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Uncommitted three-star 2020 LB Corey Flagg took unofficial visits to Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Mississippi State this week.

While Flagg did tour a number of SEC schools, none of them have offered to the 6-foot, 215-pounder as of yet. Indeed, he has just three offers currently on the table, from Texas Tech, Memphis and Boston College. The Red Raiders have made a good early impression on him, but there's a long ways to go before Flagg has to make a decision. He'll likely wait to see what other offers come over the transom before he settles on his future home. Rivals ranks the Houston native as the No. 11 inside linebacker prospect in the 2020 class.
Source: Rivals
Jun 23 - 3:55 PM

Nebraska senior WR Stanley Morgan ranked either first or second in terms of targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns in the Big Ten last season.

Morgan (6'1/195) topped all wideouts in the conference in terms of targets (113), yards (990) and touchdowns (100) while finishing second in the Big Ten with his 61 catches. Keep in mind that he did all of this on an adrift team quarterbacked by Tanner Lee. A statistical boost may well be coming his way this year.
Jun 23 - 3:44 PM

Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 DE Jalen Hunt.

Hunt (6'2/245) made his pledge while in the midst of an official visit to Iowa this weekend. The Belleville, Michigan, native said that Iowa's coaching staff -- and specifically the consistency of the coaching staff -- was a large part of the draw for him, here. Rivals views Hunt as the No. 25 prospect in the state of Michigan.
Jun 23 - 3:31 PM

Florida State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 DE Curtis Fann.

Fann (6'2/251) brings to the table an interesting profile to be molded in Tallahassee. That's because unlike many of his peers at defensive end, the Twin City, Georgia, native has flashed consistent upside against the run. He does not project as a simple designated pass rusher, instead offering a more well-rounded fledgling game. On the ESPN 300, Fann checks into proceedings at No. 147 overall in the 2019 class. FSU has received commitments from a pair of four-star defensive ends in Fann and Derick Hunter this week.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 23 - 3:22 PM

Per Pro Football Focus metrics, Northern Illinois senior T Max Scharping graded out with a 99.2 pass-blocking efficiency rating last season.

No other draft-eligible tackle (minimum 200 snaps) posted a higher grade than Scharping in 2017. Next up were USC's Chuma Edoga and Kansas State's Dalton Risner, both of whom graded out with efficiency ratings of 98.4 when asked to keep their quarterbacks clean on the dropback. The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Scharping has given up all of 11 pressures over the past two campaigns. He's going to see interest in the draft next spring, but still has work to do ahead of him. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently views him as a seventh-round talent and would like to see him show more on the strength front.
Jun 23 - 3:05 PM

BYU redshirt junior TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau (foot) said that he has been medically cleared for football.

Laulu-Pututau (6'4/232) was waylaid by a dreaded Lisfranc foot injury just before the 2017 season kicked off. He did not play last year as a result. While Lisfranc concerns can sometimes derail careers altogether, it looks like Laulu-Pututau is one of the lucky ones to make it out the other side with his gridiron future still intact. When he next takes the field, he'll be playing his first career game at tight end. The redshirt junior is a converted receiver.
Jun 23 - 2:51 PM

Michigan State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 ATH Tate Hallock.

Legacy alert! Hallock (6'3/185) is the son of former Spartans FB Ty Hallock, whom the Lions selected in the seventh round of the 1993 draft. His older brother also currently plays linebacker for MSU. Zooming in to the current pledge, this particular member of the Hallock family is a versatile athletic piece capable of playing wide receiver, linebacker or safety. He's far from settled in terms of his position, but that should clarify over the next year-plus as he readies for his move to East Lansing.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 23 - 2:39 PM

Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen tabbed Georgia freshman RB James Cook as a potential instant-impact freshman.

Georgia's running backs room is an interesting one, as the team has HC Kirby Smart has a number of options at his disposal. D'Andre Swift (618 yards, 7.6 YPC last season) is the most notable among them, but the Bulldogs also have a pair of five-star freshman in Cook and Zamir White. White is actually considered by many to be the better prospect, but he's recovering from a torn ACL, which puts Cook in a prime position to draw carries behind Swift if he can impress in preseason camp.
Jun 23 - 2:24 PM

BYU OC Jeff Grimes said that sophomore RB Ula Tolutau is not currently with the team.

Grimes indicated that the Cougars hope that Tolutau will be back with BYU at some point this fall. It's unknown what, exactly, the precipitating circumstance of his absence might be. The 6-foot-1, 250-pounder was cited for marijuana possession last October, but given the amount of time that has passed since that slight indiscretion, it would probably be a stretch to speculate that this is the reason he's currently away from the team. Tolutau rushed for 303 yards (4.2 YPC) and a pair of touchdowns last season. Squally Canada, KJ Hall and Kavika Fonua are the main candidates to see major carries this season. We'll wait and see on Tolutau.
Jun 23 - 2:05 PM

Stanford senior RB Bryce Love averaged 4.28 yards after contact last season.

Love (5'10/184) is most well known for his bolt-of-lightning touchdown gallops, but he's also a tough runner who does not shy away from contact. Per Pro Football Focus, those 4.28 yards averaged after contact were good for ninth-most in the FBS among returning backs. So long as he can maintain his health -- he dealt with a nagging ankle injury throughout the 2017 campaign -- he'll be on the short list of Heisman candidates this fall. Love rushed for 2,112 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.
Jun 23 - 1:52 PM

Minnesota received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 WR Nnamdi Adim-Madumere.

Adim-Madumere (6'3/226) was fielding offers from the likes of Alabama and Texas A&M, but Minnesota continued to push for his pledge even in the face of those big dog programs and HC P.J. Fleck finally emerged the victor on Friday. The Gophers sold him on their plans to utilize his big frame to create mismatches in the passing game. Beyond his obvious physical attributes -- he was actually being recruited as a tight end by some teams -- Adim-Madumere brings to the table plus-blocking at this stage of his development. He'll be shutting down his recruitment now that he's settled on a future collegiate home in Minneapolis.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 23 - 1:43 PM

BYU OC Jeff Grimes said that redshirt freshman TE Joe Tukuafu is not currently with the team.

Tukuafu was not listed in the team's media guide, prompting questions about his status. Grimes would only offer that the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder is not with the outfit at this time and that he will "hopefully ... be back in the fall." That's all we've got to go on right now, unfortunately. Tukuafu initially signed with Utah State, but transferred to BYU following his LDS mission. An extended absence wouldn't be crippling, here, as the Cougars -- bereft of offense though they might be -- have a locked-in starter at tight end in Matt Bushman.
Jun 23 - 1:31 PM

ESPN's Craig Haubert compared Mississippi State four-star 2019 verbal DT commit Nathan Pickering to Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons.

"From an ability and ceiling-for-development standpoint, Pickering brings similar physical tools," Haubert writes of the similarities between the 6-foot-5, 277-pound baby Bulldog and Simmons. The latter has developed into one of the top defensive tackle prospect in the country since signing on with Mississippi State in 2016. Haubert notes that Pickering is "a talented, versatile defensive line prospect whose best football is very much still ahead of him." He's also the highest-ranked recruit in the Bulldogs' 2019 recruiting class, sliding into the ESPN 300 at No. 62 overall.
Jun 23 - 12:58 PM

Uncommitted three-star 2019 WR Khatib Lyles is tentatively planning on taking an official visit to Indiana.

Lyles (6'3/190) has gradually seen his recruitment pick up steam this offseason, with a respectable showing at the Rivals 3 Stripe camp regional in Dallas helping to boost his profile. Kansas, Utah and North Texas are among the programs that could potentially be in play for his ultimate pledge. The El Paso plans on making his commitment on Oct. 24, his mother's birthday.
Source: Rivals
Jun 23 - 12:46 PM

Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert had a passer rating of 105.9 on standard passes last season.

Best mark in the Pac-12 among returning passers, according to Pro Football Focus. The outlet earlier passed along an additional juicy nugget, in that Herbert posted a passer rating of 121.6 on plays which lasted longer than 2.6 seconds. On the whole, the 6-foot-6, 225-pounder threw for 1,983 yards with a 15/5 TD/INT ratio in eight games last season. His numbers would have been more robust had he not been waylaid by a broken collarbone for a chunk of the campaign. Herbert has the potential to be drafted first overall next spring.
Jun 23 - 12:28 PM



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