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Baylor true sophomore WR Robbie Rhodes has been dismissed from the program, according to ESPN's David Smoak.

"Baylor head coach Art Briles confirmed to me Robbie Rhodes is no longer with the football program, "we've parted ways for undisclosed reasons," Smoak tweeted. Unfortunately for the Bears, Rhodes was going to play a big part in college football's No. 1 scoring offense. Rhodes was arrested last month on marijuana possession and tampering with physical evidence. It's been reported that he was kicked off the team because he failed his second drug test, but that has been unconfirmed. Rhodes caught 10 passes for 157 yards as a true freshman last year, and was expected to have a break out year in 2014.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 08:26:00 AM

Stanford redshirt freshman QB Davis Mills (knee) will miss spring practice.

Mills initially injured his knee during his senior season of high school, with HC David Shaw saying recently that the 6-foot-2, 188-pounder had a setback in the fall which will keep him sidelined through spring work. Stanford is exceedingly thin at quarterback, as not only will Mills miss the spring, but starter K.J. Costello (hip) is already a real question mark for the upcoming practices. Sports Illustrated reported earlier this month that Costello was not expected to take part in full drills. With Stanford now down two quarterbacks, look for junior Jack Richardson to see plenty of spring reps. Both Mills and Costello still have ample time to get right before the start of August camp and we'll keep tab on the pair as the offseason continues on its ever-winding way.
Feb 21 - 6:59 PM

Tennessee hired Alabama offensive analyst Chris Weinke to serve as running backs coach.

The Crimson Tide brought Weinke in last winter. This new job in Knoxville will be his first serving as an on-field coach at the collegiate level. Prior to his gig in Tuscaloosa, he served as quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Rams from 2015-16 and earlier worked as head coach for the high school football factory that is IMG Academy down in Florida (2010-14). At Tennessee, Weinke will be tasked with helping Ty Chandler to break in as full-time starter following John Kelly's departure for the NFL.
Feb 21 - 6:24 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 LB Marcel Brooks is deciding between LSU and Alabama.

Brooks (6'3/200) will be making his choice on June 25. He'll be visiting LSU for their junior day on March 3, a week from Saturday and will also visit Alabama before he makes his final decision. Should a team from outside his top two programs make a push, it would probably be Oklahoma. While it seems that he's narrowed his decision down to the bare essentials, we're still four months away from his scheduled commitment date and recruiting tides can shift rather quickly. Brooks ranks as the No. 111 overall prospect in the 2019 class on the 247Sports composite board. He's a physical defender with an awesome first step, one who has room to add functional weight onto his frame without losing any of his athletic edge.
Feb 21 - 5:07 PM

AL.com's Matt Zenitz reports that transferring ECU senior QB Gardner Minshew will visit Alabama this weekend.

Starting to get a fair bit of smoke with Minshew and the Crimson Tide, as 247Sports reported earlier this month that Alabama was potentially targeting the gunslinger. Looks like the interest is mutual, here. ECU's starting quarterback, Minshew withdrew from the program at the end of January citing a family matter. While the 6-foot-2, 216-pounder will be eligible to play immediately in 2018 as a graduate, Tuscaloosa is far from a clean landing spot. Alabama is already stocked at quarterback with Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Even if Hurts were to transfer -- and as of yet, that does not appear to be imminent -- Minshew would at best be working as a backup to Tagovailoa for the coming campaign. To this juncture, Alabama is the only school we've seen linked to Minshew.
Source: AL.com
Feb 21 - 3:16 PM

Wake Forest redshirt sophomore WR Greg Dortch (abdomen) is expected to be 100% healthy at the start of spring practice.

This is a stellar development for the Demon Deacons. Dortch was in the midst of huge campaign at the time he sustained an abdominal injury against Louisville near the end of October. He underwent surgery for that injury the same night as the game against the Cardinals and proceeded to sit out the remainder of the campaign while rehabbing. Even with his year cut short by a month, the 5-foot-9, 165-pounder still put up a strong 53-722-9 receiving line. His health will be worth monitoring as we continue through the offseason, but everything's full-speed-ahead at this juncture.
Feb 21 - 12:24 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Washington DT Vita Vea has "rare" quickness for a player of his size "and can play all three downs."

Kiper adds Vea is a "freakish" talent. This is obviously very high praise, and Kiper clearly believes Vea is an upfield disruptor and will help as a pass rusher. There are clear expectations for Vea's NFL Combine workout, but we aren't sold on Vea as an every down defensive tackle.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 11:17 AM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah spoke to one "top" DL coach who compared UTSA edge rusher Marcus Davenport to Jason Taylor.

Taylor was 6-foot-6 and 248-pounds when entering the NFL from a small program like Akron and Davenport will be around the same height and nearly 260-pounds at the NFL Combine. The Senior Bowl showed Davenport has a ways to go in terms of a pass rushing plan, but improving his strengths could help him be an impact player in the NFL.
Feb 21 - 9:42 AM

The MMQB's Albert Breer expects UTSA edge rusher Marcus Davenport to be drafted before pick No. 13.

"Just watch. The converted receiver from a mid-major school will put on a show in Indianapolis," Breer writes. Davenport is coming off a disappointing Senior Bowl week after the expectations placed on him were a bit too high. Disappointing in that Davenport failed to win one on one reps until the final day of practice. The foundation of Davenport's game is length, size and athleticism, and those should be on display in Indy.
Source: SI.com
Feb 21 - 9:26 AM

USC QB Same Darnold possesses "off-the-charts intangibles," per conversations the MMQB's Albert Breer had with NFL personnel members.

Breer projects Darnold to be the Browns selection at No. 1, and teams' potential comfort with him due to those intangibles seems to be a major factor why. The quarterback hierarchy becomes more clear following the NFL Combine, with many trade talks happening over the course of that week. But as of now, Darnold appears the favorite for the No. 1 spot, as that same "intangibles" line has not been repeated for Josh Rosen or Baker Mayfield.
Source: SI.com
Feb 21 - 9:05 AM

Notre Dame received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 DT Hunter Spears.

Spears (6'4/280) had a number of high-profile offers on his plate, including ones from Alabama, Cal and TCU. Notre Dame wins the day, though. The defensive tackle ranks as the No. 242 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite board. He already possesses plenty of functional strength and size, but will need to continue to work on his off-the-snap quickness and his overall consistency as he progresses toward a college career with the Irish.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 20 - 6:13 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 WR Jeremiah Payton.

Payton (6'3/180) was also considering Florida State and Auburn, among others. He's fresh off a sterling performance at The Opening Regional in Miami over the weekend, with 247Sports' Luke Stampini noting that he's "a big, athletic target on the outside that has a knack for making plays." On the 247Sports' composite board, Payton rolls in at No. 83 overall. He currently stands as Miami's highest-ranked recruit in the 2019 class.
Feb 20 - 5:32 PM




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