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Uncommitted three-star 2020 RB Ty Jordan said that he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds during a recent camp at TCU.

We tend to see high school prospects only improve in their measurements as their bodies mature, meaning that Jordan may well end up testing even faster than this in the coming years. For reference's sake, the fastest time from a running back at the most recent NFL Scouting Combine was 4.38 seconds, by NC State's Nyheim Hines. As for which program might ultimately land speedster Jordan, he's still in the early process of gathering information. Utah is one program which he has begun to connect with, but again, still early. The Mesquite, Texas, native ranks as Rivals' No. 30 running back prospect in the 2020 class.
Source: Rivals
Jul 19 - 2:57 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline write that Northwestern redshirt senior LB Nate Hall "comes with outstanding measurables and makes plays in every direction of the field."

"[Hall]’s a fast defender with ability in pursuit. Like [QB teammate Clayton] Thorson, the opportunity for a big move up draft boards is available to Hall if he has a knockout senior season," Pauline writes. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound redshirt senior is currently graded as a sixth-round prospect on the analyst's outlet. He did not participate in spring practice, as he sustained a knee injury which required surgery in the leadup to the Music City Bowl against Kentucky this past winter and has been rehabbing from that procedure throughout the offseason. Wildcats HC Pat Fitzgerald figures to offer an update on Hall's recovery when Big Ten media sessions boot up on Monday. He's an integral part of the defensive attack, having registered 81 tackles (17.0 for loss), five sacks and a pair of interceptions for the past campaign.
Jul 19 - 2:45 PM

Walter Football's Charlie Campbell passes along that North Alabama senior S Chris Johnson is "a small-school prospect who has impressed evaluators."

"He has outstanding instincts, ball skills, incredible intangibles, lean and needs a year or two to just get bigger. He's a pure free safety and a weak tackler right now," an advanced scout explained to Campbell of the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Johnson. The analyst notes that in a safety class viewed in some NFL corners as a bit thinner, a small school prospect like Johnson has the opportunity to rise up boards if he can continue to show forward developmental steps. For the past campaign, the North Alabama safety registered 50 tackles with three passes broken up and a hearty six interceptions. He earned first-team All-Gulf South Conference recognition at the end of the season.
Jul 19 - 2:30 PM

Alabama redshirt senior LB Keith Holcombe has quit football in order to focus on baseball.

"He's always wanted to play baseball. He's had an opportunity to play baseball, and we decided to give him the opportunity to go full-time in baseball this year," Tide HC Nick Saban said, explaining that Holcombe had the option to potentially give it a go as a two-sport athlete, but that the redshirt senior declined on the football side. So baseball it is, now. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder was an active performer for the defending champs last season, recording 38 tackles, but Saban and his staff have been anticipating his departure for some time, as Holcombe did not take part in spring practice. His loss thins an already thin depth chart at inside linebacker. The team should be OK for now, but if Dylan Moses or Mack Wilson were to suffer injury upcoming, the lack of depth might start to become problematic.
Source: AL.com
Jul 19 - 2:11 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that senior WR Will Hastings' recovery from a torn ACL sustained in the spring is "going excellent."

"He's off to a very good start," Malzahn said. Hastings (5'10/167) initially tore his ACL during spring practices. Even at the beginning of May, Malzahn was expressing hope that the wideout would be ready to return to play before the end of the upcoming campaign. No setbacks have occurred since to dash that hope, it would appear. Just when -- specifically -- Hastings might be healthy enough to see the field remains unknown, but this picture should begin to clarify in the coming weeks. Working out of the slot last season, he registered a 26-525-4 receiving line.
Jul 19 - 1:55 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Clemson DC Brent Venables has received a five-year contract extension.

Per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, Venables' extension will be worth $11.6 million in total. The 47-year-old coordinator is going to draw $2 million for his annual base salary -- he'll be the highest paid assistant in the country -- with retention bonuses kicking in each year for the duration. Venables is often floated as a potential candidate for head-coaching jobs when the carousel picks up its spin in late autumn, but seems incredibly comfortable with his position on staff at Clemson and may well just be one of those coaches who has no urge to continue to climb the ladder.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 19 - 1:36 PM

North Carolina AD Bubba Cunningham said that the program self-reported several violations to the NCAA relating to players selling shoes.

"There were a number of students [who sold shoes]," Cunningham said during an ACC media event on Thursday. He added those those players -- none of whom were named -- could potentially face some sort of a suspension. While NCAA infractions are never welcomed, it could be worse. This is considered a "secondary violation," which does not carry the sort of steep penalty we've seen levied in the past. If any suspensions do develop from this case, we'll pass along word.
Jul 19 - 1:13 PM

USC sophomore WR Joseph Lewis was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on Wednesday night.

TMZ Sports initially broke the news of Lewis' arrest, with that report subsequently confirmed by USA Today through the LAPD. At this juncture, little information is available beyond the basic fact that the sophomore wideout was arrested at 11:00 PM on Wednesday following an alleged altercation with a woman. The timing is about as bad as can be imagined -- it comes just over a week after Lewis was released from jail after serving 21 days as part of a plea deal reached after he was arrested in February on a pair of domestic battery charges. Lewis was hopeful to be able to rejoin the Trojans for August camp, but that's almost certainly not going to happen, now. It's very possible USC moves to dismiss him altogether, though that has not yet occurred.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 19 - 11:54 AM

Missouri dismissed indefinitely suspended redshirt senior S Kaleb Prewett.

Prewett (6'1/210) has been on the bad side of HC Barry Odom since January, when the team initially moved to issue an indefinite suspension against the redshirt senior. A little over half-a-year later, the former Kansas State Wildcat has been booted altogether. We still don't know what, exactly, Prewett did to earn the ultimate dismissal, as the only reason given for his initial suspension was a boilerplate "violation of team rules." Regardless, the end result, here, is that Missouri is letting go a versatile starting defender, one who handled both strongside linebacking and safety duties at times last year.
Jul 19 - 11:43 AM

South Carolina redshirt junior DB Javon Charleston remains out on suspension.

Gamecocks HC Will Muschamp was asked about Charleston during SEC Media Days on Thursday. The redshirt junior defensive back was indefinitely suspended by the program near the end of June, after he was arrested and charged with burglary and assault. The 6-foot-1, 186-pounder has recorded relatively little statistical output since walking on at South Carolina and should not be considered an integral part of their plans. He'll probably need to get completely clear of his legal troubles if he's to have any shot at reinstatement.
Jul 19 - 11:34 AM

Boise State junior RB Alexander Mattison (leg) has been participating in offseason workouts and expects to be a full participant in August camp.

Mattison (6'0/200) initially injured his lower left leg during the fourth quarter of Boise State's Mountain West title-game showdown with Fresno State this past autumn. He underwent offseason surgery to repair the health concern and subsequently sat out contact work during spring practice while continuing his rehabilitation. The junior back resumed participating in workouts in June, though it should be noted that he did have a slight setback earlier this summer, one which required another (more minor) procedure on the leg. Mattison has enough wear and tear on him that it's worth monitoring how cleanly he's able to make it through camp. This past season, he rushed for 1,086 yards and 12 touchdowns, with much of that production coming in the second half of the campaign, after he had gotten his feet under him. He was named to the Doak Walker preseason watch list earlier this week.
Jul 19 - 11:18 AM

While Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is intrigued by the arm and size of Northwestern redshirt senior QB Clayton Thorson, he referred to his accuracy as "erratic."

"He can be all over the place with throws and has receivers needlessly leaving their feet or adjusting backwards to grab passes," Pauline writes while explaining that Thorson's accuracy issues -- the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder completed 60.4% of his passes last season -- are what currently have him held down with a fifth-round grade on the Draft Analyst board. Beyond the technical aspects of his pro projection, Thorson is also making his way back from a serious knee injury sustained in Music City Bowl action against Kentucky over the winter, tearing his right ACL while catching a pass on a trick play. The redshirt senior said earlier this summer that he's aiming to be healthy enough to play in the team's opener against Purdue on Aug. 30, though it's far from a guarantee that he'll be cleared by that juncture. Wildcats HC Pat Fitzgerald will put TJ Green, Aidan Smith and Andrew Marty through the paces in camp to see who might be best suited to take on the starting mantle if needed.
Jul 18 - 4:54 PM

Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente said that the "door's closed" on the possibility that dismissed redshirt junior S/LB Mook Reynolds could return to the team.

Not an ounce of wiggle room coming from Fuente on this one. Reynolds was arrested a week ago Monday and subsequently hit with a felony charge of selling and distributing marijuana and/or the possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or distribute. The program moved to dismiss him immediately following that arrest -- felony charges are almost universally going to get players kicked out of school. Over the past two seasons, Reynolds has posted 134 total tackles, 18.0 of which went for loss. Devon Hunter, a sophomore, could potentially be in line to step up as starter in place of Reynolds with a strong August camp.
Jul 18 - 4:33 PM

Athlon Sports ranked Liberty junior WR Antonio Gandy-Golden as the No. 48 receiver in the FBS for the 2018 season.

Gandy-Golden (6'4/220) caught 69 passes for 1,066 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He did so plying his trade at the FCS level. Seat upgrade to the FBS for Mr. Gandy-Golden moving forward. The junior tortured Baylor to the tune of a 13-192-2 receiving line in their opening upset of the Bears last fall. Liberty will begin its journey as an Independent when they boot up against Old Dominion on Sept. 1.
Jul 18 - 4:20 PM

Athlon Sports listed Liberty junior QB Stephen Calvert as the No. 79 quarterback in the FBS for the 2018 season.

We're excited to see Calvert get his first extended crack at FBS play with the Flames set to work as an Independent for the coming campaign. This past season, the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder threw for 3,363 yards with a 29/6 TD/INT ratio. If you have a memory of Calvert, it's probably from last year's season-opening upset of Baylor, when he hit on 44-of-60 pass attempts for 447 yards while accounting for four total touchdowns.
Jul 18 - 4:08 PM



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