours ago

South Carolina confirms DE Keir Thomas of Miami as midyear signee. Five high-schoolers for USC as early enrollees.

3-star from Miami Central
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 09:54:11 pm
Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo 15h15 hours ago

💭

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAahZ7UAAERPGw.jpg)

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 14h14 hours ago

Patrick Brown Retweeted Jonathan Kongbo III

Five-star junior college defensive end decommits from Tennessee, says he'll still consider #Vols.

Kongbo's decommitment isn't good for Tennessee, but it's not totally surprising either.

Jonathan Kongbo III
‏@King_Kongbo
Alabama visit set for the 22nd 🐘🔴⚪
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 10:47:53 am
ScoutBrianDohn ‏@BrianDohnScout Jan 12 New Jersey, USA

Stock report on nation's No. 1 player Rashan Gary as he readies for #USC visit http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1631652-rashan-gary-big-ten-sec-acc-or-pac-12 …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYh53stWcAEF2ok.jpg)

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The nation's No. 1 player, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle prospect Rashan Gary, will make his fourth official visit this weekend when he and his mom travel to USC, and LSU, Clemson and Alabama are each in the mix for his fifth official visit.

He already made trips to Michigan, Auburn and Mississippi, but his recruitment may not be over after this fifth official visit.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 09:34:27 pm
Shea Dixon ‏@Sheadixon 2h2 hours ago

5-star DT Rashard Lawrence says he will announce his decision on Jan. 22. LSU vs Ohio State. He visits #LSU this weekend.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 06:15:39 am
Defensive tackle Kobe Smith will enroll at South Carolina over Kentucky, according to a tweet sent out by the three-star prospect Wednesday night.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Smith, who is from Archer High School (Lawrenceville, Ga.), has claimed 19 scholarship offers. He was committed to Kentucky until de-committing in late December. (https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/touted-georgia-recruit-chooses-south-carolina-over-sec-east-rival)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2016, 10:12:03 am
Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo 15h15 hours ago

💭

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAahZ7UAAERPGw.jpg)

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 14h14 hours ago

Patrick Brown Retweeted Jonathan Kongbo III

Five-star junior college defensive end decommits from Tennessee, says he'll still consider #Vols.

Kongbo's decommitment isn't good for Tennessee, but it's not totally surprising either.


Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo  3h3 hours ago
Top 8 💭

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY1_EstUkAA97YP.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 11:35:12 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 31m31 minutes ago

DT Raekwon Davis flips commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State http://ow.ly/XblPi

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Raekwon Davis didn't leave Starkville without flipping his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State, a source has confirmed to AL.com.

The 6-foot-6, 327-pound Davis had been committed to Alabama since the summer of 2014, but took an official visit to Mississippi State and committed there.

4-star from Meridian
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 12:20:27 pm
Shea Dixon ‏@Sheadixon 40m40 minutes ago

Craziness surrounding Raekwon Davis flip to State. He RT'd news of him flipping, even a Dan Mullen tweet. Now he says he hasn't decommitted.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 12:22:06 pm
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 7m7 minutes ago

Alabama and Mississippi State should petition the NCAA to see if Raekwon Davis can play for both teams. He's quite good.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 12:23:56 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 7m7 minutes ago

Raekwon Davis is committed to Mississippi State, he just told me. Everyone can relax. Nothing new to report. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2016/01/17/alabama-commit-flips-mississippi-state/78931928/ …

 BamaOnline ‏@BamaOnline247 21m21 minutes ago

Top100 DT Raekwon Davis says he's still committed to #Bama http://alabama.247sports.com/Bolt/Top100-DT-Raekwon-Davis-says-hes-still-committed-to-Bama-42902312 … via @247Sports
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 03:53:16 pm
 Paul Jones ‏@PJ247Sports 4h4 hours ago

For those needing more confirmation, @Raekwondavis_99 also has MSU commit on his twitter profile #unneededdrama
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 04:19:16 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 4h4 hours ago

TO CLARIFY: Myself, others were told that Raekwon Davis' phone may have been compromised. THAT'S IT. Nothing said about the flip. CALM DOWN.

John Garcia, Jr. ‏@JohnGarcia_Jr 2h2 hours ago
Just got off the phone w/Raekwon Davis. He says hes committed to #Alabama and not #MissSt right now. @ScoutSteveR.

Expect Davis to make a public statement, maybe even a video statement, soon. This is quite bizzare.


Raekwon Davis Retweeted
AJ Brown ‏@Brown1arthur 4h4 hours ago Tuscaloosa, AL

Raekwon out here wilding 😂 @Raekwondavis_99
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2016, 07:59:38 am
Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL 9h9 hours ago

If you're in any way confused about what happened with Raekwon Davis on Sunday, @CourtneyRCronin fills you in. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2016/01/17/alabama-commit-flips-mississippi-state/78931928/ …

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Raekwon Davis' Twitter bio on Sunday indicated he was committed to Alabama, changed to Mississippi State and then back to Alabama. If that sounds confusing, then trust that you're not alone.

Which school Davis, a Meridian defensive tackle and Dandy Dozen selection, is actually committed to remains a matter of some debate, and supplied plenty of drama coming out of the first official visit weekend in January.

Shortly before noon on Sunday, multiple sources confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger that the 6-foot-7.5, 318-pounder had flipped his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State during his official visit in Starkville. Davis initially committed to the Crimson Tide prior to the start of his junior season but has remained open throughout the recruiting process.

Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen tweeted "#CLANGA #STATEsquad16," which he has tweeted in the past coinciding with commitments the Bulldogs have added to their 2016 class. MSU defensive line coach David Turner also tweeted "#Clanga" around the same time. Davis gave quotes to Mississippi State's Scout and 247Sports.com sites indicating he was, in fact, committed to the Bulldogs.

After news of his flip broke, multiple reports surfaced saying Davis had not decommitted and was still an Alabama pledge. Davis, via his Twitter account, told The Clarion-Ledger that information was false and he had indeed flipped to Mississippi State. He later changed his Twitter bio to "Committed to MSU."

But things got messy again later in the afternoon. Several Alabama-based reporters Tweeted that they had spoken with Davis over the phone and he denied flipping to Mississippi State and was still committed to Alabama. When The Clarion-Ledger spoke with Davis on the phone after the new information emerged, the Dandy Dozen selection said he was committed to the Crimson Tide and that his Twitter account had been hacked. He later changed his Twitter bio back to "Committed to Bama."

Later Sunday evening, a source close to the situation said Davis is committed to Mississippi State despite the conflicting reports that surfaced on Sunday.

So what does it all mean? Alabama and Mississippi State likely both believe Davis is still committed to their respective programs.

Davis is ranked as the sixth best player in Mississippi, the nation's No. 6 defensive tackle.

https://twitter.com/Raekwondavis_99/status/688203944154120193

Top 100 player in our nation
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2016, 08:20:47 am
Terrell Hall ‏@_TrillTrell_ 11h11 hours ago New Carrollton, MD

🐢 vs. 🐘

Chris Kirschner ‏@ChrisK_AJC 9h9 hours ago

Chris Kirschner Retweeted Terrell Hall

This tweet does not mean 5-star DE Terrell Hall is down to Maryland and Alabama, per Hall himself.


 Terrell Hall Retweeted
Minkah Fitzpatrick ‏@minkfitz_21 8h8 hours ago

@_TrillTrell_ 🙇🏽🙇🏽come do that wit me

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY-5SRPWwAAeQMw.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2016, 06:42:51 am
Sunday, four-star defensive tackle Raekwon Davis announced he had flipped his commitment from Alabama to Mississippi State. As of Monday, his commitment remains unclear.  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/elite-sec-targets-commitment-status-remains-a-total-mystery)

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ESPN, Scout and 247Sports list Davis as a Mississippi State commit, while Rivals lists him as committed to Alabama.

On Monday, Davis deleted the ‘Committed to Bama,” portion of his Twitter bio, and where things stand right now remain unknown. Davis did not respond to SEC Country’s requests for comment on Monday.

It’s very likely that both Mississippi State and Alabama believe he’s committed to their respective program. As of now, Davis is expected to take an official visit to Florida State this weekend and Alabama on Jan. 29. It remains to be seen whether or not either visit will actually take place.

Before supposedly de-committing from Alabama, Davis was/is the Crimson Tide’s longest-tenured commit, having committed back in August of 2014.

Whichever school Davis does decide to pick on National Signing Day, it’s very likely that he will enroll in junior college.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2016, 06:01:21 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  8h8 hours ago
Raekwon Davis will visit Alabama this weekend http://sec.news/1U9tzJX

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hat may be the most interesting confusing, interesting story this year may get clearer after this weekend.

Raekwon Davis, the four-star defensive tackle from Meridian (Miss.) High School who may be committed to both Alabama and Mississippi State, will take an official visit to Alabama this weekend, according to John Garcia of Scout.com. Davis was expected to be at Florida State this weekend, and he had previously told SEC Country that he would visit Alabama on Jan. 29.

He can visit State and Bama before enrolling in Junior College.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2016, 06:05:58 pm
Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo 15h15 hours ago

💭

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYAahZ7UAAERPGw.jpg)

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 14h14 hours ago

Patrick Brown Retweeted Jonathan Kongbo III

Five-star junior college defensive end decommits from Tennessee, says he'll still consider #Vols.

Kongbo's decommitment isn't good for Tennessee, but it's not totally surprising either.


Tennessee sent a pair of coaches to visit Jonathan Kongbo on Tuesday

The Vols were represented by new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and defensive line coach Steve Stripling. The two are both integral in the recruitment of Kongbo, a four-star defensive end from Arizona Western Junior College (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/vols-head-west-to-see-top-junior-college-prospect)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2016, 08:38:58 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy  8m8 minutes ago
Daniels reopens his recruiting: Arkansas defensive line target Chris Daniels has reopened his recruiting after... http://bit.ly/1T6PYt1
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2016, 08:44:39 pm
'16 Allen 4-star WDE Levi Onwuzurike gave a verbal to Georgia.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 06:20:52 am
https://twitter.com/King_Kongbo/status/690409383834947584

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 5h5 hours ago

Nation’s No. 1 junior college player suddenly eliminates Alabama from consideration http://sec.news/1OBdsn0
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 10:57:19 am
https://twitter.com/HamiltonESPN/status/690578463963615234
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Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 06:29:00 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

Arkansas target narrows down to two schools, cancels SEC visit http://sec.news/1OD2opf

Allen Cater
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 10:35:42 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 7h7 hours ago

#STRecruiting: DE Allen Cater is down to UNC & ARK, said he felt relationship with those two was stronger than with USC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2016, 11:48:44 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247  23m23 minutes ago
We have a Ray Kasongo sighting.

#Vols fans absolutely giving Doug Sirmons the business during this timeout. Not the smartest strategy. Provoke him and it can get worse.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 10:11:28 am
'16 6-4 Ft. Lauderdale 3-ster WDE Jaquwan Nelson gave a verbal to UK.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 02:12:36 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  9m9 minutes ago
One week after commitment status comes into question, DT Raekwon Davis visits #Alabama: http://ow.ly/XsT3V 

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A week after he took an official visit to Mississippi State, Raekwon Davis was on Alabama's campus.

The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Davis committed to Alabama before his junior season, but conflicting reports about his commitment status surfaced last weekend.

Davis is a defensive tackle from Meridian, Miss.

Davis told AL.com in a text message that he was on an unofficial visit to Alabama Saturday and plans to make his official visit to Alabama next weekend.

Gather tips on which JuCo to attend.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 03:59:42 pm
Kobe Jones ‏@IAmKobeJones  2h2 hours ago
This weekend was unforgettable! #RollTide 🐘

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZgm6w2VIAAJvoF.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 04:57:56 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  11m11 minutes ago
Four-star defensive tackle Raekwon Davis remains committed to Alabama http://sec.news/1JvMKNU
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 05:02:12 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc  39m39 minutes ago
#STRecruiting: DL Rashan Gary still at Michigan due to snow, gets home Monday, mom says still no decision on final official CLEM or ALA.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2016, 02:15:09 pm
 Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 6h6 hours ago

Guidry all Hog despite visits: Defensive lineman Briston Guidry, an Arkansas commitment, made an official visi... http://bit.ly/1QvoFYF
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2016, 09:32:15 am
Antonneous Clayton sticks with Florida (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/nations-no-2-de-shuts-down-recruitment)

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Despite a late push from Auburn and Florida State, Antonneous Clayton will be only be taking one official visit this month.

And that was to Florida over the weekend.

Clayton, the nation’s No. 2 weakside defensive end according to 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN, has shut down his recruitment and ruled out other trips.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 04:37:07 pm
Tommy Lopez ‏@TommyNLopez 2h2 hours ago

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is in Macon today at Noxubee Co. HS, where five-star DE Jeffery Simmons is.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZwWeBPWIAIfJ29.jpg)
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Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 05:18:24 pm
Nick Roush ‏@RoushKSR 7h7 hours ago

A Michigan defensive end de-commit could be a much-needed late addition to Stoops' 2016 class #BBN http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/uk-offers-former-2016-michigan-commit/ …


▲Shad▲
‏@R_Weaver80

Received first SEC offer from Kentucky #BBN

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3-star defensive Rashad Weaver became the second long-time Michigan commit to re-open his recruitment over the last two weeks.  After being committed for almost seven months, Jim Harbaugh and his staff ceased their communication with Weaver, leaving the writing on the wall.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 08:56:21 pm
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin  4m4 minutes ago
STORY: 4-star Dandy Dozen DT Raekwon Davis set the record about where he's committed http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2016/01/27/raekwon-davis-breaks-silence-where-hes-committed/79438598/ …

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It's been nearly two weeks since Raekwon Davis' commitment to Alabama was brought into question following his official visit to Mississippi State.

On Wednesday night, Davis spoke out on Twitter for the first time regarding his commitment and reaffirmed his pledge to Alabama.

Most likely going JuCo.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 07:00:31 pm
'16 6-5 3-star Edgewood Academy (Al) DE Kelvin Lucky gave a verbal to Vandy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 07:30:27 pm
Jonathan Kongbo III
‏@King_Kongbo
@UTCoachJones @UTCoachBobShoop @UTCoachG @UTCoachStrip #Vols #VFL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZ1saa4UYAAelfN.jpg:large)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2016, 06:36:08 am
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats 9h9 hours ago

On the blog: Under-the-radar defensive end T.J. Carter is UK's 25th commitment for the class of 2016 http://bit.ly/1P12chB
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 04:24:50 pm
Yancy Porter ‏@YancyPorter  37m37 minutes ago Oxford, MS
DL Tyriq Reyes @TyriqReyes is expected to walk-on at #OleMiss next fall. His the son of former OM player Tutan Reyes @TutanReyes.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 07:31:59 am
Bruce Feldman Verified account@BruceFeldmanCFB

Which 2016 recruit will make the biggest impact in college FB in this year? 35 college coaches gave their answer: http://foxs.pt/20gZ9ww

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The top vote-getter in our survey was New Jersey DT Rashan Gary, who is still undecided on where he will go to college and reportedly is deciding between Michigan, Auburn, USC, Ole Miss, Clemson and Alabama. The Wolverines are considered the favorite for Gary. It certainly hasn't hurt Michigan's chances that one of Gary's former high school coaches, Chris Partridge, was just recently promoted to special teams coordinator after arriving in Ann Arbor as director of player personnel.

"This is a really good defensive line class and he is head and shoulders above every other D-lineman in this class," one longtime college coach said. "He's 300 pounds and he moves well enough, he can play end. He's great with his hands. He's strong. He's been very well-coached and has had a great high school D-line coach. Rashan Gary is the Leonard Fournette of this class."

Said one in-house recruiting coordinator who has worked at two Power 5 conference schools: "He's a 300-pounder who moves like he's 240. He is special."

Another veteran Big Ten coach was a little more guarded when asked to ID his 2016 impact freshman, but went with Gary. "He's so quick and so twitchy. He's a very, very good player. He's getting so much attention though, and some of that I do think is because he's taking (his recruiting process) right to the end to Signing Day."

Ed Oliver, a 6-2, 280-pounder defensive tackle committed to Houston, received the second most votes with four. "He's so quick off the ball and just so explosive with his hips and his hands — he's jacking people up when he strikes," a veteran Big 12 coach said. "He's also got great lateral movement. He does have short arms, but in that conference (the AAC) he will be hell on wheels."

"He is explosive as (bleep) and he's going to be going up against a lot of very average offensive linemen," said another college assistant, who recruits in Texas a lot. "I think he'd be a problem for a lot of SEC linemen. In that league he's going to be scary."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 09:07:33 am
Defensive end Cecil Stallings out of Tucker High School in Atlanta will not sign with South Carolina, his high school coach Bryan Lamar told The State on Friday.

Stallings committed to USC in July but did not hear a lot from the Gamecocks’ new coaching staff. He took an official visit to Mississippi State the weekend of Jan. 15.
 (http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-recruiting/article57240973.html)

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Stallings is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Rivals.

His departure from the class was not unexpected. Stallings in December told The State that coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson told him they weren’t sure he’s a fit for the system the Gamecocks will run.

He joins wide receiver Tre Jackson and linebacker JaCorey Morris as committed prospects who announced in the last week that they wouldn’t sign with the Gamecocks.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-recruiting/article57240973.html#storylink=cpy
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 05:55:19 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 7h7 hours ago

Marshall flips commitment to Arkansas: Defensive end Jonathan Marshall, who was an Oklahoma State commitment, ... http://bit.ly/1VERqBF
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 06:06:35 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 11h11 hours ago

AL.com sports Retweeted Brandon Marcello

Defensive tackle Rashan Gary of Paramus (N.J.) Catholic has trimmed his list to Michigan and Clemson
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 10:50:48 am
Jonathan Kongbo III
‏@King_Kongbo

Officially committed to McDonald's University !

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaKjUggUEAABZwo.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 05:05:55 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

Mother of nation’s No. 1 prospect says Auburn hasn’t been eliminated http://sec.news/1QYCHSU

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Gary’s mother, Jennifer Coney, told SEC Country on Tuesday that the Tigers have not yet been eliminated despite an earlier report that indicated he was down to Clemson and Michigan.

“Who said it was?” Coney said. “I said we really enjoyed our Clemson visit. Does that mean anything more than that?”

The five-star defensive tackle from Paramus, N.J., took an official visit to Auburn on Nov. 28
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Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 05:10:16 pm
Christmas-Giles ‏@_DChristmas 1h1 hour ago

Tune in to channel 4 WWL, I will be announcing my commitment tonight at 10pm #HookEm #TooColdU #GeauxTigers 🤘🏾🐸🐯
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 10:40:49 pm
D’Andre Christmas-Giles a four-star New Orleans prospect, committed to Texas over LSU and TCU on Tuesday night. (https://www.seccountry.com/louisiana-state/4-star-dt-spurns-lsu-commits-to-texas)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 06:35:51 am
Jonathan Kongbo III
‏@King_Kongbo

Officially committed to McDonald's University !

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaKjUggUEAABZwo.jpg)

JC Shurburtt ‏@jcshurburtt 15m15 minutes ago

Some #OleMiss trending for Kongbo this morning on #CrystalBall - should be Rebels or #Vols based on what I hear.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 06:48:38 am
Shea Dixon ‏@Sheadixon 8h8 hours ago

Andre Anthony confirms he's sticking with #LSU after taking a visit elsewhere. Great pass rusher in this class. No. 9 WDE in the country.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 08:31:09 am
3-star DT Aaron Thompson flips from Maryland to South Carolina (https://www.seccountry.com/south-carolina/former-maryland-commit-chooses-south-carolina-over-terps)

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Thompson is the state of Florida’s No. 94 overall prospect.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 08:42:23 am
Raekwon Davis

School: Meridian (Meridian, Miss.)

Position: Defensive tackle

Height/weight: 6-foot-7, 330 pounds (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2016/02/alabama_4-star_defensive_linem.html)

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Projection for 2016: Alabama returns star defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, Payne, senior Dalvin Tomlinson and former prized recruit Da'Shawn Hand. But the Tide's only other two returning scholarship defensive linemen are junior Josh Frazier and redshirt sophomore O.J. Smith. Neither played much last year...

Time will tell if Davis is a sign and place.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 11:39:32 am
Courtney Cronin ‏@CourtneyRCronin 2m2 minutes ago

Mississippi State lands the state's top ranked player in 5-star DE Jeffery Simmons. HUGE get for the Bulldogs.


Robby Donoho@RobbyDonoho

Jeffery Simmons, y'all. Best dressed man this side of the Mississippi.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaTizkrUUAIwVki.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 12:30:58 pm
Rashan Gary
‏@RashanGary33

So proud to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Michigan 💙💛 #Livin #GoBlue #NSD2016


Trolled SEC along the way ... got his mom in on it too.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 12:33:06 pm
Mike Farrell Verified account
‏@rivalsmike

I think #OleMiss recovers from Simmons with Kongbo, hearing dad wants #HottyToddy and might not even sign if #Vols was pick. Drama.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 12:36:11 pm
 Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen 2m2 minutes ago

Five-star DL Jonathan Kongbo has signed with Tennessee. Suffice to say, Ole Miss is going to target defensive linemen in 2017.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on February 03, 2016, 12:37:19 pm
Kongbo to TN... 8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 01:36:18 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1m1 minute ago

BREAKING: UGA gets Auburn this time with another Signing Day flip http://sec.news/1R2TW5u

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Flip.

David Marshall did just that on National Signing Day. The 6-foot-3, 272-pounder From Upson-Lee High School decided to bank on some strong late interest from UGA since Kirby Smart’s arrival when making the decision where he wanted to play college football.

Marshall is rated as the nation’s No. 21 defensive end prospect for the Class of 2016.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 08:57:15 am
Matt Connolly ‏@MattatTheState 14h14 hours ago

4-star DT Karamo Dioubate will stay home and sign with Temple over South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 09:19:50 am
Matt Connolly ‏@MattatTheState 14h14 hours ago

4-star DT Karamo Dioubate will stay home and sign with Temple over South Carolina.

Was late to the ceremonial announcement:

 SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 16h16 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted Kyle Gauss

Dioubate still not there, apparently changing a flat tire.


From the peanut gallery:

TRC ‏@RubrChickens 16h16 hours ago

Dioubate changing a tire. When he pulls out the spare it will have the logo of the school he plans to attend on it.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 12:15:22 pm
Kobe Jones ‏@IAmKobeJones 16h16 hours ago

I deleted all the accolades in my bio because I can't bring any of those into this new chapter of my life! I'm back at square one! #Hungry 💯


Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 20h20 hours ago

Kobe Jones chooses home over "pretty girls, palm trees" http://on.thec-l.com/1SXYsDE

Miss St DT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 07:51:04 am
ATHENS — It probably wasn’t set up this way, but it worked out well anyway for Georgia: Around 3 p.m. on signing day, five-star defensive lineman Derrick Brown confirmed that he was signing with Auburn, and not Georgia. A few minutes later, as already scheduled, reporters were invited to come speak to three of Georgia’s early enrollees: Among them Julian Rochester, another defensive lineman ranked in the top 100. (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/why-smart-isnt-worried-about-the-defensive-line)

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The unintended message: Don’t worry about the defensive line. Actually, head coach Kirby Smart had basically said that an hour earlier.

“I’m very pleased with where we are on the defensive line,” Smart said. “We’ve got some good young players and we’re trying to continue that.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2016, 09:29:45 am
Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 12h12 hours ago

Alabama and Denver proving you need an elite defensive line to win football championships in this day and age.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 10:32:59 am
 Special Spaces ‏@SpecialSpacesUS 14h14 hours ago

@King_Kongbo Congrats on your journey 2 UT! We are a charity that helps kids battling cancer fight the good fight. Thanks 4 being role model


Jonathan Kongbo III
‏@King_Kongbo

@SpecialSpacesUS let me know if I can help in any way. Would love to meet these kids
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 04:59:21 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 3h3 hours ago

2017 Spotlight: Fayetteville's Byers: Fayetteville defensive lineman Akial Byers is one of several of the top ... http://bit.ly/1oppjfo
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2016, 10:33:28 pm
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy  6h6 hours ago
Bama offers Fayetteville junior D-lineman: Alabama has offered Fayetteville junior defensive lineman Akial Byers. http://bit.ly/1Pmih3O
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 02:27:14 pm
https://twitter.com/jaysonademilola/status/697588954661593088

Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 19h19 hours ago

Keith Niebuhr Retweeted ♚Jayson k.Ademilola

2018 DE who visited #Auburn last year. 
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2016, 09:06:53 pm
Even early in his recruitment, Elijah Conliffe has a pair of leaders for his services.

“It would probably be Penn State and Tennessee,” the three-star defensive end from Hampton (Va.) High School told SEC Country.

When asked what Conliffe liked about the Vols, a certain player came to mind. Conliffe wants to pursue aerospace engineering like Tennessee starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-is-one-of-two-leaders-for-fast-rising-virginia-defensive-end)

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He is rated as the No. 13 strongside defensive end in the country and the No. 15 player in Virginia...

Conliffe has 13 scholarship offers. Some of the most notable are from Tennessee, N.C. State, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Iowa and Penn State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 11:57:30 am
One of the top defensive ends in the country has picked up three SEC offers since National Signing Day on Feb. 3, and one of those schools was Alabama, along with Ole Miss and Arkansas. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/top-de-can-definitely-see-himself-playing-for-alabama)

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LaBryan Ray, a 6-foot-5, 283-pound future engineering major and three-star prospect from James Clemens High School (Madison, Ala.) is ranked as the nation’s No. 24 defensive end and the No. 21 prospect in the state of Alabama in the Class of 2017
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2016, 09:13:36 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 9h9 hours ago

#STRecruiting: DE Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, GA did not visit USC Saturday because test score has not come in.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2016, 12:21:10 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 15m15 minutes ago

D-line is a recruiting priority for schools everywhere, so how does #Alabama keep reloading? http://ow.ly/YobOD 

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Those intimately familiar with the football landscape will tell you there's a shortage of defensive linemen capable of excelling in a game now dominated by hurry up, no huddle spread offenses. Athletic defensive ends are especially hard to come by given the need for a player to fare well in multiple fronts. Everyone wants the freak defensive end who can play three downs, but there aren't near enough to go around.

"The game is changing at the high school level," said former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage. "You have more wide receivers, more defensive backs and less defensive linemen. The pool has shrunk for those front-seven players which is why you keep that at a premium."

Crimson Tide had the deepest, most talented defensive line in the country in 2015. It'd be unfair to attribute Alabama's national championship to only one unit, but the defensive line deserves as much credit as any. Headlined by A'Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed and Jonathan Allen, Alabama had a defensive line that could stop the run, get pressure on the quarterback and not tire over the course of the game because of all the players that rotated in...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 04:12:37 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/700031658678812672
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2016, 10:16:16 am
LSU coaches impressed by 4-star DE Bryan Jones, asked ‘What are you feeding him?’  (https://www.seccountry.com/louisiana-state/lsu-coaches-impressed-by-4-star-de-asked-what-are-you-feeding-him)

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“When I arrived on campus, Coach O (Ed Orgeron) and Coach Cam (Cameron) were amazed with my body and my length,” Jones told SEC Country.

“They asked my grandparents what they have been feeding me.”

The secret: home-cooked meals.

The nation’s No. 8 strong-side defensive end out of Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) admits he’s a huge fan of his grandmother’s cooking, which can only be good news to the interested LSU coaches.

“I love my grandmother’s cooking,” Jones said. “She’s the best in the kitchen.”

Orgeron and the rest of the Tigers coaches were certainly interested in Jones’ diet, but equally determined to bring the stud pass-rusher to LSU as part of the 2017 recruiting class.

With that unique combination of size and speed, Orgeron told Jones he could be among the best defensive ends to ever play at Tigers Stadium.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2016, 09:13:53 am
Zachary Carter, nation’s No. 3 strongside defensive end made his latest trip to Gainesville on Saturday with both parents in tow.  (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-feels-like-home-for-nations-no-3-de)

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“I really enjoyed it,” Carter said. “Every time I come to UF, it’s always a good time. It always feels like home.”

6-foot-4, 255-pounder from Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough spent the entire day with Gators defensive line coach Chris Rumph, Florida’s primary recruiter for his area.

“I have a really good bond with coach Rumph,” Carter said. “I met him last summer and our relationship has just grown a lot. I love him as a person, just his personality.

“I like his coaching style and his background. My mom loves that, too. He makes feel like a priority at Florida and I can get the ball rolling (in Tampa).”

In addition to UF, Carter said Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame and Tennessee are recruiting him the hardest. He named the Gators his leader back in July 2015, and they’re still one of his top options.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2016, 10:30:36 am
Muschamp is running a tight ship:

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 1h1 hour ago

STRecruiting:  DE Tyreek Johnson postpones visit to USC today because coaches are on vacation. Will reschedule.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 11:51:53 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 2h2 hours ago

5-star offer: UGA going after a 6-foot-5 defender from California http://sec.news/1RmplLJ

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Jaelan Phillips hails from Redlands East Valley High School in California. He had 87.5 tackles and 13.5 sacks in 2015. He also showed off his agility and ball skills with three interceptions.

The weak-side defensive end is rated No. 1 in the nation at his position by 247Sports. Stanford and UCLA are seen as the teams to beat at this time. 

The junior is also rated as the nation’s No. 9 player overall by 247Sports.
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Post by: NoNC4Tubs on March 16, 2016, 03:03:34 pm
I'm not sure that UGA is a hot enough brand to be reaching out to Cali kids yet.  8)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2016, 07:42:14 am
Courtney Cronin's replacement is onboard:

 Will Sammon ‏@WillSammon 10h10 hours ago

Story: Why a four-star 2017 defensive end in California has Ole Miss as his number one school right now: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/recruitingreport/2016/03/16/four-star-dj-johnson-has-ole-miss-as-leading-school/81881304/ …

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D.J. Johnson, a consensus four-star 2017 defensive end from Sacramento, California, has 32 offers to play at the next level from all over the country, but there’s one school that stands out to him above the rest.

Ole Miss.

“They have so many things to offer,” Johnson said Wednesday. “The tailgating is crazy, the fans are crazy and it is just a great place that I can see myself definitely considering as a new home. It wasn’t hard to put them at number one.”

For a guy on the west coast with no ties to Mississippi, Johnson seems to know a good bit about Ole Miss — including its past, present and potential future.

“The coaching staff is great and the players there love the coaching staff,” Johnson said. “I want to go somewhere where the players believe in the coaches. Then the players themselves are like a family and it has a great atmosphere. Ole Miss has a great future coming. They have a great quarterback coming. (Shea Patterson) is a great dude in the class in front of me and he’s a stud who is going to get over there and ball. It’s going to keep getting better. They took down Alabama two years in a row and it will only get better.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 12:56:44 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 3h3 hours ago

After recent offer, #Alabama is out front for Georgia DE B.J. Sharpe: http://ow.ly/105uSA 

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6-foot-3, 261-pound BJ Sharpe, a three-star recruit in the 247Sports composite, visited Alabama's practice. Head coach Nick Saban offered him after the practice.

"Coach Saban said that he had watched my film," Sharpe said. "He liked the way I played and he wanted to offer me a scholarship.

"They liked my energy and they liked the intensity I bring to the game. I'm very hyped up and passionate about the way I play the game."

Prior to the Alabama offer, only Miami of Ohio and Mercer had offered.

State offered on Wednesday.

Should improve is rating in the next cycle.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 11:20:12 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/715550082389684228
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 12:51:10 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 36m36 minutes ago

5 LSU targets to watch at The Opening in Houston http://sec.news/22VFK5E

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Marvin Wilson, five-star DT, 6-foot-4, 316 pounds (Bellaire, Texas)

The gargantuan Texas defensive tackle visited LSU along with Alabama and Florida State last month, and has since expressed his interest in LSU and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to SEC Country.

Orgeron is the person to watch in this, as the recruiting aficionado has a unique relationship with Wilson that could eventually land him in Baton Rouge, La., as a signature part of LSU’s new defensive line after 2016.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2016, 06:46:49 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 10h10 hours ago

Five-star DT Marvin Wilson says Alabama’s defensive line depth draws him to the Tide http://sec.news/223QRUe

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Wilson, the nation’s No. 4 prospect from Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas), told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in Houston that the biggest reason drawing him toward the Crimson Tide is the ability to play early.

“That draws me to them so much,” Wilson said. “If the depth chart is thin, that just means I can go in and play early. That’s important to me.”

6-foot-4, 316-pounder has already told SEC Country’s Jeff Sentell that Alabama and LSU will be finalists when that time comes for Wilson to release his official top schools. On Sunday, he told SEC Country that Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M are working their way in the mix for him. It’s clear though that Alabama and LSU hold an edge right now.

“Those schools still stick out the most to me,” Wilson said...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2016, 06:27:57 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 11h11 hours ago

One of nation’s top defensive ends lists 5 SEC schools among his leaders http://sec.news/22aTxj0

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Four-star defensive end Chase Young reduced his list of schools from 42 to 15, and Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU and Florida are all still in contention.

Young is rated as the No. 52 player in the country and the No. 4 weakside defensive end in the Class of 2017, The Hyattsville, Md., native is the No. 2 player in the state.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2016, 02:02:39 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 3h3 hours ago

#STRecruiting:  Mississippi State offered Pendleton DE Brad Johnson Wednesday night.

#STRecruiting: North Augusta DE Tre Lawson was offered Thursday by Mississippi State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2016, 06:55:26 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 20h20 hours ago

He's been committed to #LSU for more than a year, but it hasn't stopped him from making several visits to #Alabama:

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Tyler Shelvin has been committed to LSU for more than a year, but it hasn't stopped Alabama from recruiting the five-star defensive tackle.

The 6-foot-2, 329-pound Shelvin is the top prospect in Louisiana and the No. 13 prospect nationally. He has made multiple trips to Tuscaloosa in the past year.

"I love the atmosphere," Shelvin said Sunday at the New Orleans Opening Regional. "I love (defensive line) Coach (Bo) Davis, love (running backs) Coach (Burton) Burns, love Coach (Nick) Saban. It's awesome up there. I've toured the campus and watched the football team. It's awesome."

As for his commitment to LSU, Shelvin said, "it's strong, but in the back of my head, I'm still looking."

Shelvin said that he's also hearing from USC, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2016, 09:12:49 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 40m40 minutes ago

Junior college defensive end names four SEC finalists

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After five official visits, Josiah Coatney is down to four SEC schools

The junior college defensive end from Holmes C.C. (Mississippi) named Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida and Texas A&M as his finalists Thursday. He said the Crimson Tide and Rebels are tied for first place, followed by UF and A&M.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2016, 10:47:39 am
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/723608249291956224
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2016, 11:46:51 am
Shea Dixon@Sheadixon

Former #LSU DT Travonte Valentine opens up on second chance, talking with Ed Orgeron...

Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 2h2 hours ago

Ross Dellenger Retweeted Shea Dixon

Valentine hints that he may rejoin #LSU in August or at least get an offer.

From July 2015:
LSU freshman defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is leaving the program and will transfer, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said Wednesday. (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/07/lsu_dt_travonte_valentine_leav.html)

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Sources close to LSU say Valentine failed multiple drug tests and missed an excessive amount of class time after enrolling last fall. He was a highly touted defensive tackle recruit from the Miami area but reported late because of academic issues. He practiced with the team after reporting but did not participate in spring practice.

He is the third member of the Tigers No. 2-ranked 2014 signing class to leave. Defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was kicked off the team after being arrested for punching and robbing a woman in June and linebacker Clifton Garrett left the team and decided to transfer out in mid-June. Both have transferred to Arizona Western Community College. The school confirmed that Valentine will also transfer there.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2016, 01:37:26 pm
https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/725720379277201408

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LEESBURG, Ga. — One factor that won’t matter in Aubrey Solomon’s recruitment is proximity to home.

For the nation’s No. 5 defensive tackle, home is wherever the Navy sends him.

“With my mom being in the military,” Solomon said, “I’ve done a lot of moving.”

In the last game of his freshman season, Solomon had a breakout performance highlighted by two sacks and four tackles for loss.

“Ole Miss and Mississippi State were there and they both offered me right after the game,” Solomon said.

Since then, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and several other schools have followed suit. The opportunity to play in the SEC is appealing to Solomon.

“The SEC has all the juggernauts,” he said. “Just big, talented D-linemen. I know there’s a rich history in the SEC and that gives them the upper hand.”

But where Solomon will play college ball is still to be determined.

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/724701350072741888
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2016, 09:20:27 am
https://twitter.com/samspiegs/status/726026025721700352
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 06:45:49 am
 AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 11h11 hours ago

One of the highest-rated signees of #Alabama's 2016 class is on track to be eligible: http://ow.ly/4nnPrZ

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One of Alabama's top signees in the class of 2016 is "on course to be eligible" but still needs to work on a few things.

Raekwon Davis, a four-star defensive end from Meridian (Miss.), told SEC Country last week that he was qualified to enroll at Alabama this summer. Davis appears to be well on his way to achieving that, especially after a recent bump in his ACT score, but he still is in the process of finishing the school year strong academically.

"He's working to be eligible," Meridian coach Calvin Hampton told AL.com. "He's on course to be eligible."

Davis double-signed with Alabama and Jones Junior College in February, signaling to some that there could be qualifying issues. Hampton said Meridian devoted a support team to looking after Davis and making sure he did what he needed to in order to qualify academically at Alabama. While it seems he isn't fully out of the woods yet, he's well on his way to enrolling at the school this summer.

Alabama is getting a 6-foot-7, 330-pound defensive lineman who could become a behemoth if properly developed once he arrives in Tuscaloosa.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 06:50:32 am
https://twitter.com/samspiegs/status/726026025721700352

https://twitter.com/RDMW6/status/727718884397158400
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 08:31:40 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 14h14 hours ago Brookhaven, GA

The #USC #Trojans have offered D-Tackle Travonte Valentine of Mississippi Gulf Coast CC http://247sports.com/Player/Travonte-Valentine-21006 …

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 08:34:59 am
Patrick Ochs@PatrickOchs

Louisiana is calling to Gulf Coast DE Isaiah Buggs (@BigPooh_91) - is he listening?  http://www.sunherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/patrick-ochs/article75374057.html … #LSU

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Isaiah Buggs is one of the more highly coveted junior college recruits in the country.

Chances are, by the time you finish this column he'll have picked up another offer. Just Tuesday morning Southern Cal offered the talented Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive end. The Trojans are the latest on a who's who list of offers that includes most of the SEC, Oklahoma and other elite programs.

When the Ruston, La., defensive end arrived in Perkinston prior to last season, the Bulldogs staff was giddy to land him. Without any offers in his pocket just yet, Buggs went to work and produced almost immediately, recording six tackles in his first collegiate game, a 40-23 win at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

t last Wednesday's scrimmage, which wrapped up Gulf Coast's spring season, representatives from Texas A&M, Auburn, Minnesota, Memphis and elsewhere were on hand to see Buggs and a handful of his top-end teammates like former LSU signees Brandon Martin and Travonte Valentine, and offensive lineman D'Marcus Hayes. A few days before LSU's Ed Orgeron -- more on the Tigers later -- swung by Perkinston.

Louisiana's calling

At the beginning of the month, Buggs tweeted his Top 10 (IN NO ORDER!). Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas A&M, Baylor, Miami, Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia and Florida all made the cut. One interesting omission from the Ruston product: LSU.

"Top 10s, that really doesn't mean nothing," Buggs said last Wednesday, 20 days after the tweet. "That's just who I'm looking at right now."

So what about LSU? Where do the Tigers stand?

"That's home," Buggs said. "I know everybody is waiting on that answer. You never know what might happen."

Buggs continued to talk about building relationships with coaching staffs, regardless of the school. Perhaps the Tigers figured Buggs was a foregone conclusion and started to sleep on the defensive end's recruitment. Whatever the case, the list must have awakened Les Miles' staff because LSU has been showing Buggs much more love as of late.

"It's all about building relationships with coaches..."
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2016, 12:16:36 pm
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/733148928842010625
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2016, 03:50:18 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/734486089524772864
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2016, 11:59:02 am
Interest amping up for JUCO DT Josh Curry (http://tennessee.247sports.com/Bolt/Interest-amping-up-for-JUCO-DT-Curry-45444690)

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Defensive tackle Josh Curry (Yuma, Ariz./Arizona Western Junior College) said he spoke with Tennessee's ace recruiter Tommy Thigpen Friday afternoon.

"He said to stay in touch and let him know what camps I'll be going to," Curry said. "He told me to call him back Monday."

Arkansas State has offered.

Curry said he will visit there this summer.

Tennessee, Utah State, Memphis, Arizona State and Ole Miss are showing interest.

6-foot-2, 305-pounder runs a 4.9-second 40-yard dash and bench presses 300 pounds.

Curry, who played his high school ball at Columbus, Ga./Carver, enrolled in the Community College last August. He's slated to graduate in May of 2017.

Last fall, as a freshman, Curry started in front of former LSU defensive tackle Travonte Valentine...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2016, 01:19:05 pm
https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/735530563940036609

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Isaiah Buggs made a strong statement when he excluded LSU from his list of top schools last month.

But the nation’s No. 1 junior college weak-side defensive end has flipped the script, trimming down his list from 10 to eight...

LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss and Texas A&M all made the cut, as did Florida State and Oklahoma.

The four-star prospect hails from Ruston, La.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2016, 06:20:02 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/736010350538018816
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2016, 12:01:59 pm
Four-star defensive tackle Ryan Johnson (Mobile, Ala.) released the 12 schools remaining on his list

Four SEC schools — Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Tennessee — (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/four-star-defensive-tackle-reveals-an-sec-heavy-top-12-list)

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Ryan Johnson 4⃣
4⃣ ‏@ryanjohnson_50 16h16 hours ago

🙏🏾Top 12🙏🏾

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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2016, 12:05:35 pm
Four-star DE Zachary Carter releases his final four schools (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/four-star-de-zachary-carter-releases-his-final-four-schools-on-twitter)

https://twitter.com/_ZachAttacks/status/736301918176333824
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2016, 12:08:52 pm
Alec Jackson dropped a stacked list of top 10 schools

Florida Gators are currently the front-runner for the 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive tackle at Jeff Davis in Montgomery (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/05/alabama_auburn_in_top_3_for_in.html)

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https://twitter.com/_TheFuture7/status/736294463568515073
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2016, 08:55:00 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/736692859718488064
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2016, 03:48:42 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/738106067922657281
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2016, 05:49:13 pm
https://twitter.com/loganlowery/status/738483851844947969

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State announced that nine football players from the 2016 signing class have enrolled as classes started for the June term on Thursday.

Among those beginning both their academic and football careers as Bulldogs is Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons, who was charged with disturbing the peace and simple assault for striking a female in an altercation involving his sister at an apartment complex in Macon on March 24.

Simmons, a five-star prospect and the top-rated recruit in Mississippi, has been permitted to enroll at MSU “with conditions” according to a release from the university. The 6-foot-4, 277-pounder will be suspended for the first game of his college career, must be evaluated by MSU’s Student Counseling Services and will have to complete any program that office prescribes.

Joining Simmons on the Starkville campus for the first summer term are defensive linemen Kobe Jones of Starkville and Marquiss Spencer of Greenwood.  Defensive tackle Tre Brown from the 2016 class enrolled in January.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2016, 05:10:06 pm
https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/739156570483744769

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You don’t find many kids growing up Florida fans in Texas, but Javier Edwards is one of them.

The junior college defensive tackle began rooting for the Gators when he was 8 years old, which is why he committed on the spot, Thursday, when they offered him.

“There was no hesitation,” Edwards said. “My older cousin has always liked Florida. I hung with him when I was little and it kind of stuck with me. I fell in love with Florida and that’s where I wanted to go.”

Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins coached at Mississippi State when the Bulldogs offered Edwards in May of 2014. Defensive line coach Chris Rumph was with Texas in 2014 and had his sights set on the Houston product from Aldine Davis High School.

But Edwards didn’t have the grades to qualify, so he stayed in-state and went to Blinn junior college.

“I used to hang out with the wrong crowd and didn’t go to high school,” Edwards said. “I just fell behind and couldn’t catch back up or pass my classes. It was frustrating.

“Lord knows I did not want to go Blinn. I wasn’t smiling on signing day or nothing. I was just upset because I knew what I was capable of.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2016, 01:31:30 pm
https://twitter.com/JasonHButt/status/739257108852527104

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One high-caliber player from Lee County, part of the 2017 recruiting class, is Aubrey Solomon.

But of the 100 or so players on the field Thursday evening, Solomon — a 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive lineman — sat in the shade. Dressed in a black Lee County athletic shirt and black shorts and with a towel over his head, Solomon did not join his teammates on the field to participate in the camp.

“This summer I won’t do any camps,” he said. “I don’t feel like I need to.”

He’s ranked ninth in the state, 30th in his region and fourth in his position. He’s also ranked 61st in the ESPN 300. As of now, the four-star recruit is undecided on his college choice, but he has options.

Solomon has narrowed his list of programs to five: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Clemson and Ohio State. He said Alabama is atop the list while the other schools follow behind, in no particular order.

Making the final decision won’t be easy for Solomon.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2016, 06:50:44 am
Martin Andrus’ top 10 list is flooded with Pac 12 schools, but one SEC school made the cut.

The four-star defensive tackle from Los Angeles mentioned LSU in his list (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/los-angeles-defensive-tackle-lists-lsu-in-his-top-10)

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Andrus is rated as the No. 13 defensive tackle nationally in the Class of 2017 and the No. 24 player in California. He has received 16 reported offers, including one from Tennessee.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 07:14:46 am
https://twitter.com/Tomas_Verde/status/739895447716831236

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Four-star Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive end Isaiah Buggs left Auburn this weekend — his first visit to the Plains — impressed with what he saw from the Tigers. How impressed? After putting out a list of top eight schools nearly two weeks ago, Buggs said this weekend that Auburn is "very high" on his list now.

"They're on my list," Buggs said. "They've been recruiting me throughout high school, too, and as soon as I got to junior college they stayed with me too, so they're definitely on my list as well."

Along with Auburn, Buggs is considering offers from LSU, Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Although LSU is considered the favorite for the 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive end, his visit to Auburn's campus left a lasting impression on Buggs —
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 07:21:33 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740741245039960065
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 07:46:12 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740598338945421312
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 11:36:01 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740943909602381824
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 12:22:03 pm
https://twitter.com/Tomas_Verde/status/740949028117057536
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 12:14:47 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/742395709358505984
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 01:08:50 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/741810460975071233

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LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M and Ole Miss all made the cut. As did Texas, Florida State, Southern California, UCLA, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Five-star prospect maintains a strong relationship with LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. After spending time in Baton Rouge, La., in late February, Wilson told SEC Country that the Tigers “set themselves apart” during a unique visit with the coaches.

The Episcopal High School (Bellaire, Texas) product has had a unique relationship with Alabama. Wilson was originally very high on the Tide after making a visit to the school in February, then told SEC Country he was no longer considering the program following the dismissal of defensive line coach Bo Davis. However, soon after the hire of replacement Karl Dunbar, Wilson re-established a connection...
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Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 06:35:47 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/742833523028045824

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315 pounds, defensive tackle prospect Damion Daniels, Dallas, Texas product, released a Top 12 list on Twitter.

Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU were four teams that represented the SEC.

As the younger sibling of Oklahoma State DL Darrion Daniels, it is a bit surprising to see that Damion did not include the Cowboys on the list of 12.

Daniels is listed as the No. 39 defensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class...
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Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2016, 06:37:53 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743190842219839488

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Hutch has Texas A&M, Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi State among his list of seven schools. Memphis, Louisville and Nebraska complete the list.

6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle is a three-star prospect and the 49th best defensive tackle in the country...
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Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2016, 06:55:07 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743156869053685761

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HOUSTON — At 6-foot-4 and 211 pounds, it’s difficult to ignore K’Lavon Chaisson’s physical stature.

Long, ripped and the embodiment of the term “quick-twitch,” the 4-star Texas product naturally became a top target for LSU as soon as the coaches caught a glimpse of him at camp one year ago.

That was before Chaisson ever played a down of football.

The nation’s No. 5-rated weak-side defensive end was a relative unknown as he attended LSU’s high school camp last June with former teammate and current Tigers safety Eric Monroe. It was where he collected his first college scholarship offer — from LSU.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2016, 09:43:36 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 06:08:10 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 03:35:04 pm
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https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/744263988796600320
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 11:20:21 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 12:09:29 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 06:43:30 am
https://twitter.com/sool_clemons/status/744999159816556545

Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen 15h15 hours ago

East Mississippi Community College defensive lineman Rasool Clemons has committed to #OleMiss. Originally signed with the Rebels in 2015.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 08:27:05 am
Richard Davenport Retweeted
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Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 05:49:35 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 07:45:30 am
 Richard Davenport Retweeted
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http://247sports.com/Player/Troy-James-90432
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Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 09:28:21 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2016, 06:42:45 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/746102591080267777

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Arkansas has received 13 commitments so far for its 2017 recruiting class.

Prospects currently committed to SEC schools that Arkansas has a chance to flip:

Phil Hoskins, 3-star DT, Kentucky commit (Highland CC)
Hoskins recently told SEC Country he is still considering Arkansas. Has offer.

Bryan Jones, 3-star DE, Ole Miss commit (Baton Rouge, La.)
He took an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Tuesday along with his Madison Prep teammates Ty James (ATH) and Donnell Wallace (OL).

Javier Edwards, 3-star DT, Florida commit (Blinn College)
Another JUCO defensive tackle on Arkansas’ radar. Razorbacks have extended an offer to the 6-foot-3, 350-pound prospect.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2016, 05:42:05 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/746427679776210944
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Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2016, 11:17:17 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2016, 11:39:58 am
https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/746855118373531649
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Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2016, 01:35:04 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 10:46:41 am
https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/747804024406159361

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Ole Miss three-star defensive end/linebacker signee Tariqious Tisdale will start his career at Northwest Mississippi Community College after he did not receive a qualifying score on his ACT. Tisdale told The Clarion-Ledger Sunday he would head to Northwest and clarified his situation with Ole Miss late Monday night, tweeting that he would attend JUCO for 1 ½ years.

Tisdale, who played as a weak-side defensive end for Lexington High (Tenn.), signed with the Rebels on national signing day over Mississippi State and Tennessee. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 52 weak-side defensive end and the state of Tennessee’s No. 20 overall player...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 08:11:57 am
https://twitter.com/DamionDaniels60/status/742814151718801408


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Three-star DT names Rebels to top 12. Brother plays at OK State, dad played at Texas Tech


Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling 11h11 hours ago

Here's a story I wrote at my last job about Damion's older brother, Darrion, and their relationship w/ father Tony. http://bit.ly/294z0MH
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 08:34:56 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/748047880544485376

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DE Jordan Williams of Virginia Beach had set September 24th for his commitment announcement but he’s moved that date forward to August 6th. He’s also cut his list from five to four dropping Ohio State.  That means his decision will come from Clemson, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

“Ohio State has really lost contact,” Williams said.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2016, 02:11:36 pm
https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/748236124997423108

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Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 09:51:50 am
'17 5-star IMG WDE Robert Beal gave a verbal to UG.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 11:51:55 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/750387639115743232

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Caleb Chandler, a 3-star offensive tackle from Jefferson, Ga., decommitted from Iowa State University and revealed his new top 6 choices on Twitter on Tuesday.

SEC schools Mississippi State and Florida made the cut for the 6-foot-5, 385 pound player
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2016, 03:58:38 pm
5-star DE Xavier Thomas, the No. 3 overall prospect in the class of 2018, has included South Carolina in his lead group.

Thomas’s from Wilson High in Florence. (https://www.seccountry.com/south-carolina/5-star-de-xavier-thomas-includes-gamecocks-in-lead-group)

https://twitter.com/atxlete/status/752233926148493312
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2016, 09:25:59 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 7h7 hours ago South Carolina, USA

#STRecruiting: DE Joe Anderson of Copiah-Lincoln JC, MS said he will visit USC.  He also likes Houston, Texas A&M and Southern Cal.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2016, 07:17:59 am
Richard Davenport ‏@ArRecruitingGuy 11h11 hours ago

Junior college DE to visit Hogs: Junior college defensive end Michael Taylor plans to take… http://dlvr.it/LnLjMM

Michael Taylor II ‏@Taylormic2 12h12 hours ago

Really excited for my visit to Arkansas 🐗
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2016, 09:10:42 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/753856543485939712
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Post by: NoNC4Tubs on July 15, 2016, 10:42:17 am
https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/746855118373531649

This dude's mugshot seems to have "trouble" written all over it.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2016, 02:10:57 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 14h14 hours ago South Carolina, USA

#STRecruiting:  DL Ben Hutch (6-3 300) of Nashville plans to visit USC on Tuesday.  He favors Louisville & Texas A&M.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 08:47:29 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/754832053040996353
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 12:41:26 pm
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/754902860027002880
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Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 04:41:29 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/755153218523455488
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Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2016, 05:49:36 pm
Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.) defensive tackles Breyon Gaddy, a 6-foot-4, 353-pound 4-star prospect, and his twin brother Brandon Gaddy, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound 3-star recruit, committed to the Vols during a ceremony at their school (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/draft-draft-draft-twins-brandon-breyon-gaddy-commit-to-tennessee)

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The twins, who became the 19th and 20th members of UT’s 2017 class, bumped up their announcement date late Monday night, detouring from their original plan to reveal their college decision Aug. 26 —
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 12:21:58 pm
https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/756164635053596672
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Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 07:58:26 pm
https://twitter.com/Taylormic2/status/756201061724004352
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Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 08:34:17 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/756413117177798656
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Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 09:41:51 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/756473764699901952
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Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2016, 09:06:27 am
DE MJ Webb of Madison, GA said a death in family forced him to cancel his visit to USC Saturday (http://sportstalksc.com/index.php/2016/07/24/strecruiting-july-24th-weekend-notes)

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Pendleton DE Brad Johnson on his visit to USC Saturday: “It went well, ghd [sic] a great time.”  He will take official visits this fall  before deciding.

2016 DE Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, GA,  a one time USC target, signed Saturday with Tennessee.

2018 DE Xavier Thomas of Wilson picked up a Miami offer Friday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2016, 07:00:13 am
Ole Miss added a commitment Sunday from unranked junior college defensive end Jay Johnson

Rebels now have 12 players committed for their Class of 2017 (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/reports-ole-miss-adds-commitment-from-junior-college-de-jay-johnson)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2016, 07:04:38 am
2018 Strong-side DE Daniel Parker of Blue Springs (Mo.) High School announced his commitment to the Missouri Tigers (https://www.seccountry.com/missouri/missouri-receives-commitment-from-de-daniel-parker)

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Parker, who is 6-foot-2 and 268 pounds, is not yet ranked by 247Sports. He has also received interest from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri State and Iowa State.

He is the first commit of the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2016, 07:21:48 am
Murphy 2017 DL Neil Farrell commits to LSU (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/07/murphy_2017_dl_neil_farrell_co.html)

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6-foot-4 1.2 [sic], 298-pound Farrell had narrowed his choices to Michigan, Alabama, Florida, USC, South Carolina and LSU recently. He also received an offer from Florida State last week.

He made a 23 on ACT and could graduate early but has told AL.com he plans to stay in high school and play basketball in the winter.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 04:14:48 pm
 SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 2h2 hours ago

#STRecruiting: 2018 Wilson DE Xavier Thomas was offered by Michigan and Ole Miss Friday. Also has offers from USC and Clemson.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 12:52:39 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 29s29 seconds ago

Indiana lands commitment from defensive tackle Derrius Mullins  https://www.landof10.com/indiana/indiana-lands-commitment-from-defensive-tackle-derrius-mullins

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Columbus, Ohio native is rated as the No. 48 defensive tackle nationally in the Class o' '17. He received 12 scholarship offers, including offers from Purdue and Wisconsin.

He held an offer from Kentucky's Vince Marrow.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 03:58:14 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/759481190344712192
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Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 09:23:39 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/759915640153001984
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Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 09:28:06 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/759902065116274688

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6-foot-4, 270-pounder from James Clemens High School in Madison, Ala., included Alabama, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida, Auburn and Ole Miss on his list.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 09:44:52 am
Ziemba commits to Indiana (https://www.landof10.com/indiana/recruiting-class-2017-ranking-michael-ziemba)

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'17 Florida 3-star tight end/defensive end Michael Ziemba has committed to Indiana
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2016, 07:42:30 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/760272886414381056
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Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2016, 01:15:13 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 16s16 seconds ago

LSU DL signee Ed Alexander reportedly cleared for camp

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Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2016, 01:40:48 pm
https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/760526998812790784
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Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2016, 09:44:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/760590543030251520
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Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2016, 05:13:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/760800157331890176
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Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2016, 11:11:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/762107260873179136
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Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2016, 01:41:40 pm
Coveted defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt flips from South Carolina to Georgia  (https://www.seccountry.com/south-carolina/devonte-wyatt-flips-from-south-carolina-to-georgia)

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3-star defensive lineman from Towers High School in Decatur, Ga. flipped Monday to Georgia.

Towers’ coach Dr. Brian Montgomery: Wyatt is highly-regarded in Athens.

“Kirby Smart told me he feels the big tackle from Lee County (Aubrey Solomon) and Devonte are the two best defensive tackles in the state of Georgia this year,” Montgomery said.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2016, 07:00:47 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 41m41 minutes ago

#STRecruiting: DE MJ Webb of Madison, GA rated his last visit to USC a 10 out of 10 and plans to visit Aug. 19 to watch practice.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2016, 09:18:58 am
https://twitter.com/RecruitingThurs/status/763890520909164545

Miki Suguturaga
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Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2016, 08:24:17 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/764568967625269248

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Thomas, from Spanish Fort, is a 6-foot-5, 255-pound prospect ranked the No. 20 strongside defensive end.

LSU now has 20 players committed to its Class of 2017, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2016, 01:57:40 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/765160124197511168
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Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2016, 01:17:01 pm
USC news:

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 2h2 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted Jake Lichtenstein

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#STRecruiting: DE Jake Lichtenstein of Fort Lauderdale has committed to Southern Cal. Also had South Carolina offer.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2016, 07:16:07 am
Towers High senior defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt was a coveted big man before Will Muschamp or Kirby Smart ever wanted him

And it was Dr. Brian Montgomery, not Smart, who won the most important tug-of-war in Wyatt’s life (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/why-the-phrase-let-me-have-him-matters-to-this-georgia-commit)

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“He just had a different mindset than the other boys he was growing up around,” Montgomery starts off.

But others were pulling the big guy toward them. They had a street operation that could use some muscle.

They tugged Wyatt toward their lifestyles. The sort that required having a big guy like him around. Extra muscle on the street.

“But he never had that bully-type attitude,” Montgomery said. “He’d listen every time you would tell him something.”

He first got to know Wyatt when he was coaching at Tri-Cities but teaching at Towers. Montgomery was part of an after-school program that helped students with reading. Wyatt was always wanting to better himself. He didn’t let his pride keep him from being a part of that program and a trust was built between the two before he was even his coach.

It wasn’t long before Wyatt needed to be “snatched away” from the wrong neighborhood influences.

“We were having a function in front of the school and they came and got him and was trying to pull him out and away from school,” Montgomery said.

Montgomery had to act.

“I jumped in my car and rode down the street,” he said. “Then I told those guys ‘Man, you all are not going to have him now. Go on about your business. If you really care about him, leave him be. If he listens to what we are saying and sticks in school he will go places. It will take him to college and in three years he’ll be in the NFL.’ I told them when he does that, he can take care of all of them then. Just not now. Let me have him.”

That wasn’t met with the response he expected.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2016, 10:11:14 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/767684014836555776
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2016, 10:52:10 am
'17 Morgan County 270-lb SDE MJ Webb gave a verbal to South Carolina.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2016, 08:38:08 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/767871806330077185

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Michigan sent Solomon’s mom a card thanking them for going to a Michigan barbecue.

The problem? They didn’t attend — and names were spelled incorrectly.

Aubrey Solomon: “I do not know which recruit they were talking to, but it was not me. It was just a little heartbreaking, for me to supposedly be so high on their list, for them to confuse me with someone else. Plus they spelled both of my names wrong after I told them, but that was not the main issue. I guess they do not have tabs on me.”

Solomon, who plays for Lee County, is listed at 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds. 247Sports rates Solomon as the No. 5 DT in 2017, the No. 8 player in Georgia and the 78th best recruit in the country.

Solomon’s news comes only a few hours after Leonard Taylor, another 4-star recruit, also decommitted from Michigan.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2016, 08:59:36 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/768806743388352512

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Michigan’s recruiting snafu with 4-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon nearly broke the Internet earlier in the week. Teammate and 3-star fullback Tory Carter had a firsthand view.

Carter, an LSU commit, naturally sided with Solomon after Michigan sent him a letter thanking him for his presence at a recruiting event that he didn’t attend in Ann Arbor, Mich. The truth is that Solomon was next to Carter in Baton Rouge for the team barbecue along with teammates Akileis LeRoy and safety Otis Reese, both of whom hold offers from the Tigers.

So, why not team up?

“It’s an opportunity for LSU to get him,” Carter told SEC Country.

Carter hasn’t put a lot of pressure on Solomon — yet — but believes his teammates enjoyed the trip to campus last month. Solomon competed with defensive line coach and area recruiter Ed Orgeron on the Saturday of the camp...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2016, 05:23:51 pm
A&M lands second DL commit of the day in DE Tyree Johnson  (https://www.seccountry.com/texas-am/texas-am-lands-second-dl-commit-of-the-day-in-de-tyree-johnson)

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3-star 2017 defensive end Tyree Johnson announced that he was committing to the Aggies. Earlier in the day, the Aggies landed a commitment from 3-star defensive tackle Jayden Peevy.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2016, 05:29:40 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/769173284130816000
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2016, 06:12:57 pm
 Paul Jones ‏@PJ247Sports 1h1 hour ago

Sources tell Bulldawgs247 that 2017 Juco DE Montez Sweat committed to Miss State earlier today.Huge get for Bulldogs http://247sports.com/Player/Montez-Sweat-32013 …
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2016, 09:33:42 am
The nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle in the Class of 2018 doesn’t sound too interested in Alabama at the moment.

Taron Vincent, a 5-star prospect from IMG Academy, shook his head no when asked if he cared if the Tide reached out to him come Sept. 1. Why is that? Ohio State (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/roll-tide-ings-former-alabama-commit-still-interested-5-star-dt-not-really-interested-in-tide)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2016, 08:50:24 am
Romello Martin, the No. 27 ranked defensive tackle in the class of 2017, cut down his list of schools (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/four-sec-schools-make-the-cut-for-romello-martin)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrYzKD_WgAEjaV9.jpg)

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Martin, who’s from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., took a multi-day visit to South Carolina in August. He also made stops at Florida and Florida State this summer.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2016, 08:37:27 pm
https://twitter.com/LuhhDaniel/status/772229462192640001
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2016, 09:05:44 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/773159254803017728
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2016, 09:00:57 am
Baton Rouge eatery is  featuring LSU verbal commits in commercial with stars from the past (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-commit-aaron-moffitt-clyde-edwards-helaire-featured-in-commercial-alongside-tigers-legends)

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The new TJ Ribs commercial features a slew of LSU flavor.

3-star LSU defensive line commit Aaron Moffitt is the first person seen in the new commercial. The Catholic High (Baton Rouge) product is rocking his No. 9 jersey and shown wrapping his shoulder around a teammate, walking through the door of the infamous ribs establishment just as the commercial gets underway.

Right behind him is fellow LSU commit Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a 3-star running back and one of the early pledges in the Tigers’ 2017 class. Edwards-Helaire is flanked by none other than his personal protector, fullback Ben Miles.

For a commercial that features Patrick [Johnson] Peterson, the Honey Badger and Billy Cannon, a former Heisman Trophy winner, there’s a lot of young talent in the advertisement.

TJ Ribs plays host to Miles’ weekly call-in radio show every Wednesday during the season.

https://twitter.com/Mathieu_Era/status/773695091781148672
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2016, 10:10:40 pm
Defensive end Rasool Clemons II de-commits from Ole Miss  (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/defensive-end-rasool-clemons-ii-de-commits-from-ole-miss)

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Clemons originally committed to Ole Miss in 2015 but had to spend last season at East Mississippi Community College. He committed to the Rebels again earlier this year but has decided to take another look around.

Clemons is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound prospect who has previously received scholarship offers from fellow SEC schools Mississippi State and A&M...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2016, 11:20:59 am
6-3, 260 Daquan Newkirk, '18 Mississippi Gulf Coast CC, gave a verbal to Auburn.

WDE

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2016, 10:15:19 am
https://twitter.com/ESPN_SEC/status/780871995818774528

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The prize of the Georgia Bulldogs No. 3-ranked recruiting class is no longer a solid commitment. Five-star defensive end and No. 4 overall prospect Robert "Hundred Dollar" Beal is set to make an official visit to Alabama this weekend with his parents.

While Alabama will receive the first shot at flipping Beal, it will not be the only school to receive an official visit. The Under Armour All-America Game selection also plans to visit NC State, North Carolina, Texas and Georgia with the Bulldogs receiving the last official visit.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2016, 11:39:05 am
FWIW, Clemons and his coach are scheduled to be on Recruiting Thursday tonight at 8. Can listen at www.foxsportsarkansas.com

Cisco CC DE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2016, 10:06:53 am
Brooklyn DL target Romello Martin of Brooklyn will not be able to take any of his official visits during the season (http://sportstalksc.com/index.php/2016/10/07/strecruiting-no-officials-for-martin-until-after-the-season)

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When he gets around to scheduling those visits USC is a lock for one of them.  The other schools on his short list are Florida, Tennessee, Miami, Ole Miss and Rutgers.  He visited USC and Florida this summer.

Martin said he talked with USC recruiter Lance Thompson about getting that official visit set up.  He’s also in regular visit with the other five schools so no leader has emerged from the group.

“Everything is still the same with me,” Martin said.  “My top six is not in any order, it’s just my top six schools.  I still want to see a couple of more places before I make my final decision.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2016, 07:31:47 am
https://twitter.com/pychke/status/784740879894405120

https://twitter.com/pychke/status/785170093948989440
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 01:45:24 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/787711550475894785
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 05:06:59 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/787703836437716992
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 12:43:50 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/788417906883366912
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2016, 09:03:55 am
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/789106694617903105

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“I understand that whether there’s 50,000 fans or 100,000 fans, whether you wear Nike, Adidas or Under Armour, whether you have fun on a recruiting visit, that’s not going to help me play football, get my education or grow up,” Butler told me.

“I want to be on a team, for a lack of a better word, full of dogs. A team full of dogs that are level-minded. Not too high. Not too low. Everyone with the same goal. Not just a bunch of characters.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 07:44:57 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/791009789677625344
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 08:08:12 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/791263601923325952

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Elijah Conliffe, a 4-star defensive lineman from Hampton, Va., is being told by the Alabama staff that it is planning on using him in a similar role to what Allen is doing for the Tide now. The pair got to talk after the Texas A&M game this past Saturday.

“He told me that one of the best decisions he’s ever made in his life was joining Alabama,” Conliffe told SEC Country. “He said it was a hard decision, but he pushed through it. It’s obviously paid off. It was very exciting getting to talk to him. We didn’t talk much about the game.”

Conliffe, who was on commitment watch this past weekend, chose to hold off on a decision because he is announcing his college choice in a video with Bleacher Report.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2016, 07:33:36 am
Missouri received a commitment from 3-star defensive end Chris Turner (https://www.seccountry.com/missouri/missouri-gets-commitment-from-3-star-defensive-end)

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Turner is a 6-4, 225-pound defensive end from Hammond, La. Turner is Missouri’s 13th commitment for the Class of 2017.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2016, 10:19:31 am
'17 Baton Rouge Madison Prep Academy DE Troy James gave a verbal to Arkansas.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2016, 09:56:08 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/798541664419741696

The young Miami 3-star has some thinking to do.  Touch decision on whether he will replace one of the Vols' current 26 signees (two DEs).
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2016, 03:57:58 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 52m52 minutes ago

Alabama JUCO DL target decommits from SEC East school http://trib.al/qM8kudC


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Javon Kinlaw, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound defensive lineman from Jones County (Miss.) Junior College, decommitted from South Carolina on Monday night.

Kinlaw, a four-star recruit: "I am interested in Alabama because of who they are and because they offered me out of high school."

Schools such as Louisville, Maryland and Tennessee have offered.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2016, 10:31:12 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/799010825814081536

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Wilson is the No. 3 overall prospect in the Class o' '17...

Was originally scheduled to be a road game for LSU
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2016, 02:34:09 pm
https://twitter.com/Sheadixon/status/799329351732822016

Spending part of Thanksgiving in College Station
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 06:55:34 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803026370091593730

https://twitter.com/BigPooh_91/status/803010617313546240
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 07:03:22 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/802991887053455360
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2016, 08:14:06 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803420690057744384

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Thomas, who considered making the move for his junior season, is leaving Wilson High School in Florence, S.C.

Thomas is the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2018.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2016, 08:21:18 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803389014761947137

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Micheal Clemons, 4-star DE, Cisco (Texas) College
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2016, 11:12:32 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/804340379814395904
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2016, 06:24:38 pm
4-star defensive end from Cisco College (Sachse, Texas) revealed his top 5 on Friday night, including A&M, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Missouri

Michael Clemons holds offers from 14 programs, and is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 strong-side JUCO defensive end. He also ranks as the nation’s No. 11 overall JUCO recruit (https://www.seccountry.com/texas-am/4-star-de-micheal-clemons-includes-4-sec-schools-top-5)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2016, 07:40:18 am
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 12h12 hours ago

Missouri juco D-tackle commit Rashad Brandon confirms he plans to enroll at Mizzou in January.


Was recruited by Ole Miss
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2016, 11:13:33 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/805587662065307649
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2016, 09:45:11 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/807027738263650304

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Oregon offered Zachary Carter. Does he drop his UF commitment and [catch the last train for the] Coast?

Oregon isn’t the only school pursing the 4-star defensive end from Tampa, Fla. Alabama has also extended an offer to Carter, who is Florida’s top-rated commitment.

Carter is considering January visits to both Alabama and Oregon, but it will be difficult for those programs to flip him. He’s been solid to UF since his summer pledge and is actively recruiting for the Gators.

If Carter were to switch schools, Oregon would seemingly have a better chance than Alabama because of his familiarity with new Ducks coach Willie Taggart...

What’s the realistic chances of [Gators] getting QB Jarrett Stidham?

Stidham has until Dec. 12 to make it to Gainesville
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2016, 06:49:23 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/807745393706536965

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6-foot-4, 320-pound prospect most recently attended Wyoming Seminary Upper School in Woodbridge, Va. Campbell becomes the 14th member of the 2017 Florida recruiting class, which entered the day ranked as the No. 20 class in the nation

https://twitter.com/CoachMcElwain/status/807738017226117120
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2016, 07:41:05 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/807713294677053440
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2016, 08:58:54 am
3-star Orlando DE Robert Porcher IV decommits from Nebraska

Nebraska’s 2017 class is now down to 14 pledges (https://www.landof10.com/nebraska/nebraska-recruiting-robert-porcher-decommits)

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBiJAWh0dHBzOi8vcmVzLmNsb3VkaW5hcnkuY29tL2NtZ3ZlcnRpY2Fscy9pbWFnZS91cGxvYWQvY19jcm9wLGZfYXV0byxnX25vcnRoX3dlc3QsaF8zMjAscV84MCx3XzYwNix4XzYseV8wL3YxNDgxNTc1ODI5LzZfNDk1NzcyMF9wc3MwZW8uanBnFLwJFPoEHBSEBhSUAwAAFgASAA&s=Xhw-jofPqGNTUNJXWBBxFPk2dh5FimCy5iSIZXlRcm4)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2016, 12:07:13 pm
https://twitter.com/BenRobertsHL/status/808692512865054720
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2016, 12:08:44 pm
https://twitter.com/DrewChamplin/status/808727668426506240
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2016, 05:33:29 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 28m28 minutes ago

Christian LaCouture announces he will return to LSU for senior season
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 08:27:49 am
https://twitter.com/RunRalphieRun/status/809253692453044228
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 03:26:17 pm
https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/809425528222531585

That's where you're headed Javier
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2016, 07:02:43 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/811630452155027456
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2016, 08:42:36 am
https://twitter.com/mattbutler_45/status/811699055789305856
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2016, 12:55:52 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/811949590530375681
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2016, 01:01:33 pm
On Christmas Day, Montgomery Jefferson Davis '17 .8522 DT, Alec Jackson gave a verbal to AU.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 10:22:05 am
https://twitter.com/AubreySolomon91/status/817944805133221888
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 07:19:48 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/818291906593619969

https://twitter.com/Hayesfawcett3/status/818286729660661760
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2017, 05:50:46 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819328711501774848

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After failing to qualify last year out of high school, Mississippi signed-and-placed the then-four star Gooden at Independence CC.

247Sports currently lists Gooden as a three-star, and the third-best 2018 JUCO prospect in the country. In addition to Mississippi State, Gooden held offers from several other SEC programs coming out of high school, though he’s only visited one — Missouri —
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2017, 11:19:54 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819943039963697153

R - Robert "Dollar" Beal

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4-star Georgia DE commit Robert Beal Jr. and his January visit plans:


    Beal has one official visit left to take. That will be to South Carolina. That date has yet to be determined.
    Beal will be on another unofficial visit to Athens this weekend.
    The rumors of Beal and his family specifically taking another unofficial visit to Florida State are not accurate. There is currently no plan for them to return to Tallahassee for another visit to hang out with his former IMG roommate and FSU 5-star early enrollee Joshua Kaindoh.
    They do not plan to take any other unofficial visits at the time except to UGA.
    Gwendolyn Beal described her son’s commitment to UGA as strong but said he’d defer the questions about that to her son. That is — and it has always been — his decision.

Beal now rates as the nation’s No. 5 weak-side defensive commit for 2017. He’s now rated as the nation’s No. 81 overall prospect...

Decisions of young men are subject to change
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2017, 10:16:28 am
https://twitter.com/DCTheState/status/819933187128381441

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Bama fell out of favor with defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw on Thursday after three coaches met with him, and he followed up by dropping the Crimson Tide from consideration.

Kinlaw, who is at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi, will make his decision between South Carolina and Southern Cal. The Gamecocks hold a substantial lead at this point.

He said he met with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, co-defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar, and it was after that meeting that Kinlaw decided Alabama would not be right for him. He canceled his visit there that was set for next weekend.

“If I was to go to Alabama, why be just another defensive lineman when I can go somewhere else like South Carolina or Southern California and be ‘that guy’?” Kinlaw said. “I’m just not interested anymore. I just don’t want to be another defensive lineman. I just don’t like the way conversations with them are. I lose interest fast in people. The conversations are just plain. I’m not a plain person. My personality is much more.”
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2017, 07:16:59 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/820331509739646978

https://twitter.com/TimajePorter/status/820321947850575872
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2017, 01:59:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/821410787898101762
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2017, 02:52:18 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/821813948060147712
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2017, 07:24:45 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/823369783307567104
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2017, 07:58:24 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/823433368826048513
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 07:32:12 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/824474798084521984

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Four-star defensive end Brad Johnson is down to South Carolina and Virginia Tech. On Wednesday night, coaches from both staffs visited.

Pendleton High Coach Paul Sunderland: "They answered all the questions and by all reports it went really well. Brad has told me he loves both schools and he loves both coaching staffs.

“He wants to make a decision by the end of this week. I’ve always told my players that before you commit you make sure you are 100 percent. Not 99, 100. That’s the definition of commitment.”

Johnson is the No. 21-ranked strong-side defensive end in the class of 2017.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:19:15 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/825876639166914560
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:23:14 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/825861930673963009
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:28:11 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/825832776016465920
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:28:34 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/825829519206514690
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 07:53:29 am
https://twitter.com/PeteScantlebury/status/825840676961189896

6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect will announce his decision on National Signing Day. If the Gators land Ray, it would be a recruiting upset for UF coach Jim McElwain and defensive line coach Chris Rumph.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 01:13:25 pm
https://twitter.com/ChrisKirschner/status/826133681572020226
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2017, 01:14:15 pm
https://twitter.com/samspiegs/status/826119153065017344
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 08:48:51 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/826286344964100104
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 08:53:27 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/826202226033045507

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[Fayetteville defensive lineman Akial Byers is signing with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, per a release from his high school to local media outlets in Arkansas and confirmed by a source close to Byers.

He had been committed to Alabama since last summer, but is not yet academically qualified. The four-star recruit took his official visit to Alabama in mid-January and hosted Alabama head coach Nick Saban for a visit the next day.

Publicly, Byers said that he needed to raise his ACT score.

One source said that if Byers qualifies by May, there's a chance he could be in Tuscaloosa next January./quote]

https://twitter.com/5NEWSBobby/status/826126449077841920
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 06:55:44 pm
https://twitter.com/samspiegs/status/826119153065017344

 Andrew Bone ‏@AndrewJBone 1h1 hour ago

.@phildarianmathi informed me that he knew for a long time he wanted to go to #Alabama.  Did not inform the coaches until today. @TideSports
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2017, 06:56:28 pm
https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/826533143129780224
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 07:42:50 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826782240470351874

https://twitter.com/gogamecocks/status/826774781634682880
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 08:01:03 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826791872156794880
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 09:41:53 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826810838501715970
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 09:49:45 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826791872156794880

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 6m6 minutes ago

#STRecruiting:  DE Aaron Sterling signs with USC
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 11:45:02 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826844438588747776

Would know.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 06:43:47 am
https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/826974887994593281
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 11:29:39 am
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/826998788199956480
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2017, 10:20:30 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/832258849461694464

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Bulldogs would love to plug that “Big Baby” along their defensive front for new line coach Tray Scott.

Jefferies measured a half-inch shy of the 6-foot-4 mark and weighed in at 275 pounds.

That’s also when he picked up an offer from the home state Bulldogs.

“Big Baby” aims to wear the No. 90 on Saturdays and would wear that jersey at Georgia.

“It is based on my company, too,” Jefferies said. “That’s ‘BigBaby90.com’ for me too.”

“I am introducing a line of sports apparel in a couple of months,” Jefferies said. “The ‘Big Baby’ is my nickname. The team gave it to me when I played the varsity in the ninth grade.

“Because I want to cater to the big man,” Jefferies said.

“My girlfriend’s mother is involved in clothing and manufacturing,” he said. “She goes to China and knows those manufacturing companies, too.”

How's the weather up there Big Baby?

A: Fair. Just like our prices.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 06:14:47 am
https://twitter.com/BenRobertsHL/status/834068994013401089
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Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2017, 06:59:23 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/835959301781008384

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Four-star defensive end Stephon Wynn Jr. was one of several prospects from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to attend the Under Armour Camp on Sunday in Orlando.

The No. 5-ranked strong-side defensive end in the Class of 2018: “Currently, I’m still getting offers, but time is winding down. I’ll make the decision sometime before summer is over with, but I still want to take my official visits.

“If I can’t take my official visits after I make my decision, then I’ll take my official visits, then make my decision.

“Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama, Tennessee, those are just some of the schools that are some of my top considerations...”

Clemson is wildly believed to be the leader in his clubhouse
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Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2017, 03:56:58 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/837327652860096514
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Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2017, 12:26:25 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/839488547388342273

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Jarell Cherry was taken back when he landed an offer from LSU on Jan. 17.

He has been shocked even more so to learn which Tigers staff member has been recruiting him since.

LSU head man Ed Orgeron extended the offer to Cherry, a 4-star edge-rusher from Carter (Texas) High School. It was grounding enough to learn he had added an offer from the Tigers, but to be in touch with Coach O so quickly left a lasting impression on the priority defensive target.

“It kind of popped on me,” Cherry told SEC Country at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in Dallas over the weekend.

“Of course, LSU has a very tough defense, so to get noticed by them and to have an offer from them — it’s a complete blessing. To get it from Coach Orgeron — it was amazing. It’s amazing to know he is leading my recruitment, so it’s really great.”

The 6-foot-3, 229-pounder is being courted as a 3-4 outside linebacker, much like the role Arden Key has thrived in.

Cherry plays defensive end — for now —
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Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2017, 12:14:02 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/841296916185022467
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Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2017, 01:49:16 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2017, 08:38:03 am
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Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2017, 01:03:38 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/846754583619817475
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Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2017, 07:24:10 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/847420770753982465

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During Nike's The Opening Atlanta regional camp last weekend, Cox told AL.com that Georgia and Ohio State are recruiting him harder than any other school.

"I'm just trying to play early," said the 6-foot-4, 247-pounder from Stockbridge, Ga.

Cox said Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina are in the mix.

"I'd be in a 3-4 defense," he said.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2017, 01:33:47 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/847658888568512516

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Bama had success flipping Florida State commitments in last year's class, signing linebacker VanDarius Cowan and safety Daniel Wright.

It won't be as easy for Snellville, Ga., four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper.

But Alabama won't stop trying. The 6-foot-2, 369-pound Cooper rated Alabama's pursuit "a good nine" out of 10.

"Real hard, I'm not going to lie," Cooper said last Sunday at the Atlanta Opening Regional in Buford, Ga. "Real hard. There's probably a slim chance of somebody flipping me."

Cooper, the nation's No. 78 overall recruit and No. 8 defensive tackle, recently visited Alabama for a Junior Day and could come back for an official visit.

"(They talk to me about) being that guy after Da'Ron (Payne) leaves," Cooper said. "They feel like I'm another Da'Ron strength-wise. They feel like I can have the same impact as him on the defensive line."

Cooper committed to Florida State last summer. He has at least 33 offers.

"It's a great program," Cooper said. "They have a tradition of being great. Ain't nothing bad to say about them, but I'm a 'Nole."
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2017, 01:43:35 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/847808923608416256

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6-foot-2, 330-pound mammoth defensive tackle from Theodore (Ala.) High School is as easy to talk to about his upcoming college decision and he is about talking Cajun cuisine.

By the way, he’s a huge fan of crawfish etouffee and just recently stumbled upon bread pudding.

Porter was supposed to announce his commitment between LSU and Auburn this time a week ago, but instead decided to hold off. That’s not to say he was no longer intrigued by the opportunity to be a Tiger — either in Baton Rouge or at Auburn —

Porter had a change in heart after visiting LSU for national junior day last weekend for the second time in as many years. Sure, the food exceeded expectations. So did the time with the coaching staff and the opportunity to watch the Tigers compete in a spring scrimmage. But upon closer inspection, he saw how passionate LSU’s current players felt about their decision to don the purple and gold and be a part of — as Ed Orgeron so frequently says —
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2017, 02:39:42 pm
https://twitter.com/JasonHButt/status/847837838708178945

Bulldogs and Buckeyes
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2017, 11:51:06 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/849972031567343616

KJ Henry released his top 10 on Wednesday night, but there are only four schools that are really worth paying attention to at this moment: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2017, 11:52:47 am
https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/849985757188169728

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Arkansas’ shift to the 3-4 defense is going to require some big bodies to play nose tackle. Recruits who fit that description are beginning to take notice.

Parkway North (St. Louis) 2018 defensive tackle Michael Thompson recently told Land of 10’s Luke Srodulski the Razorbacks have his attention.

“They’ve got big D-linemen up front,”  Thompson said. “That would probably fit me a lot. I’m big.”

Thompson checks in at 6-foot-4, 290 pounds. And his assumption is correct.

Thompson is a 4-star recruit and the No. 75 overall prospect in his class.

Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State and Oklahoma are also among his more than 20 offers.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2017, 11:14:45 am
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Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2017, 09:37:51 am
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Pair of SEC West teams after in-state DL Gavin Lewis
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Bob Jones' Gavin Lewis warms up before a high school football game at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium in Trussville, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (Dennis Victory/preps@al.com)
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Gavin Lewis is still awaiting an offer from one of the state's Big 2, but major programs from outside Alabama's borders are in pursuit of the Bob Jones 2018 defensive end.

The latest offer for the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Lewis came from Colorado over the weekend. The Buffaloes join a list of suitors that include Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Troy and South Alabama.

Lewis doesn't currently have a star rating from any of the big recruiting services, but he's playing for a coach - Kevin Rose -
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Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2017, 09:38:31 am
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Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2017, 03:28:35 pm
ICYMI:

https://twitter.com/GabeDeArmond/status/855100072752799746
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Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2017, 10:09:56 am
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy

UA coaches make beeline to see JC lineman: Arkansas Razorbacks defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads and defensive line… http://dlvr.it/NxfH06

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Gooden, 6-4, 320 pounds, of Independence Community College in Kansas has approximately 15 scholarship offers, including Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia, Missouri and Louisville.

Gooden was a 4-star prospect out of Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn. [Tony Delk], and committed to Mississippi State for the 2016 class, but had to make his way to junior college.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2017, 10:11:35 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/855262058983673856

https://twitter.com/gbiz4_4/status/854766668848955392

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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2017, 05:57:57 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/855804002583367682

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Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2017, 09:17:23 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/856492384305262593

No. 3 overall player in the class o' '18
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Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2017, 01:32:57 pm
https://twitter.com/Brenton_cox/status/857025305734774784

Stockbridge, GA #2 SDE in Class o' '18
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Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2017, 08:07:42 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/857347454630547456

https://twitter.com/cvleb10/status/857062903572254721

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Tannor is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect. He’s ranked as the No. 428 player for the Class of 2018, No. 23 weak-side defensive end, and the No. 43 player in Georgia.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2017, 01:25:34 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2017, 08:30:00 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/859199451285647362

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A four-star defensive tackle out of Nashville Christian School became the fifth in-state recruit to commit to Butch Jones in 30 days.

“I loved the atmosphere,” he told 247 Sports. “It was crazy that left a big impact as well. I’ve had the feeling for a real long time, just waiting to make the decision at the right time I’ve always felt that way about the school.”

Lawless is the eighth-ranked recruit in the state of Tennessee, and No. 25 in the nation at his position of defensive tackle. He chose Jones and the Volunteers over SEC rivals Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, and also spurned an offer from Ohio State, whom he had recently visited.

With Lawless on board, Tennessee now has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class for 2018, behind only LSU.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2017, 06:24:36 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2017, 06:29:26 pm
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Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2017, 06:59:44 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867200511103184897

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Included on that list are three SEC programs: Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia

https://twitter.com/sports__finest/status/867193335269781504
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Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2017, 03:39:09 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867457851245068289

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Ellis is 6-foot-2, 286 pounds and a rising sophomore at Georgia Military College. His offer sheet includes Colorado, East Carolina, Georgia State and North Carolina State. The entire Florida coaching staff now follows him on Twitter, so SEC offer No. 2 could soon be on the way.

For now, he lists South Carolina and North Carolina State as his favorites.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2017, 05:45:03 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/869022442227945473

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Shannon holds official scholarship offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa State, Arkansas and Missouri.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2017, 07:22:22 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2017, 06:44:24 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/871160154288508929

Will Tide still love him, tomorrow?
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Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 03:45:39 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872820607850868736
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Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2017, 11:55:32 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/873219884867518466

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Cheney, a 4-star 2019 defensive tackle from Atlanta, Ga., has visited Columbia several times this year and he continues to list the Gamecocks present the biggest threat to the Dawgs [sic]. According to 247Sports, he’s ranked as the No. 9 defensive tackle in the Class o' '19.

Five-star defensive end K.J. Henry, who’s also Indianapolis bound, wasn’t in Columbia. His dad, Keith, was one of several coaches from Charlotte assisting at the Gamecocks camp.

https://twitter.com/Hale_SECcountry/status/873199129958256640
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Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 06:42:59 am
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http://247sports.com/Player/James-Williams-46036957
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Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 06:57:23 am
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http://247sports.com/Player/James-Williams-46036957

https://twitter.com/AnnieCostabile/status/875444298023485440
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Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2017, 07:47:40 am
4-star Ferriday defensive lineman Dare Rosenthal gave his verbal pledge to Ed Orgeron (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-nabs-commitment-priority-dl-dare-rosenthal)

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6-foot-7, 327-pound lineman is a top-250 prospect. Rosenthal is the state’s No. 8 overall prospect and the No. 21 defensive tackle in the country. During LSU’s offensive-defensive lineman camp Saturday, he worked out at both end and tackle, and also has the ability to play offensive tackle, as well.

Rosenthal is a one-time Alabama pledge, but de-committed last spring.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2017, 07:49:14 am
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Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2017, 07:22:53 am
Jamarcus Chatman, a 3-star defensive end from Georgia, opted to de-commit from LSU (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-loses-commitment-georgia-de-jamarcus-chatman)

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Chatman, a standout defensive lineman from Rome (Ga.) High School, gave his verbal pledge to Ed Orgeron during the Tigers’ spring game in April along with high school teammates Adam Anderson and Ja’Quon Griffin. The Peach State trio was considered a package deal and all made their way to Baton Rouge with offers from LSU already in hand.

Chatman’s decision comes just hours removed from an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Saturday and the addition of two more defensive front-seven players for LSU.
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http://247sports.com/Player/Nick-Fulwider-46037818
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Dorian Gerald
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Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2017, 03:05:39 pm
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Like$ Buckeye$
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Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2017, 08:31:36 am
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Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2017, 10:01:03 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/884784569731473410

https://twitter.com/rickyo_90/status/859174471390945285

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What will Mr. Sandidge be thinking about as he heads into the visit?

“I have no idea,” Sandidge said, who hopes to take a very long time to figure out his decision.

“Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, UNC and that’s pretty much it as far as that goes,” he said. “There’s also N.C. State in there, too.”

Sandidge would later quickly add Florida State to that group.

He has regular contact with a lot of position coaches, but also the head coaches at Georgia and South Carolina.

“Both of those schools are recruiting me hard,” Sandidge said. “There’s no doubt about that.”

Rick Sandidge plays for Concord High Spiders
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Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2017, 10:03:20 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/884782723646332931

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If you had asked Jalen Cunningham three months ago, he’d have told you his college decision was already made. The 330-pound defensive lineman from St. Clair County (Ala.) doesn’t hide the fact he grew up a big Alabama fan...

Alabama remains the projected front-runner, but Cunningham’s recently-released top 3 — Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn —
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2017, 06:51:07 am
https://twitter.com/What_A_Star5/status/884907998778470400

Original tweet is no longer available
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2017, 10:34:10 am
https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/885139859068915712
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 08:34:29 am
https://twitter.com/givemeglenn/status/885221865752588288

...Hold on to that feelin'
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 08:51:24 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885485699893522433
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 07:18:38 am
https://twitter.com/AnnieCostabile/status/885649567521394688

 Hugh Kellenberger‏Verified account @HKellenbergerCL Jul 12

Hugh Kellenberger Retweeted Annie Costabile

Coolest thing about Dandy Dozen to me is how long kids in this state dream, work for it...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 07:52:39 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885686665884389381

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He also had offers from Georgia State, Samson and Charlotte, and according to Scout.com he has drawn interest from Arkansas, Vanderbilt, South Florida and others.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:35:32 am
https://twitter.com/mthompson201/status/885651034655399936

 Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter 13h13 hours ago

Dave Matter Retweeted Michael Thompson Jr

Parkway North lineman announces top five. Mizzou in the mix.



http://247sports.com/Player/Michael-Thompson-83923

#2 DT, #1 MO, #43 US
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 08:47:43 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886043206504329217
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 08:51:38 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886007268810125312

Son of Monica and former Florida All-American Brad Culpepper
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2017, 12:05:51 pm
https://twitter.com/clarionledger/status/886994429835440128
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2017, 01:58:20 pm
https://twitter.com/AnnieCostabile/status/887719263469023233

https://twitter.com/OBHSQuistors/status/887737174879334400

http://247sports.com/Player/Fabien-Lovett-46038307
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 06:11:30 pm
 Ryan Callahan‏ @RyanCallahan247 2h2 hours ago

Top-50 DE/LB, former #LSU commit @AdanAnderson5 takes another look at #Tennessee #Vols

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFNNGZwW0AIsJgp.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 06:39:40 am
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/888547432606203904
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 12:54:50 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/888798849149485057

http://247sports.com/Player/John-Mincey-88324
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 01:13:12 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/888748557234294785
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 09:51:07 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/888953386837704705
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2017, 11:51:11 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889160464315428865

https://twitter.com/Thechrishinton/status/888833248238981121
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2017, 11:52:00 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889157416759291904
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2017, 08:41:17 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890014922133864449

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Silvera has been committed to Miami for five months, but received an offer from the Gators on April 8 after attending the Orange & Blue Debut.

American Heritage is also home to three more Florida targets: 5-star cornerbacks Tyson Campbell and Patrick Surtain Jr. and 4-star defensive end Andrew Chatfield, an Ohio State commit who camped at UF last weekend and landed an offer.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2017, 08:45:06 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889953025426681857
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2017, 12:15:44 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890207979328475136
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2017, 12:16:04 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890213277090926596
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2017, 12:24:44 pm
https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/890074981706719233
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2017, 04:05:11 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/891015683361951748
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2017, 07:37:14 am
https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/890964929674698752
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2017, 08:53:40 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/891853244846284801
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2017, 07:50:58 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/892168044906196992

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Five-star recruit released a top five Monday of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Henry is the nation's No. 14 overall recruit, No. 2 weak side defensive end.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2017, 12:37:13 pm
https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/892386182050582528
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 06:03:01 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/892528210105311233
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2017, 12:57:21 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/893118514868912128
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 11:39:07 am
Arkansas commit Emmit Gooden visiting Southern California? (https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-ol-coach-kurt-anderson-thrilled-upcoming-state-recruiting-classes)

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Initially, it was his propensity to republish posts via Twitter about him ending up at Oklahoma. Now, Arkansas fans are also concerned over him flirting with the idea of visiting Southern California.

A report Wednesday from TrojanSports.com stated Gooden plans to take all five of his official visits, including one to USC. If that is indeed the case, he’ll likely have to de-commit from Arkansas. The Razorbacks have a policy of commits no longer being considered part of the class if they visit elsewhere.

The report also said the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Gooden remains “100 percent” committed to Arkansas and would only go elsewhere in the event of special circumstances. He stated such circumstances include a coaching change between now and his expected signing date in December or a losing record...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 12:46:32 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

SEC schools keep chasing 4-star Sidney Lanier DL Alfred Thomas  http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/08/sec_schools_keep_chasing_4-sta.html

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Thomas, a 4-star prospect according to 247sports, said he's added weight and now tips the scales at 275 pounds. He recently maxed-out in the weight room, hoisting 350 pounds in the bench press and a 500-pound squat.

"It's been going good," he said.

Thomas narrowed his choices to eight schools earlier this spring - Georgia, Missouri, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisville and N.C. State.

In an interview earlier this week, Thomas said Georgia and Missouri are the leaders right now.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2017, 03:10:01 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 1h1 hour ago

Florida earns commitment from North Carolina DT transfer Marlon Dunlap
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2017, 06:18:05 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 14h14 hours ago

Nation’s No. 3 DE prospect Azeez Ojulari has set his decision date

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/894664118799675392/XbdSSt4O?format=jpg&name=600x314)

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/894665376956645376

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Ojulari, the nation’s No. 3 weak-side defensive end prospect for 2018, will make his college decision before a school assembly and press conference at approximately 3 p.m. next Thursday.

He said that Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee were all recruiting him “very hard” during his recruiting timeline.

Alabama is also in play.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2017, 06:02:15 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 21h21 hours ago

Arkansas still heavily pursuing DE Nicholas Fulwider  #WPS http://sec.news/2uCJhpX

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGtsut4XcAA1Zqe.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 07:33:21 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGlQ3IXUIAA3EcF.jpg)
RD: Gooden confirms he's still committed to Arkansas: DL commit Emmit Gooden confirms he is still "100 percent" pledged… (http://dlvr.it/PcG4Hx)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2017, 05:27:57 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 22h22 hours ago

South Carolina recruiting: DT DeAngelo Griffin lands Gamecocks offer

3-star 2019
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2017, 05:41:04 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 15h15 hours ago

Arkansas recruiting mailbag: Potential linemen commits and regaining a pipeline in Texas
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/898275453525532672/kaJDb18B?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/898275450836930560)

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If Arkansas gains a commitment from Fulwider, how will our D-line class rank compared previous ones? — @AReames90

If Arkansas gets Nicholas Fulwider, a 3-star according to the 247Sports composite, defensive line coach John Scott Jr. will have the class he wants at the position. The Razorbacks already have three commits they like a lot...

Right now I’d project the starting defensive linemen in 2018 to be McTelvin Agim (DE), Austin Capps (DT) and Emmit Gooden (DE).
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2017, 05:42:29 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 15h15 hours ago

BREAKING: Nation’s No. 3 DE Azeez Ojulari has made his decision [and it's Georgia]
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2017, 05:46:28 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 18h18 hours ago

Missouri JUCO signee for 2017, DT Malik Young, won’t suit up for Tigers
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 12:16:45 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy 13h13 hours ago

#Hog DE target @NWF48 had a sack, 4 TFLs & a forced fumble in Sandy Creek's 38-0 victory over Creekside tonight. @CoachScottUA @BretBielema

 Nicholas Fulwider‏ @NWF48

You: It's his Height!
Me:  It's my Heart!
HIM: IT'S ME IN YOU!!!
#ThankfulForIT
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 12:29:32 pm
 fabien lovett‏ @fabo_54

Committed🐶#stateteam18
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHj-hBhV0AARKWy.jpg) (https://twitter.com/fabo_54/status/898747991674114050)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 06:15:53 am
 Charles Jamar Moore‏ @CharlesMoore_11

I'm Apart of the !Family! 8/19/17 I'm Committed

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHnzkpGXoAQtlDC.jpg)(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHnzkpDXcAAk_My.jpg) (https://twitter.com/CharlesMoore_11/status/899017444118986752)

'19 Louisville DE
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2017, 04:57:53 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Arkansas DE target Nicholas Fulwider opens season with impressive performance
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899635066942500865/zdc1qWcr?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/899635065768091649)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2017, 07:29:02 am
 ishmael sopsher‏Verified account @isopsher

Top 12 schools ‼️🔥🔥🔥
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIH_RzpXgAITKG1.jpg) (https://twitter.com/isopsher/status/901282087013109760)

 SportsTalk‏ @sportstalksc 7h7 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted ishmael sopsher

#STRecruiting:  2019 DL Ishmael Sopsher of Amite, LA...
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2017, 08:19:26 am
 DawgNation‏Verified account @DawgNation

Why 3-star DT Tramel Walthour still has UGA out in front http://sptz.us/2vxJ7oY
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIpasXLUEAEWAqb.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 09:10:20 am
Chatman's commitment to Tennessee is different (In his words: video at link) (https://n.rivals.com/news/chatman-s-commitment-to-tennessee-is-different)

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ROME, Ga. — Jamarcus Chatman
committed to LSU first before taking a visit to Knoxville (Tenn.) and changing his commitment to Tennessee. Should the Vols be worried that the 6-foot-3, 266 pound defensive lineman could change his mind again?

They should but they may not have cap room for the Rome SDE when all shakes out
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 03:06:56 pm
 Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter

#Mizzou 2018 commit Daniel Parker Jr. & DL coach Brick Haley
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIupV3fXUAAqkr3.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Dave_Matter/status/904002345163468800)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2017, 02:26:05 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tigers target Richard Jibunor: ‘Auburn got a lead on me a long time ago’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904784118952710145/Z7ci583Z?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/904785055725359104)

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AUBURN, Ala. — Richard Jibunor doesn’t stop smiling when he’s at Auburn. Truth be told, the 4-star defensive end target doesn’t stop smiling anywhere, but especially when he’s on the Plains.

He attended for a game over the weekend with the same contagious smile as always. Jibunor chopped it up with Rodney Garner’s family near the end zone prior to the game. He enjoyed his in-game experience with other recruits in the Class of 2018. On top of that, Jibunor stayed overnight with close friend Prince Tega Wanogho.

So how was the full experience Week 1?

“Awesome, man. Can’t wait,” Jibunor said.

Come again? Can’t wait for what?

The immediate reaction was to think he can’t wait to be an Auburn Tiger. After all, Jibunor has raved about the Tigers throughout his entire recruiting process. There have been times I’ve talked with him where he sounds as much like an Auburn commit as an Auburn target.

But he caught himself quickly.

“Can’t wait. Can’t wait to be back,” he corrected.

Jibunor spoke with Gus Malzahn, Kevin Steele and Rodney Garner at length during his visit. They made it known they want him in the class as soon as possible, even making a slight push for a day-of commitment.

Jibunor isn’t quite ready to do that yet. He still needs to see Tennessee-Georgia Tech on Monday night. He also wants to visit Florida for the Tennessee game in two week.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2017, 05:21:33 am
In-state DT admits that he will ‘probably’ commit if given green light from Alabama staff
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/903665731979673600/lNtLM0m4?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://t.co/YcjluulZnr)

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Jalen Cunningham, a 3-star defensive tackle from St. Clair County High School (Odenville, Ala.), was told by the Alabama coaching staff that, depending on how he performs these next two weeks, he could possibly receive a committable offer.

That’s important because if he does, he’ll be a Crimson Tide commit soon after.

Cunningham practiced for the first time with his team this season on Tuesday after being cleared by his doctor. Cunningham had surgery for a turf toe injury he sustained at Nick Saban’s Football Camp in July.

The 6-foot-6, 345-pound prospect tore every ligament and dislocated his left big toe during warm-up drills. Cunningham was wearing cleats he had worn since his freshman year, and they didn’t have the best traction.

The nation’s No. 31 defensive tackle said the recovery process wasn’t strenuous, thanks to the help of his doctor, who he’s dedicating his game to this weekend.

“I was so excited to hear that I was clear and my doctor was excited for me,” Cunningham said. “I just thanked him for everything he did for me. This first game on Friday will be for him because he helped me out so much.”

Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2017, 07:47:58 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy 8h8 hours ago

2019 DE @ZachWilliams56 of @Senator_Pride also had 2 sacks to go along with the 9 tackles, 3 TFLs, 2 recovered fumbles previously reported.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2017, 05:24:49 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 20h20 hours ago

Arkansas DT commit Emmit Gooden helps JUCO team upset national champs  #WPS http://sec.news/2eQMix7
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJcvmmQXkAEyqT4.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2017, 04:38:16 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 15h15 hours ago

Arkansas commit Emmit Gooden on planned visit to OU: I’m still a Hog  #WPS http://sec.news/2eVXbOs
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJn4pO1VYAIWaix.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 15, 2017, 08:02:01 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 6h6 hours ago

South Carolina loses commitment from junior college DT Dantrell Barkley
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2017, 01:09:24 pm
 Logan Jessup‏ @JessupLogan

Always a great time in Monroe! #TakeFlight
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJ8dxa_VYAAIqri.jpg) (https://twitter.com/JessupLogan/status/909478423894085632)

http://247sports.com/Player/Logan-Jessup-46037332
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2017, 10:56:48 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

LSU offers 4-star JUCO defensive tackle
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/913446729768476673/Ch8c8k3-?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/913447899840811010)

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Tigers extended an offer to 4-star junior college defensive tackle Antuwan Jackson Jr., a former Auburn player who is currently committed to Ohio State.

Jackson, who is currently enrolled at Blinn Junior College in Texas, is rated as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the junior college rankings.

6-foot-3, 305-pound Georgia native spent a year in The Plains before deciding to move on from Auburn.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 05:42:55 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy Sep 28

Wynne DL @JessupLogan will visit Arkansas for the NMSU game on Saturday.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2017, 05:17:55 am
 Will Sammon‏Verified account @WillSammon 11h11 hours ago

with addition of Oak Grove DE Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State now has seven commits from this year's Dandy Dozen.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2017, 05:44:49 am
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy 7h7 hours ago

Future #Razorback DL @isaiahnichols93 had 7 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 5 QB hurries in Friday's game vs Har-Ber. @RedDogFootball
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2017, 09:15:13 pm
 Hal Northern‏ @SavageSeason9

The moment I've waited my whole life for has come #HottyToddy #RangGang🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴🔵
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLZUPMSUQAEyZY1.jpg) (https://twitter.com/SavageSeason9/status/916012201894449152)


 Annie Costabile‏Verified account @AnnieCostabile 7h7 hours ago

Annie Costabile Retweeted Hal Northern

NWCC DT commits to Ole Miss.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2017, 09:23:18 pm
 Richard Davenport Retweeted
 Rian "Trouble" Davis‏ @Rian_Davis44

🙏🏾Very blessed to receive my first sec offer from Arkansas🐗#razorbacks
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLZ1uj4X4AAP-Re.jpg) (https://twitter.com/Rian_Davis44/status/916049019855663104)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2017, 06:27:18 am
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy 32m32 minutes ago

DL Gooden: ‘I’m all Arkansas’: Because he was busy preparing for his own football game last Saturday, Arkansas… http://dlvr.it/Pszbv1
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLh7F44UQAAmAX9.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2017, 05:28:07 am
 SEC Country Kentucky‏ @SECCountryUK 14h14 hours ago

Big time DE prospect Alex Reigelsperger decommits from Kentucky http://sec.news/2wIKBcA   #BBN
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLuKu2aVAAAF0BE.jpg)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2017, 05:32:36 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

4-star DT Trevor Trout now sees Georgia as a “dominant” team
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/918489921576493057/lnfv2YDy?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/918489919923871744)

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If the recruiting services handed out stars for being interesting, then Trevor Trout would definitely have himself five of those.

6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive tackle prospect from the St. Louis metro area plans to study broadcasting in college but can already offer up a quality take for all types of sports media fodder. Trout’s room is also adorned with posters of his favorite wrestlers.

Trout is considering UGA as his potential college destination. He has the Bulldogs in his Top 6 and offered up several reasons why they could reach his Top 3 when he chops that list down even further.

His current plan is to not use an official visit to go see Missouri because of its proximity (about a 2-hour car trip).
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 09:32:48 am
4-star DT Coynis Miller chooses Auburn over Alabama, Florida (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/10/coynis_miller.html)

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Senior, four-star defensive tackle from Birmingham's Jackson-Olin committed to Auburn this morning, his 18th birthday, choosing the Tigers over Alabama and Florida.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2017, 05:24:59 am
Bama engineers favorable impression on 4-star 2019 DL target Nathan Pickering
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/919957435028144128/cbl47K3E?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/10/bama_engineers_favorable_impre.html)

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Alabama defensive line target Nathan Pickering made his first visit to Tuscaloosa for Saturday's runaway victory over Arkansas and left with a scholarship offer.

Prospects often rave about the gameday atmosphere in Tuscaloosa and the fan base's rambunctious nature - something Pickering said he definitely noticed - but the 6-foot-4, 284-pounder from Seminary, Mississippi said something else made an even bigger favorable impression.

"They asked me what my major is, and I told them mechanical engineering," he said in a phone interview with AL.com, adding he scored 23 on the ACT. "They made it so I could talk to an engineering professor. That told me they're more involved in my academics and not just sports."

Currently a 4-star prospect, Pickering is ranked No. 51 nationally in the Class of 2019.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2017, 05:04:28 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 8h8 hours ago

Ole Miss recruiting: Rebels earn commitment from 2019 DE Jamond Gordon
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2017, 05:30:24 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy 14h14 hours ago

Trash-talking motivates Hogs' DL commitment: Being an Arkansas Razorbacks commitment, defensive lineman John Mincey… http://dlvr.it/Pwz0Rd
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2017, 05:06:44 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 20h20 hours ago

Arkansas DL commit Emmit Gooden counting down days to signing with Hogs  #WPS http://sec.news/2yFDy8X
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2017, 05:35:33 am
A&M 3-star DT commit Dominic Livingston reopening recruitment (https://www.seccountry.com/texas-am/texas-dt-commit-dominic-livingston-reopening-recruitment)

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Livingston, who is listed at 6-foot-3, 340 pounds, plays for Davis High School in Houston. He is the No. 36 defensive tackle in the 2018 class.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2017, 07:33:06 am
Bobby Brown exercised his perogative to commit to A&M.

https://247sports.com/Player/Bobby-Brown-91806
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2017, 05:54:59 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Giant 4-star Tennessee DE Bill Norton has UGA as his leader
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 01:59:15 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

JUCO defensive end Dorian Gerald de-commits from Tennessee
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Dorian Gerald @TopNotchDG

I’d like to announce that I am opening my recruitment back up! I would like to thank the staff for giving me an amazing opportunity but i have to make the best decision for me and my family!
2:43 PM - Nov 12, 2017

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Gerald, who’s currently enrolled at College of the Canyons in California, is scheduled to be in Columbia this upcoming weekend for his official visit. The West Florence (S.C.) High School graduate visited South Carolina earlier this season for the Arkansas game.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2017, 05:18:29 am
Caleb Tannor is no longer committed to Georgia and might wind up at another school in the SEC

6-foot-3, 215-pounder ranks as the nation’s No. 17 weak-side defensive end for 2018. He was the ninth highest-rated pledge on the board for the Bulldogs in 2018. (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/breaking-uga-loses-a-4-star-defender-from-its-2018-class)

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The Bulldogs now drop down to 17 commitments but still retain their rank as the nation’s No. 5 class for 2018 on the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

That also keeps UGA at No. 1 in The SEC.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2017, 06:13:00 am
 Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter
13h13 hours ago

Updated story with quotes: DL Antar Thompson back in the fold for Mizzou football http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/eye-on-the-tigers/antar-thompson-back-in-the-fold-for-mizzou-football/article_fe0b8c77-bae5-5cf0-94cb-76f771d649f8.html … via @stltoday
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2017, 05:57:57 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

BREAKING: Georgia lands a massive 4-star DT in 6-foot-6 Jordan Davis
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2017, 06:09:10 am
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy
4h4 hours ago

JC lineman ready to visit Arkansas: Junior college defensive lineman Noah Jefferson is familiar with the Arkansas Razorbacks' football program despite never stepping foot in the state. http://dlvr.it/Q1PQxy
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 05:39:05 am
Auburn is getting started early on the 2020 class.

2020 defensive lineman Andy Boykin went public with a commitment he made a week and a half ago at the Georgia game. Boykin is one of the Troup Co. (Ga.) prospects who the Tigers are recruiting heavily in the Class of 2020. He chose Auburn.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/932976567919181824/wFMJhbri?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/breaking-auburn-lands-commitment-2020-defensive-lineman)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 10:48:31 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy

Mississippi State is starting to show interest in Joe T. Robinson junior DE-OLB @ZachWilliams56. Bulldogs invited Zach and his family to tomorrow's Egg Bowl, but he's unable to attend. @Senator_Pride
 (https://twitter.com/ArRecruitingGuy/status/933500584430395392)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 07:26:50 am
Defensive end Taylor Upshaw flipped from Florida to Michigan on Friday (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/934595393102471168)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2017, 06:06:19 am
LSU nets first commitment of 2020 class: McKinnley Jackson, a 4-star defensive tackle, 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds. George County (Miss.) standout is ranked as the No. 36 prospect in his class   (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-nets-first-commitment-2020-class)
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 04:08:21 pm
2020 Stone Mountain DT Nazir Stackhouse gave a verbal to UG.
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 09:22:28 pm
 Richard Davenport‏ @ArRecruitingGuy
3h3 hours ago

Morris offers Fordyce DL Billy Ferrell: Arkansas Coach Chad Morris made his first in-state offer since being hired when he told Fordyce defensive lineman Billy Ferrell he was given him a scholarship Thursday afternoon. http://dlvr.it/Q4vDrC
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Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2017, 08:16:47 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Florida leads for nation’s No. 7 JUCO DT Noah Jefferson
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/940696198612168704/y6rjjNsA?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/940696706005524481)
Title: Re: News on recruiting the all-important SEC defensive linemen
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2017, 09:09:17 am
 SEC Country Vols‏Verified account @SECCountryVols

Tennessee loses commitment from Georgia DE Jamarcus Chatman http://sec.news/2kmmhbs   #VFL
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