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Washington DC Pete Kwiatkowski said that redshirt freshman DL Levi Onwuzurike is "going to be a big-time contributor."

"He’s got the tools to be a very good football player," Kwiatkowski said. Washington DL coach Ikaika Malloe is on board with this notion, too, saying that the 6-foot-3, 266-pound Onwuzurike has a "limitless" amount of talent. The Huskies envision the redshirt freshman filling an Elijah Qualls-type role on the line, as he is capable of playing multiple positions. Onwuzurike ranked as Scout.com's No. 101 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle.
Aug 17 - 5:39 PM

NJ Advance Media has had to issue an open-records request to Michigan for a roster update.

This is peak cloak-and-dagger Michigan, here. Their official roster has not been updated since the end of the 2016 season and includes 11 players who are currently on NFL rosters and have signed combined contracts worth around $63 million. For reference's sake, the UM basketball team's roster was last updated on July 22 and the hockey team's roster was last updated just six days ago. The Wolverines are the only team in the Big Ten without an updated football roster. Just why Harbaugh and company have opted to keep the curtain closed here is not quite clear -- we're talking about a roster, not a depth chart.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 17 - 5:26 PM

Florida freshman WR Daquon Green was working with the first-team offense on Thursday.

"He’s looked very smooth in individual drills this month," writes SEC Country's Ryan Young, "but getting a chance to rep with the first-team offense with reporters present was a strong statement from the coaches about how he is progressing through his first camp with the Gators." Green (6'1/192) was working as an outside receiver during his time with the first team. He ranked as Rivals' No. 41 wideout coming out of high school as part of the 2017 class.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 17 - 5:14 PM

Georgia freshman RB D'Andre Swift (undisclosed) returned to practice on Thursday.

Swift (5'10/208) sat out three practices due to what HC Kirby Smart referred to as "some medical things." The four-star frosh has potential as a running back, receiver and kick-returner.
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 17 - 5:01 PM

The Clarion-Ledger's Antonio Morales passes along that Ole Miss sophomore DE Qaadir Sheppard "has emerged" as a starter opposite Marquis Haynes.

Sheppard (6'3/233) has pushed ahead of Victor Evans to put himself on the track to start when the Rebs kick off against South Alabama on September 2. He initially signed with Syracuse as part of the 2015 recruiting class, but the former three-star recruit was kicked off the Orange last February, reportedly due to a pair of failed drug tests. He recorded just one tackle and an interception in his lone active season back in 2015.
Aug 17 - 4:48 PM

Miami QB coach Jon Richt said that redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs and redshirt junior QB Malik Rossier are currently leading the competition to start.

Richt explained that "as far as day to day, if we had to start right now, yeah, those two older guys are ready. They’ve been in the system for a year and a half." He noted that while highly-anticipated true freshman QB N'Kosi Perry possesses an "unbelievable talent base," Perry still understandably takes a little more time to process the field than the more experienced Shirreffs and Rossier.
Aug 17 - 4:37 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman WR J.D. Spielman said that he hopes that his work on the scout team last year has readied him for in-game action.

"I knew I wasn’t going to play last year so I knew this was my opportunity to get better and go against starters every day at practice," Spielman said. The 5-foot-9, 181-pounder was named the Scout Team Offensive MVP at the end of his first year with the Cornhuskers. He caught four passes for 70 yards in the team's spring game. With freshman WR Jaevon McQuitty done for the year due to an injury, Spielman has an opportunity in front of him to help Nebraska on the depth front.
Source: Land of 10
Aug 17 - 4:14 PM

Oklahoma State senior QB Mason Rudolph said that he played with a broken rib for half of the 2016 season.

Rudolph explained that the rib injury made throwing the ball a painful proposition. Despite the physical setback, he still managed to throw for 4,091 yards (63.4% completions) while boasting a crisp 28/4 TD/INT ratio. He has been getting some early Heisman pub, with FOX Sports' Joel Klatt pegging him as his favorite to win the award earlier this month.
Aug 17 - 3:55 PM

South Carolina OLB coach Mike Peterson said that freshman LB Brad Johnson, "has all the intangibles."

"He has the size, he can run, he can hit. He is very coachable and is a great kid. Right now my job is to show him that learning curve and get him up to speed," Peterson said. Johnson (6'3/230) graded as a four-star recruit out of high school.
Source: 247Sports
Aug 17 - 3:43 PM

Texas Tech HC Kliff Kingsbury said that junior G Jacob Hines will likely start at left guard during the coming season.

"He really stepped up. ... He's been repping with the ones this entire week, so that's what I assume would happen," Kingsbury explained. Hines (6'5/320) joined Texas Tech this winter after spending two seasons down in the JUCO ranks.
Aug 17 - 3:30 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Seth Emerson reports that Georgia senior CB Malkom Parrish broke his foot in practice.

Parrish sat out Wednesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury. Per Emerson, he will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken foot. There is no concrete timetable for his return, but this will likely keep him out of action for at least the next two weeks. Aaron Davis -- who took reps at corner, rather than his usual safety spot on Wednesday -- Tyrique McGhee and highly regarded true freshman Deangelo Gibbs could all potentially see work in place of Parrish during the regular season if this injury sidelines him into September. He was a 12-game starter a year ago.
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 17 - 3:18 PM

BYU has moved senior S Matt Hadley to linebacker.

"He is struggling to keep the weight off, so it just makes sense to let him eat freely, get big and play linebacker," said HC Kalani Sitake. Hadley appeared in all 13 of BYU's games last season while recording 24 tackles. He'll provide linebacking depth for a Cougars team that needs it now that sophomore LB Francis Bernard will be taking a redshirt due to personal reasons for the coming season.
Aug 17 - 3:05 PM

BYU sophomore LB Francis Bernard (personal) is expected to redshirt during the coming season.

Bernard (6'0/235) is taking the redshirt due to a personal matter, but there is no further detail as to what that matter might be. His loss figures to be a difficult one to paper over -- Bernard registered 79 tackles (5.5 for loss) and three interceptions in 12 games last season. Matt Hadley has been moved from safety to linebacker to help shore up the position group.
Aug 17 - 2:53 PM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said that he will probably wait until the week of the season-opener against Liberty to name the starting quarterback.

"I just really like the camaraderie and competitiveness between Zach (Smith) and Anu (Solomon). I really believe iron sharpens iron. So we’re just going to keep playing it out," Rhule said. Smith and Arizona transfer Solomon have pulled ahead of true freshman Charlie Brewer over the first two weeks of camp, but beyond that, Rhule has offered no real hints as to what his lean might be.
Aug 17 - 2:40 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins (finger) has been ruled out indefinitely.

Collins injured his finger in practice last week and was spotted with a heavy bandage on his right hand during Tuesday's session. He had been expected to start in the slot if healthy. With Collins sidelined for the foreseeable future, Trevon Bradford and Xavier Hawkins have been receiving reps in his place.
Aug 17 - 2:28 PM



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