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Colorado received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 S Titus Toler.

Toler (5'11/177) opted for Colorado over fellow Pac-12 outfits Washington and Arizona State. With the Bellflower, California, native now in the fold, the Buffs are up to 12 pledges in the 2019 class. The 247Sports composite board ranks Toler as the No. 63 safety prospect for the cycle, so there's still a fair amount of development he'll need to undergo before he's ready to contribute at the collegiate level. A freshman redshirt will very much be in play.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 21 - 4:18 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler writes that Stanford senior RB Bryce Love has "an instant accelerator."

"His wheels at the second level are the last thing safeties want to see with his ability to set up open-field moves," Brugler notes. "Love trusts the play design and shows outstanding patience to allow the blockers to do their job." He also refers to the 5-foot-10, 196-pounder as a "might mouse in protection." The Stanford standout's durability will be something to monitor this season, as he was consistently hobbled by an ankle injury last year. He toughed it out through that to spectacular statistical effect, but for evaluating purposes, we'd like to see a clean, healthy campaign upcoming.
Source: The Maven
Jul 21 - 3:39 PM

Ole Miss HC Matt Luke expects that the Infraction Appeals Committee will rule one way or another at some point in the fall.

The Rebs are arguing to the appeals committee that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions overstepped their bounds when levying punishment against the program for past indiscretion, punishment including a two-year bowl ban, recruiting restrictions, financial penalties and probation for 21 allegations of violations. It's possible that we could see some of these restrictions reduced or eliminated, but we'll just have to wait and see. In other Ole Miss/NCAA news, the program has now self-reported a Level III violation relating to boosters and/or fans inappropriately contacting recruits on social media. This should not be considered a serious violation, though it would probably put minds at ease if these things just stopped occurring altogether.
Jul 21 - 3:22 PM

Louisville received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 ATH Pruitte.

While Pruitte has upside on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, Louisville has been recruiting him as a receiver. Tight end or linebacker could additionally be in play depending on how he develops. On the 247Sports composite board, Pruitte slots in as the No. 124 "athlete" prospect in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-6, 218-pounder has been timed running the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds previously.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 21 - 3:11 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler voiced concerns about Missouri senior QB Drew Lock's developmental path.

Brugler ticks off a number of demerits in Lock's game, notably in terms of his decision-making, his footwork -- Brugler cites numerous "breakdowns in his mechanics" from his film study -- and his timing. These are criticisms which we very much agree with, as they've been a consistent part of Lock's game. Especially against the more high-caliber opponents on Mizzou's schedule. There's little doubt that he'll put up numbers during the coming campaign, but his evaluating process this winter could be a tough one unless he shows clear developmental improvements in the fall.
Source: The Maven
Jul 21 - 2:45 PM

West Virginia received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 CB Nicktroy Fortune.

Fortune (5'11/176) was also seriously considering Virginia proper, having taken an official visit to the Cavaliers near the end of June. 247Sports analyst Chris Anderson passes along that the corner flashes almost immediately on film in terms of both his quickness and his ability to diagnose the action after the ball's passed. Mountaineers CB coach Doug Belk served as the point man in helping to lure Fortune to Dana Holgorsen's outfit. Belk and Fortune both hail from the state of Georgia.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 21 - 2:32 PM

Pitt sophomore QB Kenny Pickett said that he has a similar mentality to that of mixed-martial artist Conor McGregor.

Pickett (6'2/225) is not a yapper like McGregor, but he still views himself in a similar light to the pugilist, saying, "When I walk out on that field, I don’t care what team is out there. I don’t care about the hype, the noise, that all doesn’t matter." The sophomore signal-caller is going to be taking over as a full-time starter for the coming season after receiving a few cups of coffee last year, when he threw for 509 yards (59.1-percent completions) with a modest 1/1 TD/INT ratio in four games. During media appearances in recent days, Pickett's teammates have been incredibly buoyant when talking about the kind of leadership and composure he's shown despite the fact that he's just now entering his sophomore year.
Jul 21 - 2:12 PM

Missouri received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB Glover Cook.

Cook (6'0/180) had been committed to Louisville for almost a year when he reopened his recruitment in early March, with Missouri the ultimate beneficiary of his wandering eye. He'll have some work to do to disprove his current recruiting ranking, as the 247Sports composite board slots him in as just the No. 60 running back prospect in the 2019 class. Among the testing marks he posted at an Orlando regional for The Opening earlier this offseason, a 4.69-second 40-yard dash, a 32.4-inch vertical jump and 4.45-second run in the 20-yard shuttle. He should be able to improve on those results as his body matures over the coming years.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 21 - 2:01 PM

New Mexico AD Eddie Nunez said that the athletic department is "talking about football internally" in terms of potential budget cuts.

The Lobos just cut a quartet of sports -- beach volleyball, men's and women's skiing and men's soccer -- in an effort to save money. Football is not on the chopping block, but it's feeling the budgetary heat regardless, with amenities such as hotels before home games and perhaps some student meals set to potentially be scaled back or vaporized altogether. The athletic department could also potentially reign in funds allotted for recruiting trips.
Jul 21 - 1:12 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 G Saleem Wormley will announce his pledge on Monday.

Wormley (6'4/300) has chopped his offer list down to two programs, with Penn State and Rutgers standing as the final pair under consideration. He's developed positive relationships with both coaching staffs and this is a somewhat tricky recruitment to read, but we'd put our Monopoly money on Rutgers as the ultimate champion for the big man's heart. The Scarlet Knights hosted Wormley on an official visit near the end of June. On the Rivals master list for the 2019 cycle, he slides in at No. 103 overall.
Source: Rivals
Jul 21 - 1:01 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline notes that Purdue redshirt senior TE Cole Herdman is "adequate in all areas but stands out in no single aspect of the tight end position."

"He must step up his game this season to receive late-round consideration next spring," Pauline writes. His outlet currently hits up Herdman with a UDFA grade. This past season, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder turned in a 20-331-3 receiving line. Herdman was recently named to the Mackey Award Watch List, with the Mackey being handed out annually to the top tight end in the country.
Jul 21 - 12:53 PM

Arkansas State redshirt senior QB Justice Hansen was named to the first-team All-Sun Belt team.

No surprise on this one, as Hansen turned in a scintillating season for the Red Wolves a year ago, throwing for 3,967 yards with a 37/16 TD/INT ratio. He added 415 rushing yards and seven ground scores on top of those aerial marks. Along with Hansen, Arkansas State also placed RB Warren Wand, OL Lanard Bonner, DL Ronheen Bingham and DB Justin Clifton.
Source: AL.com
Jul 21 - 12:42 PM

ESPN's Phil Steele projects Clemson to win the ACC Atlantic in 2018.

No surprise here. Clemson has dominated the division over the past few years, and they bring back a team that should not only contend for a division title, but a potential championship. "I thought all four defensive linemen would leave early for the NFL," Steele writes, "but all four returned and Clemson has a veteran quarterback and moves to No. 23 on my experience chart and should make the playoff for a third straight year."
Source: ESPN
Jul 20 - 8:52 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Penn State senior LB Manny Bowen could be back with the Nittany Lions in 2018.

Bowen was dismissed from the program at the end of December after he was given a season-ending suspension in November. Pauline, however, hears that there are rumblings that Bowen will be back with the Nittany Lions in 2018. He was a big part of the defense before the suspension/dismissal; registering 51 tackles -- three for loss and recovering a fumble. We'll see if Bowen is back in good graces with James Franklin and company soon.
Jul 20 - 8:29 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Georgia sophomore RB D'Andre Swift as the top running back to watch in college football in 2018.

Well, that's a bit of a surprise. That's not to take anything away from Swift; he's a premium talent who flashed huge upside in his freshman campaign with the Bulldogs. It's just a bit of an upset to see him listed over some of the other stud tailbacks in college football this year. ", Swift possesses the desired combination of size, discipline, toughness and quickness to become a top-tier lead back," Zierlein writes. He also notes that he only had double-digit carries once, and it's worth mentioning that Georgia brought in two five-star running backs this winter. Still, for all the reasons Zierlein mentions, Swift could easily be the top tailback in college football in 2018.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 20 - 8:19 PM



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