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May 30th, 2009

Kiffin’s Crew Has 187 Offers out to 2010 Recruits

Proving that uncoventional is his conventional, Lane Kiffin has ordered his staff to go out and get players and they have done that. Tennessee has issued an ungodly amount of offers to the tune of 187. The Vols are going to juggle 25 signees out of 187 offers. Like everything else Kiffen has done since landing in Knoxville, the results of this will be interesting. Rival programs can go nowhere and pursue no one without hearing the name Tennessee.

If putting the pressure on recruits by putting out a bunch of offers and getting commits is the objective then Tennessee is accomplishing that. They currently have 7 commits from the 2010 class. However, are a bunch of early commits the key to a great recruiting class? Could the Vols be forced to pull some offers later on and face some backlash? Again, stay tuned as this well get very interesting.

Below is a list of the 187 players that Tennessee has made offers to as of 5/29/09.

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Pro-Style Quarterback (4)
Strongside Defensive End (14)
- Phillip Sims (Alabama Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - J.R. Ferguson (5 Star Prospect)
- Jake Heaps (4 Star Prospect) - Ronald Powell (5 Star Prospect)
- Andrew Hendrix (4 Star Prospect) - Gabe King (4 Star Prospect)
- Jesse Scroggins (4 Star Prospect) - Jordan Allen (4 Star Prospect)
Dual-Threat Quarterback (4)
- William Gholston (4 Star Prospect)
- Jeffrey Godfrey (4 Star Prospect) - Alfy Hill (4 Star Prospect)
- Munchie Legaux (4 Star Prospect) - Fre’Shad Hunter (4 Star Prospect)
- Tim Smith (4 Star Prospect) - Brandon Willis (4 Star Prospect)
- Ed Sullivan (No Star Prospect) - Dominique Easley (4 Star Prospect)
All-Purpose Back (2)
- Jalen Fields (Georgia Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- D.J. Morgan (USC Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Dexter Morant (4 Star Prospect)
- Roy Finch (4 Star Prospect) - Chase Rome (Oklahoma State Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
Running Back (15)
- David Perry (3 Star Prospect)
- Michael Dyer (5 Star Prospect) - Wayne Dorsey (No Star Prospect)
- Marcus Lattimore (5 Star Prospect) Inside Linebacker (2)
- Corey Brown (4 Star Prospect) - V.J. Fehoko (4 Star Prospect)
- Mack Brown (4 Star Prospect) - C.J. Mosley (4 Star Prospect)
- Jordon James (4 Star Prospect) Outside Linebacker (14)
- Roderick Smith (4 Star Prospect) - Corey Nelson (4 Star Prospect)
- Giovanni Bernard (4 Star Prospect) - Tony Jefferson (4 Star Prospect)
- Brandon Gainer (4 Star Prospect) - Christian Jones (4 Star Prospect)
- Corey Grant (4 Star Prospect) - Justin Maclin (4 Star Prospect)
- Mustafa Greene (4 Star Prospect) - Marvin Robinson (Michigan Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Storm Johnson (4 Star Prospect) - Josh Shirley (4 Star Prospect)
- Nicholas Parker (4 Star Prospect) - Travis Williams (4 Star Prospect)
- Kendrun Malcome (3 Star Prospect) - Zachary Allen (3 Star Prospect)
- Timothy Graham (No Star Prospect) - Tyrone Cornileus (4 Star Prospect)
- Demont Buice (No Star Prospect) - Michael Taylor (4 Star Prospect)
Fullback (2)
- Ralph Williams (Tenn Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Zach Fogerson (Washington Commit) (3 Star Prospect) - Bruce Irvin (Tenn Commit) (No Star Prospect)
- Maurice Hagens (3 Star Prospect) - LaDarius Owens (No Star Prospect)
Wide Receiver (23)
- Tahrick Peak (Va Tech Commit) (No Star Prospect)
- Markeith Ambles (4 Star Prospect) Cornerback (20)
- Kyle Prater (4 Star Prospect) - Lamarcus Joyner (5 Star Prospect)
- Trovon Reed (4 Star Prospect) - DeMarcus Milliner (5 Star Prospect)
- Ted Meline (4 Star Prospect) - Victor Hampton (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Kadron Boone (4 Star Prospect) - Terrence Mitchell (4 Star Prospect)
- Quinton Dunbar (4 Star Prospect) - Cody Riggs (4 Star Prospect)
- Antonio Goodwin (4 Star Prospect) - Christian Bryant (4 Star Prospect)
- Justin Hunter (LSU Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Demar Dorsey (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- De’Joshua Johnson (4 Star Prospect) - John Fulton (4 Star Prospect)
- James Louis (4 Star Prospect) - Dior Mathis (4 Star Prospect)
- Keiwone Malone (Alabama Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Tyler Stephenson (4 Star Prospect)
- Ricardo Miller (Michigan Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Adrian White (Texas Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Solomon Patton (4 Star Prospect) - Demetrius Wright (4 Star Prospect)
- Joshua Reese (4 Star Prospect) - Toney Hurd Jr. (3 Star Prospect)
- Jeremy Richardson (4 Star Prospect) - A.J. Marshall (3 Star Prospect)
- Vincent Sanders (4 Star Prospect) - Jonathan Mincy (3 Star Prospect)
- Matt Milton (3 Star Prospect) - Joshua Shaw (3 Star Prospect)
- Kenny Shaw (3 Star Prospect) - Merrill Noel (3 Star Prospect)
- James Wright (3 Star Prospect) - Keion Payne (3 Star Prospect)
- Quantavious Leslie (3 Star Prospect) - Kacy Rodgers (No Star Prospect)
- Darius Terrell (Texas) (3 Star Prospect) - Dale Trimble (No Star Prospect)
- Kenbrell Thompkins (No Star Prospect) Safety (4)
- Kody Williams (No Star Prospect) - Eric Reid (LSU Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
Tight End (8)
- Jordan Haden (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Christian Thomas (4 Star Prospect) - DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Blake Barker (4 Star Prospect) - Dietrich Riley (4 Star Prospect)
- Travis Dickson (4 Star Prospect) Kicker (2)
- Trey Millard (4 Star Prospect) - Will Hagerup (No Star Prospect)
- Randall Telfer (USC Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Michael Palardy (No Star Prospect)
- Brian Vogler (4 Star Prospect) Athlete (18)
- Kevin Haplea (3 Star Prospect) - Keenan Allen (4 Star Prospect)
- Ethan Farmer (No Star Prospect) - Anthony Barr (4 Star Prospect)
Offensive Tackle (15)
- Christian Green (4 Star Prospect)
- James Hurst (UNC Commit) (5 Star Prospect) - Justin McCay (4 Star Prospect)
- Robert Crisp (N.C. State Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Robert Woods (4 Star Prospect)
- James Stone (4 Star Prospect) - Jaylen Watkins (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Ian Silberman (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Jarrett Fobbs (4 Star Prospect)
- Ed Christian (FSU Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Delvin Jones (4 Star Prospect)
- Chaz Green (4 Star Prospect) - Garry Peters (4 Star Prospect)
- Jawuan James (Alabama Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Nickell Robey (4 Star Prospect)
- Matt James (4 Star Prospect) - Tharold Simon (4 Star Prospect)
- Arie Kouandjio (4 Star Prospect) - Eric Bennett (3 Star Prospect)
- T.J. Leifheit (4 Star Prospect) - Bashaud Breeland (3 Star Prospect)
- Dillon Bonnell (3 Star Prospect) - Jarred Haggins (3 Star Prospect)
- Mark Shuman (Va Tech Commit) (3 Star Prospect) - Jay Hughes (3 Star Prospect)
- David Yankey (3 Star Prospect) - Aramide Olaniyan (Duke Commit) (3 Star Prospect)
- Jonathan Feliciano (3 Star Prospect) - Blake Sims (Alabama Commit) (3 Star Prospect)
- Dan Koenig (3 Star Prospect) - Jonathan McKnight (3 Star Prospect)
Offensive Guard (5)
Defensive Tackle (17)
- Wes Rea (4 Star Prospect) - Kelcy Quarles (S. Carolina Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Torrian Wilson (4 Star Prospect) - Garrison Smith (4 Star Prospect)
- Kolton Houston (Georgia Commit) (3 Star Prospect) - Richard Ash (4 Star Prospect)
- Chad Lindsay (Alabama Commit) (3 Star Prospect) - Evan Hailes (4 Star Prospect)
- Jose Jose (Tenn Commit) (3 Star Prospect) - Ricky Heimuli (4 Star Prospect)
Offensive Center (2)
- Denzel McCoy (GT Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- Dominic Espinosa (Texas Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Calvin Smith (4 Star Prospect)
- A.J. Cann (4 Star Prospect) - George Uko (4 Star Prospect)
Weakside Defensive End (16)
- Jeffrey Whitaker (4 Star Prospect)
- Gerald Christian (Florida Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Cassius Marsh (3 Star Prospect)
- Corey Lemonier (4 Star Prospect) - Risean Broussard (Tenn Commit) (3 Star Prospect)
- Zack McCray (4 Star Prospect) - Antonio Ford (3 Star Prospect)
- Corey Miller (4 Star Prospect) - Darius Kilgo (3 Star Prospect)
- Owamagbe Odighizuwa (4 Star Prospect) - James Carmon (No Star Prospect)
- Jacques Smith (Tenn Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Pat Harris (Tenn Commit) (No Star Prospect)
- J.C. Copeland (Tenn Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Brandon Jackson (Texas A&M Commit) (No Star Prospect)
- Darious Cummings (FSU Commit) (4 Star Prospect) - Vince Taylor (No Star Prospect)
- Kaleb Eulls (4 Star Prospect)
- Craig Sanders (Alabama Commit) (4 Star Prospect)
- T.J. Stripling (4 Star Prospect)
- Lynden Trail (4 Star Prospect)
- Neiron Ball (3 Star Prospect)
- Andrew Hudson (3 Star Prospect)
- Max Beaulieu (No Star Prospect)
- Prince Shembo (No Star Prospect)

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Announcing the Terry Hanratty Football Skills Camps

May 30th, 2009

Terry Hanratty Football Skills Camp

Terry Hanratty on the cover of Time

Terry Hanratty on the cover of Time

Looking to get your name out their to college football recruiters?  Take advantage of this camp and get high quality coaching and instruction for a reasonable price.

Led by former Notre Dame All-American ,Heisman Trophy runner up and Pittsburgh Steeler QB Terry Hanratty. Terry’s knowledge of QB play and football in general is phenomenal. Learn from the best and gain exposure to college coaches and programs.

Sunday June 14, 10am-2-pm- Montclair State University
Open to all high school QB’s, WR’s, RB’s-all high school grades

Write ups of the event will be sent to every D-1 and 1-AA college , featured on my website- mjf-collegefootballrecruiting.com, and other recruiting sights

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Rumors and Wires: Week of May 25, 2009

May 27th, 2009

May 30th

Tennessee Volunteers are up to 187 offers out there to 2010 recruits. Full story

SoFlaFootball.com is reporting that St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Keion Payne has two new offers from Auburn and Virginia.

SEC looking to put a cap on football signees. This measure is being looked into hard after Mississippi signed 37 players to their 2009 class. Currently the NCAA allows you to enroll 25 players in your recruiting class but there’s no cap on the amount you can sign. Many teams over sign their classes knowing that some won’t qualify and they can send them to prep schools and junior colleges.

May 29th

Highly recruited Cardinal O’Hara H.S. (Pennsylvania) RB/WR Corey Brown has named a top 10 of Alabama, Florida, Ohio St., Penn St., West Virginia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Miami, Florida St. and Clemson.

Big time Corona H.S. (California) running back Jordon James has just received offers from Miami and Nebraska. James also has offers from Arizona St., California, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington amongst many others. The 5’10″ 190 lb. James boasts a 4.37 time in the 40 and racked up 1,132 yards rushing last season on just 130 carries.

Pahokee H.S. (Florida) players cornerback Merril Noel and linebacker Zachary Allen will make their public commitment announcements on Monday. Noel’s finalists are Wake Forest, Georgia, Florida St. and West Virginia. Allen’s finalists are Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Purdue.

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May 28th

Top rated cornerback and Gridironstuds.com member Darius Robinson has been on fire and now has 20 offers on the table. Schools like West Virginia, Michigan, Stanford, North Carolina and Maryland are on his trail. However, Robinson says Miami is at the top of his list.

The Florida Gators are the latest to offer American Hertiage-Delray (Florida) athlete Darius Millines. Millines now has 11 offers including Miami, West Virginia and Wake Forest.

Skyline H.S. (Washington) QB and Gridironstuds.com member Jake Heaps top two are Washington and BYU.

Michigan freshman QB Tate Forcier could be a force in landing top rated San Diego running back Brennan Clay. Full story.

Apopka H.S. (Florida) defensive back and Gridironstuds.com member Lo Wood says he plans on leaving the state of Florida when he makes his college choice. Wood, who has in state offers from Central Florida, Florida International and FAU lists Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Louisville as his favorites.

Manning high school (South Carolina) defensive back John Fulton lists his top 5 as Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee in that order.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier took the opportunity to direct some comments right at Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffen during yesterday’s round of the SEC Spring meetings. Reporters told Spurrier about Kiffen’s comments about Spurrier failing to apologize to Kiffen after Spurrier made comments about Kiffen having not taken a recruiting test before contacting a recruit. Spurrier, upon hearing this, turned to Kiffen who was waiting for an elevator and told him “I didn’t accuse of cheating” while pointing at Kiffen. Kiffen turned red faced and said nothing as Spurrier continued his comments into the elevator which also held, Kentucky’s Rich Brooks, Auburn’s Gene Chizik and Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino. It’s all Kiffen, all the time. Again, I hope this guy wins some games.

May 27th

We hear that Northwestern High School (Florida) and Gridironstuds.com member Corvin Lamb may have received an offer from the Oklahoma Sooners. Lamb who has been a backup to talented D-I backs for the last two seasons, has confirmed offers from Kansas St., Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi St., North Carolina, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and FIU. The 4.3 speedster rushed for 350 yards last season averaging 11.3 yards per carry. It is believed that Lamb likes the Gators but has not been offered by the defending champs.

Miami Pace quarterback Stephen Morris, a rising prospect lists Purdue and Miami amongst his favorites. In an interview with Ft. Lauderdale based Elite Scouting Services, Morris stated, “Purdue stands out the most right now. They have a great coach in Gary Nord.” Morris also said that he likes Miami’s Mark Whipple and the fact that he coached in the NFL. Morris recently received a scholarship offer from Northwestern.

Luther Burbank H.S. (California) Terrance Mitchell, not to be confused with Terrence Mitchell from Florida, has committed to Oregon. The cornerback out of Sacramento also had offers from Washington St. and Utah.

Former University of Miami Linebacker Glen Cook, who went undrafted and unsigned by the NFL, may have a shot at a pro baseball career. Cook has worked out for the Chicago Cubs and could be in the upcoming draft day plans for the Cubbies. Apparently Cook, a left handed thrower and hitter is smooth on the diamond and has “something to work with” according to a knowledgeable scout. Cook spent six years at Miami due to a medical redshirt and earned three degrees, one of which is a Master’s, has not played baseball since his high school days at Chaminade in Hollywood, Fla.

May 26th

West Lake High School’s (Georgia) Darius Robinson has been offered a scholarship by Michigan. The plays making cornerback now has 17 offers with Miami, North Carolina, Maryland, UCF, Kentucky, Duke, USF, West Virginia, Purdue, Middle Tennessee St., Mississippi St., Toledo, Southern Miss., East Carolina, Stanford and Wake Forest all vying for his services.

Highly recruited Elder H.S. (Cincinnati) TE and Gridironstuds.com member Alex Welch has chosen Notre Dame. Welch, an admitted Notre Dame fan growing up, is also being recruited by Ohio St., Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Michigan and Michigan St.

Top rated Steamboat Springs H.S. (Colorado) quarterback Austin Hinder has chosen California as his school. Hinder is a top 100 prospect at most services that provide rankings. He said that he thinks he fits in well at California in their pro style offense. Hinder is also being recruited by Notre Dame, Florida St., UCLA, Colorado, Stanford, Nebraska, Alabama and others.

Tennessee landed Gulliver Prep H.S. (Miami, FLa) linebacker Ralph Williams. Williams was also being recruited by Florida St., Mississippi, Arkansas and FIU.

There’s a rumor circulating that Westlake Village H.S. (California) QB Nick Montana (son of Joe) has committed to Notre Dame. We should not be shocked by this if it’s true.

May 25th

Lamarcus Joyner’s lists his six schools as Florida St., Ohio St., Florida, Georgia, USC and Tennessee. Says he likes Vols coach Lane Kiffen. Joyner says he’s lived in Miami for 18 years. He wants to get away, experience life away from Miami and grow as a person. Hurricanes are not on his list.

University of Tennessee will be out recruiting hard for quarterbacks this year now that former Miami Hurricane Robert Marve has chosen Purdue. Among the targets for Tennessee are Skyline H.S. (Washington) Jake Heaps, Andrew Hendrix from Moeller H.S. (Ohio) and Jesse Scroggins from Lakeland H.S. (California). Tennessee also likes Blake Bell who is an Oklahoma commit and will take a long look at a pair of junior college prospects in Cameron Newton (Blinn Community College) and Matt Sims from El Camino College in California. Newton is a former Gator and Simms is a former Louisville Cardinal.

Confirming what has already been observed by many. Michigan St. head coach Mark Dantonio has stated that recruiting Florida this year is a big priority. Dantonio said he loves the defensive ends and linebackers that the Sunshine State produces and obviously the skill positions are rich and talent and tradition.

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Rumors and Wires

5-26: Video of the Day: Jeremy Davis – Ft. Myers, FL

May 26th, 2009

Today’s video of the Day comes from Ft. Myers, Florida and Cape Coral High School.   Jeremy Davis can get it to the end zone.  Davis is a guarded secret down in Florida but those in the Cape Coral area know what time it is.  Davis is explosive and his speed stands out on film.  His video is short but sweet.  Davis will delight you with his sharp cuts,  break away speed and nose for the big play.  Whether he’s playing quarterback,  running back or defensive back,  Davis is doing one thing and that is making it hard for the other team to win.    The speedster recently committed to the University of Miami and is looking to push the Canes back to national prominence.  View Jeremy Davis’ highlight video.


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Wires and Rumors: Week of May 18, 2009

May 22nd, 2009

May 22nd

A ton of scouts were on hand to watch St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. (Florida) conclude their spring practices with their annual Blue & Gold scrimmage. The scrimmage was dominated by the defense for the most part as the offense struggled to find yards both running and throwing. Lamarcus Joyner did haul in a screen pass and took it roughly 60 yards for a score. Gio Bernard followed that up with a 50 yard run on the next play from scrimmage. Joyner also had a nice run on a reverse from his receiver spot. Cody Riggs broke nicely on a few pass plays and came inches within making some pick six plays. Rey Kirton and Vinnie Mauro were active on defense.

Publicity hound Lane Kiffen continues to take a page out of the Madonna handbook on “How to Remain Relevant Each and Every Day”. Now, it is reported that Kiffen and his strength coach Mark Smith are at odds and that Smith will likely be fired in the coming weeks. Boy, I hope he wins some games this Fall.

Michigan wide receiver Toney Clemons is leaving Michigan to go to Colorado. Clemons cited his lack of desire to play in a spread offense as his primary reason for asking for a transfer.

Highly recruited Oaks Christian H.S. (California) defensive tackle Cassius Marsh has decommitted from Cal and will look at other schools before making his final decision. Marsh has offers from all over the Pac-10 and said he would also like to look some schools in the SEC and Oklahoma.

UCLA running back Aundre Dean is leaving the school to be nearer to home. The Texas native will consider transferring to Texas, TCU or Texas A&M. Dean was an Aggie commit before signing with UCLA.

May 21st

Many college scouts were on hand including new University of Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple to watch the spring game between North Broward Prep and Cardinal Gibbons in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday. Impressive in the scrimmage were Gibbons 2011 quarterback Chris Rapka, 2010 running back Dareyon Chance, 2011 linebacker Keelen Wilkes and 2010 wide receiver Shawn Corker established that he will be a monster this season by catching passes, breaking tackles and out running the defense for long gains. Chance may have been the most impressive busting through the line, making quick cuts and slashing the Eagles’ defense.. For North Broward Prep, 2010 running back Ethan Grant displayed his speed but did have a costly fumble. He also lined up at safety. 2011 cornerback/running back Chris Lyle made plays on both sides of the ball and Brandon Doughty hit a deep ball for a touchdown. Gibbons proved to be the stronger team winning the controlled scrimmage 42-20.

May 20th

Apparently Pahokee High School and Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffen have kissed and make up. Tennessee asssistant Eddie Gran arranged a call between Kiffen and the mayor of Pahokee as well as Pahokee High School principal Ariel Alejo. Gran was able to watch Tuesday’s practice and go about the Vols business of recruiting Blue Devil talent.

Delray Atlantic (Florida) wide receiver James Louis is close to making his choice. Word is that the Gators will be the one he commits to. Louis also has offers from Ohio St., Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Minnesota.

Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida) offensive lineman, Jose Jose has transferred to Miami Central High School and fans are upset about it. The 6’3″ 330 Jose verbally committed to Tennessee last week. Full story.

Pahokee (Florida) wide receiver Fred Pickett and his coach Blaze Thompson are throwing sand on Internet reports that the wideout committed to West Virginia. The duo are saying that Pickett told West Virginia that they are tops on his list but he has not committed.

Rumor has it that Florida St. is big leader in services for Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) running back Eduardo Clements.

Former Miami Hurricane quarterback Robert Marve will accept scholarship offer from Purdue.

Coaches from over 15 colleges packed it in on Tuesday to watch the final University School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) spring practice. Miami, Florida St., LSU, Auburn, USF, Purdue, Northwestern, Georgia and Tennessee were amongst the many on hand to watch close to a dozen current and future Division-I prospects at the school. Gridironstuds.com member’s David Perry, Max Beaulieu, Justin Cooper and Sebastian Amadee head the list of recruits.

Hillsborough H.S. (Florida) cornerback Terrence Mitchell has received offers from both Georgia and Ohio St. . Mitchell also has offer from Florida St., Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and others.

As expected, highly sought after Anton H.S. (Alabama) defensive end Craig Sanders stayed in state by committing to Alabama. Sanders, a first team All-state selection as a junior in 2008 also has offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida St., Mississippi and Tennessee.

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May 19th

Gridironstuds.com member Lamarcus Joyner has dropped the University of Florida from contention for his services in 2010. Joyner’s leaders are Alabama, Florida St. and Ohio St.

Hollywood Hills cornerback and Gridironstuds.com member Tony Grimes has received an offer from the University of Alabama. Grimes now has offers from Miami, Mississippi, Oklahoma St., Oregon, South Carolina and Texas Tech along with Bama.

St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) cornerback Keion Payne received a scholarship offer from the University of Miami. Payne has offers from Florida St., Georgia and Mississippi. Florida St. is reportedly his favorite.

Smithfield Selma (North Carolina) wide receiver Josh Snead has committed to Duke. The 4.33 (40), 10.56 (100) speedster is also being recruited by Georgia Tech, Louisville, NC State, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Oregon. Duke has 6 commitments already.

May 18th

Former Miami Hurricane QB Robert Marve’s decision has come down to two things. Either walk on at Tennessee or accept a scholarship to Purdue. I am thinking he needs to go to Purdue. How about you?

Tampa Catholic (Florida) athlete Christian Green has a top 7 of USC, Michigan, Florida, Florida St., Georgia, Ohio St. and South Florida. Green had recently said that Florida St. was his leader. He wants to narrow the list so that he can “get some of thsese schools off of my back.”

Word is that Hollywood Hills H.S. (Florida) cornerback and Gridironstuds.com member Tony Grimes may be close to making a commitment soon. I am of the belief that Miami is his leader.

Texas Tech received their 7th commitment this weekend from Carter H.S. (Texas) safety Russell Polk.


Rumors and Wires

5-21: Video of the Day: Peter Welsh – LB/FB – Bakersfield, CA

May 21st, 2009

Today’s video of the day comes from the great state of California.  Linebacker / Fullback Peter Welsh is one of those players that just makes your team better.  He makes play after play from his linebacker spot whether he’s running in on a blitz or reading a play and getting to the football.   He plays linebacker like you are supposed to.  He also provides some tough running and hard blocking on offense from his fullback spot.  A first team All Southern San Jouqin Valley Area selection in 2008,  Welsh is being recruited by BYU, Utah, San Diego St.,  Washington,  Colorado St., Boise St. and more.  View Peter Welsh’s video.


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Willie Gault still Blazing in the 40 and 100 meter dash

May 19th, 2009

There have been many articles posted on this site regarding speed, 40 times and 100 meter times. The topic of speed is always an interesting one for sports fans and most notably football fans. With that in mind, I came across some startling piece of information the other day. Former Chicago Bear and Oakland Raider Willie Gault who is now at the ripe old age of 48, just laid down a 10.80 100 meter dash at the Mount Sac Relays in California last month. W T F !!!!

At the age when most of his former NFL mates are reviewing their NFL disability plans and making frequent trips to the physician to keep them walking straight, Gault still has the speed to beat a NFL corner on a fly route. Gault is the current record holder for the 100 meters for men over the age of 45 after laying down a 10.72 in Indianapolis in 2006. That is absolutely unbelievable. Using track and field grading tables, Gault’s 10.80 at age 48 is the equivalent to a 9.76 for a sprinter in his prime. To make you even more sick, Gault ran a 21.80 200 meters in the Indianapolis meet in 2006 and if that didn’t make you throw up, Gault clocked a 4.27 forty yard dash last year. That officially makes him an enigma.

Read the full story on Gault’s over aged sprinting accomplishments. Click here.

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5-18: Video of the Day: Derrick Joseph – Waldorf, MD

May 18th, 2009

Today’s video of the Day comes from Waldorf Maryland and McDonough High School. Derrick Joseph can hurt you in so many ways. This athlete lines up at RB, WR, DB and returns kicks. He shows up everywhere and then he’s in the endzone. This pocket of excitement jukes and jives through defenders like they are standing still. He uses his speed and quickness to gobble up yards like a street sweeper picking up trash. For full entertainment, turn up the volume and listen to the home crowd lovin him and the away crowd wanting him dead. Joseph is one of the more exciting kick and punt returners in the 2010 class. He’s small in size but big in trouble for the opposing team. View Derrick Joseph’s Video.


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Wires and Rumors: Week of May 11, 2009

May 17th, 2009

From Rumors and Wires

May 17th

Pahokee H.S. (Florida) Fred Pickett has chosen West Virginia. Pickett also has offers from Florida St. and Florida International.

Tevin Carter Santee H.S. (California) committed to Washington. Carter also has offers on the table from Arizona St., Arizona, San Diego St., California, Washington St. and Oregon.

May 15th

Word is that St. Thomas H.S. (Florida) cornerback and Gridironstuds.com member
Lamarcus Joyner is making a big impact at wide receiver for the Raiders this Spring.

USC has landed a commitment from highly recruited Van Nuys, California running back Trajuan Briggs from Birmingham H.S. Briggs also has offers from Washington, Washington St. and Pittsburgh.

Mississippi St. has offered North Broward Prep H.S. (Florida) quarterback Brandon Dougherty.

Duke just received a commit from California prep quarterback Brandon Connette from Santiago H.S. in Corona.

May 14th

Pahokee H.S. (Florida) wide receiver and Gridironstuds.com member Chris Dunkley has been held out of spring practice due to a sports hernia. The injury may require surgery and could have Dunkley out up to 8 weeks.

The University of Miami has made their third cornerback scholarship offer in a week. This time Boyd Anderson H.S. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) cornerback Cliff Coleman was on the receiving end of a Hurricane offer. The 5’10″ 170 lb. cornerback has Miami high on his list. He also has offers from Florida St., South Carolina and Mississippi.

Byrnes H.S. (South Carolina) defensive end Corey Miller can now add Georgia to his list of offers. Millwer has offers from coast to coast including California, Oregon, Texas A&M, Nebraska, LSU, Clemson, Florida St., Michigan St., Notre Dame and more.

Former Duke quarterback Greg Paulus has decided to play QB for Syracuse.. Paulus will compete with Ryan Nassib for the starting job.

The University of Miami has made a scholarship offer to Hollywood Hills H.S. (Florida) and Gridironstuds.com member Tony Grimes. Grimes is also being recruited by Oregon, Purdue, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.

May 13th

Hialeah H.S. (Florida) defensive end and Gridironstuds.com member Corey Lemonier lists Miami and Florida as his top two.

Miami Northwestern QB and Gridironstuds.com member Teddy Bridgewater says he grew up a Florida Gator fan but wants to play wide receiver in a pro style offense. Read more here. This desire to play in pro style offenses may be the demise of the spread offense in the future.

Cape Coral H.S. (Florida) running back / cornerback and Gridironstuds.com member Jeremy Davis has committed to the University of Miami. Davis is also being recruited by Syracuse and West Virginia.

Highly recruited Cedar Hill H.S. (Texas) offensive lineman Adam Shead committed to Oklahoma. Shead is also being recruited by Colorado, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Miami, Kansas and Baylor

Big time Miami Booker T. Washington offensive lineman recruit Jose Jose committed to the University of Tennessee. Jose is also being recruited by Florida, Georgia, Miami, Rutgers and South Florida.

May 12th

Highly recruited Glenville, Oh. safety Christian Bryant has received a scholarship offer from Ohio St. Bryant also has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan St., Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee.

Miami Booker T. Washington wide receiver Quinton Dunbar has named his top six. In no particular order: Florida, Florida St., Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and Central Florida.

North Florida Christian QB Clint Trickett has received a scholarship offer from Louisville.

Georgia defensive back Darius Robinson has picked up another scholarship offer. This time from West Virginia University.

Pahokee wide receiver and Gridironstuds.com member DeJoshua Johnson has been invited to the Army All American Bowl. Gridironstuds.com members Chris Dunkley and Jeff Luc were also recently invited.

May 11th

The University of Miami has offered highly recruited Decatur, Georgia (Southwest Dekalb H.S.) running back Kendrum Malcolme. Malcolme says that Miami is really high atop his list. He is also being recruited by Auburn, Florida St., Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee and more.

Concord, California (Oaks Christian H.S.) quarterback Nick Montana, son of Joe Montana has named a top seven of LSU, Washington, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio St., Stanford and Notre Dame. Montana will likely make a decision before the start of the upcoming season.

Highly recruited Virginia Beach, VA (Ocean Lakes H.S.) wide receiver Justin Hunter has committed to LSU. Hunter caught 34 passes for 536 yards as a junior. He is also being recruited by Florida, North Carolina, Ohio St., Penn St., Virginia Tech, Alabama and Tennessee.

’09 Michigan signee Deerfield Beach H.S. (Florida) QB Denard Robinson placed 3rd in the Florida State 4-A 100 meter final with a time of 10.62. Robinson also anchored the winning 4×100 meter relay team that was .10 away from equaling the state record of 40.54.

SoFlaFootball.com reports that Pahokee, FLa. H.S. defensive tackle Richard Ash has been offered by Michigan.

SoFlaFootball.com also reports that Purdue has offered Miami’s Monsignor Pace High School quarterback Stephen Morris.

St. Thomas Aquinas top running back Giovanni Bernard has been offered by Tennessee. Bernard also has offers from Miami, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, Auburn, Notre Dame, FSU and over 20 others.


Rumors and Wires

5-14: Video of the Day: Dallas Lloyd – QB – Pleasant Grove, UT

May 14th, 2009

Today’s video of the day comes from Utah and Pleasant Grove High School.  Quarterback Dallas Lloyd is a force to reckon with.  Whether zip the ball through the air to an open receiver or pulling it down and getting it done himself,  Lloyd brings the excitement.    Watch Lloyd use his feet to buy more time and get the big gain from the passing game or watch him flat out beat a defender to the corner with his quickness.  36 TD passes over the last two seasons has proven his worth.   This is why teams like Miami, BYU, Nebraska, Stanford, Syracuse and Utah all have offers in to this 6’3″ prospect.   View Dallas Lloyd’s highlight video.


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