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Ohio State redshirt junior RB Mike Weber declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Weber (5'10/214) will be heading into the draft later this winter, but before he does, the redshirt junior will play in one final game with the Buckeyes as he looks to help HC Urban Meyer go out a winner in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. His best season at the collegiate level came in 2016, when he rushed for 1,096 yards (6.0 YPC) and nine touchdowns. He looked to be on his way to becoming the next great OSU back, but injury sustained in August camp of 2017 opened the door for J.K. Dobbins' ascension. With Dobbins taking starting carries, Weber has failed to rush for more than 900 yards in either of the past two seasons. As for his pro prospects, The Draft Network's Kyle Crabbs notes that the OSU product "shows (a) compact running style with nice contact balance, bowling over defenders with aggressive pads and feet." On the more negative side, the analyst notes that Weber lacks lateral agility and that he has limited experience as a pass-catcher. He'll be in the mix to be drafted l
Dec 16 - 8:31 PM

Stanford received a verbal commit from three-star S Jonathan McGill.

McGill (5'9/175) will sign his letter of intent this week, but he said he is 100% committed to playing at Stanford. The three-star recruit will need to bulk up on his small frame to see the field, but 247 Sports' believes there are skills to develop. According to their rankings, McGill is the No. 51 safety in the 2019 class. Before committing to Stanford, McGill had plans to go to in-state school SMU.
Dec 16 - 3:42 PM

Michigan senior DE/OLB Chase Winovich has been Pro Football Focus' No. 1 graded EDGE defender in the Big 10 this season.

Pro Football Focus gives Winovich top-three marks in total stops (37, 2nd), total pressures (50, 3rd), and pass-rush grade (90.0, 2nd). With those advanced metrics, Winovich easily earned an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl and he'll be a highly analyzed prospect heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. Winovich (6'3/255) will be off the board sometime during Day 1 or Day 2, and NFL teams will certainly love his leadership.
Dec 16 - 3:20 PM

USF redshirt junior QB Black Barnett (shoulder/lower body) has shed his walking boot.

Barnett is dealing with shoulder and lower body injuries, but it appears that his lower body injury is improving since he was spotted in sandals on Sunday. The Bulls play in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday, and this update at least gives him a chance at playing, but it's still up in the air. USF's chances of beating Marshall improve with Barnett at quarterback, so it's a situation worth monitoring.
Dec 16 - 2:57 PM

Missouri and former TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson have mutual interest.

Robinson (6'2/228) has elected to transfer from TCU, and Missouri would be an interesting spot for the young quarterback who has to sit out the 2019 season due to transfer rules. With Drew Lock headed to the NFL Draft, former Clemson star quarterback is expected to start during the 2019 season and Bryant would be an excellent player for Robinson to learn under while being ineligible to play in games. Robinson would then be in a great spot to land the 2020 starting quarterback job since Bryant is already a senior.
Dec 16 - 2:32 PM

South Alabama received a verbal commitment from 2019 JUCO three-star QB Tylan Morton.

Morton (6'4/210) is 247 Sports' No. 1 ranked JUCO dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class, so this is an obvious big time get for South Alabama. Already with some collegiate experience at Hinds Community College, Morton is expected to at least challenge for the starting quarterback job as soon as 2019.
Dec 16 - 2:02 PM

Western Kentucky received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star WR Manny Allen.

Allen (6'2/175) was a 2018 four-star recruit who had previously committed to USC, Nebraska, and Louisville, but he wasn't eligible to play last season due to academics. The three-star recruit is "all good to go" academically now and will join the Hilltoppers in just a few weeks. The Western Kentucky coaching staff is very familiar with Allen since there are coaches from both USC and Louisville. Allen, who reclassified to the 2019 class, expects to be moved all over the formation to be utilized as a playmaker.
Source: 247 Sports
Dec 16 - 1:52 PM

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star DT Joshua Fuga.

Fuga (6'1/301) will stay home in Virginia and join the 2019 Virginia Tech Class. The defensive tackle checks in as the No. 38 prospect in Virginia and the No. 113 defensive tackle in the nation on 247 Sports' 2019 rankings. Before committing to Virginia Tech, Fuga planned on attending Temple University.
Dec 16 - 1:36 PM

UC Davis senior WR Keelan Doss caught 118 passes for 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018.

Doss will need to test well at his Pro Day, but the senior receiver has an outside chance at becoming an NFL draft pick this Spring. The six-foot-three, 206-pounder had a huge year at UC Davis, but it wasn't an outlier season. As a junior last year, Doss posted a 115-1,499-7 receiving line. NFL scouts will have no issue with his frame or production, so it comes down to film grades and tests.
Dec 16 - 1:05 PM

Rutgers received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star WR Isaiah Washington.

Washington (6'3/192) is rangy and strong receiver who had interest in Nebraska, Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, and other schools. Coming out of Jacksonville, Washington will likely line up outside for the Scarlet Knights and provide a vertical threat to the offense once he develops. Washington is 247 Sports' ranked No. 153 among receivers in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Dec 16 - 12:54 PM

Oregon redshirt senior DE Jalen Jelks has accepted an invite to the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Jelks (6'6/245) entered the 2018 season widely considered to be a second-round pick, but analysts are split on where he currently sits heading into the pre-draft process. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline noted that Jelks' stock dropped after the Washington State game after being "manhandled" by the Cougars' tackle Andre Dilliard. However, Jelks is expected to put up solid numbers at the NFL Combine -- he is lengthy and quick -- and a strong showing at the Senior Bowl should solidify his status as a potential second-round pick.
Dec 16 - 12:18 PM

Colorado has received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star OT/DT Austin Williams.

Williams (6'4/306) originally committed to Colorado State, but he flipped the switch and had the Rams out like a light by heading to the in-state rival Buffs. Rivals considers Williams the No. 103 ranked prospect coming out of Georgia, but he wasn't listed on their National or Positional rankings. However, 247 Sports considers Williams the No. 79 defensive tackle in the country. Already over 300 pounds, Williams will need to showcase proper technique before seeing playing time at Colorado, whether that's at OT or DT is unclear as of now.
Dec 16 - 12:06 PM

Former Baylor DE Justin Harris has transferred to Houston.

Harris (6'6/250) was suspended earlier this year, which sparked Harris to leave the team in August before the 2018 season. Since Harris had already burned his redshirt in 2017, he will enter the 2019 season as a redshirt sophomore after playing last season at Hutch Community College. A former three-star DE, Harris is still refining his craft, but he could make an impact on Houston's defense for the next two or three seasons.
Dec 16 - 11:46 AM

Former Auburn CB John Broussard has transferred to Memphis.

Broussard (5'11/185) left Auburn back in September to transfer to Snead State Community College in Alabama for undisclosed reasons -- possibly a lack of playing time -- but the 2016 four-star defensive back has returned to D1. Broussard used up his junior standing this past season at community college, so Broussard 2019 will be his final collegiate season. Memphis also picked up three-star WR Tahj Washington today.
Dec 16 - 11:37 AM

Memphis received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 WR Tahj Washington.

Washington (5'10/170) had offers from Kansas, Air Force, Bowling Green, and others, but the three-star selected Memphis in part to the university's recent success of developing current Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller. As a small, speedy weapon, Washington could develop into a gadget receiving specialist for the Tigers. Memphis also received a verbal commitment from ex-Auburn DB John Broussard.
Dec 16 - 11:29 AM



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