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Uncommitted four-star 2018 LB Solomon Tuliapupu has five programs he hopes to visit before the start of his senior season at Mater Dei (California).

While Tuliapupu hails from Santa Ana, California, the five visits he ticked off at the Adidas West Coast Invitational on Saturday were not in-state programs. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is hoping to turn in trips to Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama and Georgia this offseason. A fearsome presence on the field, Rivals sees Tuliapupu home on their 2018 master list at No. 43 overall.
Source: Rivals
Feb 19 - 3:57 PM

Florida State received a verbal commitment from 2018 DE Stacy Kirby.

While Rivals does not assign Kirby a star-rating at this juncture, Scout.com views him as a three-star prospect. Over at the latter outlet, analyst Corey Bender writes that the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is "a headache to contain during one-on-one situations." Florida State now houses eight pledges for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 19 - 3:53 PM

Florida State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 DE Kayode Oladele.

A pair of 2018 defensive ends committed to Florida State following their junior day on Saturday. In addition to Oladele, they also picked up a pledge from Stacy Kirby. For his part, the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Oladele ranks as Rivals' No. 25 strongside defensive end prospect for the 2018 cycle. Scout.com's Corey Bender sees him being in for a bit of a developmental curve. "The 'Noles will have to be patient with him, but this is a coachable kid that's equipped with athleticism and an intriguing build," writes the analyst. "At times he flashes that pop at the point of attack, but learning how to distribute his strength and playing with better technique will help take his craft to the next level."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 19 - 3:40 PM

ESPN's Gerry Hamilton writes that "[v]ersatility is the name of the game for [Notre Dame four-star 2018 verbal S commit Derrik] Allen."

"At corner, Allen flashes the ability to quickly read routes, explosive movement in transition and the burst to close and separate receivers from the ball," Hamilton explains. Should HC Brian Kelly utilize him as a safety, the analyst notes that "add[ing] strength and becoming a striker in the run game are areas to make gains." Hamilton believes that Notre Dame has a 95% chance of hanging onto Allen's pledge. He views Clemson as a (very) dark horse, here.
Feb 19 - 3:27 PM

Arkansas freshman QB Daulton Hyatt enrolled early in part because he wanted to add weight.

Hyatt is listed at a relatively modest 6-foot-4, 178 pounds. Already on campus and working in the strength and conditioning program, he should be able to add a bit of comfortable playing weight over the coming months. In December, he told SEC Country's Trent Shadid that "[the coaches] wanted me to make my own decision [on enrolling], but they did think that it would help me a lot and that it would be important for me to do." Hyatt ranks as ESPN 300's No. 148 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 19 - 3:14 PM

ESPN's Josh Liskiewitz writes that Utah redshirt senior T Salesi Uhatafe was "outstanding all season on pass blocks."

Liskiewitz's only caveat is in regards to Uhatafe's work in a down bowl performance against Indiana. Otherwise, aces. The ESPN analyst points out several shiny statistics for the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Utah rock, noting that in the Utes' final seven conference games, Uhatafe surrendered just one sack, no hits and two hurries. Uhatafe has appeared in 38 games for his career, 24 of which were starts. He did not miss a snap this past season.
Feb 19 - 3:01 PM

Miami received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 RB Camron Davis.

Davis was committed to Oregon State over the summer, but reopened his recruitment at the end of October. Miami is currently crushing the 2018 cycle. Davis (No. 176 overall on Rivals) isn't even their highest ranking running back commitment to date -- that would be Lorenzo Lingard (No. 16 overall on Rivals). Scout.com's analysis team notes that the 5-foot-9, 187-pound Davis "runs a little upright for a back his size and he shows a little stiffness, but he is a strong runner with a burst and vision."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 19 - 2:49 PM

Minnesota received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 QB Brennan Armstrong.

"Physically, he is tough as nails, evidenced by his running ability and his play at safety. He has good arm strength, but great field awareness and pocket presence," writes Scout.com's Bill Greene, who calls the 6-foot-1, 184-pound Armstrong "a great pickup" for HC P.J. Fleck. Greene offers a pair of lofty comparisons for Armstrong, noting that his game is reminiscent of that of former Boise State gunslinger Kellen Moore and current NFL all-timer Drew Brees.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 19 - 2:36 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler was surprised that Miami S Jamal Carter received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Brugler views Carter as an occasionally forgotten piece in Miami's secondary. That perception has not held up during the draft process, though, as Carter played in the East-West Shrine Game back in January and is now propelling himself off that platform and into the NFL Scouting Combine. The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder registered 85 tackles this past season, plus three passes defensed.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 19 - 2:24 PM

Former Iowa DT Jaleel Johnson said that redshirt freshman T Alaric Jackson was "probably one of the strongest freshmen that I’ve seen in the program."

While Jackson redshirted this past season and was not able to show off his big boy strength on Game Day, he has plenty of untapped potential to be molded by HC Kirk Ferentz and company. "He’s definitely athletic for his size. He can move," Johnson said in breaking down the 6-foot-7, 285-pounder's game. "Really, if it’s next year or a few years from now, he’s going to be doing some good things for Iowa." Jackson ranked as a three-star recruit on Rivals during the 2016 cycle.
Source: Land of 10
Feb 19 - 2:10 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 WR Isaah Crocker indicated that Cal is the front-runner for his pledge.

"Cal is my favorite college. It’s been my favorite college since I’ve been born," explained the Sacramento native. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder is also considering in-state programs USC and UCLA. The direction of his recruitment should continue to clarify as the offseason camp circuit unfolds. Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney notes that Crocker was one of the standout performers at the Adidas West Coast Invitational on Saturday.
Source: Rivals
Feb 19 - 1:56 PM

Michigan CB Jeremy Clark (knee) received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.

If you don't recall hearing Clark's name too many times this season, that is understandable. He tore his ACL in a late September contest against Penn State and subsequently missed the remainder of the 2016 campaign. Despite the fact that he essentially played no more than a cameo role this past season, the 6-foot-4, 206-pounder will have a chance to prove his rehab to NFL teams later this month. In a healthy 2015 season, he racked up 21 tackles while intercepting a trio of passes.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 19 - 1:44 PM

Kansas State redshirt junior S Kendall Adams whiffed on just two tackles in the final four games of the 2016 season.

Adams was far less sound in his tackling early in the season, missing 14 of 'em in the first six conference games on the schedule. Despite these early issues, the 6-foot-4, 211-pounder never lost the faith of HC Bill Snyder. Indeed, Adams sat out just 15 total snaps in 2016. For the season as a whole, he recorded 64 tackles and two interceptions.
Feb 19 - 1:31 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins (undisclosed) is listed as "Out for duration" on the Beavers' opening depth chart for spring practice.

Barring a turnaround on the health front, it is looking like Collins will sit out spring practice altogether. While the depth chart does not list his specific ailment (or to be more accurate, just lists it as "Rehab"), he was hospitalized due to illness in November. It appears that that illness sapped a fair bit of strength and weight from the quarterback-turned-wideout. In early February, HC Gary Andersen said, "I don't know that whole time frame. It's really gonna be the communication of Seth, the docs and how they kind of handle it. I'll just kind of follow their lead."
Feb 19 - 1:18 PM

Uncommitted five-star 2018 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown said that "USC is huge for me now."

Last week, Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney stared into a bubbling cauldron MacBeth style and predicted that St. Brown would eventually commit to UCLA. That may well still happen but the Bruins shouldn't feel too comfortable. Said St. Brown at the adidas West Coast Invitational on Saturday, "Coming off a big season with the new quarterback, USC at first wasn’t really a top for me but now USC is really up there now." Beyond the two California programs, Rivals' No. 11 overall prospect for 2018 is considering taking summer visits to Ohio State and Alabama, with Notre Dame and Stanford also in play for his pledge. His brothers, Equanimeous and Osiris, attend those latter two programs (respectively).
Source: Rivals
Feb 19 - 1:05 PM



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