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Alex Wilcox of WNDU-TV reports that transferring Notre Dame senior QB Malik Zaire has chosen Florida and is waiting for the SEC to change its graduate transfer restrictions.

The SEC prevents schools from adding grad transfers if they had a graduate transfer over the previous three years who did not hit certain academic benchmarks. That's a problem for Florida, because Mason Halter and Anthony Harrell didn't meet those requirements in 2015. The SEC will review the rule at its spring meetings -- starting on Wednesday -- and Florida is confident that it will be overturned. If it is, Zaire would compete for the starting job with redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks and senior Luke Del Rio. Texas badly wanted Zaire, and is likely his Plan B if the SEC doesn't alter the rule.
May 28 - 5:56 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman tagged uncommitted four-star 2018 T Penei Sewall as a standout performer in the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp series.

Sewall was denied OL MVP honors at the Los Angeles camp he attended, but only because three-star T Chris Murray -- who Friedman viewed as the best overall offensive line performer in the series -- was just a little better. Friedman writes that the 6-foot-5, 340-pounder (Rivals' No. 79 overall prospect for 2018) "lived up to his billing, dominating opponents with his size and athleticism." He has taken recent visits to Alabama and Oklahoma, but has yet to lock down a timeline for when he will make his eventual commitment.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 3:55 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff tagged Texas A&M freshman DE Tyree Johnson as a summer-enrollee to watch in August camp.

With both Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall out the door, the Aggies are looking to rebuild at defensive end. Writes Aschoff, "Johnson wasn't considered an elite recruit, but when you're looking for bodies at such an important position, its pretty much all hands on deck." He adds that the 6-foot-3, 247-pound Johnson is "quick and could still add some mass, but consistency will be key." Aschoff also singles out JUCO end Michael Clemons (who is likewise arriving on campus this summer) as another potential option to help Texas A&M on the defensive line.
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 3:41 PM

Mississippi State redshirt junior RB Aeris Williams said, "It's going to be hard to stop me this year."

"He is very confident in what he’s doing," said RB coach Greg Knox. "He is very knowledgeable in what he is doing. He is playing with that confidence that you want a guy to play with." While readying for the coming season this spring, Williams has packed on a little weight, with the 6-foot-1 sophomore indicating that he is now around 222 pounds -- compared to the 215 he was listed at last season. He rushed for 720 yards (5.3 YPC) and four touchdowns in 2016, numbers which he will try to top as the expected starter during the coming campaign.
May 28 - 3:25 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman notes that uncommitted four-star 2018 T Rasheed Walker's "progress over the last two years has been fantastic."

"He’s much stronger in the upper body and more patient and disciplined pass blocking," Friedman explains. The 6-foot-6, 350-pounder's strong work during the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in New Jersey earlier this spring earned him an invitation to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge. He ranks as the outlet's No. 209 overall player for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 3:10 PM

Florida freshman DB Shawn Davis said that he expects the NCAA to clear him as academically eligible soon.

Davis was unable to enroll early with the Gators due to the NCAA not approving one of the math courses he had taken. He indicated that he has taken the necessary course in the interim and is hopeful that he will be cleared for launch in the near future. The 6-foot, 190-pounder ranked as ESPN 300's No. 256 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle.
Source: SEC Country
May 28 - 2:54 PM

Georgia freshman T Isaiah Wilson said that he is "the biggest I've ever been."

Wilson would not say his exact weight, but given that he was listed at 6-foot-7, 350 pounds in the team's spring game media guide, a weight increase is saying something. He indicated that "the tummy is barely there and I’m looking great," but it is always something to keep an eye on when players start to creep over 350 pounds. Wilson will be working at right tackle in August camp and will be trying to shimmy his big self into the mix with Dyshon Sims and Ben Cleveland, who were listed as the top two right tackles on the post-spring depth chart.
May 28 - 2:39 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman singled out Miami three-star 2018 verbal OL commit Delone Scaife as one of the standout performers from the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp series.

"Scaife didn’t compete against the best defensive line group, but he did all that could be asked of him, which was dominate the afternoon," Friedman writes. "He won most reps in convincing fashion and finished his blocks by slamming opponents into the dirt." Friedman colleague Rob Cassidy was likewise impressed by the 6-foot-4, 283-pounder's camp work, noting that he possesses "impressively light feet for a prospect of his size." Scaife has been committed to the Hurricanes since last July.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 2:24 PM

ESPN's Sam Kahn Jr. writes that South Carolina freshman CB Jamyest Williams "has the speed, leaping ability (40-inch vertical) and ball skills to play at corner quickly."

Williams ranked as ESPN's No. 3 cornerback prospect in the 2017 cycle. His size could be something of an issue against larger wideouts, as he measures in at a scant 5-foot-9, 174 pounds. He indicated that he models his game after another undersized star -- former LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu. Said Williams, "We (small guys) have our gifts. I’m fast and quick as stuff. I just have to work harder than the next person because only the strong survive."
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 2:08 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer called junior CB Denzel Ward "probably the fastest on the team."

Ward was hand-timed running the 40-yard dash in 4.31 seconds when he was in high school. Buckeyes CB coach Kerry Coombs has been impressed with the speedster's work this spring, saying, "He’s had a great offseason, and he’s demonstrated some terrific leadership. I’m very excited about him." Land of 10's Ben Axelrod passes along that "Ward is the player the Ohio State staff is counting on most" to help replace the production vacated by Marshon Lattimore. This past season, the 5-foot-10, 191-pounder recorded 23 tackles and nine passes defended.
Source: Land of 10
May 28 - 1:52 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman notes that uncommitted four-star 2018 G William Barnes is "[o]ne of the more polished offensive linemen from a technique standpoint."

Barnes took part in the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in Orlando and absolutely dominated, with Friedman writing that the 6-foot-4, 291-pounder was "by far" the best lineman on hand at the camp. Barnes predictably came away with OL MVP honors for his work in Orlando. He ranks as Rivals' No. 58 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Friedman believes that the Apopka, Florida, native will stick in-state with Florida, Miami or Florida State when he makes his commitment.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 1:36 PM

Michigan redshirt senior RB Ty Isaac rushed for 47 yards on five carries in the team's spring game.

Isaac was second on the team in rushing during the spring game, topped only by Karan Higdon (81 yards on 12 carries). The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Isaac turned in 417 rushing yards and five touchdowns last season. Both Higdon and Isaac will be working in rotation behind expected starter Chris Evans during the coming season. Kareem Walker -- who was plagued by academic issues as a freshman in 2016 -- and true freshman backs O'Maury Samuels and Kurt Taylor could also work their way into the mix.
May 28 - 1:22 PM

Former 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs tweeted that "Michigan will fire [HC Jim Harbaugh] when I'm done."

This holiday weekend Twitter beef will take a little bit of unpacking. During a radio interview this week, Jacobs -- who played one season under Harbaugh when he was coaching the 49ers -- took a few shots at his former coach, saying, "Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea." Harbaugh, as he tends to do, responded to this on Twitter by saying, "Let all bitterness & wrath & anger & clamor & slander be put away from you, along with all malice." To which Jacobs then responded, "Love the support but stop the super bowl talk. I will expose him, Michigan will fire him when I am done." He did not elaborate as to how, exactly, he plans on bringing about Harbaugh's downfall.
Source: mlive.com
May 28 - 1:07 PM

ESPN's Sam Kahn Jr. notes that "[t]he Vols have some good depth on the offensive line, but [freshman T Trey] Smith likely will figure his way onto the field."

On Thursday morning, Tennessee HC Butch Jones appeared on "The Cube Show" (hosted by SEC Network's Cole Cubelic) and addressed Smith's work this spring, saying, "He's very, very competitive. He has great toughness. I thought he brought a lot of dynamics to that room and onto the field." The Volunteers bounced the 6-foot-6, 299-pounder along the line this spring, trying him out in three spots. Kahn's note on Tennessee's depth is not overselling matters -- the Vols could have as many as nine players competing for the five spots on the offensive line in August camp. Smith was ESPN's No. 1 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle.
Source: ESPN.com
May 28 - 12:46 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 ILB Chad Bailey plans on visiting LSU for a camp this June.

LSU has yet to offer to Bailey, but he said that he believes they will do so later this offseason. Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger notes that the 6-foot, 235-pounder " has been strong in his camp appearances this spring, where he’s held his own against slot receivers and running backs in pass coverage." He adds that "the main factor that’s seemingly kept his recruitment from exploding has presumably been trepidation over his experience as an inside linebacker." Bailey ranks as Rivals' No. 160 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. In addition to his planned LSU visit, he is also kicking around a potential summer camp visit to Alabama.
Source: Rivals
May 28 - 12:31 PM



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