Notre Dame freshman OL Parker Boudreaux was admitted to the hospital with an unknown condition on Sunday.
Football spokesman Michael Bertsch told The Elkhart Truth that Boudreaux was in stable condition and resting on Sunday night. Because of student-privacy laws, no further information is available at this time as to the exact nature of his ailment. The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder tweeted out from his hospital room, writing, "Thank y'all so much for all of the prayers. I really do appreciate it. Gotta stay in the hospital for at least 2-3 more days. Not feeling that well."
Five-star 2017 WR Joseph Lewis will visit Boise State in late July.
Five-star prospects rarely visit the Boise Valley, so the Broncos had best pull out all the stops while they have a chance to woo Lewis over to the blue side. Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney notes that the 6-foot-2, 207-pound's criteria for choosing a program are "his relationship with the position coach and the opportunity for early playing time." Gorney tabs USC and Nebraska as two teams who could be very real players for his commitment. He is fresh off a Nebraska visit. The Cornhuskers have already reeled in commitments from four-star California QB Tristan Gebbia and four-star WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr in what is being deemed the "Calibraska" movement.
Four-star 2017 WR Jaylen Harris hopes to visit seven schools in July.
Harris has been chilling on the visit front for the most part, but will be looking to amend that -- and then some -- next month. Said the 6-foot-6, 192-pounder, "I am going to be down at MSU, Tennessee, West Virginia, O-State and Alabama." He is also shooting for visits to Pitt and Penn State. Ambitious, to say the least. Of those programs, Alabama and Ohio State have begun to emerge as favorites. The Buckeyes, in particular, have held his attention for some time. "That was probably my dream school growing up. It is in-state [Harris calls Cleveland Heights, Ohio, home], not far from home so family could come. They have great academics and it’s just Ohio State, who wouldn’t want to play there?" Rivals ranks the towering wideout as their No. 184 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle.
ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared LSU four-star 2017 WR Jhamon Ausbon to former Tennessee WR Marquez North.
"They are built almost identical to each other and have the same, galloping strong stride. They're tall and thick in stature with imposing range and strength," Luginbill wrote. The analyst noted that the 6-foot-4, 214-pounder "has the size and athleticism to win one-on-one downfield -- he's strong and aggressive in this area." On the more critical side of the ledger, Lugbill wrote that Ausbon "lack[s] elusiveness to get in and out of traffic" and called him "a speed builder" rather than an outright burner. He stands as the ninth ESPN 300 commitment for LSU. They have secured top-10 recruiting classes by the outlet's standards in nine of the last 10 seasons.
Five-star 2017 LB Nate McBride released a list of the five finalists for his commitment.
In no particular order, McBride is considering Oregon, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Stanford. While Rivals recruiting analyst Woody Wommack has predicted that he would eventually commit to Georgia, Oregon could be a big player here, too. The 6-foot-1, 221-pounder said, "Oregon's always been a favorite. I like watching them play; they play with a lot of speed. They've been my favorite team for a while." If the Ducks are to win out here, they will have to beat out Kirby Smart for a home-state kid -- McBride currently plies his trade for Vidalia High in Georgia. Scout.com calls him a "very instinctive" player and ranks him as their No. 89 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle. Rivals is even higher on him, placing him at a lofty No. 25.
Four-star 2017 Tyshon Fogg committed to Rutgers.
"It was very important to play at home in New Jersey," Fogg said. "My family can come to all my games. They live 40 minutes away. That was really important to me. That’s my home team." The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder originally hails from Asbury Park and currently lives in Towson, Maryland. He already feels a connection with DC Jay Niemann, who gave him an idea of how he might fit in on the Scarlet Knight defense. "They might be looking me at the MIKE [middle linebacker] or they could put me outside. Coach Niemann said it depends on how my body develops when I get there," he relayed. Rivals ranks Fogg as their No. 20 outside linebacking prospect for the 2017 cycle.
The finalists for four-star 2017 TE Matt Dotson's commitment are Michigan State and Penn State.
"The two trips [to Michigan State and Penn State] really went well and I saw what I needed to see," Dotson said. He will announce his commitment at The Opening in Beaverton, Oregon, on July 6. The 6-foot-5, 232-pound tight end plays his high school ball at Moeller High (Cincinnati) and had been receiving strong interest from both Michigan and Ohio State. Looks like those two vaunted programs will be sitting on the sidelines for this one. Dotson ranks as Rivals' No. 189 overall prospect (No.4 tight end).
Four-star 2017 WR Jhamon Ausbon committed to LSU.
In what turned out to be a nice weekend for the Tigers on the recruiting front, four-star WR Mannie Netherly committed to the LSU cause on Friday, with Ausbon following suit on Saturday. For his part, the 6-foot-4, 214-pound Ausbon ranks as Rivals' No. 116 prospect for the 2017 cycle. On the ESPN 300, he ranks similarly, checking into their master list at No. 139. The Worldwide Leader's scouting department noted that he is "blessed with a skill-set that is coveted by competitive Power 5 programs." Ausbon initially committed to Baylor in July of 2015, but decommitted from the Bears this March, getting a head-start on that trend two months before Art Briles' firing.