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2020 QB Sol-Jay Maiava received an offer from Michigan.

Maiava -- a Hawaii native -- has yet to begin his freshman season, but such trivialities matter not for HC Jim Harbaugh. Predictably, the Wolverines' offer is the first one that Maiava has received at this early juncture. He earned it after participating in a Michigan satellite camp. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound dual-threat gunslinger indicated that he was "blown away" by the offer. The shape of his recruitment, on the whole, won't be molded for another few years.
Jun 30 - 4:00 PM

Four-star 2017 T Joel Honigford committed to Michigan.

"While the ESPN 300 big man could certainly benefit from a redshirt and some time to physically develop," ESPN's Craig Haubert wrote, "he is still a good player who could at least come in and compete and offer some depth if needed." The analyst would like to see added strength and technique, but notes that he already "display[s] good knee bend and balance." With the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder now in the fold, the Wolverines have secured commitments from eight ESPN 300 prospects (the outlet ranks Honigford No. 199). That includes four ESPN 300 names in the month of June alone.
Jun 30 - 3:55 PM

Virginia Tech graduate DB Desmond Frye transferred to Toledo.

Frye appeared in 38 games during his career at Virginia Tech, including four starts last season. He finished the 2015 campaign with 25 tackles and an interception. The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder has one year of eligibility remaining. He earned a medical hardship waiver for his true junior season after being forced to undergo shoulder surgery.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 30 - 3:43 PM

Michigan canceled its satellite camp in American Samoa due to concerns over the Zika virus.

HC Jim Harbaugh and a portion of his staff were set to host a satellite camp in American Samoa on Thursday. No longer. John Raynar, communications director for the Republican Party of American Samoa, took to Facebook to say that Harbaugh's family doctor advised him not to travel due to concerns regarding the health and safety of his pregnant wife, Sarah. Zika poses heightened health risks to pregnant women.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 3:27 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens was named the co-winner of the Air It Out Quarterback Challenge at the Manning Passing Academy.

Mullens split the honor with Michigan redshirt junior QB John O'Korn. "That was one of the most fun things, competing," Mullens said. "There’s so many good quarterbacks there – Josh Rosen from UCLA, Deshaun [Watson] from Clemson, [Joshua] Dobbs at Tennessee. So to work out with them and see how I fit in was pretty cool." Last season, the 6-foot-1, 196-pounder threw for 4,476 yards (63.5% completions) with a juicy 38/12 TD/INT ratio.
Jun 30 - 3:11 PM

Four-star 2018 WR Jermaine Eskridge plans on making unofficial visits to Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan this summer.

"Probably a couple of other schools, too," Eskridge told Rivals. The 6-foot-3, 198-pounder indicated that Florida currently sits as the leader for his commitment, though he admits that he is "back and forth" on that. As for when he might lock in his pledge, don't hold your breath. "I’m gonna wait to decide. It’s not about new offers. I think I have the ones I’m going to get," he said before adding, "I’m just basically waiting for pretty much just Baylor right now."
Source: Rivals
Jun 30 - 2:56 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman wrote that 2018 DE Tyler Baylor "possess the natural athleticism and willingness to learn to make him a major college football prospect."

Baylor remains relatively new to football, but the raw tools are there in spades. "Look for big offers to flow in as he develops proper technique, football IQ, and awareness on the field," Friedman wrote. For the time being, the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder only has an offer on the table from Louisville. He recently took a visit to Notre Dame, though, and came away intrigued. "They said I could play defensive end or outside linebacker. I loved it. It was a beautiful campus [that] kind of felt like home. It was nice up there," he said. Assuming he shows signs of development during his junior season at Good Counsel (Maryland), his recruitment figures to ramp up this winter.
Source: Rivals
Jun 30 - 2:42 PM

In their first release of the 2018 Scout 100, Scout.com ranked five-star 2018 QB Trevor Lawrence as the No. 1 prospect in his class.

Scout.com's Chad Simmons sort of let the cat out of the bag on this one back in May, writing at the time that Lawrence would "likely" be the outlet's No. 1 overall prospect for 2018 to start. And thus it has come to pass. In breaking down the 6-foot-5, 194-pound gunslinger, Simmons writes that he has "NFL written all over him" and adds that "[a]s a passer, he has great size, he can make every throw, he spins it with the best of them, and he is very smart on the field." In his two seasons at Cartersville High School (Georgia), Lawrence has racked up 6,697 passing yards with a lofty 69/11 TD/INT ratio. In 2015, he led his team to a 15-0 record and a state championship. Simmons tags Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee as the probable front-runners for the freshly-minted No. 1's commitment. Lawrence has already spoken about the possibility of competing with Georgia freshman QB Jacob Eason in 2018 should he opt for the Bulldogs. Confidence, not an issue.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 30 - 2:26 PM

Virginia Tech sophomore S Adonis Alexander and redshirt freshman DE Houshun Gaines were sentenced to probation and 24 hours of community service for their possession of marijuana charges.

Alexander and Gaines were arrested in late April and faced misdemeanor marijuana possession charges (with Alexander also facing a possession of alcohol charge). With the matter now officially settled, all eyes turn to HC Justin Fuente, who said at the time of the arrest that the plan was to take a "wait-and-see" approach before doling out punishments. For the time being, the pair remains in indefinite suspension limbo.
Jun 30 - 2:01 PM

Four-star 2018 WR Miles Battle tagged Houston and Michigan State as the front-runners for his commitment.

"Houston is doing really good right now. A lot of us like them. We like that they’re trying hard to keep all the Houston talent in Houston," Battle said. For the time being, the Cougars and Spartans hold the lead in the 6-foot-4, 178-pounder's heart, but we remain in the early stages of his recruitment and that could be subject to change. Battle believes that Texas A&M and LSU could both toss him offers soon.
Source: Rivals
Jun 30 - 1:47 PM

Oklahoma junior CB Jordan Thomas faces charges of public intoxication, assault and battery and interference stemming from an early Thursday morning arrest.

This according to the arrest record from the Cleveland County sheriff's office. Further details regarding the exact circumstances are not known at this time. Thomas has had his run-ins with the law before, most recently in a December arrest after he skipped a court date relating to a speeding violation. The 6-foot-1, 183-pounder has also been suspended from the Sooners twice in his career. HC Bob Stoops has yet to comment on this most recent arrest. Last season, Thomas earned All-Big 12 second-team honors after recording 46 tackles and intercepting five passes.
Jun 30 - 1:33 PM

Scout.com's Greg Biggins called Alabama five-star 2017 RB Najee Harris "one of those generational talents that you just don't see very often."

Harris has received universal praise as prospect, but Biggins' comment crystallizes the national perception among those in the know. No wonder that both he and colleague Brandon Huffman project the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder as a potential Heisman winner down the road. Biggins called him perhaps the best running back prospect to come out of West Coast in a decade and wrote that Harris "has size, power, speed, the ability to run inside or outside, shows great hands out of the backfield, is highly competitive and works very hard off the field." Adding to the intrigue, Harris is also viewed as a prospect who could potentially flip on his commitment. Regardless of where he lands, he has the potential to be an immediate impact freshman in 2017.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 30 - 1:19 PM

Four-star 2017 ATH Salvon Ahmed indicated that he will likely commit to a school in the west.

Sorry, UMass fans. Said Ahmed, "I talk to a lot of the Pac 12, so, like, Washington a lot, Oregon, Stanford, Cal and UCLA. I talk to a lot of coaches from UCLA." Indeed, the only Pac-12 program yet to toss him an offer is Colorado. He will be using all five of his official visits -- the lucky five schools for those have not yet been determined -- and plans on making a commitment at the end of September. On the field, Scout.com's Greg Biggins notes that the 5-foot-11, 182-pounder is "a very physical kid who loves to mix it up." The outlet believes that Ahmed could eventually find success as a corner, safety or even running back.
Source: Rivals
Jun 30 - 12:55 PM

A rival Big 12 assistant coach told ESPN that Texas HC Charlie Strong's efforts to bring in former Baylor recruits this month "will go down in the history books as one of the best recruiting jobs ever."

After Baylor lost a number of high-profile recruits following their move to terminate HC Art Briles at the end of May, Strong's work to bring them into the Longhorns fold was nothing short of remarkable. Four-star WR Devin Duvernay, four-star OL J.P. Urquidez, four-star OL Patrick Hudson and three-star ATH Donovan Duvernay all hooked up with Strong's crew this month. Add this to the fact that Texas made an impressive National Signing Day push back in February. One Big 12 assistant believes that "[i]t’s this type of attention that will help them with the 2017 and 2018 classes, too. They’ll surely get a bump after this amazing run." That assistant offered one other piece of high praise, saying, "It has to be one of the top five classes in the country after this."
Jun 30 - 12:40 PM

The NCAA is implementing a rule in which all bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records are required to be given their bowl assignments before a team with a 5-7 record can be considered.

Last season, three teams with 5-7 records were awarded bowl bids based on APR (Academic Progress Rate). This in and of itself is not the issue -- there were 80 slots available, 77 of which were filled by 6-6 teams, thus three more were needed. Instead, the issue comes in the fact that the Foster Farms Bowl passed over Mountain West squads Nevada (6-6) and Colorado State (7-5) in favor of placing a 5-7 Nebraska team against 8-5 UCLA. This will not be a possibility this coming season. All 6-6 teams will first be chosen for the respective bowls, at which point (assuming there are still slots available), the 5-7 team with the highest APR will be able to choose which available bowl to attend.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 12:22 PM



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