Washington State has released redshirt freshman QB Tyler Bruggman from scholarship, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.
Bruggman was competing with Luke Falk for the No. 2 job. The quarterback took a redshirt year during his first season with the Cougars, and Feldman notes Bruggman has been released to play for Arkansas, Duke, Louisville or Indiana. He was listed as a four-star prospect by many scouting services.
TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter does a 520-pound bench and 460-pound clean.
The ultra-strong lane clogger was named to Bruce Feldman's All-Freak Team. TCU's leading DL tackler in 2013 has been named to the Second Team All-Big 12 each of the past two seasons. He is about to embark upon his third year as a starter. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Hunter has "a quick first step with fast hands to pack a punch at the point of attack, but is still developing his upper body technique and shed skills to better work through single blockers."
Southern Illinois senior TE MyCole Pruitt "has H-back potential at the next level," according to NFL.com.
Entering his fourth year as starter, Pruitt has collected between 43 and 48 catches for 562 to 601 yards in each of the past three years. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder missed two games with a broken leg last year but still managed to rank third nationally amongst FCS TEs with 48 receptions. He's one of the country's best small school pro prospects heading into the season.
East Carolina senior OLB Maurice Falls ranked as the No. 17 "Freak" on Bruce Feldman's annual list of collegiate athletic specimens.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder runs a 4.47 second forty, has a vertical jump of 36 inches, can squat 645 pounds and bench press 425 pounds. He hasn't played up to his NFL-caliber measurables thus far, but Falls could wreak havoc as an attacking OLB in the Pirates' 3-4 scheme this fall. He's a sleeper prospect to monitor.
Montana redshirt senior Zach Wagenmann's "pass-rush prowess" has "garnered notice from scouts," according to NFL.com.
Wagenmann will be a third-year starter in 2014. He already ranks eight in school history in sacks with 20 and is tied for ninth in tackles for loss with 29.5. He posted 8.5 sacks, 64 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2013. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder ranked 27th in the FCS in tackles for loss last year at 1.3 per game.
Northern Illinois senior RB Akeem Daniels has a vertical jump of 40.5 inches, broad jump of 10 feet, 6 inches, and has clocked a pro agility time of 3.90.
Daniels missed last season with a foot injury. The 5-foot-7, 192-pounder is NIU's best blocking back, in addition to possessing elite athleticism. The Huskies are excited to have him back, and figure to feature Daniels, who tallied 447 yards on 68 carries and 259 yards on 20 receptions in 2012.
Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery was named the No. 2 assistant coach in college football by NFL.com.
"Baylor is quickly becoming the Oregon of the South, and Montgomery is a big reason why," wrote staff writer Chase Goodbread. "As the play-caller for what is arguably the fastest-paced offense in the country, Montgomery is on the cutting edge of offensive football in the college game." The Bears were the No. 1 team in the country with 619 yards per game last year. "[Montgomery] coached Robert Griffin III to a Heisman Trophy-winning season, and might do so again this fall with star quarterback and NFL draft prospect Bryce Petty," Goodbread concluded.
Scouts love Northern Iowa redshirt senior RB David Johnson's size/speed combination, according to NFL.com.
Johnson runs a sub-4.5 second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds. "Johnson also is proficient as a receiver, but his main talent is as a runner; he will run behind a good offensive line this fall and should easily top 1,000 yards for the third consecutive season," wrote staff writer Mike Huguenin. Johnson, from Clinton, Iowa, led the squad with 1,286 yards on the ground from 222 carries last year.