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Draft Insider Tony Pauline has heard most scouts prefer Penn State senior TE Mike Gesicki over Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli.

Gesicki has seemingly played at the college level for seven years, but that sarcasm is a credit to the number of highlight reel plays he has made over the last few years. The 2017 draft was loaded with tight ends, so it will be interesting to see who is in the market for one next year.
Jun 27 - 11:44 AM

Former Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson has joined Dino Babers' staff at Syracuse.

Johnson played under Babers at Bowling Green during his final season and their styles meshed well together. Babers loves to throw often and throw vertically, and downfield shots might be Johnson's strength.
Jun 27 - 10:05 AM

Texas sophomore QB Shane Buechele won the throwing contest at the Manning Passing Academy.

Buechele is not guaranteed to start this season, although he is the favorite to reclaim his No. 1 gig from last year. His style fits Tom Herman's offense quite well, as the goal is to get the ball out quickly, many times on vertical shots, with tempo. Freshman Sam Ehringer is his main competition.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 27 - 9:43 AM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell predicts that uncommitted five-star 2018 DE K.J. Henry will commit to Clemson.

"Clemson has been considered the favorite for a long time but recent visits to Georgia and Alabama and skipping Clemson on the way back home has raised some eyebrows," writes Farrell, who adds that "[t]his will come down to official visits most likely." Henry (6'5/220) ranks as the outlet's No. 15 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Earlier this offseason, ESPN's Craig Haubert compared the Clemmons, North Carolina, native to former Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris, noting that Henry "possesses a quick first step, good agility and the ability to bend and work a tight path."
Source: Rivals
Jun 26 - 6:57 PM

Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 T Jack Plumb.

While the Hawkeyes see a future left tackle in Plumb, he has some work to do before he would be physically ready for the rigors of Big Ten play. He is listed at 6-foot-8, 235 pounds on Scout.com heading into his senior season at Bay Port High School (Wisconsin). Added weight over the next year-plus will be a necessity. Beyond that, he still needs reps on the offensive line, as he played tight end for Bay Port last season. Consider him a potential diamond-in-the-rough for the Hawkeyes down the road. He certainly has the bloodlines for football -- his mother's cousin is Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, his paternal grandfather is former Bears assistant Ted Plumb and his maternal grandfather is the late Fritz Shurmur, who coached with the Packers.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 26 - 6:48 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Michigan State senior C Brian Allen as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at his position.

Allen (6'2/305) started all 12 games for the Spartans last season and has started 15 consecutive contests dating back to the tail end of the 2015 campaign. He earned second-team All-Big Ten recognition from the media and third-team honors from the media at the end of the past season. This spring, Allen landed on the Rimington Trophy Watch List. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell views him as a potential Day 3 selection heading into the 2017 season.
Jun 26 - 6:35 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 WR Shaqon Anderson-Butts will take official visits to Florida and Arizona.

Anderson-Butts (6'0/202) plans on heading down to Gainesville for their showdown with LSU on October 7. He has yet to determine which Wildcats game he will be checking out in official capacity. In the short term, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, native is going to be visiting Florida (unofficially) for their Friday Night Lights event from July 20-22. As for his on-field persona, Scout.com's Brian Dohn notes that Anderson-Butts "has big-play ability, and can run past a cornerback for the deep ball," adding that "[h]e has good ball skills and he understands how to use his body to seal off a defender." The outlet ranks the wideout as the No. 5 receiver in the East region for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 26 - 6:21 PM

ESPN's Alex Scarborough writes that Florida sophomore WR Tyrie Cleveland is "a potential difference-maker when it comes to opening up a formerly stagnant offense."

Cleveland dealt with a hamstring injury as a true freshman, but managed to finish up the campaign with 14 catches for 298 yards and two touchdowns in eight games last season. He averaged a hearty 21.3 yards per reception on those 14 catches. This offseason, he has focused on route-running and a more general acclimation to HC Jim McElwain's offense as he looks to post a breakout campaign in 2017. Cleveland is just one cog in a loaded receiving corps for the Gators.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 26 - 6:05 PM

Baylor has proposed to release information on every incident of sexual assault which has occurred at the school since 2003.

"Baylor has made a proposal to the court regarding contested issues in pending litigation. The court has not yet ruled on this proposal. This information has yet to be compiled and is separate from the investigation conducted by Pepper Hamilton," the university said in a statement on Monday. This proposed release is related to a Title IV lawsuit by 10 former students who are alleging they were sexually assaulted while enrolled. That is just one of six Title IV lawsuits Baylor is currently wading its way through.
Jun 26 - 5:46 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Washington redshirt senior C Coleman Shelton as the No. 4 senior draft prospect at his position.

Shelton received second-team All-Pac-12 recognition for his work this past season, when he started 14 games at center during the Huskies' Playoff run. All told, he has started 27 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2015 season. This spring, the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder landed on the Remington Watch List. The Remington is awarded annually to the top center in the country.
Jun 26 - 5:30 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney predicts that uncommitted four-star 2018 LB Solomon Tuliapupu will commit to USC.

While Gorney likes Tuliapupu (6'3/210) to eventually side with the Trojans, there are still plenty of other potential landing spots which could spoil this one for HC Clay Helton. The Santa Ana, California, native has taken offseason visits to Georgia, Oregon and Alabama and is planning for an official to Ohio State. Rivals ranks him as the No. 58 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Scout.com sees him as playing "with a unique amount of recklessness and ferocity."
Source: Rivals
Jun 26 - 5:11 PM

Auburn received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 WR Shedrick Jackson.

Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Memphis and Missouri were also in play, here. Jackson (6'1/195) has one major claim to fame -- he is the nephew of all-universe athlete, Bo Jackson, who himself played at Auburn. "Obviously it’s going to get a lot of attention. But really what you’ve got to do is go out there and make a name for yourself," explained the newest baby Tiger to SEC Country earlier in the spring. "It’s not Bo Jackson going out there anymore. It’s not him scoring touchdowns or running 40-yard dashes." He also raised the bar on himself, saying, "There are tons of expectations, but really I just want to go out there and be better than he was." Good luck with that, Mr. Jackson. We will be starting up our old Tecmo Bowl games in anticipation.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 26 - 4:56 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Alabama redshirt senior C Bradley Bozeman as the No. 3 senior draft prospect at his position.

Bozeman (6'5/319) was a mainstay on the line last season, starting all 15 games at center for the National Championship runner-ups. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell sees the former four-star recruit being drafted on Day 2 or early Day 3 at this summer juncture.
Jun 26 - 4:42 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney reports that uncommitted five-star 2018 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown "has developed a strong bond with (Stanford HC David) Shaw and has been impressed with how he’s been recruited by the Stanford coaches."

"It was good," St. Brown said of a recent visit. "Really enjoyed it. Got a chance to sit down with the coaches and talk some football." Gorney believes that a commitment to Stanford, where his brother Osiris is already a member of the football team, will be coming down the pike in due time. USC and Notre Dame are also up there in the 6-foot-1, 187-pounder's mental hierarchy. As for potential darkhorse options to land Rivals' No. 4 overall prospect for 2018, keep an eye on Michigan, Ohio State and UCLA.
Source: Rivals
Jun 26 - 4:26 PM

Florida sophomore T Jake Fruhmorgen has enrolled in classes at the university.

News of Fruhmorgen's transfer from Clemson broke in early March. Now that he has enrolled in classes at Florida, it is officially in the books. The 6-foot-5 290-pounder -- a former four-star recruit -- will be required to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Jun 26 - 4:12 PM



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